Orlando is a thriving city with so much to do and see. Whether you’re visiting for a week or a weekend – it can be overwhelming trying to decide what all to do to entertain your group. Here are a few of our suggestions:
See: A visit to a theme park is a must. No matter what age you are, allow yourself to be a kid again and walk the streets of Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World. At Disney there are several theme parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If Disney is not quite your cup of tea, the options are endless from “riding the movies” at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to getting wet at Typhoon Lagoon and Wet N’ Wild.
Shop: The greatest thing about visiting (or living) in Orlando is the wide variety of shopping. The Mall at Millenia is the pride and joy of Orlando luxury shopping. It holds over 150 high-end stores from Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and Chanel. The Mall at Millenia is also home to more attainable stores such as Forever 21, Hollister, and Macy’s.
Eat: When visiting Orlando, keep in mind that there are places to eat everywhere. Depending on where you are will determine your choices. When most people travel to Orlando, they usually end up chowing down at a restaurant on International Drive. Great International Drive selections include, Café Tu Tu Tango, Maggiano’s, and Benihana.
Drink: No matter where you go, there is always a place to grab a cold beer or crisp glass of Pinot Grigio. However, nothing says an ice cold beer better then Orlando’s famous World of Beer. With three central locations in Dr. Phillips, UCF, and Lake Mary, World of Beer has the most extensive selection of the best beers in the world.
Stay: When finding a resort to stay at in Orlando, take into consideration the location you will be spending the most amount of time at. If Disney is your primary destination, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is a perfect place to stay. Disney has over a dozen world-class resorts, but the Grand Floridian is the landmark in the Disney Resort properties. At Universal Studios, you can choose from the Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, or the Royal Pacific Resort. All are located on Universal property and are within walking distance of Universal City Walk and theme parks. To save a little money on accommodations be sure to check hotelcoupons.com for some great deals in Orlando.