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About Orlando

Orlando is a city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County, and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. According to the 2010 US Census, the city had a population of 238,300, making Orlando the 79th largest city in the United States. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the Southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in the state of Florida. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state’s largest inland city.

The Official Orlando Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website can be found here.

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The average temperature in Orlando in March is 79F (26C).

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Discover what some know already—that Orlando is secretly a shoppers’ paradise. From some of the top department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales to one of the largest outlet locations in the Southeast, Orlando shopping has something for wallets of every size. Visitors looking for unique boutiques can stroll and shop downtown Orlando and Winter Park for hard-to-find clothing labels, home décor, and antiques.

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Dining & Nightlife

Orlando has evolved into a bona fide culinary destination with sophisticated restaurant options for every taste. From independently owned neighborhood restaurants to family-friendly establishments, the Orlando area offers a surprisingly diverse array of epicurean delights.

When the sun goes down, Orlando heats up. Visitors with kids have a bevy of evening entertainment options to choose from including dinner shows and interactive entertainment complexes. Adults wanting to let loose can opt for cozy pubs, downtown dance clubs, live music, comedy clubs, and a number of area breweries and wineries.

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Pointe Orlando

At Pointe Orlando you can elevate your dining experience at restaurants offering everything from casual fare to haute cuisine. You can discover a diverse collection of specialty shops and when the sun sets, you can find a place pulsing with energy, music, and live entertainment.

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Take advantage of experiences that are uniquely Orlando, like flying through a swamp on an airboat or getting up close with wildlife at Gatorland or SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove. And the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down: check out a show at Cirque de Soleil, Blue Man Group, or one of Orlando’s many dinner theaters for an entertaining nightcap.

Note: the cut-off date for advance purchase savings for Walt Disney World is March 25, 2014.

Disney has announced a ticket price increase starting Saturday, March 22. Purchase your Disney tickets online by Friday, March 21 to avoid the price increase and to save money!

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Orlando on a Budget

Want to see the city but tight on cash? Check out Orlando discount tickets and Military Discounts.

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