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Orlando


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Orlando is a city in Orange County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, its population was 185,951 with 1,644,561 living in the metropolitan area.

Orlando is visited by an estimated 52 million tourists per year, and is famous for the tourist attractions around it, including Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando Resort.

Attractions in the Orlando area include:
Orlando, Florida


Orlando Facts


Here are some other facts about Orlando:
  • Probably the best known educational institution in Orlando is the University of Central Florida, which is a public university founded in 1963.

  • The principal airport serving Orlando is Orlando International Airport.

  • The main sports team in Orlando is the NBA basketball team, the Orlando Magic.

  • Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful".

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Fodor's Florida (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-09-12
Paperback (720 pages)

Fodor s Florida (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.

From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to Walt Disney World and the Space Coast to hip Miami with its trendy hotels, dining and nightlife, Florida's attractions, along with balmy weather and beautiful people, lure over 80 million visitors to the state every year. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Florida takes a smart insider's look at the state, with helpful planning advice at the start of each chapter.

Fodor’s Florida includes:

  • PULLOUT MAP: A handy take-along map provides essential information about top attractions, nearby dining, and more
  • PHOTOS AND ITINERARIES to inspire and guide your trip
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Recommendations on new hotels, restaurants, attractions, shops, and sports outfitters throughout the state


  • ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special features throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive features of Florida. Art Deco Miami, Spring Training, and the Everglades Ecosystems, give travelers an unparalleled sense of Florida
  • INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: An "Experience Florida" chapter covering what's new in the state, great itineraries, and other helpful tips helps readers choose their perfect Florida trip. Each chapter opens with a map, Top Reasons to Go, and other essential information to help visitors plan time and vacation details effectively
  • DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Florida offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife
  • COVERS: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Naples, Daytona, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Sanibel and Captiva, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and more

Frommer's EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (EasyGuides)

By Jason Cochran

FrommerMedia
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (EasyGuides)
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Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But the lightweight, fact-packed Frommer’s’ 2018 EasyGuide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly need to know. No other book does what we do: Honest talk, solid essentials, and affectionate insider’s secrets to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the inimitable culture and history of Orlando and Central Florida.



This Orlando guide is so groundbreaking that its author, Jason Cochran, was awarded Guide Book of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers for creating it. Cochran, who is also the co-host of the popular Frommer Travel Show on radio, has been going to Orlando since the early 1970s and he keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene. He wants to help you master the parks with a minimum of anxiety and expense.



No other book is as comprehensive while remaining so concise and so honest. No other book synthesizes advice, history, and good sense in such an easy-to-read format. It’s smart―like you.



Smart appraisals of what’s worth waiting in line for ― and what you can skip ― using the Frommer’s star rating system, plus “don’t miss” sections for each park

Incredible restaurant recommendations ― a full chapter’s worth. It’s the only guide in which all city restaurants are family-owned and none are chains or franchises



16 pages of color photos



Interior maps of the theme parks, plus area maps marked with hotels, restaurants, and attractions



Rankings of the area’s best resorts and well-priced hotels, including bold warnings for which ones charge extra resort fees



Brilliant tips to save money, avoid crowds, and skip the lines



Fully updated insider details and secrets, including for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new Pandora―The World of Avatar, and Volcano Bay.



Money-saving tips and hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holiday



Step-by-step itineraries whether you’re bringing kids or you aren’t



PLUS! A huge fold-out, indexed map of the entire Orlando area for on-the-go navigation



It’s Disney, the stress-free way!



There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

Top 10 Orlando (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-08-15
Paperback (160 pages)

Top 10 Orlando (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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True to its name, this Orlando travel guide covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Orlando will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from theme parks, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Orlando.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Fodor's Walt Disney World: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-08-14
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Walt Disney World: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)
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For generations, Americans have come to play and dream in Orlando, Florida. Fodor’s Walt Disney World is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Disney World. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your Disney trip with ease.

Whether visitors want to wander the halls of Hogwarts or dine with Cinderella, Fodor's Walt Disney World provides everything they need to know. Color photos and features highlight the best of the theme parks, area hotels and restaurants, golf courses and spas, and Orlando.

Fodor’s Walt Disney World includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: The completion of Pandora: The World of Avatar in 2017 has been a huge event in Walt Disney World, with more new worlds on the way. We also cover the new and exciting dining and nightlife options in Disney Springs. We've added coverage of Universal's new Volcano Bay water park as well as the other new rides and attractions there and in the surrounding Orlando area.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Walt Disney World and the rest of Orlando.
    •PULLOUT MAP AND MORE DETAILED MAPS: over 35 detailed maps and a handy PULLOUT MAP to help you plan and get around stress-free.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color magazine-style features like “Doing Orlando and the Parks Right” will help you customize your trip. “A Man, A Mouse, A Legacy” delves into the interesting background of Walt Disney and includes an encompassing timeline of the park's history.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Helpful itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time in Orlando. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. “Fodor's Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's planner pages, which include sections for families and for those not going to the theme parks.
    •COVERS: The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, SeaWorld, Discover Cove, International Drive, Gator Land, Kissimmee, the surrounding Orlando area, and much more.
    •ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting the rest of Florida? Check out Fodor's Florida, Fodor's South Florida, and Fodor's In Focus Florida Keys.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2019 (Unofficial Guides)

By Seth Kubersky

Unofficial Guides
Released: 2018-12-04
Paperback (392 pages)

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THE Comprehensive Guide to Universal Orlando

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new waterpark Volcano Bay.

Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando provides step-by-step, detailed touring plans that allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation.

The guide includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

Lonely Planet Discover Florida (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong & Ashley Harrell

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-01
Kindle Edition (288 pages)

Lonely Planet Discover Florida (Travel Guide)
 
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Discover Florida is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the magic of Walt Disney World resort, stroll and peruse paintings on a Miami art walk, or get under the surface and take a snorkeling trip in the Keys; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Florida and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Discover Florida:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, art, literature, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues, cuisine, lifestyle, customs
  • Over 53 color maps
  • Covers Walt Disney Resort, Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Miami, Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, Tampa Bay, Gulf Coast and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Florida, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on Florida's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Magic Guidebooks 2019 Universal Orlando Florida Guide

By Magic Guidebooks

Magic Guidebooks
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Magic Guidebooks 2019 Universal Orlando Florida Guide
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Plan Your Vacation Right!

Explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, venture into the jungles of Jurassic Park, experience movie magic come to life, and even hang with the minions from Despicable Me! Magic Guidebooks presents a detailed look at the exciting Universal Orlando Resort. This guide reviews the attractions, rides, restaurants, shows, and parades throughout Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal's Volcano Bay water park, and the CityWalk travel shopping district. We even cover the upcoming Harry Potter roller coaster and Forbidden Forest attractions!
Discover the hidden, money-saving tips for booking your trip, the pros and cons to each resort hotel, the secrets of the Harry Potter attractions, and a ride order list to best maximize your day. Written by Universal Parks insiders, this guide is filled with the best travel tips for your vacation!

Five-Star Trails: Orlando: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes

By Sandra Friend

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Five-Star Trails: Orlando: Your Guide to the Area s Most Beautiful Hikes
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Five-Star Trails: Orlando is a handy guide for area residents, vacationers seeking outdoor fun, and for business travelers with a free afternoon. With a diverse collection of hiking routes, the book offers choices for everyone from solo trekkers to companions to families with either youngsters or oldsters to consider.

Researched, experienced, and written by a local author, the guide provides in-depth trail descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance key info, helping readers quickly determine the perfect trip for them when they are ready to head out the door.

Sized to fit in a pocket, the book is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions direct hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, and GPS trailhead coordinates get them to the start of the trail.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 (The Unofficial Guides)

By Seth Kubersky

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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 (The Unofficial Guides)
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THE Comprehensive Guide to Universal Orlando

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new waterpark Volcano Bay.

Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando provides step-by-step detailed touring plans that allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation.

The guide includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.

1. Orlando/Central Florida Travel Ref. Map 1:12,500 (International Travel Maps)

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1. Orlando/Central Florida Travel Ref. Map 1:12,500 (International Travel Maps)
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An easy-to-use double-sided road map of Orlando and Central Florida to plan your trip, to prepare your itinerary, and to travel independently in this part of the State. One side shows a street map of Orlando and Walt Disney World, the other side covers Central Florida, from Mexico Gulf to the Ocean.


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