Early on June 12, 2016, a lone gunman opened fire in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, leaving 50 dead (including the gunman) and 53 injured to become the worst mass shooting in US history and worst act of terrorism on American soil since 9/11. At this incredibly tragic time, our thoughts are with the people of Orlando.
Orlando is a city full of lights, color and plenty of action. While you can certainly can take in the sights from ground level, one of the best ways to enjoy The City Beautiful is from above, preferably with a frosty drink in hand. Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Orlando, located in both restaurants and nightclubs. Check them out; you’re sure to find your new favorite hangout.
Located about 40 minutes northwest of Orlando, the small town of Mount Dora might have been dreamed up by Disney himself. Restored Victorian houses are surrounded by oak trees and skirted by brick streets, perched on what passes for a mountain in Florida. Originally a winter retreat for Northerners (as many picturesque towns in Florida were), visitors arrived by steam engine to Mount Dora; visitors today can take a ride on a similar train, the Orange Blossom Cannonball. While Mount Dora could be a destination for its charm and history alone, what draws people year-round is treasure, in the form of antiques.
At any major attraction, the need to keep things fresh and exciting is paramount; things are no different at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Throughout the summer, the park is debuting new attractions and shows designed to delight guests. Here’s a preview of some of the newest things to do at Disney World this summer.
Looking to visit Orlando in winter? It’s the perfect time, as while much of the country is experiencing cold and snow this city features mild, warm weather and drier climate. Moreover, there are a number of special and seasonal experiences during this time. These are our 40 suggestions for awesome Orlando winter experiences: