Destination guide

Why people love visiting captivating Central Florida

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Central Florida. This city's theme park, shopping and golfing draw many visitors. Appleton Museum of Art, Polk Museum of Art and Don Garlits Museum of Racing are a few of the top cultural sights. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Central Florida

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Central Florida a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Walt Disney World® (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Magic Kingdom® Park (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Epcot® (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Central Florida

Travelers enjoy Central Florida for its lakeside setting and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Central Florida is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hancock Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Palatlakaha Recreation Area (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Lake Louisa State Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Lake Butler (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Tibet Butler Preserve (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Lake David Park (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Central Florida

The nearest airport is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), located 21.7 mi (35 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), which is 22.1 mi (35.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Orlando Station, Winter Park Station and Kissimmee Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Central Florida?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 63,480 house rentals near Central Florida. From 19,337 Houses to 18,083 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Central Florida is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Florida?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 44,501 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 43,465 vacation rentals
  • Disney World: 45,242 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Beach: 1,034 vacation rentals
  • Windsor Hills Resort: 1,730 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Central Florida! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Florida?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Florida:

  • Orlando: 44,501 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 43,465 rentals
  • Davenport: 43,791 rentals
  • Sarasota: 6,890 rentals
  • Madeira Beach: 5,394 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Central Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Central Florida are:

  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM): 43,631 home rentals
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 14,078 home rentals
  • Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.): 851 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Central Florida?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Central Florida. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Disney World: 45,242 vacation homes
  • Universal Studios: 41,636 vacation homes
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 8,044 vacation homes
  • Providence Golf & Country Club: 1,028 vacation homes
  • Little Lake Bryan: 43,501 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Central Florida listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Central Florida

Orlando
44,501 vacation rentals
Kissimmee
43,465 vacation rentals
Davenport
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Sarasota
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Madeira Beach
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Saint Petersburg
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Cocoa Beach
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Saint Pete Beach
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Tampa
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Daytona Beach
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Indian Shores
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The Villages
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Bradenton
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Vero Beach
735 vacation rentals