Orlando – Florida

Orlando is a city in the US state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, the 24th-largest metropolitan area.

The City of Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors.

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Destination Facts

Local Customs

Many laws vary from state to state, including those regarding traffic rules, fines and punishments. The age at which one can legally buy and consume alcohol is 21 years nationwide. Tipping is normal practice in most of the US. Waiters will expect 15 to 20 per cent (be sure to check the bill to see if gratuity is already included).

'Must See' Attractions

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to discover Orlando.
Take advantage of these few days and visit the must-see and must-go to places!

  1. Theme Parks (Walt Disney World, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios, etc.)
  2. The Mennello Museum of American Art
  3. Harry P. Leu Gardens
  4. The Florida Mall
  5. Bay Hill Club & Lodge (if you are interested in golfing)
  6. CSantiago’s Bodega

Time Zone

GMT -6 – UTC -5

Airports

Population

Orlando has an estimated population of 271,000.

Typical Opening Hours

Opening hours may vary, but 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM from Monday to Friday are the most common business hours.

24/7 Emergency Contacts