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With the likes of Wet'n'Wild Water Park and Epcot on offer, Orlando can get a little pricey, but there are stacks of fun things to do on a budget. For those who enjoy hiking, Winter Park and the Disney Wilderness Reserve hold plenty of natural fun. For a boost of cute on your Orlando travels, pay Peabody Hotel a visit at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to watch the hotel's Peabody Ducks perform an adorable march through the lobby.

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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

3 stars
4.1 / 5 60 reviews
Colorful retro-themed resort for the whole familyTake a break from the hectic everyday life and escape to Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This family-friendly resort in Orlando features comfortable accommodations and an array of on-site recreational amenities. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is set in an enviable location, within a mile from famous theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. For on-site entertainment, tourists can enjoy the 1950s-inspired bowling alley, outdoor swimming pool with sand beach and dive tower waterslide, and a lazy river with waterfalls and cannons. The resort also has an arcade games room, fitness centre, Universal Orlando attraction ticket centre, parking (fees apply), and free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Dining options at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort include Starbucks coffee shop, Bayliner Diner, Galaxy Bowl Restaurant, and lobby and pool bars. Reasons To StayExclusive theme park benefitsFree shuttle buses, walking paths to Universal OrlandoLazy river and large swimming pool with waterslideBowling alley Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort RoomsEchoing the 1950s and 1960s vibe, the 1,800 rooms at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort showcase vibrant color schemes and a nostalgic feel of a bygone era. While the units may feature a throwback style, the in-room amenities are decidedly modern to ensure comfort and convenience. The rooms are appointed with flat-panel TV with HD channels, Wi-Fi access, safe deposit box, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, ironing equipment and hairdryer. Family suites come with living room and kitchenette. Exclusive Theme Park BenefitsExclusive benefits: Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, plus free Universal Express Unlimited ride access** to skip the regular lines in both theme parks and much more.*Requires paid theme park admission. Universal Express ride access is not valid during Early Park Admission. Additional restrictions may apply and are subjected to change without notice.**Not valid at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and other select attractions. On-site hotel privileges good for hotel stay as indicated on the room key card and are only good for the number of guests staying in the room. Paid theme park admission required. Express ride access available during normal theme park operating hours only. Not valid for separately ticketed special events. Things To Do:Islands of Adventure (0.4 mi / 0.64 km)The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)Wet 'n Wild Orlando (0.6 mi / 0.96 km)Universal CityWalk (0.6 mi / 0.96 km)Universal Studios Florida (0.9 mi / 1.44 km)SeaWorld Orlando (3.9 mi / 6.24 km) Policies and feesEarly park admission is one hour prior to regularly scheduled park opening to one Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando. This is valid in selected attractions at each park.
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Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort

4 stars
4.1 / 5 208 reviews
Tropical enchantment and movie magic create a remarkable experience with every stay at Universal's Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Centered in the heart of beautiful Orlando, this property is surrounded by swaying palms and lush island-styled landscapes. Loews Royal Pacific Resort redefines the room with a view, offering suites that overlook more than 300 acres of tropical gardens. A pool connects with the resort's private lagoon, and it's all yours to see from one of three stately guest towers. The property offers on-site golfing, shopping and a fitness center. Try out the in-house dining experience at Emeril's Tchoup Chop, or feast in the Indonesian splendor of the Island's Dining Room. The Royal Pacific has a coveted AAA Four Diamond award, which is given for stylish and modern amenities and great services. Key facts1,000 guestrooms 51 suitesPet-friendly (refer to hotel pet policy; fees may apply)85,000-square-feet of conference/event spacesOutdoor pool with lagoonGymGift shopRestaurants: Emeril's Tchoup Chop, Jake's American Bar, Orchid Court Sushi Bar, Bulla Bar & Grille, Islands Dining Room and Orchid Court Sushi BarFree Wi-FiFull-service spa24-hour room serviceChildcare services NeighborhoodTwo of the most exciting theme park destinations in the area are just a quick stroll or boat ride away. Immerse yourself in all things cinema at Universal Studios Florida. From movie sets to roller coasters, the action seems unlimited. Explore the Islands of Adventure and rub shoulders with Harry Potter, the Incredible Hulk, and Dr. Seuss before finishing your day with shopping and the sparkling nightlife along scenic CityWalk. Hints and tipsYour stay comes with special privileges that include complimentary water taxi rides, visits from your favorite themed characters, and priority restaurant seating.
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Universal's Hard Rock Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 72 reviews
Get the rock star treatment at Universal's Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, which houses music memorabilia from icons like Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Bon Jovi, and The Beatles. The Florida-based hotel offers standard and deluxe rooms as well as luxurious suites and club level accommodations fit for famed musicians. The AAA four-diamond, award-winning hotel is one of three luxury Loews hotels at Universal Orlando. The sparkling 12,000-square-foot pool keeps the party going beneath its surface with underwater speakers, and more relaxation is available at the Mandara Spa, which offers massages, skin care, hair and nail treatments, and a hot tub. Get your pulse racing with cardio and circuit training equipment in the fitness center, or on the scenic walking and jogging trails. Key facts650 guestroomsAAA four-diamond hotel12,000-square-foot poolFitness centerGames roomJogging trailsSpa and saunaSpecial rates at local golf courses NeighborhoodLocated on Universal Boulevard, the Hard Rock Hotel is near the Universal Studios and Universal's Islands of Adventure theme parks. CityWalk is also nearby, where you can find shopping, entertainment and restaurants like The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Margaritaville, Emeril's, and the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, which is the largest Hard Rock Cafe in the world. Hints and tipsOn the last Thursday of each month, the Velvet Bar at Universal Hard Rock hosts a rock 'n' roll cocktail party featuring live music and specially-themed drinks. Ask about the complimentary shuttle buses and water taxis to nearby theme parks like SeaWorld Orlando.
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Avanti International Resort

3 stars
3.4 / 5 462 reviews
The Avanti International Resort in Orlando, Florida, provides friendly accommodations for families and businesspeople alike. Indulge in the Sunshine State's playful side at the swimming pool - adults can swim laps in one section of the oversized pool, while the kids splash around in waterfalls and fountains near the beach-entry area. Boost your energy levels with a bite at the poolside cafe, where burgers, pizza, salads and wraps are served, then join a game of beach volleyball in the hotel's sandy beach zone. Key facts652 guestrooms88 suitesConference and event space4 floors1 poolFitness centerRestaurants: Poolside CafeWi-FiGames room24-hour desk NeighborhoodLess than a mile away from the Orange County Convention Center, the Avanti Resort is located on International Drive, with easy access to major theme parks and the Pointe Orlando, which features restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores. Meet the dolphins at Discovery Cove or ride the Kraken and Manta rollercoasters at SeaWorld, both within three miles of the resort. Families with older kids can head to Islands of Adventure's themed zones, while Charley's Steakhouse, Boston Lobster Feast, and Tommy Bahama's Tropical Cafe make customized dining a breeze. Hints and tipsThere is a modest resort fee that covers shuttle transportation to the area's theme parks, Wi-Fi access, self-parking and unlimited local phone calls. The resort fee also covers access to the fitness center, pool and recreation areas.
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International Palms Resort and Conference Center

3 stars
3.1 / 5 223 reviews
A family-friendly taste of the tropics in Orlando by major theme parksThe International Palms Resort Hotel is a 13-acre property set along International Drive that offers 652 rooms and 20,000 square feet of event spaces. The hotel places visitors a short drive away from Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Walt Disney World. At this chic property, guests work out at the fitness center and unwind by the pool and Jacuzzi. A sports bar, pool bar, and full-service restaurant is available on site. Rooms come with Wi-Fi access, mini refrigerator, microwave oven. Additional services include 24-hour business center, parking and shuttle service to parks. HighlightsResort-style swimming poolStandard rooms and suites with Wi-Fi, microwaves and mini-refrigeratorsClose to Universal Orlando and SeaWorldThree restaurants, including a poolside bar and karaoke lounge and grill Rooms Azure blue comforters and jade-colored walls and accents create a tropical feel in these comfortable accommodations at the International Palms Resort, which are available as standard rooms or suites. Beached-themed prints play up the casual style. Guests find the basics covered, including Wi-Fi access, work desk and sofa bed. A coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator and microwave invite in-room dining. Suites have the added luxuries of a dining table and separate living area. FeaturesFamilies take advantage of the free-form resort-style pool surrounded by palm trees and lapping waterfalls at the International Palms Resort. The Pool Hut Bar serves light fare and drinks, while the Coral Key Bar and Grill gets the party started with nightly karaoke and live entertainment. Several fun activities are offered on site, such as movie night by the pool, create-your-own-ice-cream-sundaes, and handling alligators at Alligator Academy. Apart from this hotel, holidaymakers can also unwind at the sister property, the oceanfront International Palms Resort Cocoa Beach located only 45 minutes away. It's the closest beach to Orlando! Vacationers enjoy the true Florida resort setting with choices of oceanfront suites, lofts, ocean view, poolside Cabana's and much more. Dine at seafront Mambo's island style restaurant, s'mores around the fire or just kick shoes off in the sand.  TransportationOrlando International Airport (18 minutes)Orange County Convention Center (7 minutes) Attractions Universal's Islands of Adventure (1.4  mi./2.2 km)SeaWorld Adventure Park (3.4 mi./5.5 km)Walt Disney World (7.7 mi./12.3 km)Wet N' Wild (0.7 mi./1.2 km)The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (1.4  mi./2.2 km)Florida Mall (3.3 mi./5.2 km)Downtown Disney (7.2 mi./11.6 km)Epcot (8 mi./13 km)Animal Kingdom (11.5 mi./18.4 km) Business Nearly 20,000 square feet of event space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom with room for up to 1,400 guestsCatering serviceWi-FiAudiovisual equipment Policies and feesThere is a $7.50 per room per day resort fee, which includes the following: Wi-Fi access, parking, shuttle service to theme parks, in-room safe, coffee- and tea-maker, access to fitness centre, refrigerator, microwave oven, daily scheduled activities, and amenity voucher for complimentary and discounted items at the resort.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
New York Orlando Mon, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 10 $197
Newark Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Fri, Jan 16 $213
San Juan Orlando Tue, Jan 20 - Tue, Jan 27 $231
Washington DC Orlando Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15 $145
Los Angeles Orlando Sun, Jan 18 - Tue, Jan 27 $327
Philadelphia Orlando Tue, Jan 20 - Fri, Jan 23 $118
Chicago Orlando Tue, Jan 20 - Tue, Jan 27 $97
Boston Orlando Tue, Jan 20 - Thu, Jan 22 $229
Detroit Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Sat, Jan 17 $154
Seattle Orlando Sun, Jan 18 - Sat, Jan 24 $268
Dallas Orlando Mon, Jan 19 - Wed, Jan 28 $117
Minneapolis Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 27 $177
Hartford Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Wed, Jan 14 $139
Denver Orlando Sat, Jan 24 - Tue, Jan 27 $138
Baltimore Orlando Tue, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 14 $206
Pittsburgh Orlando Mon, Feb 2 - Wed, Feb 11 $226
San Francisco Orlando Fri, Jan 30 - Thu, Feb 5 $297
Indianapolis Orlando Tue, Feb 17 - Thu, Feb 19 $253
San Diego Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Fri, Jan 16 $285
Milwaukee Orlando Wed, Jan 7 - Mon, Jan 12 $146
Phoenix Orlando Mon, Jan 12 - Wed, Jan 21 $194
Buffalo Orlando Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $205
Atlanta Orlando Wed, Feb 11 - Thu, Feb 19 $194
Portland Orlando Fri, Jan 23 - Thu, Jan 29 $330
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Best time to take a vacation to Orlando

  • Best Time to Go

    Those who want to enjoy beautiful weather should book their Orlando vacations for the early fall instead of the summer. High temperatures during September and October are still in the mid-80s, but the risk of afternoon thunderstorms is much lower than in the summer. Early fall is also a great time to plan Orlando travel, since it is a relatively slow tourism period in the area. Hotel rates during fall and winter are usually lower than the peak rates of summer, so travelers may take advantage of cheap accommodations.

Insider tips for Orlando travel

  • Express Pass

    Purchase an Express Pass at Universal Orlando Resort to get access to thrill rides without having to wait in line.

  • Downtown Disney

    Spend an evening strolling through Downtown Disney, an outdoor shopping and entertainment plaza at Walt Disney World.

  • Cirque du Soleil

    Attend the Cirque du Soleil show La Nouba for a breathtaking live acrobatic performance.

  • Walt Disney World

    If you will be visiting Walt Disney World, stay at one of the resort hotels to get free transportation and early park access.

  • Go Orlando Card

    Save on admission to nearly 50 area attractions by purchasing the Go Orlando card, which is available in single or multi-day passes.

Orlando highlights

  • Orlando highlights
  • Harry P. Leu Gardens

    These stunning gardens are a must for park lovers. Not only will you find thriving greenery and pretty blooms, but also a Butterfly Garden, art exhibitions and an on-site museum. Adult entry costs $6 and for kids under 18, it's only $2, and guided tours are a few dollars extra.

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

    From shrunken heads and the smallest car in the world to a portrait of Beyoncé made entirely of candy, Ripley's is an icon to the world of weird and wacky. Tickets are around $20 on-site, but if you purchase them online in advance, you can score a discount.

  • Cocoa Beach

    An hour's drive east of Orlando will take you to Cocoa Beach, one of the most happening beach towns in Florida. Swim and sunbake, or get more active with a kayak tour. If you get hungry, there are plenty of cafés and outlet stores to satisfy, as well as clubs and bars for the rowdier crowd. For the optimum budget-friendly Orlando vacation experience, stick to the beach activities and small cafes.

  • Uptown Altamonte

    Enjoy free concerts, theater performances and open-mic nights at the Eddie Rose Amphitheater and Cranes Roost Plaza in Uptown Altamonte. There's something on every night, so check online to find events that appeal to you.

  • Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

    For fine art, outdoor sculptures and an educational slant to your Orlando travels, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens are worth a visit. A $5 entry fee (kids under 12 are free) will get you access to the museum, gardens, chapel and historic Polasek home. Plus, you can get a free guided tour to learn about the museum and its namesake.

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