This family-friendly hotel features spacious guest rooms, a restaurant, and a shuttle to theme parks
Hotel at a Glance: Park Inn By Radisson Resort and Conference Center Orlando
Located right next door to the Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and nearby ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, this family-friendly hotel makes sure the magic doesn’t end when you leave the parks. Magical-view guest rooms live up to their name, with windows that look out to nightly fireworks displays. The hotel also has a free shuttle to whisk you to and from the parks throughout the day.
- In-room amenities: a mini refrigerator, a garden tub, and high-speed WiFi
- Go for a swim in one of the heated outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees and loungers.
- Where to eat: Feast on burgers, wraps, and other American dishes at Savannah Bar and Grill, which overlooks the pool. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Onsite gift shop: Pick up toiletries and souvenirs.
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 located right next door to the Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney World®. The world’s most-visited entertainment resort spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Disney Springs® Area. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day at Magic Kingdom® Park 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. After that, ride a dune buggy through a haunted mansion. For dinner, head over to Epcot® to sample cuisine from Morocco, Mexico, France, Italy, and several other countries. 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.