Orlando, Florida, is the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. Orlando is home to numerous theme parks, including the world-famous Walt Disney World Resort. Orlando is also only 45 minutes from Port Canaveral, a major cruise ship port that plays host to at least three major cruise lines and over ten different cruise ships, including the Disney Cruise Line’s two ships. In addition, it is the largest inland city in the state of Florida.
Orlando is more than just a collection of theme parks. It has museums, the performing arts and much more. Some of the arts and cultural attractions and activities include the Annual Concert Under the Stars at Historic Bok Sanctuary, Date Night at the Gardens at the Harry P. Leu Gardens, the Florida Music Festival, the Spring Jazz Stroll, and more.
In downtown Orlando, one can find comedy clubs, dance clubs, martini bars, pubs, sophisticated lounges, and sports bars. Universal City Walk at Universal Orlando Resort features dining, shopping, movie theatres, and five nightclubs. Downtown Disney also offers movies, dining, shopping, and seven clubs at Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island.
Orlando’s climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities. Orlando is close to the coast and all of the associated water sports activities. Orlando also has numerous tennis and sports complexes, horseback riding, Everglade’s airboat rides, and much more.