Orlando is the epicenter of fun and excitement, as more than 100 attractions keep visitors coming back for more. Take the mix of legendary theme parks, spectacular museums, world-class entertainment and blockbuster rides and attractions, and it would take about 67 eight-hour days to visit all of the entertaining offerings in Orlando.
The Orlando area serves up more than 5,300 restaurants to stimulate one’s senses and satisfy the palate. Whether it’s a casual meal on the run or a lavish four-course affair with crystal and china, Orlando is brimming with fabulous dining possibilities.
Visitors take great delight in Orlando’s impressive lineup of world-class performing arts. The Orlando Opera, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, In Partnership with UCF, Bach Festival Society, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Broadway Across America – Orlando series and several professional and community theatre companies are just a few of the area’s entertainment options. In addition, House of Blues and Hard Rock Live offer concerts many nights of the week. Cirque du Soleil has a permanent show at Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk is home to a new Blue Man Group show. Orlando's numerous year-round art exhibits and cultural diversity add an extra dimension to make Orlando the perfect vacation or meeting destination.
From Gucci bags and Tiffany diamonds to unique antiques and second-hand treasures – plus everything in between – Orlando has boldly emerged as an international shopping leader.
Few destinations in the world come close to rivaling Orlando’s incredible year-round recreational offerings. With more than 2,000 lakes, springs and rivers for swimming, boating, water skiing and fishing, 176 golf courses, 800 tennis courts and 21 fitness trails for biking, walking or blading, visitors give Orlando’s multitude of recreational options a big thumbs-up.
Once the sun sets, the pulse quickens as Orlando’s thriving nightlife comes alive. From ultra-hip bars and high-energy dance clubs to laid-back pubs and multi-venue entertainment complexes, Orlando offers plenty of hot spots to live it up.
It’s not just a conference. it’s a vacation! So plan to join us in Orlando for E-Learn 2010 a great conference in one of America’s greatest destinations.
Orlando International Airport – Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located within 15 miles (24 kilometers) of the Orange County Convention Center and major attractions. More than 40 scheduled airlines, 13 charters and 12 cargo companies provide non-stop service to 82 destinations in the United States and 17 international cities.
Orlando Sanford International Airport – Orlando Sanford International Airport is located within 18 miles (29 km) of Orlando city limits and 45 minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and major attractions. With nine airlines serving 27 U.S. and 20 international destinations, this bustling facility was ranked the fastest-growing airport in North America for 2004 by the Airport Council International. The airport is the third most active in Florida and 32nd in the United States.
About town – In addition to taxi and limousine service to anywhere in the greater Orlando area, LYNX, Central Florida's bus system, provides economical and dependable public transportation in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Complete schedules are available online at golynx.com. LYNX also operates LYMMO, a free circulator bus in downtown Orlando with 21 stops reaching from the Amway Arena to City Hall. LYMMO buses run every five to 10 minutes.
In addition, the I-Ride Trolleys serve the popular International Drive resort area year-round, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with scheduled stops every 20 minutes. The two routes with 107 stops are designated with numbered “I-Ride Trolley” location markers.
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