Orlando has been a must-go family destination for decades now. Almost everyone knew a kid in their middle school class whose family spent every spring break in Orlando enjoying sun-filled adventures and he wasn't the only kid enjoying Disney. Orlando continues to top the list of most visited cities in the United States, with over 66 million visitors flocking to the Greater Orlando Area in 2015, thanks to its fantastic reputation as the theme park capital of the world.
It's been 50 years since Americans first landed on the moon, and the wonder of space exploration continues to capture our collective imagination. From the first unmanned space missions to the historic Apollo program to the Mars Rover to the International Space Station, the past, present, and future of space exploration come together at the Kennedy Space Center. This active facility, which is still launching rockets today, is also an interactive museum and a multifaceted educational and research center. As such, it offers engaging exhibits and programs that will appeal to history buffs, astronomy fans, science enthusiasts, and those captivated by thoughts of exploring galaxies far far away. Here's how to make the most of your visit to the Kennedy Space Center.
More than 100 hands-on exhibits await you and your child's exploration in the Wonderzones at Wonderworks. Fun for all ages, Wonderworks is an indoor amusement park that is open 365 days a year, from 9 am. until midnight. You'll play, learn, and delight in the smiles and adventure at one of Orlando's premier attractions.
Even though Legoland is not quite in the heart of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort theme park locations, it is but a mere 45 minutes from Tampa and Orlando. If you want to be among the first visitors of the day, the parking lot opens about 45 minutes before the gates to Legoland open. There is a charge for the parking lot based on the location and type of vehicle in which you arrive.
After just one glimpse at the gorgeous palm-tree-lined pools at Solterra Resort, you'll know this is the perfect place for your Central Florida getaway. Located in Davenport, FL, Solterra combines the charm of a smaller town with the proximity to popular Orlando attractions. With its unique location for amazing shopping and entertainment—not to mention its own amenities—it's easy to savor every moment of your stay at Solterra Resort.
This 6 bedroom villa is located at the Encore Resort within close proximity, even walking distance, to their fabulous clubhouse and exclusive amenities like the Aqua Park! You are also less than a 10 minute drive to the happiest place on Earth and their 4 incredible theme parks.
Sleeping 14 people, EC179 also has 2 twin XL rollaway beds for 2 additional guests for a total of 16.
Pet Friendly! Please keep an eye on your pet and ensure the pet does not go near the putting green and that you clean up after your pet outside.
This 11 bedroom ultimate themed house is located at the Encore Club, less than 10 minutes to Walt Disney World and their 4 incredible theme parks for you and your loved ones to experience!
If you’re planning a vacation to the Orlando area in October, you’re going to want to check out Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios! Leave your luxury vacation rental and spend a night in horror, mayhem, and tons of fun with this can’t miss event.
Perhaps you're planning a luxury vacation in Orlando and your family can't all fit in one hotel room, or perhaps you're traveling with a group of friends and it just makes sense to rent a place together. Regardless, make note of the following reasons why you should reserve a luxury rental home in Orlando, rather than multiple rooms in a hotel.
When it comes to the Sunshine State, the Central Florida/Orlando area is probably responsible for most of the visitor’s hospitality:
- More than 40 million travelers pass through Orlando International Airport annually.
- The greater Orlando area receives about 68 million visitors each year.
- The International Drive business district in downtown Orlando alone brings nearly five million daytime visitors annually to its 275 restaurants, 600 shops, six theme parks and 120 hotels.