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

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is CA $114 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Orlando. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, 3 spa tubs, and a water park. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.5/5 Good! (2,205 reviews)
"This place is great! I had so much fun with my daughter while staying here. A few small adjustments would make it perfect! There are just not enough chairs by the water park and there was plenty of room for more. Also a TV guide of some sort would have been good also. Even just a laminated paper ..."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark, an IHG Hotel
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is CA $236 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly resort in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4,009 reviews)
"The best hotel experience my wife and i have had. We plan on staying here again next year."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

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, 32819
The price is CA $172 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,786 reviews)
"Clean property. Huge pool, nice gift shop and dining area."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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.
Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
4 out of 5
8800 Vistana Centre Dr, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is CA $214 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 7 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (5,632 reviews)
"Great!"

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts
Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts
3.5 out of 5
17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL, 34714
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly condo in Four Corners. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,165 reviews)
"Nice property with lots to do. Clean and quiet."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts
Floridays Resort Orlando
Floridays Resort Orlando
3.5 out of 5
12562 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is CA $242 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly condo in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (10,817 reviews)
"The fact that the place is kids friendly."

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Floridays Resort Orlando
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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