Orlando, Florida, is without doubt the vacation capital of the world. Where else can you find such an amazing collection of world-class family entertainments to make your Orlando vacation unforgettable? There's something here for everybody - many people have already sensed the magic of The Walt Disney World Resort, but perhaps aren't aware of all the other great things available.
Orlando's dinner shows and nighttime attractions are the feature activities of Orlando vacation. The current selection features horses, pirates, murderers, grass skirts, cowboys, and magicians! Most of the sit-down shows include dinner (usually a chicken or beef dish with a vegetarian option), beer in huge quantities, wine and soft drinks. They are all aimed firmly at a family audience, so parents don't have to worry about unsuitable content. As the major theme parks have some outstanding night time parades and shows your best bet is to book a day when you're headed to one of the smaller parks or attractions. This way you have time to shower and change after your day out and still make it to a show that starts at 7:00p.m. or 7:30p.m.
Orlando heritage can be explored via self-guided walking tours through the City of Eatonville, the nation's oldest incorporated African-American municipality or The Wells' Built Museum of African-American History, formerly a hotel frequented by Duke Ellington and Ray Charles. Lovers of late-Victorian architecture will be delighted to visit the Historic Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop Museum and the Withers-Maguire House and Museum. And, the Orange County Regional History Center traces the area's rich history with an array of interactive exhibits.
Orlando also boasts the world's most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, hands-on exhibits at the Orlando Science Center and extensive collections and mobile exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art.
And that's not all. Your Orlando vacation will give you still more! Central Florida is home to dozens of fun-filled festivals celebrating African-American and Hispanic cultures, music, flowers, strawberries, wine, beer, performing arts, rodeo, fine art and more. Special events like concerts, barbeques and a variety of celebrations for every holiday make for a jam-packed calendar you won't want to miss. Chances are there's something special going on this weekend!
If some quality time with the kids during your Orlando vacation is long overdue, you can't beat a weekend at Walt Disney World Resort or Sea World Orlando. Or, make it a game to see how many of Orlando's smaller attractions you can fit into one weekend. The kids will love any one of Orlando's miniature golf courses, water parks or go-kart parks like Fun Spot Action Park and Magical Midway, and they'll love spending time with you. Afterwards, share a heaping ice cream sundae at Ben & Jerry's, Bresler's Ice Cream & Yogurt Shop or Cold Stone Creamery on International Drive.
Needless to say, that while on Orlando vacation, you should think of your accomodation as well. Here, you have a wide range of options to choose: from ordinary caravans and tents to luxurious hotel rooms, to homes and villas. As to the latter options, Orlando villa and Orlando vacation home are highly recommended. Why villas and vacation homes? The answer is quite clear: there are much more advantages in this type of accommodations: you have much more space for yourself, much more privacy and for a much lower cost. And taking into account that there is quite a great number of trustworthy and long established vacation homes in Orlando, the advantage is absolutely clear.
But, wherever you stay, Orlando vacation promises the greatest pleasure.