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Orlando


Orlando is a city in central Florida in the United States. As of 2000, the city had a population of 185,951, but by 2006, this has risen to an estimated 220,186.

Orlando is one of the leading areas for tourism not only in the United States, but in the entire world, and is visited by more than 52 million tourists each year. This is because of many popular tourist attractions in the area including SeaWorld, the Universal Orlando Resort, and the Walt Disney World Resort, the last of which lies in Lake Buena Vista, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the South of the city of Orlando.

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Top 10 Orlando (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-08-15
Paperback (160 pages)

Top 10 Orlando (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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True to its name, this Orlando travel guide covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Orlando will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from theme parks, shopping, nightlife, and restaurants.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Orlando.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Orlando.

Series Overview: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Top 10 are handy travel guides that take the work out of planning a trip. Packed with amazing ideas, informative maps, insider tips, and useful advice, DK's Top 10 guides lead you to the very best your destination has to offer. The pocket size make these the perfect guide to take on vacation. Discover the history, art, architecture, and culture of your destination through Top 10 lists, from the best museums, bars, and sights to the places to avoid. Visit TravelDK.com to learn more.

Family Guide Florida (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-06-18
Paperback (288 pages)

Family Guide Florida (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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Perfect for planning and enjoying a stress-free family holiday, this easy-to-use guide book is packed with insider tips and information on Florida's best family-friendly activities and attractions.
Explore the magic of Orlando's theme parks, experience flight simulation at Kennedy Space Center, or build sandcastles on the Gulf Coast beaches. From recommendations of child-friendly restaurants to suggestions for rainy-day activities, this guide book takes the work out of planning a family trip to Florida.

Inside Family Guide Florida:
- Each major listing includes details of the nearest places to grab a snack or meal, what do if it rains, the closest toilets, and where kids can play and let off steam
- Contains cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travellers happy all day long
- Detailed colored maps of all the major attractions and areas help you navigate with ease
- Colur-coded area guides make it easy to find information
- At-a-glance pages highlight all the best sights and activities in each area so you can plan your day quickly
Features expert suggestions for the best places for families to stay, eat, and shop 
- Gives essential travel information, including transport, visa, and health information
- Covers Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Tallahassee, South Walton, Pensacola, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, the Everglades and more

Only going to Orlando? Try DK Eyewitness Top 10 Orlando

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Family Guides are designed to help families make the most of their holiday, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and information to enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Fodor's Walt Disney World: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-08-14
Paperback (416 pages)

Fodor s Walt Disney World: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)
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For generations, Americans have come to play and dream in Orlando, Florida. Fodor’s Walt Disney World is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Disney World. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your Disney trip with ease.

Whether visitors want to wander the halls of Hogwarts or dine with Cinderella, Fodor's Walt Disney World provides everything they need to know. Color photos and features highlight the best of the theme parks, area hotels and restaurants, golf courses and spas, and Orlando.

Fodor’s Walt Disney World includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: The completion of Pandora: The World of Avatar in 2017 has been a huge event in Walt Disney World, with more new worlds on the way. We also cover the new and exciting dining and nightlife options in Disney Springs. We've added coverage of Universal's new Volcano Bay water park as well as the other new rides and attractions there and in the surrounding Orlando area.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Walt Disney World and the rest of Orlando.
    •PULLOUT MAP AND MORE DETAILED MAPS: over 35 detailed maps and a handy PULLOUT MAP to help you plan and get around stress-free.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color magazine-style features like “Doing Orlando and the Parks Right” will help you customize your trip. “A Man, A Mouse, A Legacy” delves into the interesting background of Walt Disney and includes an encompassing timeline of the park's history.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Helpful itineraries will help you plan and make the most of your time in Orlando. We include tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. “Fodor's Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the guide's planner pages, which include sections for families and for those not going to the theme parks.
    •COVERS: The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, SeaWorld, Discover Cove, International Drive, Gator Land, Kissimmee, the surrounding Orlando area, and much more.
    •ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning on visiting the rest of Florida? Check out Fodor's Florida, Fodor's South Florida, and Fodor's In Focus Florida Keys.

Lonely Planet Pocket Orlando & Walt Disney World® Resort (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet Pocket Orlando & Walt Disney World® Resort (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Pocket Orlando & Walt Disney World Resort is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Meet Disney characters at the Magic Kingdom, visit Hogwarts Castle at the Islands of Adventure, and learn about space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Orlando & Walt Disney World Resort and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Orlando & Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Orlando & Walt Disney World Resort map (included in print version), plus over 5 color neighborhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Downtown Orlando, Loch Haven, Winter Park and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Orlando & Walt Disney World Resort, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Florida guide for a comprehensive look at all the state has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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