The University of Central Florida, which has its main campus in Orlando, is one of the largest universities in the United States. Its main campus is an unusual landscape of concentric circles designed with pedestrians in mind, making it a pleasant place to explore on foot. Hotels near UCF have the added appeal of putting you in the heart of the "theme park capital of the world" with its countless tourist attractions, while also being close to some remarkable wilderness areas.
Visiting the University of Central Florida
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 21 miles from UCF hotels. The airport is served by Central Florida Regional Transit Authority buses, which you can take from the bus stop on Level 1 of Terminal 1. You will have to take at least two bus lines to get to hotels near the University of Central Florida. Other transportation options include rental cars from one of the 20-plus rental companies serving the airport, private van services, and taxis available outside all terminals. At your destination, stretch your legs with a stroll around the Arboretum of the University of Central Florida, an extensive on-campus garden with more than 600 species of plants. For more of the region`s natural side, travel to the 240-acre Econ River Wilderness Area around the Econlockhatchee River, just to the northeast of UCF. Its diverse landscape includes oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, and swamp lands, with miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Look out for native species, including alligators, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and the great horned owl. And you can`t take the family to Orlando hotels without hitting at least one theme park. Among your options are such major tourist destinations as Disney World®, Universal Studios, and the Wet `n` Wild water park. Rent a car by the University of Central Florida to make exploring Orlando easy.
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