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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's Hollywood Studios® or splash in Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water 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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $76 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. Orange County Convention Center ...
3.5/5Good! (4,335 reviews)
"Despite signage at hotel and staff answers the alleged walkway to SeaWorld is either nonexistent or completely unmarked."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is $185 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in Southwest Orlando, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,810 reviews)
"I loved the way the staff was,my grandson sprained is ankle an the staff went above an beyond to make our stay fun,they even moved our room closer to the pool so he didnt hv to walk far on his crutches,an he had an amazing time.thank you"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $197 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4,303 reviews)
"Great location. The pool was unbelievable. Everyone was extremely friendly"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Walt Disney World Dolphin
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.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
3.5 out of 5
8040 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is $135 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in Orlando, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, SeaWorld® Orlando, and Discovery Cove. Disney Springs® is 2.8 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (839 reviews)
"Breakfast included, nice bed, nice shower"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
Vacation USA LTD
Vacation USA LTD
3.5 out of 5
US-192 & N Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $150 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Kissimmee, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Congo River Golf, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Fun Spot America and Medieval ...
3.5/5Good! (78 reviews)
"When we arrived after a 9 hour drive, our apartment was 91 degrees. It took a long time to figure out how to get in touch with the management. After getting in touch with the management, they said they would send someone out the next morning to look into the issue. The issue was never fixed. After ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Vacation USA LTD
Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
4 out of 5
2621 Sunrise Shores Drive, Kissimmee, FL
This family-friendly Kissimmee vacation home is located in the entertainment district, 3 mi (4.9 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 9 mi ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)
"The property was beautiful. The only issue we ran into is we checked in on Saturday, and it was really hard to communicate with the staff because you had to call the number and it just kept going to voicemail. It would have been a smoother process if an employee was there. The pool was beautiful, ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
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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