Orlando

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Between Walt Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld, Orlando boasts seven of America's ten most-visited theme parks—fantasy is in no short supply.
  • Some of the warmest and sunniest weather in America, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and waterskiing. Newlyweds can also splash around three waterslide parks—Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and Wet 'n Wild.
  • More than 165 golf courses by renowned designers such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Greg Norman.
  • Must buys: Florida-grown oranges, grapefruit, and lemons from the outlets on U.S. 192; giant smoked turkey legs at the theme parks; and those iconic mouse-ear hats—they even come in bride-and-groom versions.

WHEN TO GO

If school's out of session it's crowded, so the bargains usually come in January, September, and early December. The rainy season, with frequent but brief afternoon cloudbursts, runs from late July to late October.

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