Dazzling theme parks, luscious views, enchanting greenery, stunning architecture and lively streets are some of the features of the city nicknamed "The Theme Park Capital of the World", Orlando.
The fountain at Lake Eola is the symbol of the beautiful city and is among the premier tourist destinations in the world. It draws over 60 million visitors annually on an average. Its primary commercial airport, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the thirteenth busiest airport in the country and the 29th busiest in the worldwide. It is also among the busiest American cities for conventions and conferences. Orlando has been listed as a "Gamma-" level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. It also ranks as the fourth most popular city in America on the basis of where people want to live as per a 2009 Pew Research Center study.
Points of interest
Orlando is most famous for its number of glitzy and spunky theme parks, which are the major attractions for the visitors in the city. The most prominent ones include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Discovery Cove, Universal's Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, Disney's Animal Kingdom, World of Disney, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Epcot, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Fun Spot America, Aquatica, Disney's Boardwalk, I-Drive 360, Wet 'n Wild, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Holy Land Experience, Camp Disney, Crayola Experience, Magical Midway, Star Wars Launch Bay, CoCo Key Water Resort, Hukoo's Family Fun, Despicable me Minion Mayhem, Sum of All Thrills and Walt Disney World VIP Tour Experiences.
Apart from the glittering theme parks, the striking city offers a number of attractions one could savor. The major ones include Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe – Sacred and Religious site, Orlando International Premium Outlets – Factory Outlet, International Drive – Landmark point of interest, Orlando Premium Outlets – Vineland Avenue – Factory Outlet, Harry P Leu Gardens – Garden, SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled – Natural History Museum, The Florida Mall – Shopping Mall, Madame Tussauds Orlando – Specialty Museum and I-Ride Trolley Service – Tramway.
The drama and theater admirers can cherish some of the most spectacular display of stage crafts with La Nouba – Cirque du Soleil, Amway Center, The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Blue Man Group, Festival of the Lion King and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Best Time to Explore
January to April is the best time for a trip Orlando when you can find pleasant temperatures and you can also find cheap airline tickets to Orlando and affordable prices on lodging. However, some of the airlines offer cheap flights to Orlando through the year.