Orlando Vacation Guide

Orlando Vacation Guide
It's impossible to do more than scratch the surface of Orlando with this mini guide, but hopefully you'll get a feel for this Florida city, which is all about fun--whether found on the golf course or at the world's biggest theme park.

Family Fun

Orlando's practically synonymous with "family vacation." Although there's something for everyone here, it's the little ones (and their parents) that are guaranteed the most fun. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios, Orlando's about as kid-friendly as it gets.


Attraction Overload

Things to see and do include SeaWorld, championship golf, fine (and fun) dining, the Kennedy Space Center, Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium, the Central Florida Zoo and Gatorland, to name a few.

When to Go

Prepare to pay high prices on airfare and lodging--and deal with huge crowds--during the summer. Budget-conscious and privacy-minded visitors should come during the wintertime (though not necessarily around Christmas), the spring or the fall.

Where to Stay

Disney World owns many resort hotels, but there are also boutique hotels and private vacation rentals that you can book. Consider your budget and group size when choosing an accommodation.

Fun Fact

Before Orlando turned into such a vacation hub, it was known for cattle ranches.


Article Written By Laura Hoot

Laura Hoot is a full-time travel writer and editor for the website Vacation Rentals. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including The Budget Fashionista and See Jack Shop. Hoot holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin.

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