Orlando, Florida (iStockphoto)

Orlando cityscape in early morning (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Skyline of Orlando, Florida at night (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Swans on the water in Orlando, Florida (iStockphoto/Thinkstock)

Orlando, Florida skyline (iStockphoto)

Lake Eola, Orlando Florida (Purestock/Purestock/Getty)

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What to do in Orlando

Orlando is home to Central Florida’s trinity of good times: Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld Orlando. And thanks to Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse, and Shamu, it’s also the country’s most-visited destination. But look beyond these headliners and you’ll find gems like the Little Vietnam neighborhood with its delicious pho restaurants, or the matchless collection of Tiffany treasures at the Morse Museum in Winter Park. And while it’s an hour-plus drive to the beaches, Central Florida has its own clear springs for swimming and snorkeling and thousands of lakes for boating and fishing. Journey into wild swamps on an airboat, pamper yourself with spa time, or take in an Orlando Magic game at Amway Arena. Mickey might’ve given Orlando its start, but today’s cast of characters offers so much more.

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Traveler Reviews of Orlando

Erica rates Orlando
O*town has a never ending supply of things to do. From the amusement parks, massive places to shop, great restturants, fabulous resort hotels, many venues holding a variety of events yearound, beautiful landscapes, and many other attractions lining the streets, like mini golf, museums, carival thrill rides, arcades and much more. Non stop fun for everyone!
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Alistair rates Orlando
My first and, to date, only visit to Orlando was limited to the Disney World campus, so I can't speak to whatever lay beyond the House of the Mouse. My impressions were quite mixed. The arrival at Orlando airport and then being immersed by the whole Disney magic spiel felt overbearing. Once there, I slowly got on my fun face, enjoying the roller coasters and rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios, boating and seeing the wildlife on Bay Lake by Disney's Contemporary Resort, and catching one of the nighttime spectaculars in Disney World. And then I left feeling slightly exhausted about how staged and completely artificial everything here felt. As I said, this wasn't a trip where I can claim to have experienced all there is to see and do around Orlando, but even just scratching the surface made me want to put the Band-Aid back on again.
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  • Sea World in January
    We are planning on visiting Sea World the week of the 21st of January 2013. I am wondering how busy it will be on the Saturdays when they have kids concerts on. I would like to take my daughter to the concert but if it's going to be crazy busy then we would rather go during the week when it's slower.

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  • Is Disney World crowded over Thanksgiving?
    Wondering if it's madness to go to Walt Disney World at this time of year, or are there fewer people over the Thanksgiving break?

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  • Transportation from Orlando airport to Port Canaveral hotel?
    How can i get from Orlando airport to Port Canaveral hotel? We are taking a Disney's cruise, but i don't want to use a shared shuttle to the port. It will be a long flight for us...kids will be tired. Any suggestion?

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  • Where is the "The Holy Land" place in Florida?
    Where is the "The Holy Land" place in Florida?

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