Normally, when you think of a vacation to Orlando, Florida it’s synonymous with a family trip to Walt Disney World. Believe me, I get it. We are huge Walt Disney World fans. Our first trip was on our honeymoon in 1999 and I believe we’ve been at least 20 times since then. Honestly, I think we’d live in the Magic Kingdom if there were real estate available but, obviously, that is not realistic.
Have you been dreaming of taking your family to Florida for vacation but just can’t seem to get there because saving up the whole year for a week’s long spring break feels daunting and overwhelming? Maybe it’s not as impossible as you imagine. Maybe you can have an amazing family vacation in Florida on any budget. Sometimes we just have to broaden our perspective and reimagine the idea. Don’t break the bank, but don’t shortchange yourself of a stay in a beautiful resort, located near everything like the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.
Disclosure: I was hosted by the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive but all opinions are my own.
Recently, my family had the privilege of being invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. For the duration of the conference, we would be staying on grounds at Disney’s Coronado Springs resort but we wanted to get in town earlier to enjoy the parks. I had some difficulty finding a room the nights we needed at that resort because they were booked so I started looking at other resorts on and off grounds because, for the first time, it hit me that there are a bajillion hotels and resorts in Orlando.
After talking to a friend (@BeckyBoricua) who lives in Florida she recommended I consider one of her favorites, the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive and so I did. It was beautiful and it had all the amenities we were looking for, plus a separate sleeping area for the girls in the family suite, which was awesome. It gave us all a little privacy. And it was located only a 15-minute drive from the Disney parks and even closer to the Universal park. Did I mention it is only a 90-minute drive from the ocean and Gulf beaches?
On top of all of that, from the moment of your arrival, you will know that you are someplace special. Whether you are seeking to experience the thrills Orlando is known for or to unwind and relax, this true Florida resort has exactly what you need.
The Orlando Wyndham resort is the official hotel of I-Drive 360, putting you right in the heart of exciting new attractions, outstanding dining, and world-class shopping. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, offering breathtaking, 360- degree views of Central Florida, is just a short walk away. The resort offers a complimentary shuttle to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld Orlando theme parks.
Not only is the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive located at the epicenter of Orlando’s ever-popular International Drive, the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive boasts newly renovated surroundings—everything from guest rooms to their poolside restaurant is new and improved.
One of the great features of Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is you can stay where you play! Conveniently located near I-4, Florida Turnpike, SR 528 and only 12 miles from the airport, it is easy for you to get here.
As the official hotel of I-Drive 360, the Wyndham is just steps away from the heart of outstanding dining, world-class shopping and exciting attractions on International Drive. Attractions like the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology and 7D Dark Ride Adventure.
There are no shortage of choices of places to eat in Orlando but at the Wyndham Orlando resort you can literally walk to Sugar Factory, Lisbon Portuguese Cuisine, Cafe 34 Istanbul Turkish Kitchen & Hookah Lounge, Tin Roof, (one of our favorites) Shake Shack, Yard House, Tapa Toro, Uncle Julio’s Mexican, Cowgirls, Rockbar, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sofra Mediterranean Grill, Kotai Sushi, iCafe de Paris, Ben & Jerry’s and so much more.
The 22-acre resort property immerses our guests in tropical landscaping, winding lagoons, and relaxing courtyards. Two spacious outdoor pools and a heated spa are nestled among lush gardens, and the property features multiple on-site dining options, including the relaxing lobby and a poolside bar.
A recent multi-million-dollar renovation also means the resort’s 613 guest rooms feature all of the latest upscale touches, including pillow-top mattresses, massaging showers, mini-fridges, 40-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed wifi access and concierge service.
Family-friendly suites include an area just for the kids, complete with fun bunk beds and a kid’s TV with parental controls. And because the resort is pet-friendly, even the furry members of the family are welcome to join the fun. We didn’t bring Lola because we were there for a conference and part of the conference was on the Disney Dream Cruise but it was nice to know we could have brought Lola with us if we wanted to.
I love that it’s located centrally to everything in Orlando.For a lot of families, a trip to Orlando and Disney World is something that happens once in a lifetime. There is a way to enjoy the fun and sunshine of Orlando and even Disney World without breaking the bank and sacrificing all year to pay for it.
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