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This Central Florida location boasts a population of roughly 240,000 people.
You can find this destination approximately 220 miles from Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida. It is also around 20 miles from Sorrento.
Discovering the Universal Studios Florida™ and SeaWorld® Orlando is the perfect way to get started in this famous destination.
Let the kids run amok at Walt Disney World® and Aquatica. Want more? Gatorland® and Magic Kingdom® Park will ensure that the good times keep rolling.
Discovery Cove will inform your children about the importance of marine life preservation.
Whether you're a fan of majestic mammals or scaly reptiles, the Central Florida Zoo and the Reptile World Sepentarium have something for everyone.
Whether you're a wine enthusiast or just enjoy the occasional glass, look into taking a friend to the Lakeridge Winery or the Trud Blue Winery. There's nothing better than opening a bottle of a local varietal to mark a vacation. Bottoms up!
Seleted from the dry deserts to wet rainforests, the plant species at the Harry P. Leu Gardens are quite impressive. You can also take a rewarding walk through the Mead Garden and the Virginia S. Nelson Rose Garden.
When the sun is shining, pack some lunch and find a shady corner at one of the scenic urban parks, such as Lake Eola Park and Loch Haven Park. Kissimmee Lakefront Park and Festival Park are two more excellent places to while away a lazy afternoon and finally read that neglected book of yours.
A stop at Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum is an enjoyable way of finding some information about the area.
Interested in birds? Bring along your binoculars and see which different species you can spot at Turkey Lake Park and Lake Bryan. If that fails, perhaps you'll have more luck at Lake Ivanhoe or Alligator Lake.
Want to escape the stresses of city life? Head out on an adventure to Wekiwa Springs State Park and Kelly Park. Moss Park and Disney Wilderness Preserve are also highly recommended by nature enthusiasts.
The area's exhibition spaces are jam-packed with interesting facts and stories. The Ripley's Believe It or Not and the Presidents Hall of Fame offer a range of displays and collections that are sure to capture your interest. The Central Florida Railroad Museum and the Museum of Military History are also well worth a visit.
Accounts of this region's maritime past are imprinted on the pieces of remnant vessels exhibited at the Titanic the Experience.
The amazing display of scientific artifacts and models at the Orlando Science Center should keep science enthusiasts captivated for days. But if you're looking for something more, the Orlando Science Center is another fascinating science center worth discovering.
Deepen your appreciation of the artistic process, and maybe even find something to take back home with you at one of the area's numerous gallery spaces. Soak up the cool atmosphere at the Orlando Museum of Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. If you can fit them in, the Crealde School of Art and the Mennello Museum of American Art are also well worth your time.
There's always something new to learn about the world's history at the Orange County Regional History Center. On top of that, you might like to have a look at the items on display at the Maitland Historical Society and the Museum of the Apopkans.
The Full Sail University and Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you aren't a history buff. You might also like to snap a few photos at the Wells' Built Museum and Clermont Historic Village Museum.
The historic fortifications at Fort Christmas Historical Park are well worth exploring if you are curious about Orlando's military history.
Whether you think of yourself as spiritual or not, you'll be sure enjoy an afternoon at Holy Land Experience and St. James Cathedral. If you'd like to check out a couple more religious sites, keep your eyes peeled for tours at Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine and Cathedral Church of St. Luke.
After experiencing the major attractions around Orlando, take the time to explore a few of its lesser-known gems. The Orlando Kart Center and Orlando Watersports Complex are two good options. If you've got more time to spare, also check out the Maitland Art Center and the Osceola Center for the Arts.
Located in the heart of Kissimmee, this motel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mighty Jungle Golf and Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and Lake Bryan. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Little Lake Bryan are also within 3 miles (5 km).
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal CityWalk™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™. Universal’s Volcano Bay™ and Orange County Convention Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney Springs® and Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bay Lake resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Epcot® is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Universal’s Volcano Bay™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and I-Drive 360. Universal Studios Florida™ and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Orlando Watersports Complex, Florida Mall and Lake Conway. Ventura Country Club and University of Central Florida College of Medicine are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated on the Strip, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Disney Springs®, and within 9 mi (15 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando and Walt Disney World®. Universal Studios Florida™ is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) away.