Fuse theme-park excitement and a bustling city getaway with a multi-centre trip to Orlando and Jacksonville. It’s a match made in heaven if you want to check out a modern city without missing out on the thrills of Orlando’s top theme parks.
Experience two of Florida’s crowning jewels in this fantastic multi-centre holiday. First, head to Orlando for a rollercoaster ride enjoying the shed-load of theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, where you’re bound to make lifelong memories. After, cool down with a city getaway to remember as Jacksonville will be waiting to give you some thrilling holiday experiences, just as you’d expect from Florida’s largest city.
No trip to Orlando would be complete without heading to the biggest and best theme parks in the world – Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. From the rides to the entertainment and even the nightlife, you'll never find the time to do it all, so planning ahead is definitely advised!
Shopping in Orlando can be an all day activity – the expansive shopping malls come fully equipped with outdoor areas, salons, bars and restaurants. What's more, this is the home of outlet shopping – if you want to pick up some big brand names at discounted prices this is the place to be.
Orlando's International Drive is an 11 mile road which has been famed for being an entertainment hub for many, many years. The latest development to the area is the ultra modern I-Drive 360, home to the Orlando Eye, a 400ft giant Ferris wheel which offers splendid views over the whole city. The area also has attractions including Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and a selections of restaurants and bars.
Orlando is one of the largest golfing destinations in the world, with more than 170 courses to choose from. Many of the most popular villa communities and hotel resorts have award winning golf courses on-site so getting some tee time in should be a breeze. If golf isn't your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy a bit of nature, between the airboat rides and nature reserves you're never far away from some open green space.
Although this place is a sprawling metropolis completely ripe for a city break, there are huge stretches of beach for you to get your fix of shoreside relaxation. Get your shades on and lay your towels, since there’s plenty of space for you to kick back and take in some rays. The atmosphere is brilliant too, since it’s a hub of water sports and a surfing hotspot, as well as home to a load of beachfront restaurants.
Hut! Hut! Get your A-game on with a trip to EverBank Field, home to our good friends the Jacksonville Jaguars. See the Jags play ball in a fantastic energy-charged NFL match. You’ll see players go the whole 120-yards in a stadium where the aura is nothing short of electric. During the match you’ll catch half-time shows and enjoy delicious food and drink as you cheer on these world-class athletes busting heads together in an enthralling spot of sports.
Jacksonville has its own fantastic set of waterways for you to sail on during your city getaway. The area is renowned for the beautiful canals which make the St. John’s River meet the Atlantic Ocean, making for a great afternoon of appreciating Jax’s natural beauty. With plenty of tours and boating outlets ready to send you downstream, you’ll have a load of opportunities to see the gorgeous waters of St. John’s River and beyond.
Being the largest city in the state, it’s no surprise to see that Jacksonville is packed full of wonderful artistic and cultural offerings. Head to Alhambra Theatre & Dining for a slap-up meal during operatic performances, or the Jacksonville Museum of Science & History where you can school yourself during your holiday. Or, see classical music come to a crescendo at the Jacoby Symphony Hall. With an array of activities to satisfy your intellect, it’s safe to say you’ll be catch some brilliant arts and culture as well as gorgeous weather.
The Knight Family
We are one of the only UK tour operators to have a team based in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Our friendly team are available to all of our guests travelling to the USA, offering support, help, advice and a friendly face to anyone who needs it. Our team in Kissimmee includes locals, who can give you tips on the best places to shop or dine and British Expats who know the importance of a good cup of tea!
If you are staying in one of our villas, head to our Welcome Centre first where one of the team will give you your keys, directions and all the information you need to make your stay perfect.