Why Visit ORLANDO?
Making the Most of Your Orlando Vacation
An Orlando vacation usually means 2 things: adventure and attractions at every turn, and price tags to match. If you’re seeking a theme park adventure, nearby Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld offer entertainment for the whole family.
If you're a nature enthusiast the options are plentiful from golfing, go tubing, wake boarding or paddle boarding, to kayaking or canoeing on Shingle Creek with a master Naturalist. Bike on the 22-mile West Orange Trail for a scenic exploration, paddle the waters of Lake Eola on a Swan Boat, Have a catered camping experience at Makinson Island, take a catch and release fishing excursion with a professional fishing guide at Grande Lakes, have a family race on the multi-level go-cart course at Fun Spot, take a scenic ride above the clouds with Orlando Balloon Rides. Learn how to fly through the air at Orlando Circus School, or go sky diving. Clearly there are no opportunities for boredom in Orlando- the sky is the limit!
But when it comes to lodging, why settle for a small yet pricey park property hotel room? Instead, consider the many advantages of staying in a private vacation home for rent in the Orlando area, to save a little money and gain a ton of space. Orlando is always busy, but there are a few ways to maximize your time and experience. Here’s some insight on where to stay and when to go.
When to visit Orlando?
Summer, fall, winter, spring —many say there’s never a bad time to visit Orlando, Florida. After all, it’s one of the top family vacation destinations in the entire world. It’s home to theme parks and dozens of other attractions, as well as a booming nightlife and more shopping and dining than you can possibly pack into one week. While anytime is a great time to visit Orlando, some people may prefer certain seasons over others. In general, that decision comes down to the weather, the size of the crowds at the theme parks, how easy it is to book a place to stay and what kind of events are happening in town.
Summer In Orlando
At first glance, summer may seem like the ideal time to visit Orlando, after all, the kids are out of school for a while so there’s no need to plan around weekends or holidays. Many families too have the same idea, so things tend to get crowded fast. People traveling in summer need to book plane tickets, hotel rooms and other lodging, theme park tickets and dinner reservations well in advance to ensure there is availability. You may also want to check for discounts. Because this is the city’s peak season, prices are also going to be a little more inflated.
Another key thing to consider during the summer is the temperature. The average highs from June through August typically hover in the 80s and 90s, with humidity that can make it feel much warmer. While Floridians and other people from warmer climates may be acclimated to this, it can be a shock to the system for those who aren’t. Luckily, there are several ways to cool down in Orlando during the hot summer months. Each Sunrise 2 Sunset vacation home boasts a private patio featuring a private pool and many are also equipped with a spa. The majority of our homes are located in resorts that have pools and splash pads, as well. There are several malls to duck into when it gets too hot, and most summer afternoons a little rain shower will pass through. If you’re feeling the need to be one with nature, there are beaches an hour away.
Florida In Fall
Fall in Orlando can be warm or cool, depending on the day, but for the most part, you won’t experience days nearly as hot and humid as you would during the summer months. Temperatures can range from the 50s up to 80s. However, hurricane season, which technically starts during the summer, usually switches into high gear during the fall. This can unfortunately put a damper on any well-planned trip.
On a positive note, the crowds clear out a bit since kids are usually back in school, and that means prices drop a little, too. It’s much more affordable to pay for accommodations and tickets to the theme parks in November, than it is July. Just be sure to book before Thanksgiving, as the holiday festivities — and vacations — start up around this time, and the crowds start to flow back into town.