The largest cities in Central Florida are Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford and Daytona Beach. The most popular of these is the Orlando / Kissimmee area. Orlando is the most visited city in all of Florida. The main reason is that there is so much fun to be had in this city that you may not be able to do it all! Orlando is home to Walt Disney World including The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, Typhoon Lagoon and River Country. You can also visit downtown Disney, which has great shopping, animated dining and a great nightlife including Pleasure Island. Outside the Disney gates you will also find International Drive and other great shopping. Filled with shops and shops, hotels and dinner shows, you could have a whole vacation on this one street! You won't want to miss Universal Studios Florida and the Islands of Adventure. The two theme parks bring the magic of movies and special effects to life. Universal Studios is also home to Halloween Horror Nights, bringing the magic of Halloween every fall season. If theme parks don't appeal to you, Downtown Orlando and Winter Park are excellent places to see great live entertainment, antique shopping, nightlife and clubs as well as upscale dining options.
In just an hour's drive, you can also visit one of Florida's premier attractions: the Kennedy Space Center. Watch NASA space shuttles, and enjoy activities and lessons on how space travel has evolved over the past few decades. Daytona Beach is also one hour northeast of Orlando. This beach is popular during the summer months and has a fantastic boardwalk area to stroll along and enjoy the ocean views. Daytona Beach also hosts bike week every year together. Residents and visitors descend on this area to ride their motorcycles here and gather to see antique roadshows and just talk to other motorcycle enthusiasts. It's one of the busiest weeks of the year in Daytona Beach!
Central Florida is a popular place to visit and has continued to change over time to offer guests the best possible vacation destination. While many people come here to play, millions also call it home. It is a large metropolitan area with a world class airport, financial districts and
other businesses that directly impact the hospitality industry thrive in this area. It takes a lot of good people to make every magical holiday happen here. So don't overlook this city as an extraordinary place to live. You could live the magic year-round!