A vacation to Orlando, Florida doesn’t always have to be about that famous mouse and his friends! Orlando is a big sports town and is home to a couple of different professional teams, spring training’s Grapefruit League and a host of other individual sporting events such as golf, tennis, and auto racing. This plethora of activities related to sports in Orlando means Orlando is the perfect getaway for a guy’s weekend. Keep reading for more information on the perfect Orlando Sports getaway; you’ll be singing about being taken out to the ballgame before you know it!
Major League Baseball Teams-The Grapefruit League
For major league baseball fans, Spring Training is the optimum time to visit Orlando, with 2 teams playing in the Orlando area, 2 teams playing a little further out, and 11 more playing within a 2-hour drive or less! Atlanta Braves (Walt Disney World Resort)and the Houston Astros (Kissimmee) play in the immediate area and the Detroit Tigers & the Washington Nationals call nearby Lakeland & Viera their spring home.
National Basketball Association- The Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic has won two conference titles, 5 division titles, and O championships, in spite of Shaquille O’Neal’s best efforts, but is probably one of the top-ranked basketball teams to watch! Spend time courtside at the Amway Center when you visit our fine city from October through April (regular season) you won’t regret a minute!
Major League Soccer
For many years, soccer wasn’t really a major deal in the US – we just didn’t get the thrill of the sport that the Europeans call football, especially in comparison with all the excitement that accompanies American Football. But those days are gone and lately, soccer is becoming more and popular in Orlando, you can take in a Soccer Match with the Orlando City Soccer Club who has previously played in the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, until the 2016 season when the Orlando City Stadium construction is completed. Soccer buffs should plan their Orlando vacation during the months of March through October.
Other Sports in Orlando
With beautiful weather year-round, Orlando is the perfect place to golf, play tennis, and even race cars year-round, so if these are activities that interest you, your vacation can be scheduled whenever you like! In addition to these individual sports, Orlando is home to a plethora of minor league and semi-pro teams for all types of sports…no matter what time of year you plan to visit, you’re sure to catch some game that is to your liking! Check out our website today and start planning your sports-geared Orlando vacation today. Our knowledgeable staff is waiting and has all the info on these and other activities that will ensure your Florida vacation is filled with unforgettable experiences!