When you want to let your imagination run wild in a city with gorgeous weather and easygoing resort culture, it’s time to book an Orlando holiday. You’ll soon see how Orlando, Florida, has earned its nicknames “The City Beautiful” and “Theme Park Capital of the World” as you hop from magical attractions to botanical gardens. Where else can you step back in time at The Holy Land Experience® and park-hop to rub elbows with witches and wizards in the weekend? Only in Orlando.
Orlando weather can be described as permasummer—all warm, all the time—so it makes sense that this balmy metropolis has dedicated itself to helping travellers relax and have fun with hotels in Orlando’s busiest tourist areas, including accommodation near Downtown Disney®, so you can shop and socialise with Minnie and Mickey all the way up to bedtime.
Things to Do in Orlando
When you aren’t practicing your quidditch skills at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter® or kicking it with new four-legged friends at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, make your way to downtown Orlando and take in a show at the Beacham, or walk through the gorgeous Harry P. Leu Gardens. Did you leave your sunnies at home? Go on a shopping spree in unique boutiques and graze at local restaurants on International Drive east of Big Sand Lake. If the day gets a little hot, as days often do in Florida, head indoors to the Orlando Museum of Art downtown, where you can see exhibitions from local and international artists alike. From there, you’re just a short walk from Orlando Science Center and three lakes. It might be refreshing to take a dip in Lake Estelle, but clean up for your theatre date in Orlando accommodation instead.
Getting To & Around Orlando
Touch down at Orlando International Airport (MCO), just 20 km southeast of downtown Orlando. Many Orlando hotels offer shuttle service from the airport—another perk of staying in a resort town—but this is definitely a driver’s city, so explore our car hire options and find a set of wheels to suit you!
Best Time to Visit Orlando
Would you believe that you can enjoy a warm, relaxing trip during the middle of the American winter? You can in Orlando! Not only does that season stay warm with minimal humidity, but it also plays host to numerous events, like the Florida Music Festival and Conference and Orlando Bike Week. The weather is pleasant between September and December and, like first few months of the year, accommodation in Orlando is often discounted. May through August can be hot and humid—in other words, perfect weather to chill out in air-conditioned accommodation in Orlando after an exciting day at one of the theme parks.
In short, any time is a fabulous time to visit this city. When you’re ready to visit other worlds or simply hang out lakeside, book hotels and flights to Orlando with Wotif. We’ve found the travel deals so you can find adventure.