Orlando is a very popular tourist destination and is the most suitable city for family recreation in the United States. There is no other place in the world that provides such an abundance of options for leisure and entertainment for families.
The turning point in the development of Orlando’s tourism was in 1971, following the opening of Walt Disney World. Orlando quickly developed from a quiet town to an international tourist attraction.
Orlando has branches of famous theme parks; Universal Studios, Sea World, the water park Wet and Wild and others. For a short trip Orlando may be chosen as the main destination, simply because it has everything. In the center of Florida there are over 1200 lakes and dozens of nature parks. The John F. Kennedy Space Center is also close to the city. Unlike other big cities like New York, living expenses in Orlando are relatively cheap and fit any budget, from cheap motels to lavish villas at attractive prices.
Thanks to Orlando’s geographical location in the Southwest, Orlando’s weather is suitable for travel during all seasons. Although Orlando has been hit by several hurricanes in recent years, its location in the center of the state and far from the sea meant that the hurricanes’ effects were not extensive.
Maps and up-to-date details can be received at tourist centers around town.
Pamphlets and handbooks with details on sites and events can be found at hotels, restaurants and tourist centers. Those may also include coupons.
This article provides details on the largest amusement park in the city. In addition to those, there are dozens of enjoyable family attractions including special museums, alligator parks, hovercraft sailing in the swamps, mini golf centers and more.