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 holiday 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Central Florida a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Central Florida

Travellers enjoy Central Florida for its lakeside setting and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Central Florida

The nearest airport is in Leesburg, FL (LEE-Leesburg Intl.), located 21.7 mi (35 km) from the city centre. 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 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 57,703 holiday rentals near Central Florida. From 19,514 Houses to 13,630 Villas, find unique holiday homes 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 long holiday or just a weekend break in Central Florida. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orlando: 40,236 holiday rentals
  • Kissimmee: 38,998 holiday rentals
  • Four Corners: 28,732 holiday rentals
  • Walt Disney World: 40,939 holiday rentals
  • Pinellas County: 9,392 holiday rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in Central Florida?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Central Florida with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Orlando: 40,236 holiday homes
  • Kissimmee: 38,998 holiday homes
  • Four Corners: 28,732 holiday homes
  • Melbourne: 1,082 holiday homes
  • Madeira Beach: 5,500 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Central Florida?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Central Florida are:

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO): 13,987 holiday houses
  • Melbourne International Airport (MLB): 1,184 holiday houses
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA): 3,314 holiday houses

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Central Florida. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Walt Disney World: 40,939 holiday rentals
  • St Nicholas Boat Line: 2,914 holiday rentals
  • Brunswick Harbor Lanes: 1,369 holiday rentals
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: 33,213 holiday rentals
  • Plantation Palms Golf Club: 1,019 holiday rentals

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 of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Central Florida

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38,998 holiday rentals
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Cocoa Beach
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Cape Canaveral
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Saint Petersburg
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Ponce Inlet
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