What would the perfect family getaway look like for you? For many, the perfect answer is a vacation filled with theme park fun, where your kids can meet some of their favorite cartoon characters and enjoy thrilling rides.
And of course the theme-park capital of the world is the city of Orlando in central Florida, with nearly a dozen theme and water parks large and small which attract millions of families - as well as just adults, mostly traveling in couples and groups of friends - per year; in fact, it's Florida's - and one of the USA's - most visited. The "family-entertainment ecosystem" here has also given rise to a slew of other smaller attractions, shows, and eateries aimed catering to kids as well as their parents. Since the 1970s, this city and surrounding area have truly become a "one-stop shop" for families, with repeat visits common. A few are so taken with the area, finding that on top of its attractions, Orlando is a great place to live, thanks to its other amenities as well as its weather, generally mild much of the year, and work with the best realtors in Orlando to find the perfect home.