Orlando needs no introduction. Its fame as a family destination for theme parks resounds around the world and draws visitors from every corner of the world. But this larger-than-life playground has more to offer than what lies behind the turnstile gates. Visitors of all ages find shopping on scale with its other attractions as well as museums, sports, performance arts, green oases and outlying towns and neighborhoods with their own distinct personality.
The central Florida area has more attractions in a single area than most states have combined, making this one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a great place to call home. More than 45-million people visit the Orlando area every year. There are so many things to see and do, it's difficult to find a place to start.
There are several expressways traveling east/west through the heart of Orlando. They include St. road 528 which travels from the Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area to I-4, the east/west expressway and others. There are two airports servicing central Florida: the Orlando International Airport and the Sanford airport.
Of course this area is well known for the attractions, but there are also fantastic alternatives that will make you want to extend your stay. Nightlife is in full swing with some of the best entertainment venues, dinner theaters and the like. Several of which are listed above under entertainment. There are over dozens of golf courses, several major sporting venues & shopping is every shopper's dream with several major indoor & outdoor malls and many factory outlet malls. You will find many of these listed under the attractions category.
If you prefer to take in the history of the area, you will want to take a stroll through the "Church Street Station" area. Here you will find red brick streets lined with restored buildings which house shops & some of the most popular eateries & nightclubs in the Orlando area.