Cheap Flights to Orlando
Orlando can be considered the theme park capital of the world as it's home to Disney’s spectacular attractions and the hugely entertaining Universal Orlando Resort. Disney World is the most visited theme park in North America with attendance at the Magic Kingdom topping nearly 20 million people per year, and Universal Orlando sees almost 9 million people who come to see their favorite characters and wander through the huge expanse of rides and entertainment. In addition to the parks, the Orlando area is packed with numerous restaurants, nightclubs, golf courses and cultural sites for visitors to explore.
Flights to Orlando
The area is serviced mainly by Orlando International Airport (MCO), and due to the high volume of tourism to the city, travelers can catch flights to Orlando from a wide variety of U.S. and international locations. The airport itself boasts two main terminals and 130 gates. The facility is also home to a dozen restaurants and over 30 retail outlets.
Other airports that serve the Orlando area include the Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB), which is a smaller facility to the northwest of the city. The terminal is close to a few accommodations in the area as well. Visitors arriving on flights to Orlando to this airport can expect at least a 40-minute drive to major parks and attractions in the city.
Attractions in Orlando
Orlando’s strength as a destination is rooted in the fact it is home to The Walt Disney World Resort complex, which includes the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. All internationally famous attractions in their own right, this cluster constitutes a dream landscape for kids, families and the young at heart to explore. Other major theme parks in the area include Sea World and Universal Orlando, which are within a 20-minute drive of the airport. In addition to the theme parks, Disney also has two water parks in the immediate area that include Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach. Accommodations such as hotels and motels are located both on the park grounds and outside of them.
The city also boasts its own amenities with parks and exciting nightlife. Golfers who visit the area are treated to almost 20 different courses and clubs to test their game on. Shoppers will enjoy a number of premium outlets, malls and the famous Winter Park Village. Orlando is also host to over 45 different museums, cultural and historical sites such as the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and The Orlando Science Center.
Hints & Tips for Visiting Orlando
If you love music, your trip to Orlando should include the Indie Folkfest at the Menlo Museum of American Art in Fepuary. Another exciting event to consider is the Universal Studios Mardi Gras party that includes great food, parades and live music. Activities include live music, artists and crafters as well as picnic areas.
Orlando enjoys warm temperatures all year with summer highs around 90 degrees and winter lows in the 60s. If you're looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, take a stroll down International Drive and window shop or eat in one of the many world-class restaurants. You'll find everything from Italian food to barbecue to tapas for about $20 a person.
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