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Orlando Sightseeing Looking for group travel activities that are both affordable and entertaining? Go Orlando pass is an all-access digital pass to more than 25 area attractions. There are different passes to suit, whether you want to choose the number of days or attractions to visit. Attractions include Boggy Creek Airboats, Fun Spot America, Gatorland, Kennedy Space Center, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Wheel at ICON Park and WonderWorks as well as other popular activities and sightseeing tours. The Go Orlando pass is available online, or by phone (800) 887-9103.

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Orlando, FL

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

1 Grand Cypress Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

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Marriott Orlando Downtown

400 W Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32801

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Hyatt Place Lake Mary/Orlando-North

1255 S International Pkwy. Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Hilton Garden Inn Orlando North/Lake Mary

705 Currency Cir. Lake Mary, FL 32746

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Travel Information

City Population

238,300

Elevation

111 ft.

Sales Tax

In Orange County the sales tax is 6.5 percent; in Lake and Seminole counties it is 7 percent; Osceola sales tax is 7.5 percent. Orange and Osceola counties levy a 6 percent resort tax, while Seminole County imposes a 5 percent tax and Lake County 4 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(321) 235-5300; Sheriff (407) 836-4357

Fire (non-emergency)

(407) 246-3473

Time and Temperature

(407) 646-3131

Hospitals

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, (407) 351-8500; AdventHealth East Orlando, (407) 303-8110; AdventHealth Orlando, (407) 303-5600; Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, (321) 841-5111.

Visitor Information

301 E. Pine St. Suite 900 Orlando, FL 32801. Phone:(407)425-1234

Air Travel

The Orlando area is served by two airports: Orlando International Airport (MCO), at SR 436 and the Beachline Expressway, and Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, which serves commercial and private aircraft.

Rental Cars

Orlando is served by several major rental car agencies. Arrangements should be made before you depart, especially during peak seasons. Your local AAA club can provide this service or additional information. Hertz, (407) 859-8400 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak provides train service to four stations in the metro area. Passenger-only trains stop at the stations at 1400 Sligh Blvd. in downtown Orlando and 148 W. Morse Blvd. in downtown Winter Park; Kissimmee's passenger station is at 111 E. Dakin Ave. The Auto Train, which runs round-trip from Lorton, Va., stops at the Sanford station at 600 S. Persimmon Ave. Phone (800) 872-7245 for both rail services.

Buses

A Greyhound Lines Inc. terminal, (407) 292-3422 for customer service, (407) 292-3424 for tickets or (800) 531-5332 for Spanish-speaking persons, is off West SR 50 (Colonial Drive) at 555 N. John Young Pkwy.

Taxis

Local taxis are metered and charge $4.20-$5.40 for the first mile and $2.65 for each additional mile plus 60c for each 80 seconds of waiting time. Major cab companies are Ace Metro, (407) 855-1111; Diamond Cab Co., (407) 523-3333; Quick Cab, (407) 447-1444; Town & Country, (407) 828-3036; and Orlando Taxi, (407) 422-2222.

Public Transportation

Transportation by bus, trolley or rail is available in Orlando.

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