Are you looking to plan a trip to Orlando, Florida? You couldn’t have picked a more magical place on Earth for your getaway! With a tourism industry worth billions annually, and hosting millions of tourists each year, it’s no secret that many Orlando vacation ideas often feature the best in thrills, enchantment, and extravagance. Orlando is bursting with exciting attractions across a myriad of theme parks which include distinguished experts in the entertainment industry such as: Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and Fun Spot America. There’s a host of sensational new attractions waiting for you downtown such as: Pandora: World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, Volcano Bay at Universal Resort, Miss Fortune Falls at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, or The Kraken Roller Coaster at Seaworld! There certainly isn’t a shortage of amusement abuzz in Orlando! Perhaps you’d prefer something a little less gripping? There’s plenty to do outside of the park and resort scene!

The Hidden Gems of Orlando

Thrills and excitement aren’t your thing? No worries! Not too far from all the hustle and bustle of some of the world’s greatest amusement parks lies many fun, interesting and beautiful sites to see around Orlando. One of the most popular is The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is a ferris wheel that offers exquisite views of downtown Orlando. On a clear day, you may even be able to see Cape Canaveral if you look far to the East! Some of Orlando’s other attractions include Kennedy Space Center, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, the upside-down and educational structures at WonderWorks, the wax figure museum at Madame Tussauds, The Cirque Magique Dinner Show, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, LegoLand, the SEA LIFE Aquarium, Gatorland, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, and a wonderful time for kids (or kids at heart) at the Green Meadows Petting Farm! If you’re looking for some fun in the sun (and the water too!) there are several amazing and famous beaches nearby for you to choose from! These famous shores are each about an hour drive and will certainly satisfy your inner beach bum: Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Canaveral National Seashore, Flagler Beach and Treasure Island. Maybe you don’t want your Orlando vacation planning to stop there? Good! The City Beautiful is also home to a variety of different culinary experiences that are sure to tickle your taste buds!

Something for Everyone

We all love good food right? Well you’ve come to the right place! Orlando boasts a marvelous restaurant scene that is certain to treat you and the whole family! There is nothing they don’t have. This list of popular local indulgences includes: barbecue at Yellow Dog Eats, steak and seafood at FishBones, Chatham’s Place for a delightful blend Italian, French and American cuisines, Deep Blu Seafood (they have sushi!) Marlow’s Tavern and the Florida-favorite Miller’s Ale House! As you can see there really is something for everyone in Orlando, FL!

Complete your Orlando Vacation Planning

Now that you are planning an Orlando vacation, looking for a place to relax after a long day at the amusement parks is important. We have five of the best hotels in Orlando, where we offer a free shuttle to and from the theme parks, conveniently located near the theme parks. See our hotel locations or contact one of our properties for the best in Orlando accommodations.