Located in Central Florida, it is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan area. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metro area in the United States, the sixth largest metro area in the Southeastern United States, and the third largest metro area in the state of Florida. According to the 2010 census, Orlando has a city-proper population of 238,300 making it the 77th largest city in the United States; this is mostly attributed to the fact that the majority of area residents live in surrounding suburbs outside of city limits. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state’s largest inland city.

As the most visited American city in 2009, Orlando’s famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt Disney World Resort, located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, which consists of the two parks of Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure; City Walk; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet ‘n Wild Water Park. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando,_Florida

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Immerse yourself in the uniquely tranquil surroundings of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, a resort that puts the excitement in Orlando, FL within easy reach, and the quiet beauty of this magical destination even closer. Set within lushly landscaped gardens and bordered by Shingle Creek, this luxury resort provides an ideal opportunity to trade theme park fare for inspired farm-to-table dining, create your own thrill ride with an exhilarating round of golf, or cultivate a new skill with one of our Adventure Experiences.

http://www.ritzcarlton.com

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Here at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®, fun gets an Italian accent—and everyone gets to have an unforgettable time. Our property is nestled along the water at Universal Orlando, just like the seaside town of Portofino, Italy it’s inspired by. And with details like cobblestone streets and towering Italian cypress trees, you’ll swear you’re actually in Europe. But the magic doesn’t stop there. Guests of our Italian-themed hotel in Orlando receive exclusive theme-park benefits that will make your time at Universal Orlando even sweeter, or as the Italians say, dolce. It starts with Universal Expresssm Unlimited ride access to SKIP THE REGULAR LINES in both theme parks all day—a FREE benefit worth up to $89 per person, per day (valid theme park admission required).

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