Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World Orlando

Crowned the City Beautiful, Orlando sits at the heart of Central Florida. Orlando is home to many attractions and draws the largest amount of tourists in the United States. If you are looking for romance, luxury, history, or family fun, Orlando has it all. There is enough to see and do within minutes of the city, or use Orlando as a central location to see more of the state of Florida.

Orlando averages temperatures in the mid-80’s. The rainy season runs from June to November, although rains typically last less than an hour. Hurricane season is also during this timeframe, but Central Florida is rarely at risk.

Orlando is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort. The nearby resort in Lake Buena Vista boasts four theme parks, two water parks, 21 resorts, an entertainment complex, sports complex, and activities for every family, couple and luxury traveler. Experience an African safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or arrange for a private sunrise tour when you stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Visit 11 countries in only a mile when you tour the World Showcase at Epcot. And of course, see where all the magic begins when you step onto Main Street and see Cinderella’s castle at Magic Kingdom.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Castle at Universal Orlando

The more adventurous will want to spend a day or two at Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. With some of the best roller coasters in the country, the Universal Resort is home to two theme parks and three resorts as well. The World of Harry Potter is at Islands of Adventure and is not to be missed. You’ll feel just as if you stepped into Hogsmeade for a cup of butterbear.

Discovery Cove's Freshwater Oasis at Sea World Orlando

Sea World Orlando offers an up close and personal look at the underwater life of dolphins, penguins, orcas, sea lions and more. Or spend a day at Discovery Cove and swim with the dolphins, snorkel in the life like reef and lounge by the beach.

Rent a car for a day and head on up to St. Augustine, Just about two hours from Orlando. Visit the United States oldest city, with cobbled streets, historic inns, Spanish Missions and of course the Fountain of Youth. While there, try out St. Augustine Beach to soak up a little Florida sunshine.

For a closer day trip, head east towards Cape Canaveral to visit Kennedy Space Center. Check their website ahead of time if you want to view a launch. Traffic gets congested during launch days, so keep that in mind.

Orlando Skyline in the Evening

Orlando attracts the best in nightlife and dining. Historic Church Street in downtown Orlando closes the street nightly for an exceptional nightlife adventure. Impressive restaurants and posh clubs keep the party going well into the wee hours. CityWalk at the Universal resort includes a wide selection of dining, bars and entertainment, including Hard Rock Live and the Blue Man Group. The city features fine dining in every corner. Famous chefs such as Cat Cora, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Todd English have restaurants here, Kouzzina, Emeril’s, Wolfgang Pucks, and Blue Zoo respectively.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

For luxurious pampering while on vacation, spend some time in one of the area’s world-renowned spas. The Spa by Guerlain at the Waldorf Astoria and the Grand Floridian Resort Spa are minutes from Walt Disney World.

Play like a PGA pro on one of the areas multitude of championship golf courses, five of which can be found right on the Walt Disney World property. The Bay Hill golf course is a short drive from either downtown Orlando or Walt Disney World area.

The best time to visit Orlando is late fall when families are back to school, keeping crowd levels low. Temperatures are still warm through November. No matter the time of year, Orlando promises an exceptional vacation. If a trip to the Central Florida area is in your future, call 1-866-365-8747 for more information.