Once you have decided to make Central Florida the home of your next vacation, you will need to start doing your research for the trip. Here at OrlandoFunTickets.com, we have given you all the best information on planning your trip, from which books to read to prepare for your vacation to how to get around and save money once you are here. Also, exclusively at Orlando Fun Tickets, you can purchase all of your theme park, dinner show and local entertainment options at a fraction of the price! We have the top discounts in town for the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Universal Orlando Resort and Sea World. And now that you have all of this under control, let us help you plan where to stay on your visit.
Orlando has literally thousands of hotel options, which is one of the reasons why it is rated the top tourist destination in the entire country and one of the top places to visit in the world. But with so many to choose from, how do you make a decision on where to stay? First, it is important to decide where you are going to spend the majority of your time. If you are making the Walt Disney World® Resort the basis of your stay, it might be a good idea to look into staying at a resort on the Walt Disney World® property. From the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Pop Century Resort, there are many benefits to being a resort guest. Not only do you get free transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport, you also get free transportation to and from all of the parks, extra Magic hours in all of the theme parks, great recreational facilities and many more perks, including merchandise delivery to your hotel room, that only come with being a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. There are also many hotels on property, so you are sure to find one to fit into any family’s size and budget.
However, if you are not interested in staying directly on property at the Walt Disney World® Resort, there are many hotel options in nearby Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee, Fla., that are within 10 minutes of Walt Disney World®. Many of these hotels are much more economical than ones on property, and they are in good proximity to lots of shopping and dining options as well, and most even offer free transportation to and from the Disney theme parks for their guests.
If you are going to be spending more time at either Sea World or the Universal Orlando Resort, it might be a good idea to look into staying at a hotel there. Universal Orlando has three great luxury resorts for guests, and these hotels offer many of the same guests benefits that the Walt Disney World® hotels do. But, if you can’t afford to stay at one of these top locations, you could also check into the many hotels located on International Drive in Orlando. This area is a tourist corridor, as it is lined all the way up and down with hotels, shops and restaurants. You can find any and everything you want along International Drive, including a hotel to please every pocketbook.
The Orange Count Convention Center, located at the south end of International Drive near Sea World, also offers a plethora of nicer hotels in the area. If you are going to be frequenting Sea World, or you just want to stay in a nicer area away from all of the tourist traps, you could find a little peace and solitude in this area of International Drive.
Orlando also has a lot of hotel options in downtown Orlando. Located just 15-20 minutes away from the attractions, this could be a good option for a family without kids, as tons of nighttime entertainment options are at your fingertips in this area – and, there are no signs of theme parks anywhere! And finally, another option for any family on vacation is to take advantage of timeshare of family home rentals in the area. Many timeshares in the area are very cheap and nice, as they offer suites with multiple bedrooms, living areas and even kitchens. Most do come with the stipulation that you take a tour of the timeshares, but for a few hours, this may be well worth it to experience more of a home-away-from-home atmosphere while you are visiting the City Beautiful.