Is there a bad time to visit Orlando? We say no! However, there are better times than others. January in particular can be a great time to book Orlando vacation home rentals. Check out the nine reasons to visit in January and then pull the trigger on your own trip.
1. Orlando has incredible weather in January
Orlando has a temperate climate all year long, which means that even in the winter you can expect it to be sunny most of the time. The coolest it typically gets during the day in Orlando is the upper 60s or lower 70s. At night it can get down into the 50s, or even the 40s, but the temperatures are more comfortable than in most areas of the country.
2. Crowds are much more manageable than they are during other times of year
If you talk to people who’ve never been to Orlando, one of their top concerns is dealing with the crowds. While there are tips that can make any time of year manageable, January has particularly low crowds. There are a few times where you’ll see a pop in crowd levels, most notably the first few days of the month and the weekend before MLK Jr’s birthday, but otherwise you can enjoy the parks with minimal wait times.
3. Lower crowds allow you to visit more parks
When you’re booking your Orlando vacation homes rentals, are you considering whether or not you’ll be spending time in Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando? If you travel during the slower month of January, you’ll have the time to do it all! Instead of spending hours every day in lines, which doesn’t allow you to get the most out of the parks you do visit, you can speed through them all and take in as much as you’d like.
4. You’ll get great deals on local shopping options
If you like to shop until you drop then you’ll love visiting Orlando in January. Head out to the Mall of Millenia, or the Florida Mall. You can also visit the Orlando Premium Outlets, the Orlando Prime Outlets, or The Loop for super bargain basement prices. If you want to experience eclectic Park Avenue shopping then you may want to take a trip to Winter Park and head to Rodeo Drive.
5. You’ll have an easier time getting a table at the best restaurants
Orlando is increasingly getting a well-earned reputation as a culinary city not to be missed. Some of the more popular restaurants can be challenging to get reservations to during the busier months. This is not an issue in January. Head out to Restaurant Row on Sand Lake Road, enjoy delicious meals within the theme parks, or head to Disney Springs.
6. There are a wealth of activities to enjoy
If you think Orlando is just theme parks and not much else, then you may be surprised to know that within the last decade, Orlando was voted the best golf destination in North American. In fact, it has more than 175 golf courses, including professional level courses. If you’re a bigger baseball fan, then you’ll love checking out spring training activities events at the ESPN World Wide of Sports. Tennis buffs, water-skiers, and even horseback riders can find activities in Orlando during January.
7. There are a wealth of cultural events you can attend
No matter what your interests are, staying in Orlando vacation homes rentals in January allows you access to a wide range of cultural events. Do you want to check out Tiffany glass at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art? Do you love nature? Then you’ll love the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Artists can take a class at the Maitland Art Center, architecture fans will love taking in the Orlando Public Library, which was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts hosts some of the top productions from around the world.
8. You can get a great value
Low crowds mean that Orlando vacation homes rental companies are looking for business any way they can get it. One of their top tactics is to lower prices. Not only will your accommodations cost less than they would if you visited in the summer months, but your theme park tickets, food, plane tickets, etc. are all likely to be deeply discounted as well.
9. There are special events happening throughout January
One of the top reasons to rent Orlando vacation homes rentals in January is because of the incredible events happening. For example, consider A Celebration of Harry Potter. This is the epitome of heaven for die-hard fans of the movies and books. If you’re visiting earlier in the month, you can enjoy a wealth of holiday good cheer, specialty foods, and entertainment that runs through the first week of January.