Orlando is the number one tourist destination in the United States and receives more visitors than Las Vegas and New York City. Attracting over one million visitors every week, there are many reasons why Orlando is not only the perfect tourist destination, but a wonderful place to live.
Orlando is home to the most popular theme park in the world, Walt Disney World. With numerous parks such as the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom, and exciting water parks like Typhoon Lagoon, it’s easy to see why Orlando is the most popular U.S. tourist destination for families.
In addition to popular Disney World theme parks, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld are located in the heart of Orlando. Universal Studios Orlando is comprised of two parks: Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Universal Studios Orlando also has its very own Wet n’ Wild water park and luxury themed resorts. SeaWorld Orlando is home to the beloved Shamu and all of his saltwater friends. Additionally, guests of SeaWorld will get to brave daring roller coasters like the Kraken and the Manta, visit SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park, or swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove. There are many other theme and adventure parks in Orlando such as Gatorland, Fun Spot USA, Wonder Works, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not!. The only problem is deciding what to do first!
Orlando also offers a variety of outdoor activities. In addition to large theme parks and exciting adventure parks, there are over 100 golf courses in the greater Orlando area. People come from all over the world to golf at these beautiful and elite golf courses in Orlando. These beautiful and challenging Orlando golf courses have been designed by greats such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and other PGA greats. Orlando nature tours and airboat tours are also very popular among tourists and locals alike. Explore the beautiful Florida terrain and see Florida wildlife up close!
Orlando also offers numerous museums and entertainment venues. Visit the Orlando Museum of Art, Museum of American Folk Art, Sculpture Gardens, and view paintings, artifacts, antique Tiffany lamps, vases, jewelry, and much more. Also, be sure to experience the past, present, and future of the American Space Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center located at Cape Canaveral along Florida’s Space Coast. Learn about the history of the American Space program or take a simulated journey into space!
Don’t forget to visit one of the local Orlando entertainment venues. The Amway Arena in Orlando is home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic and also brings in countless bands, recording artists, and shows throughout the year. The Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando offers classic theater performances and showcases a variety of Broadway shows and other theater productions from around the world. Many other entertainment venues such as the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee or the Sak Comedy Club in downtown Orlando offer a variety of quality entertainment.
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