If you’ve found a villa in or near Orlando and booked a two week stay for your family, you’re off to a great start. Renting a villa in the Orlando area is the smart choice that makes your vacation much more enjoyable. For less than the cost of a hotel, the whole family can relax and enjoy time together in a spacious home, not in villas in hoskote separate hotel rooms. No waiting for your car or expensive parking fees.
You park in your own garage or driveway. Most villas are near shopping centers and supermarkets, giving you the money-saving option of making meals in your fully appointed kitchen, and dining out only when you want to. Many villas have community amenities such as playgrounds, tennis courts, and pools. Some even offer private pools. Although two weeks seems like plenty of time, there’s much more to see than Disney World, and you don’t want to miss a thing.
When you book your villa in Orlando, you have easy access to all area attractions. With good planning and a little advance research, you can decide what you want to see in Orlando, buy tickets online, and then plan your itinerary. Try to schedule quieter days to relax, between visiting the big attractions. You don’t want to waste a minute of your precious vacation. With a conveniently located villa as your home base, you can create an itinerary for the perfect getaway.
Here’s an example: Day 1 You arrive at your Orlando villa. After a long drive or flight, you just want to settle in to your luxurious vacation home and relax. Everyone’s tired, so why not order in? Almost any kind of food is available for delivery in Orlando. After dinner, a short drive to the neighborhood supermarket to stock the fridge with cold drinks, snacks, and breakfast food, and you’re ready for a refreshing evening swim in the pool and a comfortable night’s sleep.
Day 2 Disney World is always first on everyone’s list. The Magic Kingdom is just a short drive from your Orlando villa. There’s so much to see and do, that a 2-day pass is a good idea. Arrive early and stay late for the parade and fireworks at 10 p.m. After a long day of fun, you’ll appreciate the quick trip home. Day 3 It’s Disney World, again. Today can be more leisurely, taking in the things everyone missed yesterday. Treat the kids to lunch or dinner at T-Rex in Downtown Disney.
Dining is an unforgettable experience in a prehistoric setting, surrounded by life-size dinosaurs, pterodactyls and mammoths. It’s pricey, but memorable. Day 4 Spend a day just relaxing in your spacious villa. Stroll or drive around the neighborhood, then enjoy a family picnic by the pool. Pick up the food ready-made at a nearby grocery, or grill your own. Most villas provide a grill or barbecue area. Later, catch up with friends with Skype or Facebook. Wi-Fi is available in most villas.
Day 5 It’s a day just made for a water park, so head for Wet ‘n Wild. Orlando’s premier water park has it all: slides and rides to suit any taste from slow to Whoa! Wet ‘n Wild has multi-person rides for the whole family and solo rides of every kind. There’s a water ride area for smaller kids, too. It’ll be a great day. Day 6 Today’s a day of quirky fun. First stop: Gatorland-The Alligator Capital of the World. This park and wildlife preserve mixes old time tourist attraction cachet with modern displays.
Alligators and crocs by the thousands, a “swamp walk” and an aviary, reptile shows – it’s fun for all ages. There’s even a zipline. Next, you’re off to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. Something everyone should see at least once. Both attractions are in Orlando. After the museum, grab a pizza at one of Orlando’s dozens of pizzerias. Day 7 Shop ’til you drop. Stock up on souvenirs, or splurge on yourself. Whatever you need, Orlando’s malls offer great shopping.
The Florida Mall is central Florida’s largest, with over 250 stores and restaurants. The fabulous Mall at Millenia offers world class shopping. Don’t miss Orlando Premium Outlets where you can bag designer products at impressive savings. Day 8 Sea World Orlando is today’s destination. It’s just a short trip from your villa. Rides, shows, attractions, and sea creatures of all sizes add up to a day of fun for everyone. Day 9 For another day of rest, try a stay-at-home film festival.
Let each person choose a movie for the whole family to watch. Pop plenty of popcorn and stock up on snacks for “intermission.” Serve healthy finger foods and sandwiches for hunger pangs during the movies. Day 10 Take a day-trip to the Kennedy Space Center. It’s about an hour’s drive from Orlando, and the Space Center tour is educational and fun. Climb aboard a simulated (but very realistic) space shuttle launch, see the Rocket Garden, and the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Day 11 Today’s adventure will take you to the depths of the ocean. The Titanic Experience is one of Orlando’s top attractions.
Costumed guides, authentically reproduced rooms, the grand staircase and real artifacts recovered from RMS Titanic make you feel like you’ve traveled in time to that fateful trip a hundred years ago. Day 12 Spend a day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This is the home of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” There’s much more, but “Harry Potter” is all you need to know. Day 13 Spend a quiet day resting up from your adventures. Swim, relax in the sun, then have dinner in a nice restaurant. Orlando’s restaurants offer a full range of choices.
Day 14 It’s the last day of vacation, so spend it in a special way with a spectacular balloon ride over the Orlando area. Orange Blossom Balloons float through the sky, offering panoramic views of forests, orange groves, theme parks, and vast swamps untouched by civilization. There’s no better way to top off your vacation than seeing all the places you’ve been from above in a beautiful balloon.