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The lakeside setting of Orlando is ready to explore

The area's theater scene and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Orlando. This city's theme park, golfing and shopping draw many visitors. Universal Studios Florida™ and SeaWorld® Orlando are just a couple of the must-sees. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Orlando

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Orlando a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Florida™ (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Walt Disney World® (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Aquatica (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Discovery Cove (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Orlando

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orlando is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Eola Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lake Eola (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Dickson Azalea Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Mayor Carl Langford Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Lorna Doone Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Lake Ivanhoe (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)

Traveling to and around Orlando

Fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), which is 17.4 mi (28.1 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Orlando Station.

Where to stay around Orlando?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30,038 holiday lettings near Orlando. From 11,972 Houses to 7,759 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orlando is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orlando?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orlando:

  • Southwest Orlando: 13,350 holiday homes
  • Southeast Orlando: 30,356 holiday homes
  • Florida Center North: 44 holiday homes
  • Ventura: 61 holiday homes
  • Northwest Orlando: 101 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Orlando?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Orlando. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Disney World: 30,483 holiday lettings
  • Festival Park: 8,351 holiday lettings
  • Universal Studios: 29,413 holiday lettings
  • Festival Bay Mall at International Drive: 30,000 holiday lettings
  • First Baptist Oralndo: 18,272 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Orlando listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Orlando?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 11,972 Houses in Orlando. Our other popular types of Orlando holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 7,759 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,525 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 888 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orlando?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 28,185 holiday homes with pool available in Orlando. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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