Accommodations Orlando Florida

Shopping malls:

Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores and a theater.

Orlando Fashion Square is the nearest indoor shopping mall to Downtown Orlando and one of the first to open in the city. The mall features 4 anchor department stores and a 14-screen Premiere Cinema theater.

Orlando Premium Outlets-International Drive and Orlando Premium Outlets-Vineland Ave.

The Florida Mall is the largest mall in Orlando and one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 1,849,000 sq ft [ 171,800 m2 ]. There are over 250 stores, seven anchor department stores, and the Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center Tower. It is located outside the city proper in unincorporated Orange County.

The Mall at Millenia is a contemporary two-level upscale shopping mall, including the department stores of Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, and Neiman Marcus. The mall covers an area of 1,118,000 ft² [ 103,866 m²]. IKEA Orlando opened adjacent to the mall on November 14, 2007.

Sports:

Orlando is the home city of the Orlando Magic NBA team, the Orlando City USL Pro soccer team, the Orlando Predators Arena Football League team, the Orlando Solar Bears ECHL ice hockey team, and the UCF Knights college athletics teams. The city has hosted the NBA All-Star Game twice: in 1992 at the old Orlando Arena, and in 2012 at the current Amway Center.

Tourism:

A vital part of the Orlando area economy is tourism.

The Orlando area is home to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Over 51 million visitors come to the Orlando region each year. The convention industry is also critical to the region’s economy.

The Orange County Convention Center is now the second-largest convention complex in terms of space in the United States, trailing only McCormick Place in Chicago. The city vies with Chicago and Las Vegas for hosting the most convention attendees in the United States.

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.

SeaWorld Orlando is a large park that features numerous zoological displays and marine animals alongside an amusement park with roller coasters and water park. Universal Orlando, like Walt Disney World, is a multi-faceted resort comprising Universal Studios Florida, CityWalk, and Islands of Adventure.

The Wet ‘n Wild water park is another famous attraction. SeaWorld Orlando also comprises more than one park, alongside Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Orlando attractions also appeal to many locals who want to enjoy themselves close to home.

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