One of the largest cities in the state, Orlando is recognized as the theme park capital of the world and is now established as one of the most visited cities in the country.
Located in the center of Florida, the city initially flourished from the citrus industry, only starting to emerge as a popular resort after the war. The starting point for Orlando’s transformation came with the development of Walt Disney World in 1971 and the many famous attractions that quickly followed. Along with Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Wet 'n Wild are the city's most popular attractions and contribute to Orlando’s relaxed, youthful feel.
Alongside the theme parks the city offers an abundance of large hotels, shopping malls and golf courses together with an array of day tours and excursions that cater for all ages.
Map of Orlando
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Orlando
- Cape Canaveral 49 miles away
- Florida 51 miles away
- Tampa 78 miles away
- Crystal River 78 miles away
- St. Augustine 95 miles away
- Clearwater 95 miles away
- Anna Maria Island 109 miles away
- Sarasota 109 miles away
- Fort Myers 135 miles away
- Fernandina Beach 148 miles away
- Sanibel Island & Captiva Island 152 miles away
- Naples 168 miles away
- Jekyll Island 176 miles away
- Miami 205 miles away
- Tallahassee 219 miles away
- Savannah 246 miles away
- Islamorada 255 miles away
- Key West 277 miles away
- Panama City Beach 290 miles away
Photos of Orlando
Accommodation choices for Orlando
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Orlando. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Located within the Universal complex and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort is ideal for families and a perfect base for a stay in Orlando.
Old-world charm meets new-world design and contemporary comfort at Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel. Wild orchids grace tabletops and large-scale impressionist paintings combine with mosaic walls, setting an atmosphere that is both European and American.