Hotel at a Glance: Magnuson Grand Cypress Hotel
Right outside the Magnuson Grand Cypress Hotel, you can splash through racing water rides and zip down roller coasters at Legoland Florida. The family-friendly hotel makes for the ideal place to recharge with its tropical landscaping and an outdoor jacuzzi. Several specialty restaurants are also within walking distance if you need to grab a bite.
- Make a splash in the spacious outdoor pool, which is tucked amid tropical greenery.
- Modern amenities in guest rooms include free WiFi and satellite TV.
- Included perk: 15% off Legoland tickets purchased from the hotel
Winter Haven, Florida: Legoland and Glittering Lakes near 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 each other throughout Winter Haven, inspiring the city's nickname: Chain of Lakes City. Naturally, boating and fishing are big draws here, with anglers cast out for catches of bass and bucketmouths. Water skiing along these bright blue waters is another popular activity throughout the year.