Orlando a City of Thrills and Excitement
If you are looking for a holiday destination that offers you thrills, entertainment and exciting activities, then Orlando is the place to visit this summer.
Orlando was originally named Jernigan after a cattleman who owned Lake Holden in 1842, but was named Orlando is 1857 after Orlando Savage Rees who owned estates in Mississippi and Florida. This piece of Florida was incorporated as a town in 1875 and a city shortly afterwards in 1885.
The famous Orlando Golden Era ran from 1875 to 1895, this was a result of it becoming a big area for citrus and it became a booming housing industry in the 1920’s, but this was short lived after hurricanes fit Florida and the Great Depression hit.
Walt Disney revealed its plans to build Walt Disney World in 1965 and opened its doors in 1971, turning Orlando into a thriving tourism area.
Now you can enjoy travelling around the area using standard or high speed rail and the ;public bus transport system is second to none, this is advantageous as you don’t need to worry about hiring car while visiting and can get to anywhere within the county with ease.
Orlando is famously known for its theme parks, making this a big holiday destination for families. The most famous include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Resort and Magic Kingdom Park.
If you are tired of thrilling rides at the theme parks, you can enjoy a day out at SeaWorld Orlando. This aquarium offers you unique ways to view the beautiful sea creatures and fish that lurk in our waters. If you want to go one step further, spend a day at Discovery Cove and swim with dolphins, an enjoyable experience you will never forget.
Other exciting places to visit include the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Auditorium, filled with interesting things to keep you entertained for hours or go bowling at the World Bowling Centre. Visit the one of the largest convention centers in the nation at the Orange County Convention Center.
While enjoying the activities this area offers, there are waterparks and mini golf to keep the family entertained on days not spent at theme parks. While adults can enjoy the Osceola Centre for the Arts, Orlando Museum of Art and Downtown Disney, which offers an open air art festival.
If it’s nightlife you’re after then you must go to Disney’s Boardwalk or Universals City Walk, where you can dance the night away into the early hours of the morning.
Pointe Performing Arts Centre is a wonderful place to enjoy the music and theatrical productions this area has, while visiting the Orlando Improv Comedy Club can have you laughing for days.
Being such a tourism based area, there is no shortage of hotels to choose from, each offering unique deals to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you are travelling as a family, The Peabody Orlando is a great hotel choice. This 4.5 star hotel is conveniently located close to SeaWorld; Wet ‘n Wild and Wonderworks. It has four restaurants, a poolside bar and a lounge bar. It also offers an outside pool, a children’s pool and fitness facility. It was completely renovated in September 2010 and has a coffee shop and valet parking. Internet is available and if you want a night out on the town, take advantage of their babysitting service.
If it’s a cheaper deal you are looking for then the 3 star Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is the perfect choice. Situated close to Lake Bryan, SeaWorld Orlando and the Lake Buena Vista Golf Club, this hotel offers a restaurant and lounge bar. It also has an outdoor pool and an arcades / games room. The hotel has a complimentary park shuttle and complimentary wireless internet facility in all public areas.
So if you’re looking for a thrilling, exciting and action packed family holiday adventure, then Orlando is definitely the place to visit.
The city of Orlando has 115 neighborhoods in the city limits, some of which are:
Central Business District
Lake Davis / Greenwood
Lake Eola Heights
Park Lake Highland