Has your Walt Disney World vacation been canceled or postponed? With the recent temporary closing of Disney, many have received the unfortunate news that their vacation plans have been canceled or altered.…
If one thing is for certain, it is that the Orlando area has no shortage of places to stay. With over 450 hotels and 121,000 plus hotel rooms, visitors can have their pick of large resorts with elaborate pools or smaller low-key hotels. Although staying at a resort on Disney or Universal Studios properties has its advantages, you will find many other resorts with gorgeous pools, expansive rooms and suites, and onsite restaurants.
Below are our top picks for Orlando resorts, all located outside of the major theme parks.
Thinking about visiting a beach while you are in Orlando? Why not?! Florida boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, and many are only a short drive from Orlando. A great benefit of Orlando is that you have many options for beautiful beaches regardless of where you are located. If you’re wondering which one to visit, take a look at our picks below. All are easily accessible by car and, under normal conditions, are within a two-hour drive from Orlando.
The Yacht & Beach Club is a Deluxe Resort located in Disney’s Epcot Resort area. Although, often lumped together, these are actually two separate resorts – Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The resorts are situated next to each other and share amenities such as the pool and fitness club.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 4th and believe it or not, this is the first attraction that features Mickey Mouse! Ride along with us as we experienced this fun attraction on opening day!
Volcano Bay is located at Universal Studios and is one of Orlando’s newest water parks. Easily recognizable by its towering volcano (Krakatau Volcano), this park is packed with thrilling slides, a sandy “beach,” and a play area just for the little ones. Volcano Bay has quickly become our go-to water park in Orlando, and we wanted to share a few tips that we have learned throughout our visits to help others enjoy it just as much as we do!
Known as the gateway to Universal Orlando Theme Parks, Universal CityWalk is full of dining, shopping and entertainment. Whether you are making a stop after a day inside the parks or visiting for dinner and drinks, there is SO much to do.