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Vacation in Orlando, Florida, Southern USA, and Rentals

Orlando Florida aerial cityscape

Orlando Florida Aerial-Cityscape | Britanica

Recognized as one of the four popular cities globally Orlando City welcomes an impressive number of visitors each year reaching a staggering 4.4 million, in 2019 alone. The city’s delightful weather, surroundings and impeccable maintenance certainly justify its earned reputation.

Data and Facts on Orlando, Florida

DataValues
NicknameThe City Beautiful
Founded:1885
Population309,154 (as at 2021).
Fourth most populous city in Florida
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
UTC-5 (Standard Time)
UTC-4 (Daylight Saving Time)

What Orlando Is Known For?

1. Space Exploration Hub

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Kennedy Space Center | IG: nasakennedy

The Kennedy Space Center, known as one of NASAs launch sites and a popular destination is conveniently located an hours drive, from Orlando. It’s quite common to see numerous individuals visiting Orlando to witness spacecraft launches and experience the awe inspiring moments. Whether you have an interest in science or simply want to be amazed, in an extraordinary manner this is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss!

2. Theme Park

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Universal Orlando | IG: themeparkhipster

Orlando is well known for being the destination, for theme park enthusiasts. It’s famous for its selection of theme parks, such as the magical Magic Kingdom, in Walt Disney World Resort, the thrilling SeaWorld Orlando, the exciting Universal Orlando, Legoland Florida and numerous other fantastic options!

3. Golf Activities

Lake Buena Vista Course at Disney World Orlando

ake Buena Vista Course at Disney World Orlando | IG: golfscape

The City Beautiful is practically a paradise for lovers of golf! Within the clutches of the city, there are 3 Championship golf courses, 3 public golf courses, 2 golf academies and 2 golf vacation packages! And that’s not even all. Be it a seasoned expert or an upcoming enthusiast, Orlando City is fully equipped to meet all of your needs as a golfer.

Things To Do In Orlando

1. Visit the iFLY Orlando

iFLY Orlando

iFLY Orlando | IG: ifly.orlando

For those who are lovers of risky adventures but have never gotten the chance, here’s it! The iFLY Orlando allows you to experience skydiving indoors without actually jumping out of a plane. The facility uses a special wind tunnel to create controlled updrafts for people to glide on. What’s more? Professional photographers are waiting, just at the ready to get perfect shots that make you think you’re actually outdoors!

2. Take a trip to ICON park

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ICON park | IG: iconparkorlando

Have you ever come across ‘The Wheel’? It’s a wheel that stands at 400 feet tall and provides an awe inspiring view of the citys skyline. You can experience this sight at ICON park, a shopping complex that offers a plethora of attractions as well.

3. Ride a Hot Air Balloon

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Hot Air Balloon | IG: orlandodatenightguide

Want to see the city in a new way? Try floating in a hot air balloon! It’s a fun way to spot Orlando’s awesome sights from up high!

Places to Eat in Orlando, Florida

1. The Ravenous Pig

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The Ravenous Pig | IG: theravenouspig

For those looking for a more sophisticated dining experience , The Ravenous Pig is a culinary haven tucked away in the center of Winter Park. It’s a gastropub  with a reputation for creative New American cooking and a  great assortment of beers. Each dish at The Ravenous Pig is a testament to the restaurant’s dedication to flavor, inventiveness, and friendly service.

2. Seito Sushi

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Seito Sushi | IG: seitosushisandlake

For sushi lovers, Baldwin Park’s Seito Sushi offers a symphony of tastes. This modern Japanese restaurant offers creative twists on traditional sushi dishes, showcasing the skill of sushi creation. Their sushi is prepared with artistic flare using only the best, freshest ingredients.

3. Morimoto Asia

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Morimoto Asia | IG: morimotoasiafla

The menu at the upmarket Asian eatery Morimoto Asia features dishes that are influenced by Korean, Japanese, and Chinese culinary traditions. This restaurant , led by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, features a menu that highlights the finest of pan-Asian cooking. Every  meal, including the Peking duck and sushi bar, is an artistic creation.

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Places to Stay in Orlando, Florida

1. JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

JW Marriott Orlando

JW Marriott | IG: jwmorlando

Across more than 500 acres, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes is a large resort. There are two championship golf courses there, along with a top-notch spa and a selection of restaurants. On Lake Bonnet Creek, the  resort also features a private beach where visitors may go kayaking, fishing , and swimming.

2. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress orlando

Hyatt Regency | IG: hyattregencygrandcypress

Set on 1,500  acres, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a stunning resort. There are two championship golf courses there, along with a top-notch spa and a selection  of restaurants. Along with these family-friendly amenities, the resort offers a kids’ club, a lazy river, and a water park.

3. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Hilton Orlando | IG: hiltonorlando

This resort offers two championship golf courses, a top-notch spa, and a wide range of food and retail choices. Travelers on business or vacation love the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. It  offers facilities and entertainment for visitors of all ages. Additionally, the resort’s location makes it simple to visit all of Orlando’s main attractions.

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Best Time To Visit Orlando

Orlando is a great place to visit between March and May. The weather is often great and you can find lower prices on accommodations and travel. Plus, Universal Orlando Resort celebrates Mardi Gras and Walt Disney World Resort hosts the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival during these months. Perfect timing for a trip!

Between September and November is another time when the prices drop, but security is not as assured. This is due to it being hurricane season. June to August are the hottest months and if you don’t mind the heat, then by all means…

Taking into account that there are definitely thousands of people who want to visit Orlando just like you, ensure to book your flights early! Have a great trip and stay at The City Beautiful!

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