Orlando offers something for everyone, whether you want to do some shopping or want to unwind and visit one of our spas. Orlando offers a wide range of activities for you to enjoy under the gorgeous rays of the Floridian sunshine.
By day there is nothing better to do than visit one of Orlando’s world-renowned theme parks. For the children, delight them with a trip to Disney World or head to the fascinating Universal Studios and the pure adrenaline-fuelled thrills of Aquatica; there is sure to be enough to keep the whole family entertained on your Orlando holiday. By day you can explore the city’s museums and cultural attractions, and in the evening, you can enjoy a relaxing meal at one of Orlando’s many top class restaurants or even an exciting night out on the town.
Luxury Holidays to Orlando
Experience the vibrant thrills of Orlando in pure luxury. Whether you want to take a day off of site-seeing to bask in the sun by your luxury 5-star pool, or soothe tired muscles after a long day with an indulgent treatment at your hotel’s spa, Orlando knows how to do luxury, and do it well. With over 30 years of experience, at Kenwood Travel we’ve tried and tested the best of Orlando to bring you the crème-de-la-crème of luxury hotels and resorts. Florida, however, is not just about Orlando. This amazing state has so much to offer you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Must See Attractions in Orlando
America is the land of the theme park and nobody does them better, bigger or more extravagant than Orlando. They are places to keep your children delighted for weeks on end, but they aren't just for kids. Walt Disney World is just unmissable for first-time visitors, but we would also recommend The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando – where else would you try a pint of butterbeer?
And that's just the theme parks. To get close to alligators try airboat tours to the Everglades! In case you're not crazy about an encounter with some reptiles, why not check the I-Drive 360 and its main attraction, the Orlando Eye.
Where to eat in Orlando
There are so many culinary choices for the tourist in Orlando that sometimes it is hard to find authentic places where locals enjoy eating out. Home to the largest growing Latin community in the US, Orlando boasts great Hispanic food. Some of its landmark eateries are Pio-Pio, Black Bean Deli and Guavate, offering Colombian, Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine respectively. Fine dining is also an option. The Waldorf Astoria features branches of the New York originals, including Peacock Alley, Bull & Bear and Oscar’s. Other great options are Christini’s Ristorante Italiano or The Rusty Spoon and their Americanised take on the gastro pub concept.
Shopping in Orlando
We have talked about theme parks, food, excursions and more, but we cannot forget about shopping. The Florida Mall is an upscale shopping centre with over 250 outlets including Macy's and Victoria's Secret. Another upmarket option is Neiman Marcus, where you can hire a personal shopping assistant.
Nightlife in Orlando
Orlando is the perfect location for a relaxing evening with friends or your family, while giving you plenty of choice for a late one.
The cities diversity is echoed in its nightlife, offering live music, live jazz, fine wine and even exotic overseas bars.
Why not try Orlando’s number one country bar and saloon? Saddle Up can be found in the heart of downtown Orlando and boasts speciality cocktails, nightly beer and wine specials and even hosts local DJs and bands.
Alternatively, you can opt for Tin Roof Orlando, the number one place for music and a relaxed drink. Opened in 2015, The Roof is the full package, providing incredible food like their O-Eye Mac & Cheese, live music and a great drink selection.
Orlando is a Place to Relax
Orlando may be known for its roller-coasters and shopping centres, but if you are in need of a break then the city is dotted with many parks and lakes to relax in. Lake Eola Park is perhaps the best of the lot, with an impressive show of lights, water and music that takes place every night. The park is also home to the Walt Disney Amphitheatre.
Weather in Orlando
Sun-chasing Brits flock to Florida to holiday in Orlando. The weather is as perfect as it can possibly get, with an average low of 22C and a high of up to 33C, the climate makes Orlando a perfect year round destination for your holiday.
What to do on a Fly Drive Holiday to Orlando
If you are hiring a car, there are many different things to do and places to see, including:
- Exploring the Gulf Coast of America – Florida’s coast is home to some of the best beaches in America, offering beautifully blue seas and soft white sand.
- NASA Kennedy Space Centre – Explore one of America’s most famous attractions, as you can marvel in the history of space travel and exploration, or even see a launch yourself.
- Daytona (famous for its NASCAR Racing) – Famous for its beach and for NASCAR, the second most watched sport in the US. The Daytona 500 is the biggest and first race of the year
- Shopping – Shopping in Orlando is a real treat, with The Mall at Millenia, Orlando International Premium Outlets and the outdoor Pointe Orlando catering to every need and desire.
- Gatorland – Why not admire one of Florida’s most famous residents, their alligators at Gatorland. You can do gator wrestling, a gator night shine or if you’re really brave, try the Gator Gauntlet as you zip line over the alligator breeding marsh.
- Golf – For many Orlando is about the theme-parks and attractions, but it is equally popular with golfers. This part of Florida boasts some of the most impressive golf courses ranging from public to exclusive, but mind the water hazards, because you may be sharing the course with some more alligators.
- Eco Safaris – Escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s theme parks and explore the wilderness on an eco-safari. See native wildlife, like alligators, white-tailed deer, bears and perhaps even the elusive Florida Pather.
The best way to discover Florida is to hire a car and book a Fly Drive holiday. Kenwood Travel look forward to arranging the perfect holiday to suit your taste and budget so don't delay, call for our latest Orlando and Florida holiday offers today!
Christmas Orlando Holidays
We have limited availability over Christmas & New Year holidays to Orlando. Our Florida Christmas holidays are exclusive to us with early January inbounds being available flying with Virgin Atlantic.
Orlando Holidays 2017 & 2018
We are now offering holidays to Orlando for 2017 and 2018, including fantastic Florida fly drives and Walt Disney World Free Disney Dining Plan holidays, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Want to do something different? We can help! We can also tailor make a perfect holiday, what about a cruise or twin centre Caribbean Holiday? We have options galore, simply call us on 0207 749 9235 and start the journey to your dream holiday today!
International Drive- "Where it all happens"
Ironically, a perfect place to stay for those who prefer not to drive, Orlando’s International Drive boasts a fantastic location within easy walking distance of a whole array of restaurants, bars, entertainments and attractions. Here you have superb access to Wet'n Wild®, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando® Resort - all of which makes International Drive our most popular resort for travellers staying in Orlando.
International Drive is Florida’s tourism epicentre and the area is positively bursting with fun things to do, great hotels to stay in and wonderful places to eat, drink and take your fill. From deluxe to middle-range hotels, the wonderful places to stay in this area always boast fantastic, well-apportioned rooms at great prices. A seemingly unending series of restaurants and eateries are poised to cater for your every need, with every type of cuisine you could imagine. Whilst there is plenty of exotic fare, there are of course many places offering classic, hearty Florida dishes too.
Once you’ve fed your appetite, there are some stunning bargains to be had at the huge range of shops and retail outlets in the vicinity. Or if you prefer perhaps, you can dance the night away at a brilliant selection of bars and clubs such as the famous Red Coconut Club or the exotic Cuba Libra Rum Bar.
Kissimmee - "All about Florida"
Situated along the 192 Bronson Memorial Highway, this excellent resort encompasses the amenities along a vast stretch of this convenient highway, taking in many fantastic restaurants and bars as well as plenty in the way of entertainment. It is recommended to hire a car if you are staying here in order to be within easy reach of the theme parks, and so that you can really make the most of your holiday by exploring the attractions of the area. Whilst the hotels are outstanding, a very many of our superb and spacious Villas can also be found in this area, and the locale also boasts a significant range of malls and retail outlets to cater to all of your shopping needs.
What’s more, Kissimmee puts you within easy reach of Miami, meaning that you have some wonderful options for exploring in that direction should the urge take you. With our fine selection of hotels, guesthouses and villas, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation to meet all of your desires - and your budget. With such spacious, well-equipped and conveniently located accommodation available, you won’t fail to enjoy a fantastic stay in the Kissimmee area.
Lake Buena Vista - "On the doorstep of Disney"
Offering the utmost in convenience, the fine and luxurious hotels of Lake Buena Vista might be a little more expensive, but they more than make up for this in their truly fantastic location and quality. The area can claim some of the very best hotels in all of Orlando and Lake Buena Vista is also the very closest resort to Walt Disney World’s main entrance as well as to downtown Disney. This means the resort is perfect for those wanting to prioritise exceptional access to the delights of Disney. In order to explore furtherafield, we’d also recommend hiring a car during your stay in the beautiful location that is Lake Buena Vista.
Universal Orlando® Resort - "Action Packed"
For one of the very best places to stay in Orlando, look no further than Universal Orlando® Resort. This stunning holiday destination takes in two of the world’s most spectacular and renowned theme parks, standing right next to each other for your enjoyment. The huge and impressive array of nightspots, restaurants and immense entertainment complexes, including the famous City Walk plaza, are pressed full of all of the fun-filled distractions you could ever want or dream of. Exciting theme-hotels and wonderful onsite destinations such as the luxuriant Portofino Bay Hotel, or the dazzling and quirky Hard Rock Hotel®, offer the very best in family accommodation. All of this - restaurants, nightlife, movie theatres, entertainment and hotels - all sited brilliantly close to the theme parks and only a brief walk or complimentary shuttle or water-taxi ride away.
The Universal Resort offers both luxury and convenience, so enjoy your time in Orlando in comfort and style. And remember, not only are you on the doorstep of the amazing Universal Studios, but that Disney is just around the corner too, as well as top-quality amenities and fun-filled water parks that are sure to make a splash with the kids. All of this makes Universal Orlando Resort an amazing family location.
Walt Disney World® - "Where the magic happens"
Covering a jaw-dropping 47 square miles, playing host to thousands of visitors each day and recruiting many thousands of staff to ensure that you have the best holiday experience possible, Walt Disney World® Resort is as massive as it is magnificent.
You won’t know where to start with Disney’s amazing four main theme parks, each attempting to outdo each other in dreaming up fantastic activities, adventures and entertainments to attract your attention. From the famous and iconic Magic Kingdom® Park, through the fascinating and futuristic Epcot®, the movie magic of Disney-MGM Studios to a taste of safari (…with dinosaurs!) at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, there is more than something for everyone here.
As if that wasn’t enough, there are also two stunning waterparks to enjoy in the shape of Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. On top of this, you can select from two night time entertainment complexes in the form of the endlessly entertaining Downtown Disney West Side, or the aptly-named Pleasure Island. There is never a dull moment in the company of Mickey and friends!
Free Disney Dining Offers are available for Walt Disney World so please call for the latest deals.
Kenwood Travel look forward to arranging the perfect Florida holiday to suit your taste and budget so don't delay, call for our latest Orlando Florida offers today!