Among the different places to visit in the US, Orlando is a much favored destination. Being part of the state of Florida, this place has a warm and balmy weather which makes it a favored tourist destination through the year. This place is a county seat of Orange County. Located in central Florida, the Orlando metropolitan area is a sprawling region. It is considered the 73rd largest city of the country and one of the largest inland cities in the state. With its rich natural landscapes, bay areas and tourist attractions, there is little wonder that it is nicknamed The City Beautiful. It is also called the Theme Park Capital of the world for the staggering number of world famous theme parks and entertainment venues located here.
Among the numerous attractions that you can see here, foremost would be the Walt Disney World, this being the largest theme park and entertainment destination here, many tourists come here to spend their dream Disney themed vacations here. It is located in the southwest part of downtown Orlando. This place was opened by Walt Disney Company in 1971 and is one of the most sought after vacation destinations for adults and kids alike by the Bay Lake region.
You will also find Universal Orlando resort here, which was started in 1999. Run by the Universal studios, people get their fill of their favorite movie characters and movie inspired sets, entertaining rides and other recreations besides the resort like destination it acts for the visitors.
University of Central Florida is also located here. The university campus is one of the largest in the state and is a beautiful campus to explore as well.
Historic downtown areas of the city are worth visiting such as Orange Avenue, Church Street and Garland Avenue, which are lined with boulevards and eateries as well as retail destinations.
The historic district around Lake Eola is also a popular area to visit. Thornton Park that is located here has some of the old homes of the region.
The shopping destinations that are favored by tourists here are the Florida Mall, The Mall at Millennia, Orlando Fashion Square, which is known to have several popular places for wining and dining options.