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What cities are popular to road trip to from Orlando?

Florida itself offers many different landscapes and experiences. A great road trip would be from Orlando following the coast – over to Cocoa Beach and Daytona, down to Miami, even further down to the most southern point of the States in the Florida Keys, up the Gulf Coast to Naples, St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Tampa and back to Orlando. It totally depends on how long you want to spend in each place, but at a brisk pace, this could be done in a week, or take two and explore at your leisure – you won’t regret it. Another popular route is New Orleans to Florida – take in the southern hospitality of Louisiana before soaking up the sun of The Sunshine State.

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Which theme parks should I go to in Orlando?

Orlando is the place to go to if theme parks are your passion! Walt Disney World Resort has six theme parks and water parks to choose from all in a space the size of Manchester! Whether you are on the hunt for thrilling roller coasters, vertical water slides or character meet and greets, there is something for everyone across the resort.

Stay on-site for Disney Resort benefits including exclusive tickets, Disney Dining Plans, extra Magic Hours and pre-access to book fast passes and dining reservations and more!

Universal Resort Orlando offers some incredible rides and experiences. Halloween Horror nights are a must for the adults, while Minions, Harry Potter and simulation rides keep everyone happy! Again a great range of guest benefits for those staying in a Universal Orlando Resort Hotel including resort transport, Early Park Admission, charging privileges across the resort and when staying in selected hotels, you can also jump the queue on selected rides for FREE!

New for 2017 is the Universal waterpark Volcano Bay – more details to follow but it is said to be the most exciting, innovative water park in Orlando!

SeaWorld is a beautiful park showcasing some of the most amazing animals found in the ocean, witness first hand the amazing conservation projects that are ongoing to help our eco-system, not forgetting the rides, for 2016, Mako will open – the longest, fastest and tallest roller coaster in Orlando.

Busch Gardens Tampa incorporates the best of both worlds – animals and thrilling roller coasters! Dive like a Bird of Prey head first towards the ground on Falcon’s Fury, explore and see animals on a Safari, race like a wild cat on Cheetah Hunt and soar through the sky on the floorless coaster, Sheikra.

Aquatica is SeaWorld’s water park – amazing family and single water slides surround a large pool. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls are almost vertical drops where the floor literally falls from beneath your feet, but who will drop first?! SeaWorld offer 2 and 3 park tickets so you can experience as much or as little as you like.

Discovery Cove is a beautiful park giving you the chance to dive with fish, swim with Dolphins and walk the sea floor!

There is so much to see and do in Orlando, tickets are available to off-site guests too, it is worth checking before you book if the hotel offers any free theme park transport to ensure you are getting as much value for your your money.

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What are the hotels like in Orlando?

Wow, there is so much variety of accommodation in Orlando. Most accommodation is centred around International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Kissimmee, while villas can be located as far out as Haines City, so it depends how far in or out of the action you want to be! Villas and condos offer more space for a home-from- home feel, these will feature full kitchens and laundry facilities and are also larger with more space for bigger parties! Motel style accommodation are cheap and cheerful providing a great base for a busy holiday visiting theme parks. Resort hotels are the closest you will get to the action at either Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort, these also come with a whole host of guest benefits. We also have a range of hotels especially in the International drive area which can offer great prices and offers for children, free theme park shuttle transport etc. And for those with a big budget or looking for something that bit more special and refined, Orlando offers some beautiful luxury property resorts where service, facilities and decor are second to none.

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Can I visit the Everglades from Orlando?

Wild Florida Airboats are a great way of getting out on the Everglades and croc-spotting!!! There are a number of different experiences available from a 30-minute boat ride and wildlife park admission – a great experience for all the family!

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Where can I shop in Orlando?

A quicker answer would be where CAN’T you shop in Orlando! There are 2 huge outlet malls (International Premium Outlets and Vineland Premium Outlets) where you can pick up some bargains from great international brands like Nike, Levis, Michael Kors and Victoria’s Secret. They also have luggage stores at these outlet malls which means if you go a bit crazy with your credit card, you can buy another suitcase to bring it all home! There is also The Florida Mall where you can find favourites like Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Apple Store and Sephora. Not to mention lots of stores and boutiques in and around the area and of course at Disney Springs – brand new and home to Orlando flagship stores, gift shops and all things Disney. Universal’s CityWalk also offers shopping for clothes, souvenirs and even a tattoo store!