CENTRAL REGION OF FLORIDA

Travel information about the central region of Florida

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Central Florida is recognised as the ultimate center for the world's major family destination theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World in the Orlando area and Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven.

Central Florida also offers green oases and outlying towns, historic districts and neighborhoods with their own distinct personality. The region includes the areas of Lakeland, Ocala and Orlando/Kissimmee.





Central west region of Florida

Lakeland Area

Surrounded by Florida's legendary attractions, Lakeland is centrally located between Orlando and Tampa. Join Highway 27 as it weaves through the heart of central Florida to the doorstep of Orlando’s theme parks.

Lakeland



Ocala Area

Ocala/Marion County's backyard includes Silver Springs - Nature's Theme Park, the Ocala National Forest, the rolling green fields of horse farms, historic districts and city streets canopied by 100-year-old trees, golf courses, crystal-clear rivers, and fresh-water springs.

Ocala



Orlando/Kissimmee Area

Orlando is one good time after another. While the world’s major family destination theme parks (Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World) call it home, what most visitors think of as Orlando actually includes Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. This larger-than-life playground in Central Florida also offers shopping, museums, sports, performance arts, green oases and outlying towns and neighborhoods with their own distinct personality.

Kissimmee
Lake Buena Vista
Orlando





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