Venture to I-Drive for a hub of fun – escape rooms, mini golf, savvy shopping and more, this resort area is full of variety for entertaining days out.
Location is key for an Orlando holiday, and the Rosen Inn International offers great value accommodation, close to all the action. You can easily walk to plenty of shops and restaurants, or hop on the I-Ride Trolley to venture further. A free shuttle also runs to Universal Orlando Resorts™, Wet N Wild waterpark and SeaWorld. When you need a break from all the adventure, kick back by the pool and head to the Topsy Turvey Lounge for a nightcap.
Open your eyes to the wondrous creatures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, take a ride on the wild side, then explore Pandora – The World of Avatar
When dining in the abundance of Orlando’s International Drive restaurants, you should order the ‘big eat’ classics. Dig into a bulging breakfast at Denny’s, with pancakes the size of your head, served up with bacon and all the works, in addition to drool-worthy omelettes and hefty Belgian waffles. For a night of big bites and drink delights, head to Applebee’s. Tuck into a whiskey bacon burger, a gigantic plate of ribs, chicken platters and creamy pasta dishes. For a refreshing way to wash down your meal, order an epic margarita mix.
There’s no shortage of activities on International Drive. Spend sunny days playing adventure mini golf, or gather your wits to beat the clock during an escape room challenge. Turn thrilling moments into unforgettable memories on Universal parks rides, or drop by SeaWorld’s Aquatica to whirl around rapids and catch surfs in the wave pool. Orlando outlets are famous, so treat yourself and pop into the shops, where you’ll find an array of designer clothes, sportswear, perfumes and more. You could easily spend a whole day here.
Moments away from theme park extravaganzas, Kissimmee is a gateway to the Everglades. This destination will suit families looking for off-the-beaten-track experiences.
Soak up the family-friendly vibe at villas within Championsgate Platinum Homes, close to all things Disney. Enjoy a spacious home away from home, with the perks of a clubhouse, resort pool, waterslide and lazy river. Sports enthusiasts can squeeze in a game of tennis or 18 holes of golf at the on-site facilities. The lavish villas are also located near nature trails, Universal Studios™, Gatorland and quirky Old Town Kissimmee. To unwind, treat yourself to a pampering spa treatment or savour an evening tipple at the poolside Tiki Bar.
If your inner chef becomes inspired by the local cuisine, cook your own creation in the villa’s spacious kitchen. Other nights, discover the taste-bud tingling, dining delights within Kissimmee. You can’t go wrong with a lobster feast at Red Lobster, but shrimp dishes and fresh fish will satisfy seafood lovers too. There are ‘land’ based options for other diners – and don’t forget to check out the kids’ menu for children aged 12 and under. For a unique dining experience, stride into the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament castle. You’ll sit on the edge of your seat during your 4-course meal, as knights joust on horseback, clash in battle and set falcons in flight.
Relish the warm Kissimmee weather and soak up Old Town Kissimmee’s classic old school vibes. Go for a spin on the Old town’s iconic Ferris Wheel, and watch free weekly live entertainment like car shows and karaoke. Speed through the Everglades on an air boat with Marsh Landing Adventures. During slower interludes, you may spot alligators in the mesmerising marshes. For big-wheel off-roading ventures, head to Gatorland. Adrenaline seekers can zip-line over big tooth crocs and gators. Although Kissimmee has plenty of outdoor fun on offer, Disney and Universal are convenient enough for days at the theme parks.