Miami might be a popular destination for the celeb types, but the greater Orlando area is hands down the most popular city in Florida. This is in no short part thanks to its dense amount of theme parks in the area. While there are many to chose from, the most popular are easily Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
If you will be visiting Disney, you have to read our insider tips on Disney to save you time and money.
Orlando is one of the major cities in Florida and is they most important one in the Central Florida area. It is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. And is the principle city of the Greater Orlando area.
Orlando is, on average, 106 feet above sea level and is located near the center of the state.
How to get to Orlando
International travelers to the state will most likely fly into the The Orlando International Airport (MCO). The The Orlando International Airport is ranked as being the busiest airport in Florida. the airport was also ranked as the number one airport in the nation.
The The Orlando International Airport features a Hyatt Regency hotel on the grounds.
Also see top hotels in Orlando.
The city of Orlando has a warm and humid subtropical climate. There are two very distinct seasons. The summer months are hot and rainy, while the winter months are cooler and have less frequent rainfall. This subtropic climate is due to the cities close proximity to the tropic of cancer and its low elevation.
What to do
Non-Disney – Here are some things to do in Florida that aren’t Disney.
Dont forget the Animal Kingdom.
Discovery Cove – This is smaller park owned and run by the same company that manages Sea World. The park limits the amount of guests each day to ensure a more personal experience with the animals.
Downtown Disney – This is a popular place to visit for some great shopping, good places to eat, and a nice atmosphere. Check out the Lego store and its many Lego sculptures for sure.
Gatorland – If you want to see some of Florida’s alligators up close, check out Gatorland. they have over 3,000 alligators and a few hundred crocodiles.