Orlando, The City of Entertainment

Orlando – the city in the ‘Orange County‘ and nicknamed as ‘The City Beautiful‘ or ‘O – Town‘ is a place many of us would love to go to. The nicknames are perhaps not the most creative names but who’s complaining, right? Florida was once a quiet farming town but today the city of Orlando is a bustling sunshine city that has so much going on. There must be a reason for this you might ask. Well, I got the answer for you. It is one of the most entertaining cities in the USA. When I think about Orlando, nothing else come to my mind other than the images of world’s famous theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. No doubt it is the epicenter of fun and excitement for the whole family. As such, Orlando has become the city that entertains millions of visitors every year from around the world.

Orlando, The City of Entertainment

Shopping in Orlando

Shopping in Orlando - Mall at Millenia

Mall at Millenia | (c) Photo By: MallAtMillenia.com

Most of us already know the major attractions in this city. You can find them easily when you read travel guides, ask friends and family or just search on the Internet. But did you know Orlando is also a shoppers’ paradise? Yes, there’s lot of shopping to do here other than the theme parks. You can find some of the big name department stores like Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. If you like to shop in unique boutiques, you’re covered too. Basically you can find anything from Gucci bags, Tiffany diamonds to flip flops and second hand treasures. So you can be assured that there is something for every wallet size.

Orlando Nightlife & Entertainment

Nightlife Orlando

Nightlife Orlando | (cc) Photo By: MarinaK

In this glowing city, when the sun goes down, the lights never go out. In fact, the city will continue to entertain you and your family. If you’re visiting with kids, they’re in for a treat, even after day time fun is done. Kids can enjoy an array of evening entertainment options from dinner shows to interactive entertainment complexes. I bet they would want to visit everyday. If you’re traveling with friends and adults, there’s plenty of entertainment for you too. You can let loose at cozy pubs, sports bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs, live music shows, breweries and wineries. What more can you ask for?

Play Golf In Orlando

Grande Pines Golf Club

Grande Pines Golf Club | (cc) Photo By: Bernard Gagnon

Are you a big fan of golf? Well, Orlando will be happy to welcome you. It has more pro golfers than any other city in the world! With over 170 golf courses and some of the most prestigious golf tournaments, Orlando is a golfers paradise. The city has also been voted as the North American Golf Destination of the Year in 2010. So make sure you bring your golf gear when visiting this golfing city.

Orlando Accommodation

Orlando Hotels - Hyatt Regency Orlando

Hyatt Regency Orlando | (cc) Photo By: Leonard J. DeFrancisci

With so many things to do in Orlando, you would want to find a suitable accommodation before visiting. You can choose from variety of options whether you’re traveling with kids or friends. This city has some of the best luxury resorts, themed hotels, charming bed and breakfasts, economy hotels/motels and campgrounds to fit everyone’s needs. Most of these Orlando hotels are found along the International Drive, Hwy-192 or in and around Disney World, giving you easy access to day time fun and the city’s best nightlife. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, start planning your trip by researching cheap hotels in Orlando.

As you may have visualized, the beauty of a trip to Orlando will be that everyone can experience so many things all in one general location. From kids entertainment to shopping to so much more. So hurry and start making your spring break plans to Orlando now!

20 Responses to “Orlando, The City of Entertainment”

  1. Suki F says:

    Ok I don’t play golf but I really love golf resorts on a place as busy as Orlando. I don’t remember the one but there is one with cabins scattered around a large property. I loved how private it felt.

  2. Hi Salika, nice to see you back! I frequently travel to Orlando for work and this post just remind me that I should take time for fun next time.

  3. Good to read something from you again. :) Never been to Orlando, but it seems like a fun city to visit!
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  4. Sophie says:

    Haven’t been in Orlando in a million years. Never a dull moment, if I remember correctly :)
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  5. Freya says:

    I have been to Orlando ones and loved it. We mainly went for the amusement parks, we had so much fun while we were there.
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  6. Mike says:

    My ex and I had a layover in Orlando but flight times changed and we weren’t able to get out and explore Orlando. Very bummed about that! Of course we wanted to go to Disney World but we were curious as to the food scene there. What did you think, Salika Jay?

  7. Great to hear from you again! We’ve been to Orlando a few times and have only ever hit the amusement parks. It’s great to hear that there are other things to do there for our return trip :)
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  8. Agness says:

    I always wanted to try some golf and I guess Orlando is the place!!
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  9. It’s great to see a new post from you! Thanks for the Orlando tips. My husband would go nuts for this city if he ever found out that it’s such a big golf destination! :-)
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