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Orlando & Around/USA

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.