For explorers, deciding to visit a certain country generates countless questions. First, you want to know how to make the most of your travel experience. During our ongoing travel research, the second American city that grabbed our interest was Orlando, the place with the most incredible theme parks. This is truly a city that allows you to hop from dream world to dream world in no time.
Accommodations in Orlando
To have the best experience exploring this spectacular place, stay at one of the IHG hotels near Universal Studios or other Orlando theme parks. These high-quality hotels provide the comfort we all need at the end of a day filled with emotions. They’re also perfectly positioned for easy access to all of Orlando’s hotspots.
You may also check out this blog on Where to Stay in Orlando: Popular Theme Park & Attraction Guide by HotelsCombined for more accommodation options.
What to See in Orlando
As I researched our trip to Orlando, I concluded that to get a good feel for the area, we’ll need to spend a couple of weeks in the city. To understand why we’ll need so much time, take a look at some of the places we plan to visit.
If you’re a Harry Potter aficionado just like us, then this description will be more than enough for you to feel motivated to visit Universal Studios: “Enter Diagon Alley from the streets of London. Dine at the Leaky Cauldron, see a wand choose a wizard at Ollivanders wand shop, and experience the excitement of a multi-dimensional thrill ride inside Gringotts bank.” That definitely isn’t all. Check out the Universal Studio website for more.
Walt Disney World
No matter your age, there will be something to make you smile at Disney World. For example, Magic Kingdom will melt your heart with characters and scenes from “Beauty and the Beast.” You’ll have a chance to meet the Little Mermaid, take a picture with the Chip ‘n Dale statue, and take a walk through the memories from your childhood with all your animated friends.
Jump to Epcot for a trip around the world. You can visit a replica of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, an Aztec Temple, and even a small replica of the Moroccan desert.
Old Town is the place for anyone who wants step back into the past in the Orlando area. See car shows, shop at the locally owned stores, and have a bite with family or friends. Some people say that you’ve never really had a pretzel before you try Auntie Anne’s freshly baked pretzels.
What More Does Orlando Offer?
There isn’t a single answer to this question. Orlando is packed with attractions and will certainly keep you interested for the entire duration of your stay. In addition to the major attractions, we’d also like to visit some other must-sees, such as the Island of Adventure theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Discovery Cove, the Holy Land Experience, Lake Eola Park, and Orlando Sea World.
Orlando also seems to be the perfect starting point for exploring some of Florida’s other incredible destinations. It’s a short drive from Tampa, Daytona Beach, Palm Beach, and Miami, making Orlando an ideal vacation spot.