Hotel at a Glance: Tropical Palms Resort
Tropical Palms Resort’s nearly 70-acre property is dotted with family-friendly amenities. An outdoor pool awaits near the vacation cottages, along with mini-golf courses and a volleyball court.
- Things to do: Family-fun centers Old Town and Fun Spot are about a 10-minute walk away, and Walt Disney World® Theme Parks are about 4 miles away.
- Home sweet home: Cottages have full kitchens and private deck with furniture.
- Pets are welcome for a $150 refundable fee and a $50 nonrefundable cleaning fee; there’s also a dog park.
- Where to eat: The café’s casual eats can be enjoyed on a patio.
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 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.