Hotel at a Glance: The Inn at Calypso Cay Hotel Orlando
A Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel, The Inn at Calypso Cay Hotel Orlando offers a complimentary shuttle to each of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, which are all less than 5 miles away. There’s also an onsite concierge that can hook up families with tickets to nearby attractions—and plenty of onsite activities to keep kids occupied when they come back to the hotel.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms are spacious, clean, and come with a flat-screen TV. Choose a king suite for extra room to stretch.
- Check the weather on the complimentary WiFi.
- Free shuttle not only goes to the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, but also Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
- Number of outdoor pools: 3, plus water slides and a splash pad.
- Need a drink? Head to the Tiki Bar, near the pool area.
- Putt to victory at the on-site mini-golf course.
- Start your day with complimentary breakfast buffet.
Kissimmee, Florida: Easy Access to World-Famous Theme Parks and Major Orlando Attractions
Located on the banks of Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee sits about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day at Magic Kingdom® Park by boarding Space Mountain® Attraction, a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. After that, ride past the ghastly goofballs inside The Haunted Mansion. For dinner, head over to Epcot® to sample cuisine from Morocco, Mexico, France, Italy, and several other countries at the World Showcase. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
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 the CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which holds improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find several cultural institutions surrounding Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art; the collection features pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and the Orlando Science Center, where you can take a rover across a simulation of Mars or race model cars down a 70-foot pinewood-derby track.