Orlando, Florida Travel Guides
- Things to Do
- Top Golf Courses
- Festival of Trees
- Fringe Festival
- Gourmet Restaurant Hopping at Universal Orlando
Visiting the great city of Orlando, Florida? The area is worthy of many vacations per lifetime, as there's such a large amount of things to do, and new attractions are popping up all the time. Here's an overview of what to expect from Orlando vacation rentals.
Orlando Theme Parks
Whether you're supplementing a Walt Disney World vacation with a few days outside of Mickey's domain, or bypassing the Mouse altogether in favor of Orlando's other theme parks, you won't be disappointed. There's Universal Orlando Resort, featuring Universal Studios Florida (with the Transformers, Simpsons, and Despicable Me) and Islands of Adventure (home to Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, and Spider-Man); SeaWorld Orlando, including Aquatica and Discovery Cove; WonderWorks, Gatorland, and more. Drive a bit further afield and you'll find Legoland, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Adventure Island.
Best Orlando Golf Courses
Orlando golf courses range from pricey to casual, with high-quality as a common denominator. Some public highlights include the Grand Cypress Resort, the Hawk's Landing Golf Club, the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, and the Grand Pines Golf Club. Popular private Orlando golf courses worth checking out are the Bay Hill Club & Lodge and the Golden Bear Club.
Best Orlando Restaurants
Because such a wide variety of people visit Orlando, there's a great selection of dining options. For a charming intro to the local flavors, don't miss out on Chatham's Place. (Makes for a great date night!) If you want some good old American food with a lake view, head to Seasons 52 on Sand Lake Road, great for adults and big groups. Families on a budget, however, will appreciate the Yellow Dog Eats Cafe. Craving something more unique? Enjoy Cuban at Padrino's Cuban Bistro, Brazilian at Texas de Brazil, German at the Bauern-Stube Authentic German Restaurant, or Vietnamese at Pho 88.