Orlando is located in central Florida and it’s considered the world’s most popular family destination. All in all it is the fifth in the United States. More than 50,000,000 people come to town every year and one of the reasons for that are numerous theme parks and water parks. Among others, including four theme parks and two water parks at Walt Disney World Resort - Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach Water Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Typhoon Lagoon, two theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort - Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, and the SeaWorld Parks - SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica - SeaWorld’s Water park and Discovery Cove.Walt Disney World is so large that it can be considered its own district. You will find everything from hotels to shopping, restaurants, sports and nightlife within this huge park as well as within the entire city. Actually, some visitors might come to Orlando, and not enter the city itself at all.
Orlando is also considered one of the fastest growing cities and a hub for the area. Downtown id alive and well with all of its restaurants, bars, entertainment and healthy nightlife. Other than nightlife and food, one can also find nice historic districts and Lake Eola Park with a beautiful fountain. Various buildings reflect the evolution of architecture and construction in downtown. Number of different styles can be found such as Victorian, Art Deco or Art Moderne. Orlando offers a bomb combination of activities in the city itself, in theme parks all over the place, but also outdoor enthusiasts will find their place. Orlando is warm and sunny and that is why. A big number of all different kinds of golf courses are available in Orlando itself and the greater area. So are opportunities for other outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing or kayaking. Especially those related to water tend to blossom due to the weather which is just right all year long and number of lakes too. Those offer other water activities such as JetBoat or water ski riding.
Fans of animals and wildlife as such visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom with its safaris. It is advised to come quite soon around opening hours, because animals tend to be active before the sun hits its peak hours. Another good bet is to visit the Gatorland featuring more than 3,000 gators, about 90 crocodiles and number of birds and snakes to see. Orlando’s greater area has more than 5,000 restaurants of all kinds. It has evolved into not only theme/water park known destination, but also by the world of Orlando restaurants. From family owned little places, to celebrity chef four/five star high end restaurants. Many locals along with tourists enjoy the opportunity to eat outside all year long. The city is home to couple of major shopping spots in Florida. For instance The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall or some big outlet centers. Make sure to bring a big suitcase because places like Lake Buena Vista Factory Outlet Stores or Orlando Fashion Square Mall offer some sweet deals and savings. Representing all kinds of brands and names all the way to top notch ones such as Cartier, Bloomingdales, Lacoste and many more.