|Visitation||Orlando drew a record-breaking 55.1 million visitors in 2011. With this record, Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 55 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in the U.S. Of those guests, 51.3 million are domestic visitors and 3.8 million are international visitors.|
|Population||More than 2.1 million people reside in Greater Orlando, which consists of Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. Median age of the area is a youthful 37.6 years. The City of Orlando is located in Orange County. In all, greater Orlando encompasses 2.2 million acres (890,308 hectares).|
|Accommodations||With approximately 450 hotels and more than 115,000 guest rooms, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any destination in the world. Accommodations range from luxury resorts and themed hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, economy hotels/motels and campgrounds. There are also more than 26,000 vacation home rentals available and more than 20,000 vacation ownership units.|
|Attractions||Orlando is the epicenter of fun and excitement, as more than 100 attractions keep visitors coming back for more. Take the mix of legendary theme parks, spectacular museums, world-class entertainment and blockbuster rides and attractions, and it would take about 67 days to visit all of the entertaining offerings in Orlando.|
|Shopping||Within a 15-mile (24-kilometre) radius in the heart of Orlando’s attractions area, visitors will find 12 amazing shopping malls and factory outlet centers. No other destination in the U.S. offers fashionistas the world’s most sought-after brands including Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Rolex among 100 other designer brands in such a compact shopping district. Shoppers will also find major department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s.In all, Orlando’s retail offerings are vast enough to fill 900 American football fields.|
|Dining||With nearly 5,000 restaurants, Orlando’s dining choices read like a world map — visitors from virtually anywhere in the world can find a taste of home here, with international cuisines ranging from African to Vietnamese. All flavors of American fare are represented as well, from Southern/Creole comfort foods and entertaining dinner theatres to trendy wine bars and restaurants owned by celebrity chefs.|
|Entertainment||Visitors take great delight in Orlando’s impressive lineup of entertainment options. House of Blues, The Social and Hard Rock Live offer concerts many nights of the week and Cirque du Soleil has a permanent show at Downtown Disney and Universal CityWalk is home to an all-new Blue Man Group show. Orlando’s newest dining experience for adults, Treasure Tavern, is a two-hour show featuring comedians, acrobats and dancers themed to a Caribbean outpost.|
|Arts & Culture||Visitors may be surprised to learn about the multitude of arts and culture offerings in Orlando. The lineup includes the Orlando Ballet; Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, In Partnership with UCF; Bach Festival Society; Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; Orlando Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre; Orlando Repertory Theatre, in partnership with UCF; Mad Cow Theatre and Broadway Across America – Orlando series. Many of Orlando’s arts offerings can be found along its “Cultural Corridor,” an 8-mile (13-kilometre) stretch along Interstate 4 (I-4), spanning from Downtown Orlando to historic Winter Park.|
Orlando is a world-class meetings destination that hosts more than 3 million delegates each year and offers a variety of facilities that accommodate small groups as well as large citywide conventions and trade shows.
Orlando's Orange County Convention Center is ranked second in the United States in terms of exhibition space with more than 2.1 million square feet (189,000 square meters). The Center also offers 479,190 square feet (43,127 square meters) of meeting rooms. There are more than 11,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the facility. Also, more than 4.6 million square feet (427,353 square meters) of meeting space is available in the area's hotels and cultural venues.