Destination Guide


From theme parks to golf courses to restaurants, Orlando has entertainment for the whole family in abundance. Beyond the star attractions of Walt Disney World® (including Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom®), SeaWorld and Universal Studios lie hidden gems that include first rate museums, intriguing nature centers, impressive shows, and world class shopping. For singles and couples, an active night life that can range from a night at the House of Blues® to an evening at the ballet also awaits in this ultimate vacation destination. Orlando is an unforgettable experience and a boundless realm of world-class entertainment. Welcome to the sunshine state! Select a destination category from the menu below, or scroll down to find an attraction and nearby La Quinta hotels.


Walt Disney World (R) Resort - Orlando

The magic of Walt Disney World (R) Resort has enchanted visitors for decades through its four theme parks, two water parks, and other extraordinary features. This mystical wonderland offers entertainment for children and adults of all ages.
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Universal Orlando(R) Resort - Orlando

With two amazing theme parks, non-stop nightlife, and three spectacular on-site hotels, Universal Orlando(R)Resort is A Vacation From the Ordinary™. Here you’ll jump into the action of the movies at Universal Studios, feel the rush of adrenaline at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and experience the nightlife of Universal CityWalk(R). Universal elements and all related indicia TM & (C)2011 Universal Studios. (C)2011 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved.
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Wet 'n Wild - Orlando

It won't take you long to catch a wave at Wet 'n Wild, where heart-pounding thrill rides propel you to peak of excitement with a refreshing burst of h2o. With over fifteen rides of varying intensity, Wet 'n Wild was voted America's number one water park by Amusement Business Magazine.
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Discovery Cove - Orlando

Imagine a place where you and your family can touch and swim with dolphins, wade with mysterious rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary and relax on pristine beaches. Discovery Cove is a full-day, all-inclusive adventure featuring all your meals, drinks and gear.
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Busch Gardens - Orlando

For thrilling rides and spectacular wildlife all in one location, Busch Gardens is the perfect stop. Try out one of the many roller coasters or tour the park's safari. This is yet another great choice for a day of fun in Orlando.
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SeaWorld - Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando takes families below the surface and above their expectations, while immersing guests in the mysteries of the sea, from up-close animal experiences and awe-inspiring performances to the next generation of thrills. Whether coming face-to-face with Shamu, feeding a sea lion, experiencing SeaWorld's new flying roller coaster, Manta, SeaWorld Orlando helps vacation adventures become lifelong memories.
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Wekiwa Springs State Park - Apopka

Peer into the past through the 7,000-acre Wekiwa Springs State Park and see how the landscape of central Florida would have appeared to native Timucuan Indians more than a century ago. Visitors are exposed to a diverse variety of plant and animal life while canoeing, camping, or hiking within the park.
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Central Florida Zoo - Orlando

Observe and learn about the most intriguing animals on earth at the Central Florida Zoo. See colossal elephants, cunning cheetahs, colorful mandrills, and a wide variety of reptiles including a venomous king cobra.
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Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium - Orlando

Built in 1936, the Citrus Bowl has grown into a premier venue for sports and entertainment events. This historic stadium is home to the New Year's Day Football Classic and The Capital One Bowl.
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Falcon's Fire Golf Club - Kissimmee

Experience the timeless excellence of Falcon's Fire Golf Club, with its natural 18-hole par 72 course designed by Rees Jones. The top-rated course was voted 4-stars by Golf Digest with a "Top 100" golf shop.
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Kennedy Space Center - Cape Canaveral

If you travel 35 miles east of Orlando, you will be at the Kennedy Space Center. Here you can tour the facilities, watch an IMAX movie, and discover more about the feat of space travel. See where engineers and astronauts work, train, and build in preparation for flights beyond the atmosphere.
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TD Waterhouse Centre - Orlando

Come watch the Orlando Magic take on rivals in a high-energy basketball game. It is also home field for a number of soccer and arena football games, so you will never need to look further for an exciting event.
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The Maitland Art Center - Maitland

Reflect on the works of resident artists and gallery exhibitions on display at the The Maitland Art Center. Founded in 1938 by architect Andre Smith, the gallery provides instruction and community programming in an intimate setting.
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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art - Winter Park

Experience the boundless expression of Louis Comfort Tiffany and fascinating paintings, prints, and sculptures from mid-19th century to early-20th century American artists at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. The centerpieces of the museum's comprehensive collection are the colorfully adorned windows and mosaics created for the World's Exposition at Chicago in 1893.
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Orlando Museum of Art - Orlando

The Orlando Museum of Art is dedicated to the enrichment of cultural life through the compilation of extraordinary art and development of educational programming. Collections on exhibit include Art of the Ancient Americas, American, and African Art.
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Millenia Gallery - Orlando

Whether you're an art aficionado or mild enthusiast, the Millenia Gallery provides a diverse presentation of modern and contemporary pieces. Considered the Southeast's largest gallery, Millenia features works from Andy Warhol, Dale, Chihuly, Patrick Hall, and more.
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Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum - Kissimmee

Check out some of World War II's most legendary aircraft at the Flying Tigers Warbird Museum. See how the mighty sky machines of the early 1940's are brought back to life through restoration.
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Night Life

Orlando Improv - Orlando

Located in the heart of Orlando's historical Church Street, the Orlando Improv serves up a premier concoction of comedic genius and tasty food. With performances from top comedians across the country, laughter is never in short supply.
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Howl at the Moon Saloon - Orlando

At the Howl at the Moon Saloon, you'll find a no-nonsense blend of nostalgic entertainment and mainstream music bellowing from the dueling pianos known to incite mass sing-alongs among guests. There's never a shortage of fresh music and social energy at the Howl at the Moon Saloon.
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Orlando Ballet - Orlando

Currently in its 31st season, the Orlando Ballet continues to inspire audiences through full-length story ballets. Popular performances this season include The Nutcracker, Camelot, and Cinderella.
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Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show - Orlando

Once a dream of Dolly Parton’s, the Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show is a reality for folks in search of grand entertainment paired with fine dining. Guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance provided by a cast of 32-horses and dozens of cast members every night.
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House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista

The House of Blues serves up hearty portions of southern-inspired cuisine and equally pleasing blues music nightly. Drop in on Sundays, and you can experience the world-renowned Gospel Brunch featuring plenty of gospel melodies and savory biscuits.
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Arabian Nights - Kissimmee

Arabian Nights is one of Orlando's premier dinner show attractions featuring masterful performances from beautiful horses combined with talented actors and state-of-the-art effects. Known as the world's largest indoor equestrian facility, this unique attraction offers affordable general and VIP admission rates.
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Park Avenue Shopping District - Winter Park

Make your way through downtown to the Park Avenue Shopping District where one-of-a-kind specialty shops and bistros line the quiet walkways. You'll also find popular chain stores such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Victoria’s Secret among the local boutiques.
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Florida Mall - Orlando

Featuring a diverse collection of fashion-centric stores and popular restaurants, Florida Mall is the perfect destination for discerning shoppers in search of value. This shopping paradise is located only minutes from Orlando International Airport and popular attractions such as Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando.
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The Pointe Orlando - Orlando

Selection is top priority at The Pointe Orlando. With over 60 stores and kiosks, you'll find everything from designer clothing to gourmet coffee. The complex includes stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, and Yankee Candle.
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Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores - Orlando

Shop at more than 45 stores and enjoy savings up to 75% at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Select from brands including Old Navy, KB Toys, Wilsons Leather, and Gap.
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