Orlando Ranked First on the Latest U.S. News Travel Rankings

Orlando Ranked First on the Latest U.S. News Travel Rankings

Icon November 23, 2017
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Orlando-Walt Disney World was labeled “the best place to visit in Florida” as per US News & World Report’s travel rankings.

The beautiful City additionally took top recognitions from U.S. News & World Report for ranking first in Best Family Vacations, Best Family Vacations in the U.S., and Best Family Spring Break Destinations; fourth in Best Winter Family Vacations; and sixth in Best Cheap Summer Vacations.

Here is why the publication said people should visit the place:

“There’s no other city in the United States – the world, even – that celebrates childhood quite like Orlando, Florida. The feeling that you get when you catch the light off Epcot Center’s Spaceship Earth (found in Walt Disney World Resort, of course); or from your first sip of Butterbeer in Hogsmeade (located inside Universal Orlando Resort); or when you witness the soaring heights of Shamu’s flips (during the One Ocean water show at SeaWorld Orlando) – all prove that being a kid is about your state of mind, not age. The notion that only young ones will enjoy this city’s charms is just that – a notion. In reality, Orlando has a little of this and a little of that to appeal to all ages, and there’s more to do here than visit theme parks. The subtropical climate is great for golfing and the downtown city landscape is too attractive not to explore.”

St. Petersburg ranked second among the best places to visit in Florida. U.S. News announced it considered the total number of attractions, accessibility of lodging and tourists’ viewpoint in making its judgment. In taking that second spot, U.S. News specified that St. Petersburg holds the record for most consecutive days of sunshine and that it appeals to all types of visitors.

According to the publication: “The city provides visitors with a unique blend of traditional beach getaway and urban flavour.”

“The white, sandy beaches offer views of spectacular sunsets and the seven miles of waterfront parks invite travelers to enjoy a host of activities, including hiking, camping and kayaking. An ongoing creative renaissance also promises an extensive cultural experience, whether it’s through the world-class Dalí Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts. And every year, more than 1,000 events are held in the city. … These events are often held downtown, which is peppered with shops, restaurants and craft beer pubs that come alive once the sun sets.”

The other best places included to visit in Florida were:

  • Miami Beach – 3rd
  • St. Augustine – 4th
  • Sanibel Island – 5th
  • Destin – 6th
  • Key West – 7th
  • Panama City Beach – 8th
  • West Palm Beach –  9th
  • Fort Lauderdale – 10th

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