Orlando is an amazing vacation destination for travelers to enjoy no matter when the urge to explore strikes. While the city offers up plenty of summer fun to be found, a winter trip this way promises to inspire too. The following are just a few of the many reasons it’s time to pack a suitcase and book your winter 2022 Orlando getaway today!
Visit the Sea Life Aquarium
A winter visit to Orlando is a great option for those who are fascinated by underwater adventure—especially travelers who make time to explore and enjoy a day at the Sea Life Aquarium! This stunning stop is home to over 5,000 marine species that originate in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. Sea Life Aquarium is a family-friendly activity to enjoy during your winter getaway to Orlando that gives guests the opportunity to get up close to everything from sea turtles and stingrays to sharks. There’s even a touch tank on sight for a hands-on experience and plenty of animal feeding exhibitions that take place throughout the day as well. Those who want to get even more insight into the aquarium’s purpose can book a behind-the-scenes tour with their admission ticket. A trip this way is exciting but equally educational as guests are introduced to marine conservation strategies, animal rehabilitation plans, and what it takes to help new animals adapt and thrive in diverse ecosystems.
Make it a Disney-Focused Adventure
Many winter travelers heading towards Orlando do so in the name of Disney-focused fun with good reason! Adding this iconic adventure to your must-do list is always a good idea, particularly when you’re traveling with little ones and looking to make the most of a magical winter getaway. Disney World is by far a top attraction in this area and with so many options for theme park fun at your fingertips, it’s not hard to see why this destination brings travelers back time and again. Whether you’re one for thrilling rides, exciting shows, parades, savory food, or fun merchandise and character meet and greets, Disney Parks are packed with potential for unforgettable moments. Park options to check out include everything from Animal Kingdom and Epcot to Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Blizzard Beach Water Park as well as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. Whether you go for a single-day pass or a multi-day experience at the parks, you’re sure to find something that captures your imagination. Disney Parks is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary well into 2023 so when you stop by any of the parks this winter, be sure to be on the lookout for specialty merchandise, medallions, and even food options that are specific to the anniversary celebrations!
Check out Universal Studios Florida
Another popular Orlando stop to make sure to make time for this winter is Universal Studios Florida. Those travelers who are passionate about everything from Jurassic Park and The Simpsons to Revenge of the Mummy and Harry Potter will love the options for jumping into these worlds with a visit to Universal. Millions make their way to Universal each year and enjoy everything from rides and attractions to shows and displays that bring the magic of the movies to life right before your eyes. Whether you choose to take a ride on the Hogwarts Express or enjoy meeting SpongeBob SquarePants, it’s sure to be a day to remember.
Head Over to the Harry P. Leu Gardens
The warm weather in Orlando year-round means that those looking for a tranquil moment surrounded by floral beauty will find exactly what they’re looking for at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Open daily from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, the Leu Gardens sprawls over 50-acres of land and provides guests with a botanical experience to savor at every turn. The park itself is located near downtown but offers up a feeling of stepping into another world as you make your way through lush flower beds following trails lined by towering trees and dotted with benches. The garden is also home to ornate fountains and ponds and is an oasis of plant species from across the map.
Stroll Down International Drive
When people watching, restaurant hopping and activities and attractions to match are top of mind, and taking time for a stroll down International Drive promises to please. This iconic stretch of street in Orlando is packed with options for fun from wax museums and cafes while sitting near places like ICON Park. If you’re looking for a new perspective, make sure to book a ticket for a ride on the 400-foot Ferris Wheel which gives you a bird’s eye view of International Drive and the surrounding city.
Book Your Getaway Today
There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the best of an Orlando adventure. When you can’t wait to turn travel plans into a reality, reach out to Magnolia Villas to learn more about our incredible vacation rental options in the city and how we can help you get started!