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Orlando

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Rediscover your inner child at Walt Disney World® Resort, swim with dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlando and explore the universe at the Kennedy Space Center, all in one place!

Orlando is a busy, compact city with plenty of adventure. Its tropical climate makes it perfect for year-round family fun. The city is known for its world-class theme parks, pristine golf courses, and the out-of-this-world space and science centers.

Orlando enjoys a reputation as the theme park capital of the world. The Walt Disney World® Resort is one of the most popular holiday spots in the U.S., spreading over 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) and including four theme parks, two water parks and more than 20 hotels. Inside the resort, Magic Kingdom® has a life-size version of Cinderella castle. Another highlight is Epcot®, which explores the technology of tomorrow with exhibits and games dedicated to the world’s newest inventions.

Drive 20 minutes east to SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Spend the day observing marine animals and cooling off on the thrilling water rides. Don’t miss nearby Gatorland® where you’ll learn about Florida's local swamp-dwelling reptiles.

Orlando is a center for engineering and technology, due in part to its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center. Tour the launch areas where the first moon landing missions in U.S. history began. At the Space Shuttle Launch Experience, climb inside a shuttle cabin for a ride as close as you’ll get to actual lift-off into outer space.

The Orlando Science Center, located near the downtown area, offers fascinating family fun. Exhibits here cover everything from dinosaurs to Florida’s plant and animal life, and the science behind light and electricity.

During the long, humid summer, pick a shady spot in the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre (20-hectare) expanse of green lawns and old oak trees. From here you can admire one of Orlando’s great natural attractions, the afternoon thunderstorms. When these roll in, prepare for dramatic lightning shows and a quick burst of rain.

Where to stay in Orlando

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $81 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. Orange County Convention Center ...
3.4/5Good! (4,997 reviews)
"The people working there are very nice and helpful"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $232 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in Southwest Orlando, within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (4,820 reviews)
"Loved it all except the 4 hour wait time to check in. Line was backed up and didnt move and it took me 4 hours to check in and it seemed short staffed to “man” that type of volume and there were no clear instructions nor employees directing people to the correct line. But all in all…. LOVED the resort! ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
7125 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $162 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in Southwest Orlando, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Universal Studios Florida and within 3 mi (5 km) of Universal’s Volcano Bay and Universal’s ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (391 reviews)
"Incredible value. Shuttles to park and free city walk was flawless. They have shuttles running constantly. Never had to wait in like to go to the parks or back"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
3.5 out of 5
8040 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $170 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Situated in Orlando, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, SeaWorld® Orlando, and Discovery Cove. Disney Springs® is 2.8 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (905 reviews)
"I was searching around and I landed this hotel. Inside room was perfect we can cook our food and enjoyed the pool but only thing was we had to get fresh towels down by front desk no housekeeping to can our bedsheet or towel. Overall this hotel was great I would come with our family.."

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Theme Parks/Lake Buena Vista
Vacation USA LTD
Vacation USA LTD
3.5 out of 5
US-192 & N Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $188 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Kissimmee, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Congo River Golf, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Fun Spot America and Medieval ...
3.5/5Good! (82 reviews)
"Was very nice clean kids loved it"

Reviewed on Jun. 25, 2021

Vacation USA LTD
AmSun Vacation Homes
AmSun Vacation Homes
3 out of 5
1420 Celebration Blvd., Suite 200, Kissimmee, FL
Situated in Kissimmee, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Fun Spot America, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Congo River Golf and Capone's ...
3.7/5Good! (367 reviews)
"The property had plenty of space and easily accommodated my family during a 5day stay"

Reviewed on Jul. 1, 2021

AmSun Vacation Homes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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