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Area Guide: Orlando, Florida

Aug 29 2020 | Area Guide

We have several hotels in Kissimmee and Orlando to choose from near some of the best of Central Florida’s attractions and theme parks. We make it easy to get to the hottest attractions around with complimentary shuttle to and from the nearby parks.

Walt Disney World® Area Attractions:

The Walt Disney World® vacation of a lifetime awaits you in Central Florida. We are situated just a few minutes from each and every Walt Disney World®attraction that Orlando has to offer. You and your family can hop from park to park, enjoying Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park by day and dinner around the world at nearby Epcot® restaurants. Or catch a show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® before visiting with Mickey at Walt Disney World’s® Magic Kingdom®park.

Nearby Theme Parks & Attractions

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Epcot® – 6 miles
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios® – 6 miles
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – 1 mile
  • Old Town Kissimmee – 3 miles
  • Discovery Cove – 10 miles
  • Sea World – 10 miles
  • International Drive – 12 miles
  • Osceola Heritage Park – 16 miles
  • Holy Land Experience – 16 miles
  • Orlando Convention Center – 5 miles
  • Houston Astros Stadium – 16 miles
  • Universal Studios Florida – 16 miles
  • Islands of Adventure – 16 miles
  • Universal CitiWalk – 16 miles
  • Legoland Florida – 32 miles
  • Beyond the Theme Parks

Four miles away lies the Celebration Town Center, an area with a small-town atmosphere, shops, restaurants, and year-round local events. Or, for a taste of southern chic, visit nearby Winter Park (a half hour drive). This picturesque town has a variety of authentic local dining options in a walkable setting. Less than ten miles away, you’ll find world class golfing at two championship courses (Falcon’s Fire and Celebration) as well as Champions Gate. Sparkling beaches that are just an hour away include Cocoa, Daytona, and New Smyrna.

Orlando Shopping is Close By

There are also plenty of options for avid shoppers. Bargain hunters need only travel a few minutes to enjoy the Buena Vista Factory Stores and Belz Factory Outlet Mall. For a luxurious shopping experience like none other, visit the Mall at Millenia. The Mall at Millenia features futuristic architecture, luxurious touches, and your favorite mall stores. The mall also offers high-end luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Versace.

International Drive

International Drive, commonly known as I-Drive, is a major 11.1-mile (17.9 km) thoroughfare in Orlando, Florida, United States, and is the city’s main tourist strip. I-Drive is located several miles southwest of proper Downtown Orlando in the southernmost limits of the city. The International Drive area serves a similar purpose to that of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas as the core of the tourism area.

The International Drive Resort Area provides visitors to the Orlando area with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping fun for the entire family! Awesome theme parks, dining, shopping and family entertainment give guests a reason to visit Orlando’s Most Dynamic Destination!

Orlando Convention Center

Owned and operated by Orange County Government and located in the heart of the area’s tourism district, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) serves as the perfect event destination. Whether you are visiting us as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, the OCCC is committed to making your experience with us a success.

As the second largest convention facility in the country, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) benefits more than 1,000 companies annually in the Central Florida area.

  • 200 events hosted.
  • 1 million attendees.
  • $1.9 billion in economic impact.

Universal Studio

Get ready for the ultimate Orlando experience!

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling Theme Park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Orlando’s best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™. Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park, now open.

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