city break (noun): A short vacation spent in a city, such as business travel.
Before there was leisure travel, there was the city break – the short space of leisure time that gives you access to the cultural and culinary amenities that big cities offer. In this series from TripIt, we explore some of the world’s best cities for planning a quick vacation or extended business trip.
Here are our tips for making the most of your city vacation in Orlando.
Where do you fly
Serving the Orlando metro area Orlando International Airport (MCO). MCO Airport is located 10 miles southeast of downtown Orlando and is one of the 15 busiest airports in the United States.
Once they land at MCO, travelers can Rent a car For Getting Around – Orlando is being The largest car rental market in the world, after all – with so many major car rental agencies out there at the Air port. Additional car rental agencies outside the airport, and many of them, are accessible via a free shuttle. Alternatively, MCO is served by SunRail – Orlando Commuter Train – or lynx Local bus system. Taxis and ride shares are also available from MCO.
Where do you stay during your city break
Kids aren’t the only ones living their best lives in Orlando. Leisure travelers have plenty of entertainment options, including pampering themselves at the city’s luxury hotels. Choose from four star fossils like Universal Luz Portofino Bay HotelAnd Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for your city vacation.
In Orlando for work? Here are our picks for accommodations:
- If you’re attending an event at the Orange County Convention Center, you can’t beat the convenience Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa. You’ll be staying less than half a mile from the convention center, plus an easy 10-minute drive from Universal Studios for after-hours enjoyment.
- If what you are looking for is a hotel in a prime location in downtown Orlando, look no further than Hotel Orlando Downtown Marriott Hotel. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Amway Center, as well as hotel amenities, including a business center and express check-in and check-out.
- Do you have a short time? Book your stay at Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport—Location right inside MCO Airport – to make it easy to catch your return flight.
How do you go around
As mentioned above, renting a car is your obvious way to get through Orlando while on your city break. Would you rather stick to public transportation? Your options include the city lynx bus system; Single trip costs $2.00 (you can pay when you board) or all-day pass is just $4.50. to benefit from system map to plan your trip. Alternatively, you can take SunRail for passengers the system. with 16 stations Serving four counties and covering nearly 50 miles, SunRail is yours The most environmentally friendly option To get around the Orlando metro area.
Alternatively, Lyft and Uber are available in Orlando and are probably your best option for getting around town in a jiffy if you don’t rent a car.
professional advice: Use TripIt’s navigator Feature to search for transportation options available to you. It will show you the estimated costs and travel times for each option, so you can decide the best option. You can find the Navigator under the flight, hotel, and car rental details screens. Plus, if you’ve added a restaurant reservation to your itinerary (more on where to eat below), Navigator also helps you find the best transportation options to get to your table.
where do you eat
If you only have time for one meal during your city break in Orlando, make it at Knife & Spoon. Award-winning Chef John Tessar manages the kitchen, producing extraordinary dishes of waves and herbs that impress from the first bite.
Craving for Asian food? You will be spoiled for choice in Orlando. Choose from local favorites like King Bao gourmet taiwanese bao cakes, residence For creative ramen, or Rhythm For sushi and sake. More in a Mexican mood? Try Black Cock Taqueria. We recommend starting with the made-to-order jack, followed by the delicious taco – start with two, although we suspect you might come back for more.
Eating breakfast brain? start your day at Se7en cocks, located in the Milk District of Orlando. Breakfast is served all day – as is lunch – so grab your morning crunchy crackers or skip straight to 5 Cheese Mac n’ Cheese. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy.
What do you do in your city break
In a city known globally for its entertainment, you will surely find something to do, even if you have a few hours after work to explore. If you’re visiting Orlando during the NBA basketball season, be sure to catch the magic at Amway Center. More than a football fan? the Orlando City Football Club Playing at Exploria Stadium. the Orlando PrideOrlando Women’s Professional Football Team – Sharing field and team colors with their MLS counterparts. (Hint: fill in purple and white if you want to root for the home team.)
If your family is tagged in your city break, it goes without saying that there Abundance One of the kid-friendly activities to do in Orlando. Choose from any of the world-renowned theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort many amusement parks, Universal Orlando Resort—With islands of unmissable adventure and the magical world of Harry Potter, Florida Legoland Amusement parks, water parks, and more.
for adults only? By day, take an airboat trip through the Florida Everglades to experience the area’s unique fauna and flora. Prefer to stay on land? Spend the day at Orlando Museum of Art. At night, visit Orlando Brewing Company to Free brewery tour Or head straight to the taproom to sample the freshest organic beer.
Noticeable: As cities around the world reopen, be sure to consult and adhere to all local guidelines and travel restrictions, as they vary widely and will continue to change. One way to stay on top of the changing guidelines is to consult COVID-19 Travel Advice A feature in the TripIt app for destination-specific information, including current infection rates, quarantine rules on arrival, testing requirements and other information you need to know before visiting the area.