Today I find myself thinking about the tourist mecca that is Orlando, Florida. I haven’t been there yet for a number of reasons: 1. I grew up about 30 minutes away from California’s Disneyland, and since Disney World is the reason most people go to Orlando, I never saw the need to spend a whole bunch of money on a trip to Disney when I’ve got one in my backyard. Reason number 2: It’s a big, giant tourist trap. Everybody knows it.
Still, throughout the years I’ve known a lot of people who have taken trips to Orlando and had a lot of fun. I’m told Disney World is different from Disneyland, and hey, there’s also the whole city of Orlando to explore while I’m there.
Although I tend to gravitate more towards cities with historical significance, a different culture, or perhaps just some incredible nature than I do “tourist cities”, I do find myself curious about Orlando. Would I like it? Would I not? I suppose one of these days I’ll have to go check it out for myself and find out. For now, let’s take a look at what Orlando has to offer on this Wanderlust Wednesday…
(special thanks to the following Instagrammers for fueling my wanderlust…)
Have you ever been to Orlando? What was your impression? Anything interesting to do you think is worth mentioning other than theme parks? Would love to hear your comments!