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