Orlando is a large city located in Orange County, Florida and for most people brings up the image of theme parks, mainly Disney World, but it has a lot more to offer than that. One can meet a fairytale princess, fight with the wrong doers alongside your favorite super hero or swim with the playful dolphins. History is not as clear on where the name Orlando came from and there are different stories that do the rounds. Get impressed by comfortable seating and an artful combination of glass and Italian marble at Orlando's luxurious mall, The Mall at Millenia. The Walt Disney World resort is the area's largest attraction with its many facets such as the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, and Downtown Disney. The Busch Garden attraction is also a must visit as it showcases tigers, orangutans and gibbon habitats mixed with dense landscaping.
As far as food is concerned, Orlando offers great local choices ranging from Southern favorites to American classics, and Orlando’s dining scene also offers plenty of exotic cuisine from around the globe. Beyond the theme park attractions, Orlando comes alive at night with the sounds of an urban metropolis. As for lodging, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando is the place to be.