Easily plan your next trip from Minneapolis to Orlando with help from Orbitz.com. This website lets you do everything from booking a flight and a hotel to making rental car reservations . All that's left for you to do is to experience Orlando's sun-filled days. Make sure to take a trip to a theme park or two while you're there. Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando are both wonderful options.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is located about 10 miles from the city's downtown area. Airlines that fly out of the airport include American Airlines, US Airways, Delta and AirTran Airways. Getting to the airport in time for your flight is easy. Take a taxi or use one of two public transportation options. By light rail, the airport is 25 minutes from the city's center and costs up to $2.25, while the bus costs only $1.75.
For those who prefer to drive to the airport, there's ample parking available across from each of the two terminals, with a cost per day of $22 for covered parking and $16 for uncovered parking.
If you get to the airport early enough before your flight, you can grab a meal at one of several airport restaurant. Options include Chick-fil-A, Godfathers Pizza, Wok & Roll and Maui Tacos.
Orlando is located in central Florida and is sometimes known as Hollywood East due to the large number of movie studios in the area. The studios, along with the theme parks outside of the city, bring in more than 51 million tourists annually, making Orlando International Airport one of the busiest airports in the world.
The Orlando International Airport is only 6.8 miles from the city's center, so you'll have no trouble at all in reaching your destination after you land. Local bus service can get you to the downtown area for $2.00 or out to Walt Disney World in nearby Lake Buena Vista for $4.00. The same trip by taxi will cost you $18 to downtown or $60 to Walt Disney World.
The best time to travel to Orlando is during one of the high seasons when the weather is best. The high seasons run from March to April, the middle of June to the middle of August and the middle of December to the first week of January. The weather in Orlando ranges from highs in the summer of 92 degrees Fahrenheit to lows in January of 48 degrees. Dress should be seasonally based, with cool clothing for summers and moderate layers for winter.
Visitors to the area often try out some of the theme parks. While Walt Disney World may be the most famous, Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld Orlando are also great options. Those looking for other entertainment options can visit the several art museums or attend Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Ballet performances. There are also dozens of incredible restaurants to try out in Orlando.
Orlando is a growing city, with all the art and culture that often accompanies population growth. Its airport is easy to reach, allowing you quick access to your flight and then into downtown Orlando after landing. Use Orbitz.com before you travel so you'll know that you're prepared for your trip. The website will help you find bargain airline tickets, book hotel rooms and discover discounts on car rentals. You can then spend the money you have saved during your trip from Minneapolis to Orlando on enjoying all that Orlando has to offer.
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