Before we landed on the moon, Central Florida's main visitor attractions were its scenic beauty and recreation. Today, the world comes to Orlando for first-rate family experiences - rom theme parks to museums, lush gardens to space launches-and great weather year-round.
When visitors from around the world arrive, they find the ultimate vacation destination. With nearly 100 attractions and more than 110 hotel rooms for each, there's something for every taste, budget, and schedule. Empty-nesters on a second honeymoon have as much fun as families with toddlers or college kids on spring break. Orlando is also one of the nation's fastest-growing areas, where 1.7 million people work in high-tech research, manufacturing, and communications as well as in the vast tourism industry that is totally focused on providing you the time of your life.
Even beyond the world-famous theme parks, like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld, entertainment junkies have an array of options in Florida. See the Blue Man Group or a Pirates Dinner Adventure show, or tour the Kennedy Space Center. If you have a need for speed, don't miss a visit to the Daytona International Speedway or a wild ride on an airboat adventure. For something a bit more relaxing, but still just as memorable, play a round of golf on one of Orlando's many courses, take a day trip to Clearwater Beach, or see the city from above on a sunrise hot-air balloon ride.