Hotel at a Glance: Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel
Less than a mile from the Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel, you can zip down roller coasters and navigate scaled-down boats at Legoland Florida. With the hotel’s tropical landscaping and outdoor pool and hot tub, it’s a family-friendly place to recharge after a day at the park.
- Make yourself at home: Guest-room amenities include free WiFi and satellite TV.
- Grab a bite: Several restaurants are within walking distance.
- Work out in the hotel’s fitness center.
- Driving time to Orlando’s theme parks: less than an hour
Winter Haven, Florida: Glittering Lakes Outside Orlando
Winter Haven occupies a relatively quiet spot in between the tourist-heavy destinations of Tampa and Orlando. But the city is no slouch when it comes to family-friendly attractions. It’s home to Legoland Florida, the biggest theme park of its kind in the world. Its 150 acres contain roller coasters, water rides, and a city made from Legos.
More than a dozen freshwater lakes link to one another throughout Winter Haven, inspiring the city’s nickname: Chain of Lakes City. Naturally, boating and fishing are big draws here, with anglers casting out for bass and bucket mouth. Water skiing along these bright-blue waters is another popular activity throughout the year.