Still on the fence about where to go for spring break this year? We believe Orlando is the ultimate vacation destination and so do a record-setting 72 million visitors last year. Check out our list of reasons why we love Orlando as a spring break getaway, then start planning your family’s Florida vacation adventure.
1. Multi-Generational Fun
Orlando has a reputation for being a destination for children and young families, but The City Beautiful boast entertainment for all ages. Theme park garden festivals, concerts in the city, a thriving arts scene, and interactive attractions are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together.
2. Character Encounters
Whether you’re just a casual fan or a dedicated nerd, meeting your favorite heroes and villains is always fun. At Orlando’s theme parks you can meet your favorite characters from the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Sesame Street, and Harry Potter universes.
3. International and Specialty Cuisine
Along Restaurant Row and International Drive you’ll find hundreds of restaurants offering a variety of exciting International cuisines including Italian, Indian, Brazilian, and Vietnamese. In downtown Orlando, local’s favorites include vegan comfort food and farm to fork restaurants.
4. Beaches Nearby
Orlando may not be a coastal town but fortunately some of Florida’s best beaches are just a short drive away. Pack your bathing suits, sunscreen, and water to enjoy a classic Florida beach day. Cocoa Beach, with its famous 800 foot pier and live musical entertainment, is just an hour away. On the west coast, Clearwater beach is just a two hour drive and features crystal clear water.
5. Thrill Rides
Teens and thrill-seekers of all ages will love Orlando’s selection of adrenaline-pumping rides, such as the Incredible Hulk at Universal Orlando ResortTM or Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. But the thrills aren’t limited to the theme parks. Brave the world’s largest slingshot and StarFlyer right here on International Drive.
6. Unique Animal Encounters
From animal encounter experiences at the theme parks to enjoying native Florida animals in their natural habitat, Orlando has lots to offer budding scientists and wildlife enthusiasts. Whether you are interacting with alligators at Gatorland or bird watching while on a hike, you’re sure to meet some uniquely Floridian creatures.
7. Space Coast
At just an hour away, it’s easy to enjoy a day trip to the Space Coast. Here you can learn all about space exploration history through hands-on exhibits at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and even watch a rocket launch. Cocoa Beach is nearby, so you can easily combine your outer space adventure with a beach trip.
8. Shopping Central
If you and your family love to shop, Orlando is the place to be. With hundreds of discount outlets and large shopping malls in the area, you’ll find deals and designer brands to create the best looks this summer. If you prefer to shop small, you can find several excellent boutiques and independent shops in downtown Orlando and Winter Park.
9. Natural Springs
Love swimming but hate the beach? Try visiting Florida’s natural springs. These clear waters are perfect for swimming, kayaking, tubing, and wildlife spotting. Visit Wekiwa Springs or Kelly Park, both of which are just 30 minutes away.
10. Affordable Accommodations
In Orlando, you’ll find affordable accommodations that won’t stretch your vacation budget. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment district, making it easy to get to the theme parks and other points of interest. Plus, our hotel includes a buffet restaurant where kids eat free, as well as free schedule shuttles to the theme parks. Start planning your Orlando vacation today by calling 407-996-8585.