WELCOME TO Orlando
You're always welcome here, whether you enjoy theme parks, birdwatching, dining out, water sports, sunbathing, arts patronage, shopping, or anything in between. There are countless possibilities. It's never too far away to discover wonder. In Orlando, you'll find the getaway you deserve.
The city is best known as the "Theme Park Capital of the World," with attractions such as Walt Disney World, Epcot, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and Universal Orlando. Residents still refer to Orlando as "The City Beautiful" since 1908, when it was given the name. Several stories and historical figures have been blamed for the city's name, but their source is less specific.
There has been a boom in tourism, population, and local economy since Disney World opened in 1971. The most popular tourist destination in America is Orlando.
Orlando is best visited in the spring (March through May). Outdoor activities are comfortable due to the mild weather.
During the summer, temperatures reach low 90 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a hot and humid time of year. There is a possibility that prices will be lower than during the summer when more visitors visit the attractions during school vacations.
Despite the cooler temperatures and less autumn humidity, hurricanes are a possible and unpredictable occurrence.
School vacation and snowbirds escape from colder climates as the year ends, and the winter months are popular with travelers. It is more expensive, but the weather is pleasant, especially if you are heading to a warmer place for a vacation.
Disney World is about 25 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
Orlando has more than 100 lakes, including Lake Eola's most giant sinkhole in the world. Five different breeds of swans live in Lake Eola.