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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 (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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

Top 10 Orlando (Eyewitness Top 10 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.

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

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

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.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

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

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Frommer's EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (EasyGuides)

By Jason Cochran

FrommerMedia
Paperback (320 pages)

Frommer s EasyGuide to Disney World, Universal and Orlando 2018 (EasyGuides)
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Preparing for an Orlando vacation can be a full-time job, and it costs a small fortune. Most other books on the market make the problem worse, burying vacationers in endless pages of pointless details unquestioningly cheering for the high-priced theme parks and resorts. But the lightweight, fact-packed Frommer’s’ 2018 EasyGuide cuts through the noise and compresses the information you truly need to know. No other book does what we do: Honest talk, solid essentials, and affectionate insider’s secrets to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the inimitable culture and history of Orlando and Central Florida.



This Orlando guide is so groundbreaking that its author, Jason Cochran, was awarded Guide Book of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers for creating it. Cochran, who is also the co-host of the popular Frommer Travel Show on radio, has been going to Orlando since the early 1970s and he keeps you on top of the newest developments in this ever-shifting tourist scene. He wants to help you master the parks with a minimum of anxiety and expense.



No other book is as comprehensive while remaining so concise and so honest. No other book synthesizes advice, history, and good sense in such an easy-to-read format. It’s smart―like you.



Smart appraisals of what’s worth waiting in line for ― and what you can skip ― using the Frommer’s star rating system, plus “don’t miss” sections for each park

Incredible restaurant recommendations ― a full chapter’s worth. It’s the only guide in which all city restaurants are family-owned and none are chains or franchises



16 pages of color photos



Interior maps of the theme parks, plus area maps marked with hotels, restaurants, and attractions



Rankings of the area’s best resorts and well-priced hotels, including bold warnings for which ones charge extra resort fees



Brilliant tips to save money, avoid crowds, and skip the lines



Fully updated insider details and secrets, including for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new Pandora―The World of Avatar, and Volcano Bay.



Money-saving tips and hacks to tame the high cost of an Orlando holiday



Step-by-step itineraries whether you’re bringing kids or you aren’t



PLUS! A huge fold-out, indexed map of the entire Orlando area for on-the-go navigation



It’s Disney, the stress-free way!



There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 (Travel Guide)

By G Costa

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (100 pages)

The Independent Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 (Travel Guide)
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Visiting Universal Orlando? Our guide will help you skip the lines, save money, and understand the theme parks for a stress-free vacation


Our bestselling Universal Orlando travel guide series is trusted by people from across the world and helps you create unforgettable memories. This Universal Orlando tour book is new and fully up-to-date for 2018. Make the most of your trip with our helpful chapters guide:
  • The Theme Parks - A look at every ride, show, restaurant and more at both theme parks.
  • Volcano Bay - A whole additional chapter dedicated to Universal Orlando's new water park - Volcano Bay.
  • The Hotels - Choosing a place to stay - full coverage of all the on-site hotels including the new Aventura Hotel opening in 2018.
  • Skip the Lines and Touring Plans - Follow our tried and tested ways to skip the lines and minimise your waits.
  • Tickets - How to save money on your tickets and choosing the best one for you.
  • Universal Orlando for Disney Veterans - Been to Walt Disney World before? We explain all the similarities and differences.
  • Express Pass - All the ins and outs of this skip-the-lines service and how to get it at a huge discount.
  • Universal on a Budget - How to save $$$ on your trip, when booking and while on vacation..
  • Dining - Learn about the best places to eat, dining reservations, dining plans and more.
  • Young Kids - It's not all just for adults, we show you how young kids can have fun too.
  • Understand the Theme Parks - We tell you all about Ride lockers, single rider lines, Child Swap, Photo Services and much, much more.
  • Transportation - How to get to and around the resort
  • Beyond the Parks - A chapter dedicated to shopping, shows and dining at Universal CityWalk
  • Guests with Disabilities - How Universal helps make your disabled guests' visits as easy as possible.
  • Park Maps - Familiarise yourself with the layout of the park before getting there.
  • Seasonal Events and the Future - Our look at the Christmas, Halloween, Mardi Gras, Harry Potter and other seasons. Plus, a peek into the future of Universal Florida.

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Fodor's Walt Disney World 2016: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2015-10-13
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Walt Disney World 2016: With Universal & the Best of Orlando (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



For generations, Americans have come to play and dream in Orlando. 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.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on park planning tips and the legacy of Walt Disney

· Coverage of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld, Discovery Cove, Wet 'n Wild, Orlando and Environs



Planning to visit more of Florida? Check out Fodor's state-wide travel guide to Florida as well as our South Florida guide.

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 Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Dan Savery Raz & Orlando Crowcroft

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (448 pages)

Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover the ruins of ancient Jericho, take an early morning walk to the Temple Mount for a breathtaking view of the Dome of the Rock, and float in the briny waters of the Dead Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries to 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa & the North Coast, Lower Galilee & Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee & Golan, West Bank, The Gaza Strip, The Dead Sea, The Negev, Petra

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Israel & the Palestinian Territories is our most comprehensive guide to the area, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for wider coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region 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 grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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