Orlando is the No. 1 most popular summer travel spot for 2011, according to bookings on travel site Orbitz.com.

The City Beautiful was the only Florida city to make the top 10 list this year. Among the reasons cited for Orlando’s high ranking:

  • Average airfare to Orlando this summer is $290, an increase of 10 percent over last year but still the lowest average fare for any of the cities in the top 10.
  • Orlando hotel rooms are averaging about $94/night, an increase of 12 percent over last year but the second lowest of the cities in the top 10.
  • Cities that ranked No. 2-10 include: Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Cancun and Boston.

    Source: Orlando Business Journal, Orlando is No. 1 summer destination

    UCF Today Note: Orlando is the hometown of the University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university.