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Home to the world’s top theme parks, Orlando — Theme Park Capital of the World — is the No. 1 family vacation destination in the United States, and one of the most welcoming. No matter if you are a theme park enthusiast, bird watcher, foodie, water sports fanatic, sun worshipper, arts patron, serious shopper or anything in between, you will find the perfect adventure here.
Tap into an unparalleled mix of unique experiences to create cherished memories, starting with legendary theme parks from Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Orlando also boasts an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues and an award-winning food scene encompassing more than 6,000 restaurants — including 34 MICHELIN Guide honorees.
Other reasons to visit include vibrant arts & culture, hard-hitting sports, electric nightlife, wild ecotourism, and shopping that ranges from designer outlets to the utmost in luxury. And with more than 480 hotels, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed accommodations.
In short, there is far more to the destination than meets the eye. Beyond the theme parks and attractions, unique neighbourhoods and nearby cities offer endless adventures with dining, nightlife, arts & culture, outdoor recreation, shopping, and other surprises that locals love. No Orlando getaway is complete without experiencing the eclectic electricity of downtown neighbourhoods, the upscale sophistication of Winter Park, outdoor adventures in Winter Garden, living history in Eatonville, the future-facing Lake Nona, and many points in between.
Also tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s main tourism districts, the destination’s pristine lakes, natural springs and bike trails present a perfect backdrop for endless outdoor fun. Airboat rides, kayaking, fishing, and swimming with manatees are just a few of your choices when exploring Orlando’s great outdoors in Orange County and its neighbouring regions.
Meanwhile, Orlando’s culinary scene continues to expand thanks to dozens of new, high-profile dining establishments. MICHELIN Guide restaurants, popular national brands, famed steakhouses and seafood outlets abound, as well as menus curated by celebrity chefs and local James Beard Award honorees. All are marvellous spots to indulge in an ever-changing selection of gourmet cuisine.
The arts come alive in Orlando, too. Choose from Broadway, ballet, or fascinating cultural exhibits and collections at venues such as Orlando’s Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (including the acclaimed Steinmetz Hall), Orlando Museum of Art, and Wells’Built Museum of African American History and Culture; the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden; Rollins Museum of Art, Hannibal Square Heritage Center and The Winter Park Playhouse in Winter Park; or the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts in Eatonville, among others.
The possibilities are endless. And wonder is always within reach. Get out and explore it all the next time you visit this multifaceted destination — there is no wrong way to experience Orlando.
When you book your next holiday with Charitable Travel you can support amazing local or international charities. You can donate 5% of your holiday price to these wonderful charities, or any charity close to your heart, so you’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful Orlando holiday and rest easy knowing that you’ve made a positive impact by booking with Charitable Travel.
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