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This Florida City Will Be One Of The Top Destinations In The U.S. For 2024

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Florida is always among the top destinations for a fun, sunny escape.

As winter temperatures drop by the day, perhaps more than ever Florida is on travelers' minds.

But let's be real – Florida is an awesome getaway no matter the season. In fact, some would argue there is too much sun at certain times of the year.

This Florida City Will Be One Of The Top Destinations In The U.S. For 2024

That's what beach days are for, right? However, there is one major Florida city known for its fun year-round attractions and no beach within 60 miles.

This city is consistently one of the most visited in the U.S., and those in the know are predicting it will only become more popular in 2024.

Orlando Is Booming

Along with Miami, Orlando is a top 5 destination in the U.S. in terms of popularity right now, and with good reason.

disney world entrance

Orlando is nonstop fun and not just for grown-ups. This city is a safe space for the entire family or the perfect excuse to act like a kid again.

The “fountain of youth” may not be real, but imaginations can run wild in a judgment-free zone in the city's number one world-famous attraction.

We're talking Disney World, of course. Some would say Disney World is more of a household name than the city itself.

But the heartbeat of Orlando that brings in hordes of tourists is no doubt the world's top amusement park, plus a handful of others.

universal orlando entrance

What's New At Orlando's Theme Parks?

Disney World is the most notable destination for countless hours of thrills, but many love visiting the Universal Orlando Resort too.

Both parks are constantly adding new experiences, so it's not the same-ol' same-ol' each year. Do you know how hard it is to keep kids entertained?!

Whether the whole crew is paying a visit or not, Orlando's theme parks are fun for all ages.

For 2024, there are three new adventures to check out at Disney World:

  • The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana (already opened, but new to most visitors)
volcano themed swimming pool universal orlando

For Universal Orlando, 2023 was a year of many debuts, including the crowd favorite Minion Land. This year, park guests can experience Dreamworks Land with popular characters brought to life from hit films, Trolls, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

If these parks don't tickle your fancy, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida have fun new additions, too, and may have fewer crowds, comparatively speaking.

New Luxury Stays

No matter your reason for visiting Orlando, not everyone desires Mickey Mouse decor in their hotel room.

Away from the magic of Disney are four new luxury hotels welcoming guests in 2024. On Lake Nona, there will be the new Aloft Orlando Lake Nona opening doors this month.

woman in luxury hotel room

Additionally, there are a pair of new resorts tourists can stay at – Villatel Orlando Resort and the Evermore Orlando Resort.

Villatel comes with the caveat of a soft opening in 2024, with full completion expected in 2025. While the Evermore is a gargantuan property with a man-made lagoon neighboring another new lavish hotel – the Conrad Orlando.

Some Orlando hotels received cushy upgrades, too, with the most noticeable being the 5-star Waldorf Astoria Orlando, with an overhaul of select rooms and culinary offerings.

beach chairs at luxury hotel

Affordable And Sunny

Even with lavish places to stay, Orlando is where fun-filled days meet affordability. It's not only Americans flocking to Florida; Orlando has seen a surge in international arrivals too.

It is one of the most well-connected U.S. destinations. Travelers come from all over the map, knowing they can stay on a budget, all while enjoying the great weather.

There's even a new train to reach Orlando from Miami for a Florida-packed itinerary.

Pack your sunscreen for theme parks, the Everglades National Park, or even beautiful Cocoa Beach, just an hour from downtown Orlando.

cocoa beach on nice day

Wherever you go, this city has you covered on the extreme summer days too with interesting museums, immersive art like the soon-to-open AREA15, and educational experiences, such as the Kennedy Space Center.

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Sunday 18th of February 2024

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