Orlando, Florida, features attractions such as the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Sea World, Epcott Center, Universal Studios, and the Harry P. Leu Garden. You can swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, enjoy amazing entertainment at the La Nouba - Cirque du Soleil, see the archeological features of Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine, or participate in an indoor skydiving adventure at iFly Orlando. For some summer fun, you can visit the Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or view exotic animals at Wild Africa Trek. Orlando is approximately two hours away from Tampa.
The International Drive area, where many hotels and resorts are located, is close to the city's major theme parks. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) serves the area, and public transportation includes a variety of bus lines, taxis, car rentals, and shuttles.
September and October are good times to travel to Orlando because temperatures are warmer yet less humid. Theme parks offer holiday celebration events in early December, such as the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Spring season occurs in March, and the June through August months are wetter, with the peak rainy season ending in November. For entertainment year-round, Downtown Orlando is a popular neighborhood to experience nightlife, and Orange Avenue features several different bars and restaurants.
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