Orlando and surrounding Central Florida offer some of the best golf on the planet, including two Nicklaus-designed courses - the Tradition Course in Reunion and the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando.
Located in perhaps the "sunniest" region of the Sunshine State, Central Florida is graced with warm weather throughout most of the year. Even during the fall and winter months when much of the U.S. is battling snow and ice, golfers are enjoying average daily temperatures in the 70s.
Mild temperatures and clear skies make for great golf, and when you're not on the green, there is an abundance of fun things to do in the "Theme Park Capital of the World". From world-renowned family attractions, shopping centers and dinner theaters, to a variety of restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and great outdoor adventures - Central Florida is a golfer's getaway that will keep the whole family happy.
The most popular airport for Orlando visitors is Orlando International (in fact, it's the busiest airport in regards to passinger traffic in all of Florida). In addition to offering direct flights to and from nearly every major U.S. city, Orlando International Airport serves many international destinations as well.
There are several other air travel choices within an hour-and-a-half drive of Orlando, including Daytona Beach International Airport and Melbourne International Airport. If you want to hit up the beautiful beaches of Florida's coastlines, Tampa International Airport is also a great choice. About an hour's drive from Orlando, this airport is often less crowded and easier to get to by car. Besides, there's some great Nicklaus golf outside of Orlando, too!
Orlando is a great city to travel by car. Roadways are generally wide and well marked, and except for rush hour and Saturdays during tourist season, traffic tends to move relatively quickly.
Orlando is also the largest rental car market in the world and is known as capital of car rental companies. Operating directly within the airport are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, E-Z Rent-a-car, L & M Car Rental, National, and Thrifty; courtesy shuttles are available for transport to other rental companies.
In Orlando, the main tourism area is International Drive, a strip of road that runs parallel to I-4 for about 10 miles. Many tourist-focused shops, restaurants, and attractions are to be found along this road. Other major roads include US 192 in Kissimmee (fronted by thousands of small shops and attractions), Orange Blossom Trail (a North-South alternative to I-4), SR50 (an East-West route towards the central business district).
The main highway through Orlando, and the only interstate serving it, is Interstate 4 (referred to as "I-4", running NE-SW). Downtown Orlando; International Drive; Amway Arena; the Mall at Millenia; Arabian Nights dinner theater; and theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Cove, the Holy Land Experience, and Wet n' Wild are all conveniently located along/near I-4.
Whether looking for a quick bite before a day on the courses or far more sophisticated fare, you'll find some 4,500 restaurants near the theme park capital of the world. Orlando cuisine ranges from American to the finest of French, Continental, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Cuban, and much more!
Dinner theater dining is especially popular in Orlando, with favorites like Arabian Knights, Pirate's Dinner Adventure, murder mysteries, and more - plus of course - the opportunity to eat outside year around, thanks to the fantastic weather.
Located in subtropical Central Florida, Orlando is warm year-round (so of course, there are plenty of great ways to stay cool!). The year is marked by two distinct seasons, each with its own perks on and off the course.
The summer season begins in June and lasts through September, delivering daily temperatures in the low 90s, with frequent blue skies and high humidity levels. Summertime is also when Orlando receives most of its rain, most often in the form of afternoon thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. Since Orlando is inland from Florida's coastlines, it is one of the safest spots in Florida during hurricane season. Summertime temperatures rarely reach 100 degrees or drop below 70 degrees.
From October through May Orlando enjoys the weather of the winter season. Cooler and less humid, daily highs average in the 70s during the winter season, while daily lows are in the 50s and 60s. While much of the United States is facing freezing cold weather, Orlando is the perfect setting for a weekend stay and play trip or out at the city's many theme parks, shops, and attractions.
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