There's more room for the famous Pea­body ducks to do their daily waddle at the recently expanded Peabody Orlando. Thanks to a new 32-story tower, the room count now stands at 1,641 and meeting space comes to 300,000 square feet, including the pillar-free, 54,652-square-foot Peabody Grand Ballroom.

Among the eight dining spots are the Italian-accented Capriccio Grill and the new wine-themed Napa, serving Northern California fare.

Directly across the street and connected by two pedestrian walkways is the Orange County Convention Center, which offers its own 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space.