Location, Location, Location!
Being located in the Sunshine State is alone enough to make Orlando, Florida a dream vacation spot. With a major airport and main interstate highways, getting to Orlando is a simple matter. Its location in central Florida makes Orlando the perfect vacation destination. When you are ready, the beaches and important historical attractions are just a short drive away. For sports fans, the Orlando Magic take their magic to the basketball court. Major league baseball and professional football action is within easy driving. In close proximity to several cruise terminals, why not include Orlando as a part of your cruise vacation? Visit before or after your cruise. Several cruise lines can offer attractive package deals for Orlando visitors.
We attract some real characters!
Most people come to Orlando for the variety of theme parks and that’s a real good reason. You can choose from Walt Disney World, which includes the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and plenty of other interesting characters can be seen throughout the parks. Disney also offers two water parks! Universal Studios offers over 40 incredible rides as well as shows and movie sets. The world’s most famous marine-life park, Sea World, combines research, conservation, education and entertainment. Steven Spielberg served as creative consultant for the Islands of Adventure. Kids of all ages will enjoy thrilling rides and attractions as they journey through five themed islands.
Best Time to Travel?
Although any time is a great time to visit Orlando, visitors looking for smaller crowds may want to consider January or February. In addition to lighter than normal crowds, accommodations are usually less expensive in Orlando during these months. Remember that you’re in Florida. Even in the harshest of winter months, the temperature is still pretty mild here. Spring has historically been the peak season for visitors to the Orlando area. Spring break and Easter vacations provide guests with some extra time off and many of them head for Orlando. The parks (and the city in general) are much less crowded in May and June than in March and April. July and August bring lots of visitors to Orlando. The summer sun can be harsh in Florida, but there is no better place to work on that tan! June is the start of Florida’s “rainy season” but this is often seen as a blessing as that typically just means that a cooling afternoon shower will come along.