A Look at Orlando Vacation

By: Sammymaseko
When you think of a Orlando vacation, you are probably aware that Orlando is the city of theme parks, but this beautiful city has much more to offer the visitor than just thrilling rides. It is also full of lakes, parks, exhibitions, historical places, markets, shops and much more. Whilst Orlando vacations have been popular for many years now, the number of reasons to visit continues to grow as the number of facilities and attractions increases.

Orlando really is one of the visitor friendly cities in the world and you can really enjoy yourself at Church Street Station, a multi-level shopping and amusement center, featuring a large quantity of specialty shops, eating places, clubs and bars. With so many places to visit and things to see, the information provided here cannot even brush the surface but will give an insight into some of the not so well publicized attractions.

The Central Florida Zoo for instance only opened back in 1975 and was owned by the Sanford Fire Department prior to that but is the home to over four hundred animals and is well worth a visit. Even though it is privately owned, it is run by a charitable group with the intention of providing classes for children and protecting species that are only found in Florida and other world wide exotic animals.

You may have heard of the name Tiffany's but did you know that it was way back in 1942 that the Morse Museum in Winter Park that started displaying the collections of Louis Tiffany. Tiffany glass, clayware and ornaments are all on display here including a specially designed chapel interior shown at the Columbian Exposition back in 1893.

Vibrant Night life is also popular when you have your Orlando vacation with music and dance available at some of the favorite venues which include Downtown Disney's Pleasure Island, Universal Citywalk, and other clubs. Surprisingly, Orlando is not just about fun for the children and adults are very well catered for in this entertainment town.

Take the Orlando Science Center which can offer over 200,000 square feet of exhibitions and displays in ten huge halls, its focus is to provide a basis for experimenting, understanding and learning of science and technology. An alternative to this would be the International Trolley and Train Museum which can be found along International Drive and has one of the nation's largest operating indoor G gauge layouts in a space of over four thousand square feet.

The Mercado Center on International Drive, is the home to the Titanic Exhibition where you are treated as if you are a tourist traveling onboard the Titanic Ocean Liner; this is a really moving and eerie experience which includes many original objects from the Titanic. For those who prefer a little peace and relaxation they can visit the beautiful lake Eola Park where there are forty three acres of land to roam freely including a boating lake.

Now you couldn't possibly visit Orlando without a trip to the numerous theme parks including Disney World, Universal Studios and of course not to forget the fantastic Seaworld. Orlando has enough tourist attraction to last a year but the next time you visit, why not try one or two of the others less well known but just as impressive places.
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