Welcoming over 52 million tourists each year, Orlando is Florida’s most popular holiday destination. Gateway to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld, there is plenty to see and do in Orlando beyond its famous attractions. Nature lovers can explore Arboretum, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Historic Bok Sanctuary and World of Orchids, while golfers can play at round at one of the many local courses. Shoppers can give their credit cards a workout at The Florida Mall and The Mall at Millenia, or pick up a designer bargain at the Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue and International Drive. If you’re after something a little more cultural, try the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum or The Orlando Museum of Art. If all that sightseeing has worked up an appetite, you’re in luck – Orlando offers a huge range of restaurants at every price point. To save money on dining out, though, be sure to choose a self-catering Orlando villa, apartment or other holiday rental.
When to go to Orlando
Orlando is a fantastic year round holiday destination, with lovely warm weather in spring, summer and autumn. While winters are relatively mild, be sure to pack a jacket if you travel to Orlando between November and March.
Getting to and around Orlando
Most tourists arrive in Orlando via flights to Orlando International Airport or Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Once in Orlando, rental cars are the most popular transport option, although alternatives include bus and trolley.
Where to stay in Orlando
When choosing accommodation in Orlando, villas, apartments and other holiday rentals make smart alternatives to more expensive hotels. Not only will you save money, you’ll enjoy superior space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality self-catering Orlando villas and apartments, ranging from compact studio apartments ideal for singles and couples through to large, luxurious villas suitable for families and groups of friends. Whatever your Orlando accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with HouseTrip – you can even book in as little as six clicks.