Visiting Orlando, The City Beautiful


Photo by Chip Litherland Photography

Take a day trip about 40 minutes outside of Orlando for LEGOLAND Florida Resort—it will be worth your while. Toddlers to preteens particularly will discover a lot to do, and even older “kids” will enjoy the mini LEGO cities and more adventurous rides. A new hotel is available for true LEGO aficionados. View the whole park from the Island in the Sky ride. Scout out your next park route while towering above it.Other options include Orlando Science Center, Gatorland, Richard Petty Driving Experience, and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Photo Courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott

Photo Courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott

There are plenty of lodging choices, but one that you may want to discover for yourself is the Orlando World Center Marriott—a resort in itself. Ten restaurants and lounges, a boutique, a spa, a game center, an 18-hole golf course, and more will have you never wanting to leave. A beautifully crafted pool area with a spot designed especially for little ones, cool water slides, plentiful pools, and a secluded hot tub is open almost year-round. Make an appointment at the spa, and relax in the hands of their experts. Activities for kids and adults are always scheduled. You may even see a few superheroes or princesses waiting to pose with guests.

*Image of skyline courtesy of Visit Orlando.