A US News report recently called Orlando, Florida the tenth best place to visit in the US. In 2011, Travel and Leisure called Magic Kingdom the eighth most visited attraction in the world—and it’s easy to see why.
Orlando is home to not only the popular Disney, Universal, and Sea World resorts, but fine dining and outlet shops in a vacation atmosphere unparalleled by anywhere else in the world. It’s clearly the ideal vacation spot, especially for out-of-town snowbirds; but who said you needed to travel far for a vacation?
You’re busy, it’s understandable—but planning a staycation is an easy way to unwind from daily stressors without putting life completely on hold. With Orlando and all of its attractions less than an hour away from Mount Dora, it can provide the perfect day away. Kids will love meeting Minnie and Mickey and all of their favorite theme characters, you can make time for some shopping at one of Orlando’s many outlet malls—and you’ll be home before eleven.
If making the short trip becomes a regular affair, season tickets to your favorite theme park come with special perks and can save you hundreds of dollars per passholder.
Are you more interested in seeing the span of the country? Travel.usnews.com has a complete list of popular US travel destinations.