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.


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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Central Florida?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 58,148 house rentals around Central Florida. From 19,505 Houses to 14,640 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 around 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: 40,109 vacation rentals
  • Kissimmee: 39,221 vacation rentals
  • Disney World: 40,935 vacation rentals
  • Clearwater Beach: 834 vacation rentals
  • Windsor Hills Resort: 1,698 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: 40,109 rentals
  • Kissimmee: 39,221 rentals
  • Davenport: 39,610 rentals
  • Sarasota: 7,066 rentals
  • Madeira Beach: 5,307 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:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,566 home rentals
  • Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM): 41,009 home rentals
  • Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.): 935 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: 40,935 vacation homes
  • Universal Studios: 40,216 vacation homes
  • John's Pass Village & Boardwalk: 7,883 vacation homes
  • Providence Golf & Country Club: 892 vacation homes
  • Little Lake Bryan: 41,686 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.

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