Orlando is located in central Florida 75 miles (120 km) northeast of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. It is 50 miles (80 km) due west of Cape Canaveral, the Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. Best known as the home of Walt Disney World, this city is also the center of the largest concentration of family entertainment attractions in the world.
AT A GLANCE:
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located 8 miles southeast of downtown. It is the second busiest airport in Florida with over 50 airlines flying in and out of Orlando daily from major cities throughout the USA. Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is situated about 15 miles north of downtown.
The climate in central Florida is semi-tropical. Summers are oppressively hot and humid with almost daily afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are pleasantly mild with sunny weather and comfortable temperatures.
While Orlando is located in the Florida interior it is still conveniently close to both east coast and gulf coast beaches.
Cocoa Beach – 1 hour drive east from downtown Orlando.
New Smyrna Beach – 1 hour north east from downtown Orlando
Clearwater Beach – Gulf coast beauty 2 hours south west of downtown Orlando
Daytona Beach – 1 hour north east from downtown Orlando