By Alexandra Jacobs
For a summer vacation, nothing beats Orlando and Walt Disney World for families. Summer is a great time to visit Orlando, with warm, sunny weather. It is catered to families, and offers a variety of activities that parents and kids alike can enjoy. Wait until later in the summer to get Hamptons Rentals, or travelling to the Cape, and spend the beginning of your summer in Orlando.
One of the reasons families from around the world flock to Orlando is to visit Walt Disney World Resort. Walt Disney World consists of four different theme parks – Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom Park, and Hollywood Studios. The resort also offers two water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
Epcot offers shows, interactive experiences, and a chance to experience cultures from around the world right in Orlando. For a fantasy experience in one of the seven lands of enchantment, families can have the time of their lives at Magic Kingdom. Animal Kingdom Park gives families the opportunity to watch and interact with real, live animals, in addition to experiencing live
shows and unique attractions. Meanwhile, Hollywood Studios offers all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in a family-friendly setting. For the maximum amount of fun and enjoyment, families should allow at least one full day to experience each of Walt Disney World’s four theme parks.
Walt Disney World Resort has a variety of accommodations to choose from right on the resort grounds. The resort offers a number of great deals on hotels throughout the year. Families should check the Disney World website periodically for the most up-to-date prices. Just outside of Disney World are hundreds of other hotels, so it’s easy to find somewhere else to stay
if staying inside the resort isn’t the preferred option. Five nights and four days is about the minimum amount of time needed to fully enjoy Disney World.
While it may be its most visited attraction, there’s more to Orlando than just Disney World. Families planning on spending a week in Orlando may consider spending five of their nights at the resort, and the remaining two discovering all there is to see and do in and around Orlando. If the adults aren’t tired of theme parks yet, Orlando has LEGOLAND Florida, Universal Orlando, and Sea World Orlando.
For more adult activities, Orlando has plenty of dining and nightlife. The city offers a variety of cuisine from all over the globe, perfect for all budgets and palates. Parents looking for a night out without the kids may want to consider Victoria & Albert’s or Chatham’s Place for a romantic evening in Orlando. For a dinner that the kids will love, families should try Yellow Dog Cafe, Padrino’s Cuban Bistro, Sweet Tomatoes, and TooJay’s Deli, all of which are great for adults and kids.
Alexandra is a travel enthusiast who loves to write about tourism, beaches, food, and the wonderful things in the world. She provides her own insights on vacationing to the blogosphere. If you would like to learn more about her, follow her @alexsjourneys or visit her blog alexsjourneys.wordpress.com.