Orlando is a one-of-a-kind destination. World class theme parks, pristine golf courses, top rated restaurants, and natural beauty converge seamlessly to create a place rightly known as The City Beautiful. Last year, Orlando welcomed over 75 million visitors, making it once again the most visited destination in the United States. If you are already dreaming of your summer vacation, we suggest visiting Orlando and experiencing all it has to offer. Follow these simple tips to plan your ultimate summer vacation in Orlando.
Determine What Kind of Vacation You Want
Before you begin to plan out the fine details of your trip, consider what you want to get out of it. Do you want a fun family vacation or a couples’ retreat? Or perhaps, you want a solo adventure in Orlando to reconnect with yourself. Orlando has attractions that will be fun no matter who is accompanying you on your travels.
You should also consider what tone you want to set for your vacation. Do you want to see all the sights, or do you prefer to take it easy and relax? Are you dreaming of visiting the theme parks, or do you prefer to visit local attractions? Setting an intention for your vacation will help you get the most out of it.
Set a Budget for Your Vacation
Once you have a basic idea of what you want from you trip, you should start thinking about budget. When setting your budget, consider any other trips or major expenses you have planned for this year. If you are traveling on a shoestring budget, don’t worry – although Orlando can be expensive, it is entirely possible to visit and still have fun while on a budget.
Many hotels, like Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando, offer budget-friendly perks such as a kids eat free program, access to swimming pools, and free scheduled shuttle service to select theme parks, which can help you cut down on parking and rideshare fees. If you are a Florida resident, you may qualify for discounts at the theme parks and other attractions. There are also several free and low-cost activities throughout Orlando.
Plan Out What You Want to Do
While you don’t need to plan out every minute of your vacation, having a general idea of what you’d like to do is smart. There are so many things to do in Orlando that it can be overwhelming and easy to forget to visit attractions unless you make a list. If you are traveling with others, making a list of all the things you want to do ensures that the trip has something for everyone.
Once you know what you’d like to do, take note of the days and hours of operation, ticket prices, and any other information that would be useful. You can refer to this cheat sheet to help you plan your daily agenda once you are in Orlando.
Pick a Date to Visit
When you take your vacation will be in part determined by your budget. Summer is peak season for traveling to Orlando, so flight prices may be higher than usual. Even so, you’ll find some weeks are less busy and therefore less expensive than others. Summer break in Orlando usually begins in late May and ends in early August. Planning your trip before and after those dates will help you avoid the crowds and high prices.
In addition to budget, your travel agenda will help you decide when to visit. Orlando has all sorts of fun activities taking place all season long. The theme parks usually offer special summer programming from June to August. This includes events such as Electric Ocean at SeaWorld and Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon. If you visit for Memorial Day weekend, you can enjoy the last few days of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, which ends on June 1, 2020.
Save Up for Your Vacation
Now that you’ve determined a budget and created a rough outline for your trip, it’s time to start saving up. If you save a little each month, you’ll have the funds for your summer vacation in no time.
- Calculate the costs of all your expenses (hotels, food, attractions, transportation, etc.) and confirm that it is within your budget. If you find yourself a bit over budget, you’ll need to readjust.
- If you already have some money saved towards your vacation, you can deduct that from your budget.
- Next, count the number of months until your vacation and divide your budget by the number of months. Now you know exactly how much you need to save each month until your vacation.
Book Your Orlando Hotel in Advance
If possible, we recommend purchasing as much as you can before the trip. This way, once you are on vacation you can enjoy your getaway without worrying about your bank account balance. Things that can be purchased in advance include lodging, attraction tickets, rental cars, and tours. Be aware that hotel prices fluctuate often, so once you find a location you like, book it to lock down that price. At Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando we offer affordable rooms with plenty of budget-friendly amenities. You can check our rates by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page or by calling us at 407-996-8585. Book your room today to get one step closer to your Orlando vacation.