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Orlando Florida

 

Things To Do in Orlando Florida.

Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. The city is best known for the Walt Disney World Resort (located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista), founded by the Walt Disney Company in 1971, and for the Universal Orlando Resort (which consists of two parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, as well as other attractions, including City Walk).

Orlando is also home to the SeaWorld theme park, Gatorland, as well as Wet ‘n Wild Water Park. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city’s famous attractions form the backbone of Orlando’s tourism industry, making the city the most visited American city in 2009. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and well into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second largest university in the United States in terms of enrollment (as of 2011).

Orlando attracts over 51 million tourists a year (3.6 million of them are international tourists). Its airport, the Orlando International Airport (MCO), is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States, and the 29th busiest in the world.

Theme Parks:
Walt Disney World
SeaWorld Orlando
Universal Studios Florida
Legoland Florida

Other major attractions include Kennedy Space Center, Bok Tower Gardens, Daytona International Speedway, The Holy Land Experience, and Gatorland. Central Florida also has a wide variety of natural attractions including the Wekiwa Springs State Park, Blue Spring State Park, Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Canaveral National Seashore, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The region also boasts an extensive network of recreational trails (jogging, biking, equestrian, etc.). While many connections are already in place, construction continues and will link all of the trails and greenways. Major trails include the Cady Way, Cross Seminole and West Orange Trails.

Zoos:
Central Florida has two major zoo, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in Sanford, and the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay animal park. Minor zoos include the Brevard Zoo.

There are also two theme parks in Orlando featuring animals: Disney’s Animal Kingdom and SeaWorld Orlando.

There is a place in Florida where you can experience great weather, the thrills of theme parks, the serenity of nature, the satisfaction of quality family time or the rejuvenation of a quiet retreat for just the two of you.