A more appropriate question might be, “Why haven’t you visited Orlando in winter before?” There are so many places to see that you may have just not reached our section of paradise quite yet, and with only one vacation per year, you want to make sure it is worth it! Orlando is our most favorite city in the world, and in the winter months, while most of the world is digging their way out of snowbanks, fighting black ice, and discovering there just aren’t enough layers to keep them warm, we in Orlando are sitting back sipping sweet tea while dangling our bare feet in private pools! Orlando comes alive in the winter, and this guide to all the reasons you should ditch your snow tires and hang your parkas back in your closet will have you clicking the book now button before we finish the last sentence!
Here Comes the Sun
As you meander your way south, you find yourself shedding layers the closer you get to Orlando! With highs that average out in the low to mid-70s and lows that rarely drop lower than the 50s, every day is the best day of your life! The rains that fall so consistently in the warmer months take a little break for the winter, and visitors and residents alike throw open doors and windows and welcome a world without humidity and heat. Many of our Magnolia Villas homes offer private pools that can be heated for an additional fee, so pack a bathing suit and plan to work on your tan in between visits to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter—winter is just another day in paradise when you visit Orlando!
The winter months are often about basketball and football, and the Orlando Magic make their home right here at the Amway Center downtown, so why not try visiting Orlando during the winter for a sports-filled outing with all your best buds? Plan to watch the Magic live, and after a night of hot dogs, beer, and basketball, wake up the next morning to a day on the course! Golf is a year-round sport in Florida, and some of the best courses in the world are in our town, including Shingle Creek Golf Club, designed by the golf legend Arnold Palmer.
Fall in Love with Love
June brides start panicking in January when they realize that their big day is just six months away, but smart brides head to Orlando for a visit to the Florida Wedding Expo taking place in January at the Orange County Convention Center! Plan a getaway with the bride, the mother of the bride, and all the bridesmaids and spend your time in the sun following everything bridal. Learn the latest trends, taste the newest cake flavors, and maybe even find the dress you will say yes to as you live it up, counting down your last days as a single gal at this fun and exciting Expo!
You’ve Got the Music in You
Orlando is a city filled with talent, and some of the biggest musicians in the world make their way to the stages here. February promises to be a huge month! The younger members of your traveling party will enjoy a Justin Bieber concert held at the Amway Center, and the oldest members will enjoy a trip down memory lane while listening to the music of Gladys Knight at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Marc Anthony, Joe Bonamassa, and David Archuleta (runner up in American Idol 2008) are just a few more superstars planning to perform in Orlando in winter, making it the month the music doesn’t stop!
Theme Park Adventures
The winter months are amongst the busiest months for theme parks, but that’s ok; you will still have fun as you spend your days losing yourself in the magic of other worlds. From Walt Disney World to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Universal Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can travel all over this universe and others without having to leave the city of Orlando!
Fun With Magnolia Villas
As you make friends with Mickey, rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Wolfgang Puck’s Café, and spend time on the courses of Orlando, coming home each night to the comforts and luxuries offered in all our Orlando villas and seasonal sanctuaries promises to be the best part of every day! Swim in heated pools or simmer in the bubbles of a hot tub under the stars and enjoy these unfiltered moments with the ones you love most. Reserve your favorite property today!