A trip to Orlando is a dream-come-true for families, and is becoming increasingly affordable with many suppliers offering bargain deals. Whether you’re planning to travel as part of a cheap package trip, or go on a luxury all inclusive break, there are bargains to be had for all.
Orlando offers many magical opportunities for families, especially those travelling with children; as there is easy access to some of the best theme parks in the world, alongside friendly locals who love to entertain the little ones! In the day time families can enjoy the activities on offer in the theme parks and Sea World, whilst relaxing in the evening at a world-class restaurant, enjoying Florida’s famous sea food or taking in the vibrant art scene.
Orlando is the perfect resort for families who are looking for a fun and adventure packed holiday. With the Walt Disney World Resort nearby; and the Universal Orlando resort just down the road; a family trip to Orlando is guaranteed to be full of energy and excitement.
For families who enjoy wildlife and the natural world, Sea World Florida offers a unique insight into the marine environment and is certain to entertain people who have an interest in nature. Thrill seekers who enjoy the great outdoors may also like to visit one of Orlando’s natural parklands; where visitors are able to fly in a 1930s biplane, ride an airboat through the swamps to spot alligators or take a hot air balloon ride over the forests.
Outside of the theme parks, Orlando has a lot to offer families and there are many activities which the whole family will enjoy. From cheering on the Magic NBA basketball team, visiting the region’s scarier inhabitants at Gatorland, seeing an evening performance at the Blue Man Show, to checking out one of the region’s zip lines – families will never be at a loss for things to do on a trip to Orlando.
Orlando is a magical resort for travellers who enjoy golf as it’s home to more professional golfers than any other city on earth and the International Association of Golf Tour Operators voted Orlando “North American Gold Destination of the Year” in 2010. The region has a number of world class golf courses, including some designed by top golfing names such as Fazio, Dye and Nicklaus; where professional instructors and tutors are available to help visitors improve their game.
Orlando boasts some of the best restaurants in the world, and is famous for its freshly caught seafood. Whether you’re looking for a themed diner to entertain the children, or an independently run fine-dining experience for a couple; there are plenty of options to suit every taste and budget. A number of celebrity chefs have opened or endorsed restaurants in the region, and Florida is also famous for its wines, and there are a number of multiple award winning, locally produced wines which will delight lovers of fine food and wine alike.
Famous for its spas and yoga retreats, Orlando is the perfect place to relax. Floridians are notoriously health conscious and there are always a range of fun and healthy activities available for travellers to experience. From luxury spas to yoga on the gorgeous white sandy beaches, Orlando has a lot to offer those who are looking for a healthy retreat whilst on holiday. Children needn’t feel excluded from the pampering either, there are many spas which have a ‘kid’s menu’ and lots of yoga classes are aimed at children and teens.
For those who have overdone the nightlife, or are stressed from the flight, the spas and health resorts of Florida offer some of the best massages and treatments in the world. From a quick rub down to an immersive flower bath, there is something for everyone. Some of the top names in health and beauty are represented in Orlando’s spas, such as the Ritz-Carlton Spa, the Waldorf Astoria Spa by Guerlain and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel’s Mandara Spa.
The nightlife in Orlando is world renowned and has a lot of diversity to offer visitors – whether you choose to take the children along or take advantage of your hotel’s babysitting services. For those who seek family entertainment, Orlando offers a number of child-friendly dinner shows, interactive lounges and entertainment complexes. For visitors who are keeping it ‘adult-only’, there’s a wide range of pubs, clubs, comedy shows, live music, dance performances and local wineries to sample.
Visitors to America are often amazed at the quality of goods available, and the reduced prices of many designer items. Orlando offers some of the best shopping opportunities in the world, and visitors are able to buy genuine designer goods at prices which would be unimaginable in the UK. For cheap designer clothing and other bargains, Florida can’t be beaten as a destination.
Orlando offers shopping options from department stores such as Bloomingdale’s to unique designer boutiques which can’t be found anywhere else in the world; teens and shopaholics alike will enjoy the shopping opportunities Orlando offers.