Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Davenport Orlando South
From the Ramada Davenport Orlando South, it takes just 30 minutes to reach most of Orlando’s top attractions. You can load the family into the car and cruise to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, LEGOLAND, and Universal Studios Orlando. Back at the hotel, you can close out the day with a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms are decorated in warm, neutral tones, and feature free WiFi and flat-screen HD TVs.
- Start the day with baked treats, fresh fruit, and coffee—all part of the complimentary continental breakfast.
- Restaurant: Unwind with drinks and dinner at the many restaurants within walking distance.
- Cool off in the hotel’s outdoor pool, or get some shade beneath a colorful umbrella on the sundeck.
####Orlando, Florida: World-Famous Theme Parks and Cultural Surprises
Located in the center of Florida, Orlando may be forever associated with the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks—the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. Spanning roughly 30,000 acres, it encompasses four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Marketplace. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day 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. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. One of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is also home to Universal Orlando—which includes The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—SeaWorld, and Gatorland.
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 CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which hosts family-friendly improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find eight cultural institutions at Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, which houses work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orlando Science Center, where you can a rover across a simulation of Mars or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.