Orlando General Information
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
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
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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