Relaxing Holidays to Orlando
Boasting one of the best shopping areas in the United States, and within easy reach of both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando is the ideal destination for your next family holiday. Whether you want to enjoy the vast range of shopping, relax in the sun at the nearby beaches, or visit the theme parks, you’ll find holidays in this resort will give you what you want.
Florida has perhaps the best climate in the United States. Known as the “Sunshine State” and with temperatures in the 70s in winter and the 90s in summer, it’s perfect if you want to enjoy the sun and sand. The most popular destination in Florida is Orlando, which with so many superb theme parks, is a great choice for families. Its attractions spread across different parts of the city, this particular resort is one of the best places to stay. Located only five miles from the airport and Downtown, only four miles from Universal Studiosand SeaWorld and eleven miles from Walt Disney World, the Florida Mall area is perfectly situated to make your holidays to Orlando enjoyable and fun. The mall itself is one of the largest and most exclusive in Florida. Opened in 1986, and with 250 stores, whether you enjoy browsing exclusive boutiques or seeking a bargain in the brand-name stores.
Attractions on offer
If you like excitement and adventure, then after the Mall, head for Walt Disney World, a magical landscape of thrilling rides, Disney shows, and entertainments. Also worth a visit are the Universal Studio Resort where you’ll move in a world populated by creatures and characters from the Marvel Comics and Shrek, and there’s also SeaWorld, which combines water rides with stunning interactions with sea creatures like dolphins and killer whales. For a rest from all the excitement, head to one of the nearby beaches – Daytona Beach is one of the finest, famous for its surfing, so why not take a surfing lesson?
For nights out, the largest theme parks have terrific concerts and dining, but also worth a visit is Downtown Orlando, largely pedestrianised at night, and where you’ll find a great range of cuisine. The choice here is wide, from delicious Latin dining to Asian delicacies, and with some of the best bars and clubs, here you can party until late. Whatever your tastes, you’ll find lots to enjoy on your break.
Jam-packed family getaways
First stop on your holidays to Universal Orlando should be Universal Studios. Putting you at the heart of the action, you’ll have the opportunity to land yourself into your favourite TV shows and films. Visit Springfield to experience The Simpson Ride or battle alongside Optimus Prime in Transformers. The newest attraction sees the world of Harry Potter brought to life, where you can sample delicious Butterbeer and take your very own journey on the Hogwarts Express.
If your little ones are looking to meet their own superheroes, Universal’s Islands of Adventure is the place to be. Perfect for kids in need of an adrenaline boost, they’ll love the hype of the whirling Incredible Hulk Coaster or if they’re feeling especially brave, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall. Afterwards, linger over drinks and seafood at Lombard’s Grille or escape to the rustic tavern of Hogsmeade for pumpkin juice and traditional British fare to refuel.
Of course, if the kids want to cool off from the hot and sunny weather on Universal Orlando holidays, where better to visit than Wet n’ Wild? Blastaway Beach is the largest family water play area in Florida and boasts 160 water cannons, while the Surf Lagoon is the ideal spot for those looking to chase the waves in the sunshine. Whether you want to kick back and relax as you float down the lazy river or embark on a toboggan adventure, this is definitely the go-to destination for those wanting to cool down and revel in the Floridian sun.