Orlando is in the middle of NBA excitement this week as the 2012 NBA All-Star festivities begin! And we're not the only ones who think that Orlando is the perfect place to play host to All-Star Weekend . . . Forbes magazine does, too!
This week, Forbes wrote an article highlighting why Orlando is a premier city for NBA fans, citing our exciting nightlife in downtown Orlando at hot spots like Ember and One80, restaurants for sports lovers such as Kres Chophouse, prized for top-notch steak, gourmet cuisine and a nouveau atmosphere and Dragonfly , along Orlando's popular "Restaurant Row", featuring premium sushi selections and an open-fire robata grill.
For sports lovers and fans who want to get active during their stay, Orlando also has plenty of championship golf courses, such as Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill, and the 45-hole course at the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Club.
According to Forbes, other major pluses for Orlando are our high-end, luxury hotels. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes features a 40,000 square-foot spa and nine restaurants, plenty of room for 7-foot tall athletes who love to eat and be pampered. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando features beds fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and Italian marble counters. Orlando is action-packed, exciting and a guaranteed paradise for NBA fans and visitors alike!