Orlando, FL

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Spend a week or two in this family-friendly city to enjoy Florida’s warm sunshine. Visit a different theme park every day.

Since the first theme parks in Orlando opened over 60 years ago, the region has grown to have over 20 amusement parks appealing to varying interests. Enjoy attractions built around entertainment giants, water parks, educational sites and even a spiritual center.

Quarterback Phil Simms first proclaimed, “I’m going to Disney World!” after winning the 1987 Super Bowl. This expression has become a vacation theme for millions of Americans. Visit Disney’s popular Magic Kingdom® Park, with favorite rides for kids and adults, see the world at Epcot®, explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney'sHollywood Studios® or splash in Disney's Blizzard BeachWater Park and Disney'sTyphoon LagoonWater Park.

Universal Orlando Resort features The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and other Islands of Adventure®, along with Volcano Bay™ water park. Watch films being made at Universal Studios Florida®.

Water creatures are central to SeaWorld® Orlando Resort. Observe dolphins, penguins, whales, manatees, sharks and turtles. Take an Up-Close Tour for a hands-on experience, swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove® and have some excitement at Aquatica water park.

Ride a zip line or wrestle alligators at Gatorland®, an Orlando favorite since 1949. Marvel at huge models at Legoland® Florida and enjoy rides past giant Lego dinosaurs. Fun Spot America Theme Park, with locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, has a wooden roller coaster and multi-level go-kart tracks.

Make learning fun at the Kennedy Space CenterSMVisitor Complex, where you can talk with astronauts and see rockets that have flown in space. Be inspired at the Holy Land Experience, a living biblical museum.

Spend time appreciating Orlando’s attractions away from busy theme parks. Paddle across Lake Eola, shop at outlet malls, play golf, smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens, enjoy visual arts at the Orlando Museum of Art and experience hands-on exhibits at the Orlando Science Center.

Check the websites of Orlando’s theme parks for special multi-day rates and accommodations packages. Some resorts offer free transportation from Orlando International Airport if you stay at the resorts.

Where to stay in Orlando

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
3.5 out of 5
8442 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32836
The price is $61 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$61
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (2,937 reviews)
Satisfied
"I loved my stay here. Im glad I chose this hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is $131 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$131
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6,642 reviews)
"Everything exceeded my expectations. Excellent stay."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is $174 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$174
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (5,021 reviews)
"Absolutely immersed in the retro feel. Our family loved the atmosphere. We stayed in the Castaway section. We had a pool side view and just enjoyed looking out at the site. The pool was very warm which was wonderful as we visited during some cool weather. Our family can't say enough. . If staying ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, FL, 32821
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 3 spa tubs, and a water park. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
3.3/5 (3,576 reviews)
"Was in excellent condition."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6,642 reviews)
"Everything exceeded my expectations. Excellent stay."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL, 32819
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (5,021 reviews)
"Absolutely immersed in the retro feel. Our family loved the atmosphere. We stayed in the Castaway section. We had a pool side view and just enjoyed looking out at the site. The pool was very warm which was wonderful as we visited during some cool weather. Our family can't say enough. . If staying ..."

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Orlando

Rent a car at the airport or in the city center for the most flexible way of getting around Orlando. Note that it's also possible to explore using public transportation and shuttles, though slightly less convenient. The Lynx bus system takes in most major sights. Your hotel may also offer a shuttle service to attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios. Taxis, too, are widely available. Visit the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) website. Browse Orlando rental cars.

Best time to visit

Peak seasons in Orlando coincide with school vacations. Find the city, and Disney World, at their busiest in late March and early April, in June and August, and around Christmas. Visit between January and mid March for a quieter break. These are the coolest months, but daytime temperatures will still be over 65 F (18 C) and often above 75 F (24 C). Great deals are also more plentiful at this time of year.

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