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Six Orlando staycations worth your PTO – from super-luxe to summer camp

Tourist in your own town

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Put down the passport. You already live in the world's No. 1 tourist destination. According to Visit Orlando, more than 68 million people visited the City Beautiful in 2016 – a record number – and there's a reason: We have a lot of cool stuff.

Our cool stuff, though, isn't just centered around "the parks." Sure, staying at a Disney hotel and riding the twirl-and-hurls until you actually do is not a bad plan, per se, but curating a true staycation tailored to you is more than possible, too. Art mavens, outdoorsy types and luxury lovers – there's a spot in the sun for all of you.

Orlandoans have a bit of an advantage in the August-September time frame: Most tourists have gone home (the kids are back in school) and hurricane season makes the weather, shall we say, unpredictable. That means hotels are eager to fill rooms with locals, and lines at attractions are shy of hours-long.

This summer, stay local and try one of these themed six staycations. They're so fab, you'll feel far-flung, but they're mere miles from home – just in case you forget the sunscreen.

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