Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Central Florida

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Central Florida. This city's theme park, shopping and golfing draw many visitors. Appleton Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art and Don Garlits Museum of Racing are a few of the top cultural sights. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Central Florida

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Central Florida a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Walt Disney World® (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Magic Kingdom® Park (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Epcot® (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Central Florida

Travellers enjoy Central Florida for its lakeside setting and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Central Florida is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hancock Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Palatlakaha Recreation Area (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lake Louisa State Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Lake Butler (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Tibet Butler Preserve (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Lake David Park (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Central Florida

The nearest airport is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), located 21.7 mi (35 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), which is 22.1 mi (35.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Orlando Station, Winter Park Station and Kissimmee Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Central Florida?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 44,824 holiday lettings around Central Florida. From 12,690 flats & apartments to 8,095 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a resort property in Central Florida?

If you've been hunting for a getaway that offers it all, treat your nearest and dearest to a rejuvenating resort stay, where unwinding is what it's all about. HomeAway has 13,081 resort getaway rentals available. Alternatively, you may be searching for something a bit different. HomeAway has loads of options to select from, including:

  • 5,249 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 4,865 beachfront holiday accommodation options.
  • 4,455 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Central Florida?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your trip, renting a house is a terrific idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all manner of getaway activities. There are 21,491 options listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £12 a night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Condo: 12,535 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • Villa: 10,680 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.
  • Townhome: 6,142 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in Central Florida in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and family can be a lot of fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof somewhere entirely new! If you'll be visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help out. House holiday rentals are the preferred option here for large groups of guests. Our database presently has 4,167 available. Properties for rent in the area that can cater for large groups include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can hold 8 holiday makers? We have 11,881 that will be perfect. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Need a holiday property for 6 guests? We have 10,205 that will be perfect. You can get one for as little as £24 per night.
  • Hunting down rentals catering to 10 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 7,542 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £38 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your cousins and all your friends to Central Florida.

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