Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area10000 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando 4.0 out of 5.0
The Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa Universal Studios Area is perfect for families and closely located to Orlando's theme parks. SeaWorld® and Universal Studios ...
It was wonderful to be part of westgate. Came didn't expect i'll be purchasing a place there. Awesome people!
International Palms Resort Orlando6515 International Drive, Orlando 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in Sand Lake, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of CSI: The Experience and Wet 'n Wild. I-Drive 360 and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ are also ...
nice hotel but after the 5 day began to have problem with the hot water but overall one nice place to stay
Avanti International Resort8738 International Dr, Orlando 3.0 out of 5.0
This hotel is within 3 miles of SeaWorld and Universal Studios and 8 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.
Great Hotel! The staff was really friendly and it is a great pool and pool bar. Only downfall is our room was close to interstate so some traffic noise
Disney's Art of Animation Resort1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista 3.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Walt Disney World Resort hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is within 2 miles (3 km) of ESPN Wide World of Sports and Disney's Boardwalk. ...
Very nice for a value resort. Pretty comfortable and very clean for a low price and all the benefits of staying at a Disney resort.
Disney's Pop Century Resort1050 Century Dr, Lake Buena Vista 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated less than 1 mile from Disney’s Hollywood Studios this resort is a whimsical time capsule of late 20th-century pop culture.
Needs referb. Beds awful, springs coming through. Had back pain everyday. Each time someone moves the bed creeks. Don't sleep in. They start leaf blowing at 7 am goes on for about 30 to 45 mins very loud. I've stayed here several times this was the worst.
Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center8101 World Center Dr, Orlando 4.0 out of 5.0
This all-suite hotel with its own convention center is within 6 miles of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the Orlando Convention ...
My stay was a getaway and I enjoyed every minute. very one was so helpful and inviting.
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando 3.5 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Fun Spot America and Old ...
It has had a make over since we visited in 2012. The room service was very good.
Allure Resort Orlando8444 International Drive, Orlando 3.5 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps from Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and I-Drive 360. Orange County Convention ...
Had a great experience clean rooms, great service, and close to everything!!! Kids had a great time at the indoor pool and we loved the hot tub. Will definitely go there again.
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort Area1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista 4.0 out of 5.0
Offering access to the shops and restaurants of the Disney Springs Area, this Lake Buena Vista hotel is within 5 miles of all the Walt Disney World Theme Parks ...
We would definitely stay here again. Staff was very friendly, the restaurant had good food and wait staff made sure you were comfortable, even though we walked in a half hour before they closed. Nice clean rooms and quiet. 24 hour coffee shop and nice gift shop. Clean grounds and within walking distance ...
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista - Disney Springs™ Area1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista 4.0 out of 5.0
Located on 23 acres across the street from Disney Springs™, this 10-story hotel in Lake Buena Vista offers continuous shuttle service to all the Walt Disney ...
Really enjoyed our vacation with my daughter and niece. This was our 2ND stay at the Hilton. Really appreciated the complimentary Starbucks Coffee and bottled water. Next visit to Disney, I'll be staying here again.
Orlando, Florida overflows with famous theme parks
The beating heart of Florida, Orlando attracts visitors from all corners of the world and is only a few hours' drive from the state's other major cities including Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami and Naples. Home to more than a dozen spectacular amusement parks and hundreds of smaller attractions, it also boasts upscale shopping and delicious dining. A combination of world-class resorts and affordable accommodations has helped establish Orlando as a magnet for families in search of a good-time vacation.
Things to see
Ask anyone what their favorite things about Orlando are and they’ll likely point out its two major draws: Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Beyond these theme park giants, Orlando actually has a whole host of individual amusement parks for guests of all ages, especially adults with the hearts of big kids.
Walt Disney World
What started out as a single amusement park in 1971 proved so popular, it grew into four: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Your favorite movie characters, both old and new, wander around the parks, so be sure to get a picture with the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Riding some of the world's most famous roller coasters can be tiring, so after a long day of seeking thrills, head to Downtown Disney to eat at Fulton's Crab House and catch a movie at the 24-screen AMC theater. Don't forget to stop in The Lego Store, the single largest shop dedicated to anything and everything Lego.
Both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are appropriate for families and kids of all ages, but if Walt Disney World is better suited for younger children, Universal Studios might appeal more to young adults. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter stirred much excitement in 2010, and now you can even take a walk down Diagon Alley.
Just outside Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures sits CityWalk, which offers visitors movie-themed shopping and dining opportunities such as Bubba Gump Shrimp.
If it’s been your lifelong dream to swim with dolphins, make it come true at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove. You'll also be able to interact with a huge variety of other animals including whales, exotic birds and fish. Think of SeaWorld as the world's best petting zoo.
Of course, your stay wouldn't be complete without going on SeaWorld's water slides and roller coasters. With a unique blend of entertainment and education, families can spend a whole day here and never get bored.
Legoland is a must for Lego collectors of all ages. The park is decorated with custom sculptures, and guests can experiment with millions of different Lego bricks at the Lego Factory. A large botanical garden takes advantage of Orlando's tropical climate.
Hotel price ranges
Each amusement park offers themed accommodations in Florida, but there are plenty more Orlando hotels to suit every budget and taste. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites offers low rates for spacious and comfortable lodgings, with a free shuttle bus taking you to nearby attractions. For a luxurious stay, the JW Marriot Orlando Grand Lakes treats you to an on-site golf course and eleven restaurants.
Best time to stay
Thanks to its tropical climate, Orlando is home to exotic plants and wildlife not found anywhere else. Bromeliads, palm trees and bougainvillea vines keep the city colorful throughout the year, and mild winters allow the amusement parks to remain open during all seasons.
Millions of families flock to Orlando during the summer, and a significant number head to the city around Christmas. If you want to beat the lines at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, plan your vacation from September to November, or from February to April, when the weather is mild.
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