Top 10 reasons why you should visit Orlando
When you think of Orlando, two things will probably spring to mind: theme parks and hair-raising rides. While we can’t deny that attractions such as Disney Orlando are fabulous places to visit, there is just so much more to Orlando that you need to check out. Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit Orlando, if you can think of any more reasons then let us know!
1. Thrilling theme parks
Orlando may have so much more to it than just theme parks, but at the same time you would be crazy not to visit them. Legoland, Disney and Seaworld are just some of the many theme parks you can visit when you step foot in Orlando.
2. Hotels that will blow you away
It is rare that the hotel is jostling for position as one of the most talked about aspects of your holiday, however that will surely be the case when you stay in a hotel in Orlando. With over 450 hotels in Orlando, some operating in close proximity to Orlando’s many theme parks, it is guaranteed that your hotel experience will be unlike any other.
3. The ability to shop till you drop
Did you know that Orlando has enough shops to fill 676 football pitches? And that is the 4 most popular shopping destination in the US? These two facts alone should be enough to persuade you that whatever you need, Orlando’s got it.
4. The options for a night out are endless
With a multitude of bars and clubs to choose from, it’s a toss-up between which time of the day is more enjoyable: day or night! That’s not forgetting the fact that you can watch a Broadway play between September and May, as well as watch performances from the Orlando Ballet or the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
5. Eat to your heart’s content
With over 5,180 restaurants to choose from, even those with notoriously difficult palettes to please will be pleasantly surprised at the restaurants on offer in Orlando. Highlights include restaurants within Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld, with a plethora of independent restaurants too.
6. Gof, golf and more golf
Orlando is the only state in the US that hosts two regularly scheduled tournaments – the FUNAI Classic and the Bay Hill Invitational. Add that to the 168 world class golf courses designed by golfing luminaries such as Greg Norman and Jack Nickalus, you’ve got yourself a near-perfect location for a spot of golf.
7. Wandering around great museums
If there’s one aspect of Orlando that it’s famous for, it’s got to be culture. And where else exemplifies this than Orlando’s many museums. Standout museums include the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts and the Orlando Museum of Arts. If it’s culture you want then you can get that – and more at Orlando.
8. The chance to see Orlando from the heavens
For an alternative, but no less fun way to experience Orlando, check the many air tours taking place for an unbelievable view of Orlando from the air, where you can catch a glimpse of famous Orlando sites such as Disney and Universal. All from 1,100 feet!
If a placid holiday is not to your tastes, and you’ve exhausted all the theme parks in Orlando then check out the Richard Petty Driving Experience, where for just a few hours you can imagine you’re a NASCAR race driver and ride in a stock car on a real track, reaching speeds of up to 165mph!
10. A world class destination
With world class theme parks, museums, golf courses and shopping – just to name a few aspects, why wouldn’t you want to go to Orlando? We certainly can’t think of a reason!