By Jessica C. Northey
Travel + Leisure readers voted Orlando as one of the top ten vacation spots for visiting during the harsh, cold winter season. With average winter temperatures reaching the 70's in the afternoons, it's no secret Orlando has a strong appeal to winter weary travelers.
For those ready to say goodbye to winter, Orlando is the type of destination that truly has something for everyone. Combine sun and fun with thrilling outdoor adventures like hang gliding or ziplining and enjoy some of Orlando's newest attractions like SeaWorld Orlando's Mako and Universal Orlando Resort's Skull Island: Reign of Kong. For a slower speed, Orlando's resorts offer expansive pools with cascading waterfalls and lazy rivers.
"According to readers, winter is the best time of year to come here-whether you get the kids out of school, or if you just want to chat up Mickey on your own. Indeed, in this favorite city for family vacations, winter means shorter lines at the theme parks-with the exception of the weeks right around Christmas and New Year's. Orlando also receives high marks for its variety of hotel options."
Don't wait for the next winter storm, start planning your Orlando warm weather getaway today.
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Written by Jessica C. Northey, Multimedia Content Producer for Visit Orlando. She enjoys the arts culture, photography, and creative writing about entertainment and travel destinations.