Orlando travel guide for Camping World Bowl

With Oklahoma State going to the Camping World Bowl, Cowboy fans are looking at a more than 18-hour drive to Orlando. For fans flying out of Stillwater, Tulsa or Oklahoma City, it will be about 5 hours of flight time including connecting flights.

Orlando features dozens of hotels and inns with a variety of prices ranging from living like a king to dirt cheap. A little more than 2 miles from the stadium is a Days Inn. For those tight on cash, you can spend your nights at Days Inn for the low price of $50 a night. Days Inn features free WiFi, a television and free continental breakfast.

For those few that have saved more money than you initially needed, there are many four-star hotels in your future. In downtown Orlando, there is the famous Grand Bohemian Hotel. For the unreasonable price of $213, you can live like a king during your stay in Orlando. Featuring classic Italian art and luxurious amenities, the Grand Bohemian Hotel is an upscale lodging destination.

As previously stated, Orlando offers dozens of lodging destinations including Best Westerns, Wyndhams and Hampton Inns in walking distance of the stadium. However, keep in mind hotels may increase prices because of the thousands of fans coming to attend the game.

Orlando also offers many dining options featuring many different types of food. Orlando features one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the U.S. and Munchies Boricua Food Truck brings many fusions of the culture to Orlando. If you are into everything spuds and taters, maybe Mrs. Potato would be a great food destination for you. Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, Mrs. Potato includes giant Idaho potatoes, stuffed rosti hash browns and much more. For those not so adventurous, there are numerous fast food options around the stadium.

With the game on a Thursday, many fans might choose to stay until Sunday, meaning they have two days to explore Orlando after the contest. The obvious attractions to go to in Orlando are Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. But keep in mind that Orlando offers much more than the regular tourist destinations.

Right off of the Florida turnpike, 17 miles from the stadium, is the world famous Gatorland. Gatorland is an alligator sanctuary and theme park. At Gatorland, you can zipline over the top of dozens of alligators or watch the daily alligator wrestling matches. Take a ride on a 12-foot high off-road vehicle with Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure to see all the wildlife the park offers.

For all of your aquatic adventures, Discovery Cove is the perfect place for you. Discovery Cove allows you to swim with the aquatic life such as dolphins and stingrays. For thrill seekers, Discovery Cove allows you to snorkel with all different types of sharks. Children have the ability to pet and feed stingrays. If you are in a relaxing mood, just grab an inner tube and take a ride on the Wind-Away River. Discovery Cove is the perfect destination for people of all ages.

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