Orlando named ‘least walkable city’ for tourists

A recent travel study has named Orlando the least walkable city in the United States for tourists.

The study, which was conducted by Preply, aimed to find the best cities for on-foot exploration in the U.S.

According to the company, the walking distance between each major city’s five most popular attractions was recorded. When the results of the study were compiled, Orlando ranked at the bottom.

The study states that in Orlando, it would take approximately 65,100 steps and over 11 hours to walk the 31 miles between the city’s five top-rated tourist attractions.

Those attractions include Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove, Magic Kingdom, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, according to Preply.

To put the results for Orlando in context, a tourist could travel (drive and fly) from Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Disneyland Paris in less than 11 hours.

“If you’re still keen to explore Orlando’s top tourist hotspots, a local taxi ride would start at $2.90 and cost $1.90/km,” states Preply. “Exploring the top five destinations would create a taxi cost of at least $70 (with a 36.85km driving distance between the five destinations).”

Some of the other cities deemed least walkable for tourists include Los Angeles, California (2nd); San Francisco, California (3rd); Honolulu, Hawaii (4th); and Memphis, Tennessee (5th).

The only other Florida city on the list, Miami, is tied with St. Louis, Missouri, for 8th on the “least walkable U.S. cities” list.

The study ultimately determined that Chicago, Illinois, is the best American city for walking tourists. In the Windy City, it would take around 28 minutes and 2,500 steps to visit the city’s most iconic landmarks – The Art Institute of Chicago, The Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park, Chicago Architecture Centre, and Cloud Gate – on foot.

A few of the other “most walkable U.S. cities” include Nashville, Tennessee (2nd); Dallas, Texas (3rd); Santa Fe, New Mexico (4th); and New Orleans, Louisiana (5th).

For more information, or to view the complete results of the study, visit Preply’s Most Walkable Cities in U.S. webpage.

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