Orlando, Fla.

Distance from Baltimore: 792 miles, about a two-hour flight Why it's hot: Amusement park overload for parents, but thrills for children. Catch Shamu's show at SeaWorld or sample butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Islands of Adventure. Discover Florida's wildlife at Forever Florida, consisting of nine diverse subtropical ecosystems. Pay homage to Florida's most famous native inhabitant at Gatorland, where visitors can get up close to alligators. Don't miss: Disney World, the largest vacation resort in the world. With over 25,000 acres, there is something for everyone whether you're bringing the kids or just having a romantic getaway. There are four theme parks, two water parks, four mini-golf courses, professional golf courses, on-site resorts, shopping, a diverse selection of food and nighttime entertainment. Visitors this winter can be among the first to get a glimpse of the park's new Fantasyland attraction. Information: For more information about your Orlando vacation, visit http://www.visitflorida.com/Orlando.
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