Orlando has a bad reputation for being a landlocked strip mall for the elderly. But look deeper and you’ll find that its entertainment value extends beyond seedy chain restaurants and miniature golf warrens. It’s an ideal spot for families or couples that want to lay back and enjoy entertainment hot spots like SeaWorld.
Shopping here is also something of a cultural tradition, riddled as Orlando’s landscape is with top-notch shopping outlets populated with brands like Barneys and Keihls.
Of course Orlando is wildly famous for tourist destinations like Disney World and Epcot Center, but it is also increasingly being used as a base for exploring the greater reaches of northern Florida, like the foodie scene in Jacksonville or the sports and beach culture in Tampa Bay and Clear Water.
Families looking for the ideal resort for pool side relaxing, with extra-curriculars like golfing and spas will feel right at home at resorts like Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek Resort or the Royal Pacific Resort which is famous for its kid-friendly programs like interactive pool playgrounds and sport facilities.