Anyone hoping to splash down in Florida for an unforgettable break will have considered the idea of making Orlando their base. With so many attractions and activities to enjoy in the area, there's little questioning why. Orlando is perhaps most famous for being home to the Walt Disney World Resort, so it's no surprise that it's a very family-friendly holiday destination. Now considered one of America's best loved spots by tourists, there are plenty of things to keep the whole family happy in Orlando.
Of course, the children are likely to struggle to see past the glamour of Disney World! The resort is actually located just outside of Orlando, in nearby Lake Buena Vista. Kids of all ages are sure to be ecstatic at the thought of enjoying some of the world's premier theme park rides and activities, but there's more to a trip to Orlando than the thrill sand spills of the Walt Disney World Resort. You'll also find a large selection of cultural institutions and artistic organisations to provide hours of entertainment for those hoping to experience a little of Orlando's social and cultural history.
From the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the The Orlando Museum of Art, you can be sure that culture vultures will find plenty of places to spend a quiet afternoon on a trip to the city. On the other hand, history buffs will love a trip to the Orange County Regional History Center or International Trolley and Train Museum and science fans can indulge their leanings at the The Orlando Science Center.
Orlando is also a city that boasts a large number of parks and gardens, offering a great place for visitors to chill out and enjoy a little nature during their holiday. The Harry P. Leu Gardens are particularly beautiful and feature the largest rose gardens in Florida while the Historic Bok Sanctuary features intricately landscaped gardens boasting many different species of plants and flowers. For a truly exotic experience, visitors may enjoy visiting the World of Orchids, where they are able to see the flowers in tropical like surroundings complete with waterfalls and parrots.
With so much to see and do in the city, you can rest assured that when choosing hotels in Orlando you aren't consigning yourself to a holiday without variation, No matter whether you're looking for excitement for the kids or quiet afternoons for the adults, you're sure to find the experience to satisfy in Orlando.