Family-Friendly Resorts near Orlando Theme Parks
This 7-night stay in the Orlando area includes condo-style accommodations at one of three centrally located resorts. Though features at each property vary, they all have outdoor swimming pools and are situated near Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. One resort boasts four outdoor pools, a children's pool, and two whirlpools. Another property sits on 600 acres and is surrounded by forest preserves and tropical landscaping. You’ll find mini-golf courses and tennis courts at some locations, and all are within short driving distance of the area’s top shopping and dining spots.
One-bedroom units can accommodate up to four guests, and two-bedroom units are big enough for up to six. Most feature home-like amenities such as full kitchens and living rooms; some provide access to onsite clubhouses.
Orlando, Florida: World-Famous Theme Parks and Cultural Surprises
Located in the center of Florida, Orlando may be forever associated with the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. It spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Marketplace. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted 18th-century mansion. Before heading back to the resort, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Gatorland.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando's vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which hosts family-friendly improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find eight cultural institutions at Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, which houses pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orlando Science Center. Visit the science center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface, or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.