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Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida
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

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  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Orlando is the University of Central Florida, which is a public university founded in 1963.

  • Probably the best-known sports team in Orlando is the basketball team, the Orlando Magic.

  • The principal airport for Orlando is Orlando International Airport.

  • Orlando is nicknamed "The City Beautiful".

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Lonely Planet Florida (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Jennifer Rasin Denniston & Benedict Walker

Paperback (536 pages)

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

Lonely Planet Florida is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dance to Caribbean beats in Miami, fulfill your inner child at Walt Disney World, or kayak the Everglades' shallow waterways; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Florida and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Florida Travel Guide:

  • 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, art-deco architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Miami city map (included in print version), plus over 20 color maps
  • Covers Miami, South Beach, Everglades, Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, Cape Canaveral, Tampa Bay and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Florida, our most comprehensive guide to Florida, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Florida, a photo-rich guide to the state's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Miami? Check out Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Florida & the South's Best Trips, for amazing road-trip itineraries.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Adam Karlin, Jennifer Denniston, Paula Hardy and Ben Walker.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017

By Seth Kubersky

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The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2017
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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 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 Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction.

Step-by-step detailed touring plans allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation. 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.

Central Florida Backroads Travel: Day Trips Off The Beaten Path

By Mike Miller

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Central Florida Backroads Travel: Day Trips Off The Beaten Path
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CENTRAL FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL takes you off the Interstate Highways and onto the quieter roads that defined this region in earlier years. Millions of people visit Central Florida every year and never really see it. Everything looks pretty much the same from Interstate 4, Interstate 75 or the Florida Turnpike. The same old billboards, gas stations, chain restaurants and tacky tourist traps call out to you as you speed along. This guide will rescue you from interstate monotony and take you off the beaten path to what is called Old Florida. This part of our fast growing state is still a place of serenity, natural wonders and historic places. The guide is organized into several different sections so you can browse what you’d like at your convenience. Several historic Central Florida towns are profiled including Babson Park, Cassadaga, Clermont, Doctor Phillips, Eustis, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Fruitland Park, Haines City, Highland Park, Howey In The Hills, Lakeland, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Mount Dora, Ocala, Okeechobee, Orlando, Sebring, St Cloud, Tavares, The Villages, Wauchula, Windermere, Winter Garden, Winter Haven and Winter Park. The history of each town is discussed and photos are shown along with an antique postcard now and then. If a town has a good restaurant, the guide will mention it along with some favorite lodging choices. Although Central Florida is noted for its major Orlando theme parks, the area is also famous for its vast agricultural lands, its Ocala National Forest and older quieter tourist attractions. This guide will show you where the best ones are. You will also learn about several Florida State Parks. These parks are quiet treasures that will make your visit even more interesting. The guide does not focus on the major theme parks, but does give you brief introductions to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld. Florida heritage and history are important parts of the culture of Central Florida. The guide tells you about festivals, including art shows, and gives you times and places so you can enjoy them during your visit. You will also find a list of all Central East Florida heritage sites, and will learn about the interesting history of this part of Florida. Last but not least, CENTRAL FLORIDA BACKROADS TRAVEL has a section on Florida day trips. You will be given recommended driving routes along with maps to help you enjoy your wanderings around this interesting region of Florida. The guide is written by Mike Miller, a 50 plus year resident of Florida. Mike is a graduate civil engineer from the University of Florida and has traveled all over the state on both business and pleasure. He writes for and publishes his own website, Florida-Backroads-Travel.com. Much of the material from this guide is from the website.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2017 (Easy Guides)

By Jason Cochran

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Frommer s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2017 (Easy Guides)
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Preparing for a visit to Orlando can turn into a full-time job, and paying for it can devour a small fortune. Most books on the market make the problem worse, either burying vacationers in tiny details and anxieties or functioning as unquestioning cheerleaders for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But Frommer’s’ 2017 Easy Guide cuts through the noise and hyperbole to deliver what no other book does: Honest talk, frank advice, and an affectionate insider’s secrets to appreciating and affording Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World, and the inimitable attractions of Orlando and Central Florida.

Praised by locals and visitors alike, it’s the only guide to show you Orlando the way you actually want to see it. No other guide 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.

This Orlando guide is so novel and 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 editor-in-chief of our popular website, Frommers.com and the co-host of the Frommer Travel Show, keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene.

- Rankings of the area’s best resorts and well-priced hotels
- Smart appraisals of what’s worth waiting in line for — and what you can skip
- Reviews of non-chain restaurants — a full chapter’s worth — so you can find the best flavors beyond the usual franchises
- Money-saving tips and hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holiday
- Tips on navigating the complex theme park systems that aren’t down with unnecessarily obsessive details—Learn what you need to know and then relax.

The book is in the lightweight and easily-carried format of our Easy Guides, and it also contains a valuable fold-out map.

The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 (Travel Guide)

By Giovanni Costa

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The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2017 (Travel Guide)
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New Edition with hundreds of Full Color Photos

This 2017 edition of the guide has been completely revised and rewritten with all new information on new attractions and other park additions! It covers the period from September 2016 to December 2017.

*The most up to date information on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter including Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. A look at every ride, shop and restaurant.
*Learn about the new King Kong ride and Sapphire Falls hotel, plus Jimmy Fallon's ride and the full coverage of Volcano Bay water park coming in 2017.
*Spend less time waiting in lines with our exclusive touring plans for Universal Orlando - saving you hours throughout the day.
*A detailed look at EVERY ride, show, attraction, restaurant and on-site hotel.
*Get tons of money-saving tips, including how to slash the price of on-ride photos and in park drinks.
*Our exclusive Top Tips throughout the guide help you get ahead of other visitors.
*Find out how to save on tickets and Express Passes, get free coupons and much more...

The Most Up to Date and Useful Travel Guide - This guide book is updated throughout the year, meaning that at the time of purchase you'll have the latest guide, and not something that went to print 6 or 12 months ago. This is particularly important as changes just keep on coming throughout the year!

Full contents:
1. Introduction
2. Tickets - Save big bucks with our tips and a look at every ticket option
3. On-site accommodation - A look at all 5 on-site hotels
4. Getting there - A comprehensive guide on getting to resort, including travelling to and from Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando, and the airport.
5. Universal Studios Florida - A full park guide including every ride, show, restaurant and more - includes full coverage of the Harry Potter: Diagon Alley area and King Kong.
6. Islands of Adventure - A full park guide including every ride, show and restaurant - includes detailed coverage of the Harry Potter: Hogsmeade area.
7. Volcano Bay - A look of this brand new water park with a look at all the attractions that will be part of it.
8. Universal CityWalk guide - Full coverage of restaurants, nightclubs, mini-golf, movies theatres and more.
9. Services - Learn about Photo Connect, Express Passes, Child Swap, Internet Access, Package Delivery, Stroller and Wheelchair rentals and much more.
10. Things for the little ones - Keep the smaller members of the family entertained too.
11. Guests with Disabilities - Guest Assistance Cards, discounted tickets, wheelchair rentals and much more.
12. Dining - The top 10 dining locations, how to make dining reservations, a full look at Universal's Meal Plan options and much more.
13. Tips, savings and more - Money saving tips, spend less time queuing, ride height requirements, early park admission, character meet and greets, and more.
14. Comparing Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World - Been to Walt Disney World? This chapter compares the two resorts.
15. Seasonal events - Find out about Halloween Horror Nights, Rock the Universe, A Harry Potter Celebration, the Christmas Holiday season, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and many more events in detail.
16. Touring plans - Save time by following our expertly crafted touring plans and make the most of your time. Included are several different plans - choose the best for you.
17. The Future - A look at changes being worked on now and a peek into the future.

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.

Orlando Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs in Orlando, Florida (City Travel Guide 2018)

By Arthur H. Gooden

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Orlando Travel Guide 2018: Shops, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Pubs and Nightclubs in Orlando, Florida (City Travel Guide 2018)
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The places found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. 1,900 places listed and organized in four groups. "TOP 500 SHOPS" 82 Store Categories. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS & CAFES" 71 Cuisine Types. "TOP 400 BARS & PUBS" American Bars, Gastropubs, Sport Bars, Cocktail Bars, Wine Bars, Tapas Bars, Sushi Bars, Gay Bars, Latin Bars, Breweries.. "TOP 500 NIGHTLIFE SPOTS" Restaurants, Bars, Lounges, Nightclubs, Comedy Clubs, Karaoke, Pool Halls, Bowling, Performing Arts, Music Venues, Adult Entertainment and many more options to visit, relax and enjoy your stay.

Fodor's Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

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Fodor s Florida 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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From the Panhandle's white sandy beaches to 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.

StreetSmart Orlando Map by VanDam -- Laminated, pocket sized family vacation Map to all resorts, theme parks and attractions. Legible and easy to use ... Studios and International Drive. 2015 Edition

By Stephan Van Dam & editor

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StreetSmart Orlando Map by VanDam -- Laminated, pocket sized family vacation Map to all resorts, theme parks and attractions. Legible and easy to use ... Studios and International Drive. 2015 Edition
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  • Features maps of Greater Orlando, International Drive, Downtown Orlando, and Walt Disney World
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VanDam's award winning Orlando StreetSmart maps all top attractions including Walt Disney World, hotels, major architecture, and shopping - all at an immensely legible super-scale of 1:18,800, complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows users to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection.

Orlando StreetSmart includes a stunning dimensional detail of Walt Disney World, Downtown Orlando, and International Drive. Edition also includes a map of Greater Orlando.

Simplicity reigns supreme in information design to make complex cities clear and understandable. Our typography creates character and reveals the true bones of the city. VanDam uses a letter grid to identify locations on maps - no confusing and cluttering K-28 or V-34s - its just the city from A-Z. Our covers map the icons of each city and turn them into collectible graphic art. Each sleek and laminated city map package opens to 24" x 9" and then easily folds down to 4" x 9" to snuggly fit into a shirt pocket or purse. Gain instant Orlando StreetSmarts and a sexy souvenir to boot!

City Maps Orlando Florida, USA

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City Maps Orlando Florida, USA
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City Maps Orlando Florida, USA is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities are only some of the places you will find in this map. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city as of 2017. We hope you let this map be part of yet another fun Orlando adventure :)

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