Introducing Orlando & Around
While it's quite easy to get caught up in the isolated worlds of Disney or Universal Orlando, squeezing in one more ride, one more parade, one more show and never venturing beyond their constructed environments designed precisely to keep you there, Orlando has so much more. Lovely pockets of tree-lined neighborhoods, established communities with an entrenched sense of history and community, a rich performing-arts scene and several fantastic gardens, parks and museums in and around the city encourage a slower, lazier pace often passed over by tourists. Even if you're coming to Orlando for the theme parks, take a few days to jump off their spinning wheels of adrenaline-pumped fantasy to explore the quieter, gentler side of Orlando. You may be surprised to find that you enjoy the theme parks all that much more because of the time you spend away from them.
Best places to stay in Orlando
Florida - Orlando & Walt Disney World (Chapter)
In Orlando, the Theme Park Capital of the World, it's all about high-adrenaline fun wrapped up in the mystyique of storytelling and fantasy.
Dining beyond Disney: a guide to Orlando's locavore food scene
Everyone knows that Walt Disney World is the happiest place on earth, but until recently it was hardly the healthiest. Dining out in the theme parks of Florida will usually mean fast food and chain restaurants that leave as much of a processed taste in your mouth as an unfair dent in your wallet...
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Orlando & Around destination guides
Universal Orlando Tickets
With two amazing theme parks – Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®– the non-stop nightlife of Universal CityWalk®, and three uniquely themed on-site hotels, Universal Orlando® Resort is an entire universe of action, thrills and excitement for every member of the family. Universal Orlando Resort is where vacation becomes adventure.
Universal Orlando 2-Park Bonus Ticket
At Universal Orlando® Resort you’ll find two amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife and more, all in one convenient location. Experience the pulse-pounding thrills of Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™; The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®, now in high-def 3-D; and the Jurassic Park River Adventure®.