June 1, 2020
Due to travel restrictions, plans are only available with travel dates on or after
Due to travel restrictions, plans are only available with effective start dates on or after
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Once again, Orlando is the most popular U.S. destination for summer travel. Home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Discovery Cove, Legoland and other attractions, an Orlando vacation has everything you need to make unforgettable family memories.
But there’s no rule that says you have to confine your vacation to theme parks. Orlando is also home to beautiful gardens, fabulous restaurants, charming neighborhoods and more. Explore Orlando in this quick travel guide.
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Orlando has endless lodging options. If you’re purchasing a theme park package or simply love the idea of free park transportation and other perks, then staying on site is likely the way to go. Off-site properties, especially those closest to theme parks, compete by offering guests freebies, from breakfasts to transportation and more. These hotels often do have the edge on price and room; suites and kitchenettes are much more common outside the parks than inside. And if you have a big family or are planning a multi-family trip, consider a home rental.
With a lagoon-style pool, a white-sand beach and tropical cocktails, Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando makes you feel like you’re in the islands. Plus, enjoy early park admission and free Universal Express Unlimited ride access.
If you’re not really a resort person, check into The Delaney Hotel: an inviting boutique hotel in Orlando. Luxurious and modern guestrooms feature giant TVs, posh bath amenities, and gourmet coffee.
Last but not least, there’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. More than just a hotel, it’s a two-night immersive experience designed to make you feel as if you’re part of the Star Wars world. Meet costumed characters, dine on alien-looking food, and role-play a customized story. Is it expensive? Yes. But many guests say they were so moved by the experience, they ended up in tears.
Maxine’s on Shine calls itself “Sexy, Comfortable, Delicious” — and lives up to all three. Expect surprises like live performances, costumed staff, and visits by local artists. A beloved brunch spot, Maxine’s is famous for its fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, and chicken and waffles.
One of the best sushi restaurants in Orlando is Kabooki Sushi, which combines “the vibrancy of Mexican flavor, the sophistication of French preparation, and the curated integrity of Japan.” Try the omakase tasting menu devised by James Beard Award-nominated chef and owner Henry Moso.
Eater Miami calls 1921 Mount Dora “the most gorgeous restaurant in all Central Florida,” for good reason.2 This fine-dining favorite occupies a historic home and displays art on loan from the neighboring Mount Dora Modernism Museum. On the menu you’ll find creative takes on classic Florida cuisine — think ash-crusted mahi mahi with Pencil Cob grits, or diver scallops with Sea Island Red Peas.
Ready to plan your Orlando getaway? Remember: Travel insurance is a must! To maximize your coverage window, buy your travel protection plan as soon as you pay your first trip deposit. Get a quote today!