About Orlando Florida

Downtown Orlando Florida

Located in central Florida, Orlando is well-known for its great location near top attractions and theme parks like Disney World, Universal Studios, Gator World and Sea World. Apart from these attractions, Orlando offers a great deal more for visitors. With over 100 lakes, Orlando is a great place to enjoy the water, despite being landlocked. The city is also home to a seemingly never-ending selection of restaurants, bars, shops and activities.

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  • Golf Courses: 26
  • Lake Eola Depth: 80'
  • Avg. Days of Sunshine: 233
  • Incorporated: 1885
  • Population: 235K
Downtown Orlando Florida

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Reasons Visit to Orlando, Florida

Downtown Orlando is a growing area centered around Orange Avenue that is packed with bars, clubs, and restaurants, as well as theaters and concert venues. The main strip on Orange Avenue is closed most nights because of the large volumes of pedestrians. Despite the proximity of theme park haven Lake Buena Vista, the city has a lot to offer on its own.

Just a few blocks over is Lake Eola, a picturesque park situated around a swan-filled lake. In the middle of the lake is a lighted fountain that has been established as an icon of Orlando, and on one side of the lake stands the historic outdoor shell theater, where tourists and locals alike can see a version of the Nutcracker every December. Swan-shaped paddle boats are available for rental as well.

Taking over for Church Street as the main nighttime hot spot is Wall Street. It is a small pedestrian-only alley off of Orange Avenue that houses several restaurants and bars. They also have frequent concerts on Wall Street, providing a stage for bands to play for everything from Cinco de Mayo to the Capital One Bowl and Citrus Bowl celebration weeks.

Things to Do in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL FAQs

There are SO many things to do in Orlando! Orlando, for most people, conjures up the image of theme parks, mainly Walt Disney World, but there are an endless amount of fun things to do in Orlando! (In fact, Disney World is not in Orlando, but is in nearby Lake Buena Vista). The region sees an estimated 52 million tourists a year, and downtown Orlando is developing significantly under this tourist boom.

Tampa is roughly 95 miles from Orlando, about a 1.5-hour drive. 

The weather in Orlando is quite pleasant! With comfortable low and high temperatures throughout the year, summer is typically rainy however the dry season, November - April is delightful!

While the closest beach to Orlando, Daytona Beach, is almost an hour away, the city is home to over 100 lakes which means there is still plenty of water to be enjoyed!

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Orlando Vacation Rentals

Orlando Vacation Rentals near Universal Studio & DisneyStaying in a Florida Gold Vacation Rental provides you with an affordable, more spacious and relaxing alternative to an expensive hotel. With vacation home rental options from 2 to 7 bedrooms, vacation homes are a budget-friendly option for your Florida vacation.

Our Orlando vacation rentals are fully furnished for your comfort. We offer everything from vacation homes with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, multiple bedrooms, and bathrooms to condos with resort amenities.

Located in resort areas complete with private pools or sparkling community pools, as well as many other amenities for you to enjoy, we definitely have the perfect Orlando vacation rental for you. Search our fantastic selection of rental properties and begin planning a fun Florida vacation today!

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