Orlando is huge city in Florida that is situated in the Orange County region and consists of many lakes. The weather in Orlando is transitional and the best time to visit this city is during summer time. Months of March to April features clear skies, warm climate and there is no rain. Avoid going from May to June when the weather gets too hot.
The first inhabitants of Orlando are the Native American tribes including the Creek tribes. In 1836, the Europeans started to settle in Orlando. The city was first called Jernigan named after one of the permanent settlers but it was later on changed to Orlando named after a soldier who died during Second Seminole War in 1835.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Orlando was dubbed as “The Beautiful City” because of its many wonderful attractions including the spectacular fountain at Lake Eola Park. Millions of people go to this area during 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day and get a glimpse of the amazing firework displays over the colorful fountain. This city has been associated with top theme parks including Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, Gatorland and Wet 'N Wild. There are also lots of beautiful parks in Orlando such as the Arboretum, Harry P. Leu Gardens and World of Orchids.
The best way to get around Orlando is by car since the roads are wide and most of the attractions are located in different areas. Renting a car in Orlando won't be a problem because it has the largest number of car rental companies in the world.