Orlando is a dream holiday destination for adults and kids alike. Of course, it’s not just about holidaying (although that’s a big part of it), it’s also a great feel good place. It has an unmistakable sense of fun. Orlando is amazing and anyone who goes here will tell you how magnificent it is and how much fun stuff the city has to offer.
It’s a city that offers so much to visitors of all ages whether you’re a young couple exploring America or a family on your first family holiday. With so much to see and do it can be hard to try and fit in all the essentials, but if you’re planning a holiday to Orlando in 2015, here’s 5 things you’ll need to be sure you do.
5 Fun things you must do in Orlando
- Visit the beaches
Sun, sea and sand probably aren’t on your first list of things to do in Orlando but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it one. Situated just 45 minutes outside Orlando, you’ll find the east coast beaches and just an hour and 30 minutes away you’ll discover the west coast beaches. The term “world class” gets thrown around a lot in the travel world, but when it comes to these beaches – it’s completely accurate.
- See the first class entertainment
Orlando is an entertainment hub. It’s famous all over the world as a primary entertainment destination and as it’s home to well-known clubs like Hard Rock Café and House of Blues. You’ll find music wherever you go. Stand up comedy, art, theatre and dance are just a few of the entertainment offerings available pretty much everywhere in Orlando.
- See Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando
Lake Eola has developed into a place of gathering for everyone. Young or old, visitor or local – this place is beautiful and you’ll find a magnificent view of the Orlando skyline here. Grab a bite to eat; sit, snack and relax. If you’re not keen on relaxing, enjoy one of the popular swan boat rides. The weekend events see farmer markets that offer unique foods and products creating a real buzz around the area.
- Go to a water park
It’s obligatory. Water parks in Orlando are not just for kids. The heat in Florida makes it a no brainer – cooling off and having fun is a must. Slides, lazy rivers, wave pools and even some extreme waterslides at 76 foot (23 meters) make family days out amazing and if the heat has made you a little crazy, no better place to take the plunge than one of the many popular water parks in Orlando. Some of the most popular are Wet N’ Wild, Aquatica, Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World and the Coco Key Hotel & Water Resort.
- Visit a theme park
Much like the water parks – theme parks in Orlando are an absolute must. Orlando is known for famous theme parks and central Florida has more theme parks than any other area in the world. Of course, the most famous parks include Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Epcot, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, and SeaWorld with its famous killer whale, Shamu.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to theme parks in Orlando so don’t let the opportunity go to waste – it’s such a fantastic opportunity.
Orlando hotels are just like the city, vast, amazing and world class. Staying in Orlando is an adventure for everyone to enjoy, from the bright lights to the beautiful beaches – you’ll fall in love with Florida’s hub.
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