Flights to Orlando (MCO)

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Is there a city more geared towards the pursuit of fun than Orlando? This family-friendly holiday destination in Florida is home to some of the most iconic theme parks in the world, with Walt Disney World Resort being the biggest name of them all. The ‘House of Mouse’ plays no small role in drawing the crowds, and an estimated 50 million visitors take flights to Orlando every year.

When you’re not rubbing shoulders with your favourite Disney characters, there’s also wildlife spotting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and seal and dolphin shows at SeaWorld Orlando Florida. For film fans, you can peruse famous stage sets and memorabilia at Universal Studios Florida.

Away from the resorts, immerse yourself in the city’s dining and nightlife scene. The ‘locavore’ movement has well and truly taken hold, and there are some supremely talented chefs making the most of local, seasonal ingredients to create a dining experience worth travelling for.

Once you get away from the resorts, the great outdoors of Orlando is a big draw. If you’re feeling active, rent a kayak and take a tour of Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Alternatively, if you have the time to take a day trip out of the city, try wandering the walking trails of the nearby Ocala National Forest or go wildlife spotting at Wekiwa Springs State Park. For another way to soak up the Florida sunshine, visit one of the city’s many award-winning golf courses. There’s a reason Tiger Woods is such a big fan of the city.

Make the time to see Orlando’s cultural offerings and your enthusiasm will be rewarded with a range of galleries, museums, science centres and more. The Orlando area is home to the renowned Dali Museum and Orlando Art Museum, as well as the Kennedy Space Center.

Play golf

Orlando is widely regarded to be one of the best golfing destinations in the United States and it is easy to see why – along with perfect sunny days, it also boasts more than 170 golf courses, with golf pros like Jack Nicklaus behind many of the designs. Check out the course at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, which counts Tiger Woods among its fans.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
4048 Central Florida Parkway
FL 32837
+1 407 393 4900

Watch the Orlando Magic at Amway Center

Sports fans should head downtown to the Amway Center, one of Orlando’s most famous landmarks. The stadium hosts various sports events and concerts throughout the year, but is best known as the home of Orlando’s NBA team, the Orlando Magic, whose most famous alumnus is Shaquille O’Neal.

400 W Church Street #200
FL 32801
+1 407 440 7000

Visit Walt Disney World Resort

You can’t go to Orlando and not pay a visit to the House of Mouse. Everything you’ve heard about Walt Disney World Resort is true, from the adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters in the theme parks to seeing your favourite characters brought to life by brilliant actors. It’s hard to pick a highlight, but the Star Wars-themed Star Tours is one of the coolest attractions.

World Drive
FL 32830
+1 407 939 5277

Visit Orlando’s best art galleries

If all of those theme parks leave you in the mood for a more sedate activity, Orlando’s museums offer a welcome change of pace. The Orlando Museum of Art has some stunning 20th century works, including pieces by Andy Warhol, while the Dali Museum, dedicated to the art of Salvador Dali, is a must-visit for any fans of Surrealism.

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N Mills Avenue
FL 32803
+1 407 896 4231

Go kayaking on Shingle Creek

Get out of the city and get back to nature with a kayak tour of Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Both the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott at Grande Lakes organise kayaking tours of this fascinating ecosystem. Perfect for bird-watching enthusiasts, or simply those who want to keep active while on holiday.

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
FL 32837
+1 407 206 2300

Explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There are plenty of good reasons to visit the iconic Universal Studios Orlando, but if you had to pick just one it would be The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. ‘Muggles’ can hop on the Hogwarts Express to travel between Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogwarts Castle inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Boulevard
FL 32819
+1 407 363 8000

Victoria and Albert’s (American)

To experience true fine dining in Orlando, book a table at the legendary Victoria and Albert’s. Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, old-fashioned elegance is the name of the game at this glamorous restaurant. Wear your finest threads (men should wear a jacket) and blow the budget; it’s worth it for the haute New American cuisine.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
FL 32830
+1 407 939 3862

The Rusty Spoon (New American/European)

This popular downtown restaurant places great importance on using only the finest local ingredients. Chef Kathleen Blake serves up some of the best comfort food you’ll ever taste – hearty meals like the ‘Dirty South’ seafood stew with grits, braised lamb sandwiches and a decadent fruit cobbler with gelato for dessert.

55 W Church Street
FL 32801
+1 407 401 8811

K Restaurant (Mediterranean fusion)

There’s something for everyone at this casual yet romantic eatery, whether you’re looking for a big juicy burger or an elegant duck confit. Located in College Park, chef and owner Kevin Fonzo sources his ingredients locally and gives back to the community with various initiatives, including school lunch programmes.

1710 Edgewater Drive
FL 32804
+1 407 872 2332

Hawkers Asian Street Fare (Asian)

Imagine the vibrancy, atmosphere and flavour of Southeast Asia’s street food stalls – that’s what you’ll get at Hawkers, a low-key, budget-friendly restaurant in Orlando. The best way to tackle the menu is to order a few sharing plates – try the chicken wings, bahn mi sliders and the tempura green beans to start.

1103 N Mills Avenue
FL 32803
+1 407 237 0606

Chatham’s Place (Mediterranean)

Open since 1988, Chatham’s Place is an Orlando institution. It’s famous for the passion of Chef Tony Lopez, who’s known for sourcing fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs from his own garden to create his delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The atmosphere is elegant and romantic, and the service is exceptional.

7575 Dr Phillips Boulevard
FL 32819
+1 407 345 2992

Bull and Be(Steak)

A high-end steakhouse are located in the stylish Waldorf Astoria Orlando, this New York export more than matches up to its Big Apple counterpart. The menu features re-imagined versions of steakhouse classics, all impeccably cooked – try the signature dish, a 32-day dry-aged tomahawk rib eye.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
FL 32821
+1 407 597 5500

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Waldorf Astoria has everything you need for a family holiday in Orlando. You can drop the little ones off at the kids’ club before retiring to the Waldorf’s excellent spa. Alternatively, make the most of the Florida sunshine by lounging at the pool in one of the private cabanas or improving your swing at the hotel’s golf course.

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
FL 32821
+1 407 597 5500

Four Seasons Orlando

The glamorous Four Seasons Orlando is the only central Florida hotel to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award. It’s also the perfect hotel for a romantic holiday in Orlando, with its luxurious spa (which offers couples’ treatments), adults-only swimming pool and the Tranquilo Golf Club, with its Tom Fazio-designed course.

10100 Dream Tree Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista
FL 32836
+1 407 313 7777

Floridian Express

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Orlando, this budget hotel makes a great base for sightseeing in the city. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. It’s a great option for families, as children aged 18 and under stay for free. Breakfast is included, and there’s a complimentary shuttle to the biggest theme parks.

6323 International Drive
FL 32819
+1 407 351 4430

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Orlando – Lake Buena Vista

This family-friendly hotel is the only all-suite hotel in the Downtown Disney area, within Walt Disney World Resort, and has some of the best transport links to Orlando’s attractions. There are complimentary shuttle buses to many Walt Disney theme parks including Magic Kingdom Park, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Plus, hotel guests get discounts at Walt Disney World Golf.

Walt Disney World Resort
2305 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
FL 32830
+1 407 934 1000

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

This spectacular resort is one of the most famous hotels in Orlando, and one of the best to boot. Visitors can’t help but fall in love with the resort’s main attraction: the wild animals. More than 30 species – 300 creatures in total – wander the surrounding grounds, including zebras, giraffes and gazelles.

2901 Osceola Parkway Boulevard
FL 32821
+1 407 938 3000

Cabana Bay Beach Resort

For families on a budget, a stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort will keep you close to all the action of Universal Studio, but without breaking the bank. The hotel is packed with family-friendly attractions including a bowling alley and swimming pools.

6550 Adventure Way
FL 32819
+1 407 503 4000

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