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Orlando, Florida is the prime vacation spot in America for many families. Walt Disney World's four theme parks, Universal Orlando's two theme parks and Seaworld's two, plus the myriad of other attractions, restaurants, and hotels all add up to tourists' heaven.

In addition to the many themed attractions that abound here, the Orlando area boasts several lakes for fishing, boating, and other water sports, golfing, and Orlando Magic basketball games. For shopping enthusiasts, Orlando has the usual malls and shopping centers as well as several factory outlet malls, and Antique Row, a collection of two dozen antique shops

Even the triple whammy of Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne, which hit the area during a six-week span in August and September 2004, caused little major damage to properties (other than some costly repairs at Orlando International Airport) and didn't impact tourism growth. Since 1971, the number of vacationers has jumped from a few 100,000 to an estimated 49 million visitors in 2004. Those visitors pumped $21.8 billion into the local economy. To accommodate them, the Greater Orlando area has 450 hotels, motels and inns with more than 115,000 rooms, ranging from simple, low-budget motels to extravagant resorts, including the posh Ritz-Carlton, the sprawling Gaylord Palms (Orlando's largest meeting and convention resort) and the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate, which had its coming out in November 2004.

Most visitors will spend an extra day in Orlando at one of the theme parks. But Orlando and central Florida are home to many other diversions for traveling families as well as "snowbirds" - the name Floridians give northerners who escape the cold each winter.
 
Orlando Neighborhoods - Orlando, Florida is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, in large part because of the many theme parks, attractions, restaurants and hotels that have been built over the past thirty years. Many of the local jobs in Orlando and the surrounding communities depend on the tourism trade that supports these attractions.

Downtown Orlando - Downtown Orlando is the commercial center of the city. New high-rise buildings and older Victorian buildings sit side-by-side. Many of Orlando's favorite restaurants are downtown, as well as nightclubs, antique shops, and the Orlando Science Center.

International Drive - International Drive runs just east of Disney World north, almost to the Universal Parks. There are numerous attractions along this ten-mile stretch, as well as hotels and restaurants for every budget.

Kissimmee - Kissimmee is located just to the southeast of the Disney Complex. Less expensive hotels and chain motels can be found here as well as fast-food eateries.

Lake Buena Vista - The tree-lined streets of Lake Buena Vista lead to neighboring Walt Disney World. Many of the Disney Resorts are located in Lake Buena Vista.

Winter Park - The upscale neighborhood of Winter Park is located just north of Orlando.
Its brick-lined streets boast spectacular stately homes. The Park Avenue luxury shopping district has earned the nickname "Orlando's Rodeo Drive". Winter Park also has a vibrant cultural arts community.


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