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Orlando, FL

Introduction to Orlando

A world-renowned destination, Orlando is the place to make all of your vacation dreams come true. Of course, it is beloved for its theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and many others. But it also beckons with world-class resorts, shopping opportunities for every budget, all-season golf courses, and some of the most enticing dining opportunities on the planet. Less known but equally inviting are the downtown sections of Orlando itself and many nearby towns in Central Florida – places that celebrate public art and take pride in offering a myriad of cultural opportunities. Come to Orlando – and bring the family – and wish upon a star.
Orlando Weather
One of Orlando's biggest draws is the year-round sunny, mild weather. In keeping with the "Sunshine State", Central Florida maintains a comfortable average annual temperature of 72 degrees and a mostly dry climate from October to May.


Fast Facts
Get the most out of your Orlando vacation. Here’s how:
Getting Around Orlando
  • Taxis, shuttle vans and private car pick-ups are available just outside the door on the baggage claim level at both Orlando International and Orlando-Sanford International airports.
  • Drivers using toll roads should note the E-Pass "Exact Change Only" and "Change and Receipts" toll lanes.
  • Tollbooths do not accept credit cards.
  • This interactive map will help you easily plan your trip around Orlando.
  • Hotel and Sales Tax
  • In Central Florida, taxes on purchases range from 6.5 to 7 percent on all merchandise except "necessary" grocery items and medicine. A 6 percent resort tax is imposed on all hotel rooms in addition to the sales tax.

Phone Numbers
Orlando and its surrounding areas use two area codes: (407) and (321). Here are important phone numbers to keep handy during your visit to Orlando:
  • Emergencies (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 911
  • Directory assistance: 411
  • The Official Visitor Center of Orlando: (407) 363-5872
Orlando is a fun and safe place to visit, but it's still important to take precautions. Here is a list of important safety tips to keep with you during your vacation.