Hotel at a Glance: Orbit One Vacation Villas
Orbit One Vacation Villas offers a prime location for families visiting the Orlando area—it’s across from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks including Epcot® and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. The resort also has amenities to keep both kids and adults entertained between trips to theme parks. Play tennis, racquetball, or volleyball; take a dip in the outdoor pool or hot tub; or soak up some rays on the deck.
- Pet a zedonk and feed some of Florida’s native animals with your included admission to Wild Florida wildlife park. Keep your eyes peeled for tropical birds on the sightseeing deck and trek through a cypress-swamp ecosystem.
- Bring the whole family: Two-bedroom villas have enough room for six people. Each features a full kitchen, a washer and a dryer, and separate living and dining areas.
- Kid-friendly fun: Play a round of mini golf and challenge a friend in the game room.
- Sustainability: This resort is accredited by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Green Lodging Program for its dedication to conserving the state’s natural resources.
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.