DISNEY WORLD AREA
Disney World is the stuff childhood memories are made of. From Mickey Mouse to Goofy and Donald Duck to Winnie the Pooh, Disney World tugs at the heartstrings of children and adults alike. It’s the dream vacation you’ve been planning with your kids for months, or even years, so it ‘has to be perfect’.
If Disney World is your primary destination, chances are, you’ll be staying at one of the amazing Disney World Hotels and Resorts in Orlando. Lucky for you, you’ll be spoiled for choice! There’s a never-ending list of Disney’s own resorts to choose from. There’s the Animal Kingdom Lodge with a full-on Indiana Jones vibe which offers rooms with “Savanna View”. The Caribbean Beach Resort is another favorite of ours. Disney even has villas if you’re traveling with a large party.
Outside the Disney ecosystem as well, you’ll easily find suitable accommodation for every budget. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World is the one to go for if you want to pull out all the stops and experience luxury to the extreme. Somewhere else on the spectrum lies the Holiday Inn Orlando in Disney Springs Area, offering tremendous value for firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although there are are hundreds of hotels throughout Orlando, one of the main reasons for staying in a hotel near Disney World is that you’ll be spending most of your time at the parks and resorts. It is then ideal if you are within walking distance to Disney World. Most hotels in this area might also offer a complimentary or cheap shuttle service to the Disney World, so staying in this area is a no-brainer.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS AREA
Jaws, Jurassic Park, Apollo 13 — do you know what’s the common thread connecting these three movies? If you guessed Universal Studios, you’re right! Of course for all you movie buffs out there, it’s common knowledge. According to Universal’s own website, it is “the world’s premier movie and TV based theme park.” Universal Studios is one of its kind travel destination that attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe.
The theme park, the rides and the attractions offer something for everyone. From a sensational 4D experience aboard the Hogwarts Express to the TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D, you’ll experience an audio visual stimulation of the kind only Universal Studios can conjure. So regardless of what your primary destination in Orlando is, you owe yourself a visit to this techno-magical playground.
Universal Studios makes it very easy for you to explore the full depth of what it has to offer thanks to a fine selection of on-site hotels such as Universal’s Aventura Hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and more! If you’re flying in, drop us a line and we can arrange a comfortable airport transfer to Universal Studios so that you can bypass all the hassle.
COCOA BEACH AREA
Orlando is a city steeped in pleasure and fun. The place offers doses of life and style in equal measure, with a throbbing beach scene and delicious restaurants all mixed up with in signature Florida coastal charm. But one of the biggest attractions for the casual crowd is the famous Cocoa beach. From the southern side of Orlando, zoom across what the locals refer to as Beachline Expressway and connect with Highway A1A to arrive at Cocoa Beach. The beach is part of the 72-mile tract known as the Space Coast. If you drive further south, you’ll see miniature golf places and beach shops selling all sorts of trinkets and Florida kitsch.
The Cocoa Beach Pier where the real action’s at. This pier stretches 800 feet into the Atlantic and it is here that all the surfing competitions are held. Either side of the pier – north or south – is a fine place to just spread your blanket and soak up the sun. You can also mingle with the broad-shorts and bikini crowd, if that’s your thing. There are tons of restaurants, bars and shops around here, so you’ll run out of energy before you run out of things to do.
Cocoa Beach being one of the tourist attractions has many great hotels. As one would expect, there’s a whole range of options from Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront to Best Western Cocoa Beach Hotel & Suites. Compares to some other locations in Orlando, we find the rates to be reasonable, even a tad lower than some other popular areas. It’s proximity to Port Canaveral makes it the ideal location if your trip involves a cruise.
PORT CANAVERAL AND CAPE CANAVERAL AREA
The second-busiest cruise port in the world needs a massive infrastructure to cope with millions of tourists it serves every year. It is no surprise, then, that Port Canaveral and Cape Canaveral are a stone’s throw away from each other. If you’re traveling with family, walking from Port Canaveral to Cape Canaveral might not be a good option. Using a transportation service, it will barely take 10 minutes, though. If you intend to explore some area down south, for example Cocoa Beach, but also want to be within 10 minute driving range of Port Canaveral to catch your cruise in time, Cape Canaveral region offers plenty of choices at very affordable rates.
On the higher end, Residence Inn by Marriott Cape Canaveral and Homewood Suites by Hilton Cape Canaveral are worth a look. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Beach Resort is the pick of the range for the luxuriously inclined travelers.
If you haven’t made up your mind yet, give us a call at our toll free number (800) 680-6353 for free trip planning advice.