Orlando Travel Tips
The Mickey Mouse drawcard has turned Orlando into the fourth-ranking US destination for overseas travelers - only Miami, Los Angeles and New York City are more popular. Everybody's a fan of Orlando's big-name theme parks, and they've spawned smaller versions all over the world. But Orlando sightseeing means much more - from hot-air balloon rides to adventures in the Everglades to day tours from Orlando. And if you're traveling with kids, look no further!
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, December 2012
Walt Disney World in Orlando , Florida
has a reputation for throwing some pretty massive New Year’s Eve
festivities, and as usual the Mouse doesn’t let us down this year.
Written by Viator, May 2013
While Orlando has much to offer any visitor, sometimes you just need a change of scenery for a few hours. Luckily, the city offers an array of easily accessible and worthwhile day trips. To help ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011
You may not find the Fountain of Youth here, as was once promised to European explorers, but the DeLeon Springs are a great place to bring the family for a sunny day out. Named after Spanish ...
A rustic hoe-down, an old-timey dance hall, red curtains, wooden
stage, Wild West music and dancing, and a zany swinging act that will
leave the whole family side-splitting with laughter. This is ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Those visiting Orlando, Florida, with an interest in art may want to check out the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Located in nearby Eatonville, the museum pays homage to Florida ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2013
You’ve seen the rides, the Mickey Mouse ears, and the fireworks over the castle on TV and now you’re finally going to Walt Disney World yourself! Yes, it can be an incredibly fun and enchanting ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012
The big-name parks in Orlando
offer good times galore, of course, but there are plenty of other
things to do around the city that won’t require months of saving and
planning. Here are a few ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2012
Afraid of alligators? The only mouth that’s going to eat you here is the
giant one you have to walk through at the front entrance. It may not be
as loud as Universal Studios, but Gatorland in ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, July 2011
Ambassadors have played a priceless role in the communication and upkeep of good sentiments between nations and parties for centuries. You may be picturing a serious bespectacled man or a ...
Let’s be honest, anyone who’s been out in the Orlando
summertime heat knows that it’s nothing to scoff at. It’s hot, the air
is thick, and what you wouldn’t give for just, say, a big cooler to ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, June 2011
There are cities aplenty that have inspired the works of literary greats. One can picture Hemmingway sipping a cocktail in an outdoor café in Paris, Dickens mulling over his prose by candlelight ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, November 2011
If you ever launched a toy rocket in your backyard as a kid – or have ever watched your own kids do so – a trip to the Kennedy Space Center near Orlando is an opportunity to see, in person, the ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2013
The Walt Disney World Marathon (Jan. 13, 2013) is a 26-mile (42-km) course that takes runners from Epcot and Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios .
There is, of course, ...
Written by Jessica F, March 2013
For those spending their spring break at Walt Disney World, there are special events and attractions to take advantage of. Don’t miss the annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which ...
Written by Viator, July 2012
Site of the longest continuously inhabited European settlement on American soil, the historic Spanish outpost of Saint Augustine was established in 1565 and is located only a short two-hour drive ...
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Clearwater Beach Day Trip
Escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando with a day trip to Clearwater Beach! This relaxing tour to Florida's west coast comes with the option to join an additional activity on offer. You can upgrade to include a 1-hour speedboat ride aboard the ‘Sea Screamer’ or a 4-hour deep-sea fishing trip. It's a perfect day trip for the whole family!
Viator Guides in Orlando
Book a private tour of Orlando with a Viator guide! Choose from several professional, licensed guides who will take you on a customized, private tour of the city and its surroundings.