As October rolls in, Orlando, Florida, transforms into a Halloween haven, offering an array of spine-tingling and family-friendly activities that cater to every Halloween enthusiast. Whether you’re a fan of hair-raising scares or prefer a more whimsical celebration, Orlando has something in store for you. Learn more about what’s waiting for you this Halloween in Orlando, as we delve into a realm of ghostly delights and enchanting experiences!
Haunted Movie Marathon
The first step to a memorable Halloween in Orlando is to settle into your comfortable vacation rental. Picture this: you and your loved ones gathered in a cozy living room, the air filled with the aroma of freshly popped popcorn, as you prepare for a spine-tingling movie marathon. Orlando’s year-round pleasant weather allows you to enjoy the Halloween classics like “Hocus Pocus” or the darkly enchanting “The Corpse Bride” outdoors on a screened porch under the starry Florida sky. Alternatively, if you’re seeking heart-pounding thrills, delve into horror classics like “Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Friday the 13th.” It’s the perfect way to kickstart your Halloween adventure.
Pumpkin Carving by Moonlight
Carving pumpkins is a cherished Halloween tradition, and Orlando’s pleasant evenings provide the ideal backdrop for this creative activity. Gather your family or friends, set up a pumpkin-carving station in your vacation rental’s outdoor space, and let your imagination run wild. As you carve intricate designs and spooky faces into your pumpkins, the moonlight adds an extra touch of magic to your creations. And don’t forget to roast the pumpkin seeds for a delicious and crunchy snack!
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
If you’re seeking the ultimate thrill, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando is a must-visit event. This annual extravaganza takes fear to the next level with elaborate haunted houses, terrifying scare zones, and live entertainment that will leave you screaming. Universal Studios transforms into a realm of horror, featuring iconic horror movie franchises, original terrifying tales, and a level of detail that immerses you in your worst nightmares. From encountering monsters to navigating dark corridors, this event promises a heart-pounding experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the night.
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld Orlando joins the Halloween festivities with HOWL-O-SCREAM, a hauntingly immersive experience that takes place on select nights in October. This event unleashes creatures and horrors throughout the park, offering a chilling blend of thrill rides, haunted houses, and sinister scare zones. The atmosphere becomes electric as you journey through terrifying mazes and witness spine-tingling live shows. If you’re looking for a scream-inducing adventure, SeaWorld has you covered with its night of frightful fun.
Dark Horizon Orlando
Dark Horizon Orlando is not your average haunted attraction – it’s an immersive horror event featuring three haunted houses, each with its own unique and terrifying theme. As you step inside, you’ll find yourself in a world of darkness, surrounded by creatures of the night, sinister storytelling, and chilling experiences that push the boundaries of fear. Whether you’re exploring the haunted shipwreck of the Ghostship, facing your deepest fears in the Vodou maze, or navigating the Mayhem Manor, Dark Horizon Orlando promises an unforgettable journey into the depths of terror. It’s a Halloween experience that will leave you with haunting memories for years to come. And once you’ve made it out alive, treat yourself to a tasty beverage at one of the four bars – you’ve earned it!
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World
For a family-friendly Halloween celebration, look no further than Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World. This enchanting event allows you to experience the magic of Disney with a spooky twist. Dress up in your favorite costumes and join beloved Disney characters for a night of trick-or-treating, special parades, and fireworks that light up the night sky. The park is adorned with Halloween decorations, creating a whimsical and slightly eerie atmosphere perfect for kids of all ages. It’s a delightful way to introduce your little ones to the joys of Halloween while surrounded by the enchantment of Disney.
Book Your Halloween Getaway
Orlando, Florida, provides an unparalleled Halloween experience, catering to all tastes and fear thresholds. Whether you’re daring to venture into the spine-tingling Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios or indulging in the family-friendly enchantment of Disney World, Orlando guarantees a Halloween adventure brimming with unforgettable memories. Plus, at Magnolia Villas, we have a diverse range of vacation rentals to suit your needs, whether traveling solo, with a romantic partner, or with a large group of friends and family. So, pack your costumes, rally your loved ones, and brace yourself for a captivating Halloween escapade in Orlando. With its fusion of eerie delights and enchanting magic, the city invites you to celebrate Halloween in grand style, assuring a spooktacular time for all.
Welcome to your home away from home, a haven of luxury nestled in the heart of tranquility. Are you yearning for a vacation that combines luxury, convenience, and relaxation? Look no further than TVPM-155PB/TV, a splendid 1500-square-foot townhome. From the moment you step through the door, you’ll be immersed in a world of plush furnishings, open spaces, and endless possibilities for making cherished memories. Let’s dive into this beautiful townhome in Kissimmee FL that promises an unforgettable vacation!
Experience Luxury and Comfort
Enter a realm of sophistication where attention to detail and quality reign supreme. Our townhome boasts a meticulously designed open floor plan, a masterpiece of architecture connecting various living spaces. Sunlight pours in through the windows, illuminating the beautifully adorned living room. Sink into the sumptuous sofa that beckons you to unwind, surrounded by tasteful lamps that cast a warm glow. The table and chairs set, accommodating up to 6 people, is where laughter and conversations flow freely.
Our kitchen is a dream come true for those who revel in culinary endeavors. Ample counter space welcomes your culinary creations, adorned with all the necessary kitchen supplies. The kitchen is a testament to form and function, featuring various appliances, including a microwave, oven, stove top, full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and blender. It’s more than a kitchen; it’s a canvas for your foodie adventure.
Every member of the family deserves a touch of magic. Two enchanting bunkrooms await the little adventurers in your life. Immerse them in the captivating world of beloved characters with the Minions and Mickey Mouse-themed bedrooms. These thoughtfully designed spaces transport your children to a world of imagination, promising nights filled with sweet dreams and endless wonder.
Step outside to the spacious patio, a realm of relaxation that beckons you to savor life’s simple pleasures. With outdoor dining furniture for four, you can enjoy a delightful meal amidst the gentle breeze. Feel the stress melt away as you slip into the inviting hot tub, enveloped by the serene ambiance. Lounge on the sun loungers, basking in the beauty of the meticulously landscaped backyard, screened to keep leaves and bugs at bay. This outdoor oasis is your sanctuary for bonding with family and friends, where memories are forged and shared.
Venture beyond the confines of your luxurious haven, and you’ll find that the Terra Verde resort offers a world of convenience and entertainment. Unwind by the poolside with a refreshing beverage from the pool bar, where indulgence takes on new dimensions with delectable offerings ranging from pizza and chicken wings to sandwiches. It’s a paradise within a paradise, elevating your vacation experience to unprecedented heights.
Completing the experience of unparalleled comfort, this townhome presents a laundry area equipped with a full-size washer and dryer, clothes hangers, laundry basket, iron, and ironing board. All the finer details have been carefully considered, ensuring your stay is seamless and utterly relaxing.
Explore the Best of Kissimmee
Kissimmee, Florida, is a city that offers an array of diverse experiences to captivate every type of traveler. Kissimmee provides an enriching tapestry of activities that cater to various interests, from savoring exquisite flavors to indulging in retail therapy and venturing into the waters to swim alongside majestic manatees.
Kissimmee’s culinary scene is a paradise for food enthusiasts. With a mix of upscale restaurants led by esteemed chefs and local eateries with charm, the dining landscape offers both tradition and innovation. Sample succulent seafood, relish perfectly prepared steaks, and journey through cultural diversity with international cuisine. From refined dining experiences to cozy family meals, Kissimmee’s restaurants promise a gastronomic journey to remember.
For those seeking retail therapy, Kissimmee boasts a diverse shopping scene. Outlet malls offer unbeatable deals on high-end brands, while boutique stores provide a haven for unique handcrafted arts, artisanal goods, and distinctive souvenirs. The city’s farmers’ markets showcase fresh produce and locally made crafts, immersing visitors in local culture and authenticity.
For a nature-centric adventure, venture to Crystal River near Kissimmee for an exceptional manatee encounter. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and swim alongside these gentle giants in their natural habitat. This remarkable experience offers a close view of these magnificent creatures and prioritizes their well-being and conservation. Guided by professionals, this adventure combines education and appreciation for these remarkable marine mammals.
Book Your Stay
Are you excited to dive into the best Kissimmee, FL offers? This city truly has something for everyone, from incredible dining and shopping to those awe-inspiring manatee encounters. And when your day of exploration comes to an end, our exquisite TVPM-155PB/TV property offers you the ideal retreat to relax and recharge. Don’t let this opportunity slip away – reach out to us today to secure your stay and immerse yourself in the enchantment of Kissimmee. Your unforgettable adventure is just a call away!
Some companies seem to forget that families are the ones who rent their properties, instead filling each home with breakables, unwelcoming furniture, and white sofas and chairs. Tropical Villas Orlando, however, knows that even visitors with children want to feel as if all guests were family to be taken in and welcomed unreservedly, and our 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom 2784CA property is the perfect example. The rooms inside the walls of this charming family Kissimmee vacation home are comfortable and inviting ones, offering sanctuary from the world beyond the doors! This guide to one of our many favorite homes will give you a better idea of what a family vacation should look like.
Designed for Everyone
A cobblestone driveway, stucco exterior, red tile roof, and wide and welcoming front door provide a feeling of safety and comfort; everyone who walks through that door is meant to feel like family, and it shows in all the details. Inside, tile floors feel cool and smooth beneath bare feet, leading the way to rooms built for families. A living area with soft gray sofas is where your children will watch morning cartoons and tired parents will nap to the soundtrack of the weirdly wonderful sponge who lives in the sea. Open concept floor plans allow the cook of the day to prepare breakfast before heading out to see giant mice, warring wizards, or planet saving star crafts without feeling as if they are cut off from the rest of the family. A breakfast bar with seating for four at its granite countertop is where cereal and donuts can be devoured, or if more formal dining is desired, the family style farm table is located just steps away! The cheerful kitchen in this space is filled with updated stainless steel appliances that will help bring the joy of cooking back into your life, and although we provide pretty much everything you need, a stop at one of our grocery stores is recommended as food and beverages are not included in your stay.
Not every day of your Orlando adventure has to be spent rushing from ride to ride or shop to shop, however, as our Tropical Villas Orlando family sanctuaries offer entertainment options that will please visitors of all ages and interests. A game room takes up the space in which you would normally park your car, filled with joyous options including full-sized pool, foosball, and air hockey tables. A colorful light fixture created from billiards balls hangs over the space, keeping it light and bright no matter how late you play. The fun continues on the outside, where a large screened in lanai surrounds a Florida style “playground!” Here lies a crystal-clear swimming pool (which can be heated for an extra fee) designed to handle the largest splashes, an attached hot tub built to ease the aches and pains earned from too many hours spent walking, and another place to dine when the weather is just too nice to stay inside! Grill up your favorite meats and vegetables on the propane barbecue, sip wine as the sun sets off in the distance or soak up some much-needed sun in lounge chairs that provide comfort and relaxation during your Florida adventures. Also, because safety matters, a safety alarm is attached to the sliding doors leading to the pool area.
More to Explore
The tour of our happy family home is not complete, however, so head back inside to finish examining the rooms that will become your temporary home over the next week or so of your life. Each of the bedrooms offer their own comfortable and relaxing styles, with the two en suite rooms allowing multiple families to travel together in harmonious luxury. A third en suite bath and two other shared bathrooms ensure that morning traffic jams will be kept to a minimum. The true master bedroom, however, comes equipped with a king bed so soft and comfortable, sleep will be the easiest thing you do for the first time in your adult life! Slip between the soft and silky linens that top all of our beds and immediately fall into happy dreams. Televisions with cable are provided in all the bedrooms if channel surfing helps prepare your mind for sleep.
Right Where You Want to Be
Located in Kissimmee, minutes away from historic downtown and the west entrance of the happiest place on earth, 2784CA is located exactly where you want to be to enjoy all the fun that Orlando and Kissimmee have to offer. Reserve it today and become a member of the Tropical Villas Orlando family!
There are many things you can count on during your stay with Tropical Villas Orlando in beautiful Orlando, including a comfortable luxurious lifestyle to which you will happily grow accustomed, the fresh and delicious meals you will find in our restaurants, and of course, an exciting getaway filled with adventures big and small! From alligators to zebras (at Gatorland and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens), your bucket list is guaranteed to be a long one, but what happens if it begins to rain? Does a rainy day automatically put an end to your fun? The answer is absolutely not! This guide to all the activities in Orlando you will be able to enjoy when the skies open up will ensure that every minute of your stay is destined to be memorable.
Gray Skies WILL Clear
Just as the song tells us, this rain will not last forever, and the heartiest of travelers understand the fun that can be had at the house the mouse built, especially in the rain! As long as there is no thunder and lightning, a rainy day spent at Disney World is the best way to fill those vacation hours; the worst of the crowds will be trying to find indoor activities and the lines will be short! Many of the rides take place under cover of a roof, keeping you dry, or you can grab a sit-down dinner at any of the restaurants in the park and wait for the sun to appear once again.
Oh, How the World Has Changed!
If you have spent any time at all on Instagram or TikTok, you know the value of a good background, and the Orlando Wall Crawl helps you do that! Located at 1016 W Church Suite Suite C and offering over 4500 square feet of air-conditioned coolness, this warehouse of backdrops can help you become the star of your favorite social networking site while you stay dry. Featuring a variety of colorful and unique backdrops, including Christmas, graduation, and glamour themes, the admission fee gives you an hour of unlimited photo opportunities!
How Sweet It Will Be
It’s true that you may be feeling a little blue when the skies are gray and gloomy, but the quickest way to a smile is through chocolate, and it is impossible to be sad when you visit the Chocolate Kingdom! Located at 9901 Hawaiian Court, this factory dedicated to the sweetest treat of all may not change your life, but it will definitely sweeten your disposition as you explore the museum, take the factory tour, and create your own custom chocolate bar. The rain may be soaking the grounds, the skies may be dark and gloomy, but you will be in your happy place surrounded by the most wonderful of aromas, the smell of chocolate in all its many forms!
A Fiery Example of History
This next activity is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, but families with little boys and girls will want to add a visit to the Orlando Fire Museum to their itinerary, even if the sun is shining brightly. Located at 814 E Rollins Street inside a brick firehouse built in the 1920s, the exhibits found here cover decades of firefighting history and include a variety of uniforms, equipment, historic fire trucks, and a fascinating glimpse into the bedrooms that are built into every station.
No, we are not suggesting you head out in the rain for a game of golf; we are inviting you to enjoy 18 holes of colorful fun at the Putting Edge indoor miniature golf course! Black lights and neon colors make mini golf fun as you move from themed hole to themed hole, exploring the ocean, the jungles, and the mysteries of outer space with your kids and spouse. Located at 5250 International Drive and offering a cool respite from the dreary weather outside, spending a couple of hours here is fun on rainy and sunny days!
Photos with the Stars
Another popular activity in Orlando is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located at 8387 International Drive, where you can mingle with big-time celebrities that include Shrek, Taylor Swift, and our personal favorite, Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Take your turn in the hot seat as you are “interviewed” by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, pose at the big desk in the Oval Office, or help Superman hold up a helicopter, saving everyone who is inside! The options are limitless at Madame Tussauds, and the fun never ends!
At Home with Tropical Villas Orlando
Of course, there is no law that says you have to leave the premises of your Tropical Villas Orlando vacation escape! Staying in for the day has never been so fun as you sleep late, play games, and maybe, take a swim in the rain because you know you can’t get any more wet. Reserve your stay with us today!
When traveling to Orlando with a larger group of friends or family members, you may be worried that find a decent vacation rental will be difficult to do, but when you choose Tropical Villas Orlando, that fear can be laid to rest. Offering homes that are spacious, airy, and offer a large number of bedrooms, you and your traveling party are destined to be comfortable and at ease, especially when you choose our 1811 SO property. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there is nothing you won’t love about this special property. If you are traveling with young children, this family-friendly vacation home offers a little secret that will surprise and delight the youngsters! This guide to our 1811 SO property offers a quick peek into what your Orlando vacation will look like when you choose Tropical Villas Orlando!
Modern and Cozy
From the outside, this thoroughly modern escape may remind you of a Frank Lloyd Wright home from the 30s, but there is nothing old school about this unique property. Walk into a space that is bright, light, and airy, with walls painted a crisp and clean white and tile floors that feel cool and smooth beneath bare feet. The kitchen throws off a farmhouse feel, featuring white custom cabinets, a gray subway tile backsplash, and a clean white quartz countertop with a breakfast bar that allows for overflow seating for four more guests. Updated appliances large and small are in prime condition and ready to be used as you whip up mojitos for the gang, throw together a casual meal for the family, or simply brew up a strong pot of coffee to be enjoyed out on the lanai. The dining room, located just beyond the breakfast bar, offers a farmhouse-style table, perfect for playing games, devouring meals, or long conversations on lazy mornings.
The view from the table leads out to a screened-in lanai, where the true fun begins as you swim in crystal clear waters (winter visitors can request it to be heated for an additional fee), soak in the hot tub, or enjoy a meal. Another table offers seating for four, and four other lounge chairs found out here are the perfect spot to watch the sunset as you sip on the mojitos made earlier! This space is destined to be your favorite, but there is still more to see, so let’s go back inside to complete our tour!
This particular home offers two living spaces, one downstairs of the dining room and loft space tucked away upstairs, making it an awesome home for multiple families traveling together! Each living space is furnished with plush and inviting sofas perfectly positioned across from large flat-screen televisions. A laundry room features a full-size washer and dryer, so go ahead and pack light; you can wash a load or two while you are here and save room in your suitcase for souvenirs!
After a quick peek into the bathrooms (where you might notice soft and fluffy towels and beautifully tiled showers and tubs), it is time to reveal the secret we mentioned above: All of the bedrooms in this homey property are designed to give you the best night’s sleep you have enjoyed in a long time, and two of the bedrooms feature king beds. Although there is technically only one master suite, the downstairs king suite is the only bedroom on the main level, so the guest bath could practically be considered an en suite! It is, however, the themed bedroom, offering two twin beds, that will make your child smile with glee as he or she chooses the Toy Story side, complete with a Buzz Lightyear wall cling and Toy Story cast bed coverings or the Marvel comics side. This bed features much of the cast of all the Marvel cartoons, and the vinyl cling hanging above continues the Marvel theme! The remaining bedrooms are cozy spaces designed not to interfere with sleep, but this room will allow the Disney excitement of your Orlando getaway to continue every minute of your stay.
There are no extra fees for access to community amenities, including the Solara Clubhouse, the Flow Rider Surfing Simulator, a children’s splash and slide park, another pool (this one is heated at no cost to guests), a fitness center, and sports courts for hours of entertainment. The community and the Tropical Villas Orlando home you have chosen to rent are designed to be an integral part of your vacation, and we can promise that no matter how long you stay, the words “I am bored!” will never be uttered. Reserve this special home today!
In what appeared to be only a few seconds, the first half of 2021 has passed, and it is once again time to start celebrating the summer holidays. Memorial Day weekend was the jumping-off point, giving folks a peek at what normalcy after COVID can look like, but the consensus here in Orlando is that the 4th of July is when we really will see the difference! 2020 is a distant nightmare, and as more and more people are vaccinated, it is time to get out there and reclaim your life! If your summer journey brings you to Orlando and a stay in one of our Tropical Villas Orlando holiday hideaways, this guide to all the fun you can have during your stay will ensure that this getaway will be the best ever!
So Many Options
Last year at this time we were celebrating quietly at home with our circle of people and boy did we miss out on the fun that we are used to having! This year, 4th of July falls on a Sunday, giving many of our guests an extra day to play, meaning you don’t have to wake up early the next day and go into work. Why not live it up? Starting with the 4th of July Celebration in Avalon Park, the options to play are almost limitless! The event is offering two stages on which there will be an ever-revolving cast of characters playing the music sure to make you dance, a bike parade filled with bikes decorated in our favorite shades of red, white, and blue, and ending with a fireworks show guaranteed to make you ooh and ahh out loud! Just when you think it can’t get any more patriotic, an apple pie bake-off shows you how wrong you can be!
When One Day of Celebrations Is Not Enough!
On a long weekend, you really don’t want to leave all the fun until the last day. Luckily, the Star-Spangled Weekend Celebration in Kissimmee takes place on Saturday AND Sunday! Held at 3251 Margaritaville Boulevard, the fun starts at 11 AM each day (ending at 11 PM) and offers live music, live entertainment, and food and drink. On Sunday, a fireworks show that will fill the sky with the most glittering of explosions will begin at 9:30 PM. Spend the weekend dancing, laughing and enjoying the feeling of getting out there with people once again and when it is time to head home for the night, we can promise that you will get the best night’s sleep of your life in our super soft beds!
We Are So Excited
4th of July without fireworks was a dreary celebration indeed, no matter how many of our neighbors got out took to the streets with their own fireworks displays, but 2021 is the year of new beginnings and MULTIPLE fireworks shows! The next one on our list, Fireworks at the Fountain, is held at Lake Eola Park and offers double the fun as the colors in the sky are reflected in the placid waters of Lake Eola. The celebration starts at 4 PM and include a kids’ zone, live music, and of course food and beverage trucks that allow guests to sip and savor the day away! Fireworks start at 9 PM, so be sure to stake out a spot close to the lake in order to experience the explosions in the sky AND their reflections in the water!
Muscle Cars and Big Booms
It is back to Kissimmee we go, to the Old Town section, this time, for a wonderful celebration that will make the car lover in your traveling party feel extra giddy! Featuring live music, tasty food and drinks, and a car show filled with your favorite muscle cars from the 60s through today, the fireworks being held at the end of the show with take your breath away.
The Choice Is Yours
Not every town has fully opened back up this year, and if your town is one of those remaining hesitant about big celebrations, it is time to head to Orlando for the holiday and spend some time with us! Even if you too remain hesitant about celebrating with the crowds, having the opportunity to get away is too good to pass up, and our properties allow you celebrate with your family while experiencing somewhere new. Spend the 4th poolside with a special beverage in hand, barbecue the catch of the day on provided grills, and enjoy the comfort and luxury that is unique to our Tropical Villas Orlando vacation escapes. There’s no wrong way to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but you can make this holiday stand out when you choose us! Reserve your stay today!
Not all vacations are created equal, as you fulfill different needs in different cities. Perhaps you need a break from everything, and you are choosing a quiet country getaway, far away from the hustle and bustle in the world, or maybe you crave the buzz of the frenetic atmosphere of a big city. Maybe you are interested in doing it all: spending time with the kids at the amusement park, relaxing and finding peace by a private pool, and getting out to enjoy all the exciting adventures your vacation destination has to offer. When you want to have the option to do just about anything, Orlando is the place to be! As you live it up from the comfort of our Tropical Villas Orlando sanctuaries, this guide to the top tours you can experience in our favorite place on earth will ensure that you get the opportunity to do it all.
Ghost Tours of Orlando
Why not get your blood flowing right from the start with a chilling ghost tour offered by Orlando Haunts! We are not alone in the world, and the wonderful guides know the tragic underbelly of Orlando; they will take you to where the spirit world and our world collide! Learn the terrifying tales of pirate’s pillaging gone bad, the woeful stories of love gone wrong, and the truly sad narrative of those who lived alone, died alone, and are now just looking for some company as the centuries slowly pass by.
The Most Delicious Tours of All
Our favorite part of any vacation is getting a chance to taste the flavors of the region, and the best way to do so in Orlando is with a food tour offered by Wandering Palms! Savor your way through the Milk District neighborhood with a variety of tours, including the Neighborhood Eats tour, which will take guests to five local restaurants, and the Almond Milk District Vegan Tour that also visits five restaurants but is focused on the plant-based meals that are so yummy in this region. Finally, they also offer the Foodtography Mills 50; perfect for all you budding influencers who love posting all the pics of all the foods you have enjoyed over the years, this tour visits four different restaurants but includes tips and hints on how to take the best pictures of your meals! Book your most delicious tour here.
Make Up Your Own Tour
After all that food, you are probably feeling a little thirsty, so why not make up your own tour of the Orlando wine bars and sip your way fantastic through the night? Ride share services make this tour safe for all involved as you sip in and out of Wine Bar George, Vine’s Grille and Wine Bar, the Eola Wine Company, and a host of other wine bars in the area! At last count, we noted eight fantastic places to sip and savor, but that number is always changing! Although we cannot say that we have a favorite wine bar, we can tell you there is a soft spot in our hearts for the Wine Room on Park Avenue, located in nearby Winter Park, and offering over 150 handpicked wines for you to try. We do not recommend trying all 150 in one night, however, and if your goal is to try them all out, we suggest making more than a few trips!
The Bird’s Eye View Tour
Orlando is a beautiful city, but its size prevents visitors from really being able to enjoy all its charms unless you choose a helicopter tour offered by Air Force Fun! Flying you over all the spots you may want to visit personally, later on, the tour times range from a quick 4- to 5-minute tour that takes you over Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay to the monster flight tour that lasts 20 to 25 minutes! Otherwise known as tour number 6, this flight will give you a bird’ eye view of the best of Orlando, including SeaWorld, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Gatorland!
From the Sky to the Sea
Well, not exactly the sea, as Orlando is about an hour’s drive away from the beach, but the kayak tours offered by Get Up and Go Kayaking in nearby Winter Park. They offer daylight tours of the lakes in clear kayaks that allow you to see all that swims below, and nighttime tours that feature kayaks with color-changing LED lights to add an extra twinkle to your explorations! Also offering sunset tours that will take your breath away (Remember to keep hold of your paddle and don’t let it slip away in the excitement of the moment!), this tour company is one of the best in the region.
Come Home to Tropical Villas Orlando
No matter how you spend your days in our magical city, coming home every evening to the comforts and luxuries found in our vacation rentals near Orlando, Florida promises to be the best part of your adventure. This vacation is destined to be the one you talk about for years to come, so be sure to reserve your stay with us today!
Enjoy Amazing Outdoor Adventures and Plan Exactly What To Do During Orlando Summers
The early summer is a great time to visit Orlando and enjoy all the outdoor activities. Many flock to the Orlando area in the summer months for its many activities and easy beach access. Many theme parks have just opened their gates for the season, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure. There are beautiful lakes near Orlando with plenty of fishing opportunities. Here are some details on early summer activities in Orlando.
Well, Theme Parks!
Let’s be clear: theme parks rock everything! This is the main reason people come to Orlando, and even if you come here thinking you will skip them, chances are you’ll visit at least one. It might be so much fun you’ll go to the others, too.
Walt Disney World is perhaps the most well-known. This magical land of make-believe is popular with young and old alike and has experienced for all ages. The young ones will see all their favorite Disney characters as they walk along the paths to the next ride. Older children will love the thrills of the more adventurous rides and special events. Adults may enjoy the shopping and dining, but most of them would rather get on the rides themselves!
On a warm day, you can also visit their waterparks. Typhoon Lagoon has a fun surf pool, a water coaster ride, a huge body slide, and a water playground for the littles. Blizzard Beach has an exciting body slide called Summit Plummet, one of the world’s tallest and fastest. It also has shoot-the-rapids with tubes, a toboggan race, and Tyke’s Peak, a play area for younger children. Orlando Watersports Complex is also a ton of fun, but more on that later.
Universal Orlando has some fabulous movie-themed rides, with Fast and Furious-Supercharged, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure, Transformers-The Ride 3D, and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit starring the lineup. Islands of Adventure has its own magical and exciting themes, from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Legoland Florida is always a fun trip! Besides the exciting theme park rides, they have a water park and the new Peppa Pig Theme Park. SeaWorld is always a family favorite, and Busch Gardens in Tampa is chock full of fun!
Animals, Animals, and More Animals!
If you ever wanted to get close to a gator, you can do that at Gatorland, where you can get up close and personal with an alligator! There are other adventures at the park, along with zip line and off-roading. One of the unique things about Gatorland is their Trainer for a Day program. Ages 12 and up will get a chance to see what it’s like to work with animals—dangerous ones! Are you ready?
Discovery Cove is one of the most popular places to swim with the wildlife. You can swim with a dolphin, hold the birds in the aviary, and go snorkeling with tropical fish in their coral reef habitat.
Outside of the several theme parks, Orlando has plenty to do in terms of outdoor adventures. You can rent a boat to explore Ocala National Park or hit one of the beach attractions nearby. There are also some exciting outdoor adventures, like the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure or Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours. It’s also fun to just go hiking along the trails in Orlando and watch for native wildlife.
If it is warm enough, watersports are a great way to enjoy the Orlando sunshine. You can rent kayaks, wave runners, and more from one of many rental companies. There are also some fabulous fishing opportunities in Florida with freshwater lakes all over the place. From largemouth bass to the beautiful sailfish, offshore fishing is fun and fun to watch for the whole family.
If you like paddle boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or kneeboarding, Buena Vista Watersports has what you need. They also have tube rides and pontoon boats and the much-loved Jet Ski for rent as well.
If you want some excitement and lots of different activities, don’t miss the Orlando Watersports Complex. They have two full-sized cables, an aquapark, wakeboarding, wake surfing, kneeboarding, wakeskating, and more. There are so many activities here you may need to visit twice!
If it rains one day on your trip, or you want a break from the outdoors, not a problem! In the morning, you can see Madam Tussauds or WonderWorks–the hands-on interactive STEM exhibit–then have lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants in Orlando. Once you’re satisfied, check out Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum or Chocolate Kingdom, where you can tour a chocolate factory and even make your own treat!
With so much to do in Orlando during the summer, you’ll need a comfortable home from which to experience it all. Browse our comprehensive list of rentals, including our luxury homes, cozy villas to rent in Orlando, and beachfront properties. Contact us today to book one of our lovely rental properties in Orlando!
The Quick Start Guide to Plan Your Vacation to Disney World Park
One of the best parts of a vacation to beautiful Orlando, Florida is visiting one of the amazing theme parks in the area. Walt Disney World has been an entertainment institution in Orlando for almost 50 years, and each year it gets better and better. One of the four parks that make up Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom, a celebration of all the classic Disney characters. Keep reading for our guide for your visit to the Magic Kingdom!
Stay Steps Away
The most important part of any vacation is finding the perfect place to stay. You don’t want to waste a moment with the hassle of getting to the parks from a hotel or vacation home that is located too far away. With our properties, not only do you get to enjoy luxury accommodations, but you can also stay as close as 5 minutes away from the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Start your day at Disney World Park off right by choosing to stay in one of our properties!
Main Street, USA
When you first enter the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find yourself on Main Street, USA. This area of the Magic Kingdom is modeled after Walt’s childhood home and has the nostalgic atmosphere of a classic small town. You won’t find any attractions here, just shopping and dining up and down the street. Grab a souvenir at the Emporium, which has seemingly endless merchandise, sit down for a meal at the Crystal Palace, or snag your favorite Mickey-shaped treat at the Main Street Bakery. At the end of Main Street, USA lies Cinderella’s Castle – the perfect photo op to commemorate your trip!
As the name might suggest, Tomorrowland is dedicated to the future! A must-ride attraction here is Space Mountain, a fast paced, thrilling roller coaster ride that takes you on a journey to space. For rides that are friendly for all ages, consider hopping on the People Mover, which takes you around Tomorrowland, including a backstage view of the Space Mountain ride. The Carousel of Progress is also a perfect attraction for the whole family, a seated animatronics show about the technology of the 20th century.
Fantasyland is the part of Magic Kingdom that is truly devoted to classic Disney. Featuring iconic rides, such as “It’s a Small World” and the Mad Tea Party with its oversize spinning teacups, Fantasyland truly makes you feel like a kid again. Fly through London on Peter Pan’s Flight and journey under the sea on the Journey of the Little Mermaid. Not all the rides here are dedicated to little ones, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a fast-paced roller-coaster type train that takes you through the story of Snow White. Fantasyland is also home to some of the most sought-after dining reservations in Disney World. Be Our Guest Restaurant recreates the Beast’s Castle from the classic film Beauty and the Beast and offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cinderella’s Royal Table also has you dining in a castle, but this one features the opportunity to meet classic characters during your meal! Both require a reservation, but the experience is well worth planning in advance.
This area of the park has been styled after early Colonial America and features the patriotic attraction The Hall of Presidents. Famous for its realistic animatronic recreations of each President of the United States, this is a must-visit for any American history buff. Those who enjoy something on the spooky side will also love taking a ride through the Haunted Mansion. This classic attraction offers spine-tingling chills as you journey through a haunted estate.
Keeping with the American theme of Liberty Square, Frontierland journeys into the era of the wild west. Enjoy thrills rides such as Splash Mountain, a log flume water ride that is perfect for the hot summer Florida days. You will get wet, but you will also have so much fun! Big Thunder Mountain is the self-proclaimed “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness” and has you zip through an old west mining town. Little ones will enjoy the cheesy, but fun animatronics Country Bear Jamboree or the chance to run around and play on Tom Sawyer’s Island.
The most diversely themed area of the park is in Adventureland, a celebration of international adventures! Classic rides such as the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room definitely have a nostalgic feel for Disney lovers. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is the highlight here. This classic experience was famously the inspiration for the popular movie franchise and follows a band of pirates on their adventures. For food, the Dole Whip is a must-have! This pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream is a park favorite, especially on sunny days.
You can live your Disney dreams with a day at the Magic Kingdom! When the day comes to an end, be sure you’re booked into one of our lovely vacation villas to rent in Orlando. Browse our complete collection of vacation rentals near Orlando, Florida to find the home that’s perfect for you! Contact us today to make the most of your Disney getaway!
Spacious Rentals in Orlando are just one of the many outstanding features for your Luxury Orlando Vacation
Orlando is one of Florida’s most popular vacation destinations, with tourists traveling from all over the world to enjoy its warm weather, proximity to the beach, and its many world-class theme parks. When you vacation in Orlando, you shouldn’t settle for any basic hotel room or underwhelming vacation rental property. Where you stay has a huge impact on the overall outcome and enjoyment of your trip! Our Orlando villas offer seemingly endless features and amenities that are sure to make your vacation special. Keep reading to find out why our Orlando villas are the perfect choice for your next vacation!
Many people travel to Orlando to enjoy one of the many popular theme parks in the area, such as Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. It may seem like a no-brainer to book a theme park hotel, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Why would you pay to put your entire family in a standard size hotel room, likely with noisy neighbors on all four sides, when you could have an entire spacious home to yourself! Our rentals offer just that, spacious living at a comparable price to the theme park hotels. Enjoy multiple bedroom homes designed to accommodate four, six, or even a dozen guests or more. Tropical Villas Orlando rentals are the perfect choice for family vacations, and everyone can enjoy their own sleeping accommodations while still being under the same roof. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in our fully stocked kitchen spaces, often featuring luxurious upgrades such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Our homes are beautifully furnished, with many of the living spaces featuring modern and contemporary interior designs, but the bedrooms are often decked out with your favorite characters. You can enjoy the themes and fun of a theme park hotel, but the privacy and luxury and having an entire home to yourself for your vacation. A spacious rental in Orlando with access to all the local amenities? Truly the best of both worlds!
Beyond the beautiful furnishings, gourmet kitchens, and spacious living areas, our homes offer amenities that go above and beyond what you’ll find in a standard vacation rental. Many of our homes feature private swimming pools and hot tubs, perfect for soaking up the warm Florida sun. Sit out on the private patio spaces, with many featuring fully furnished patios and private BBQ grills. For extra indoor fun, consider one of our rentals with a game room. Whether traveling with kids or you just want to feel like a kid again, these homes offer tons of fun from video arcade games to pool tables, table tennis, and more. Our Orlando villas will feel better than a home away from home!
In addition to great private amenities, our Orlando villas offer tons of community perks that will keep you coming back again and again. Our villas reside in carefully planned resort communities that are designed to offer tons of fun. The centerpiece to these neighborhoods is the clubhouse, which is the key to a lot of the fun to be had here. Enjoy amazing clubhouse amenities, such as a fitness center, video arcade, and a private movie theater. Some neighborhood clubhouses even feature a bar and restaurant, so you can order a bite to eat and a cold drink while you enjoy your extra amenities, exclusive to Tropical Villas Orlando. Surrounding the clubhouse sits the community pool, which offers a variety of perks depending on the neighborhood in which you book your villa. Some feature Olympic-sized lap pools, others have water slides and splash pads, and some even feature a lazy river. Enjoy resort fun without the crowds or the costly prices of traditional resorts. Other community amenities featured at some of our properties include playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, as well as golf courses. There is so much fun to be had in our resort communities that you may want to plan an extra day of your trip just to explore them all!
Location, Location, Location
There are so many amazing perks that go along with our gorgeous Orlando villas. However, one of the best parts of choosing to book your stay in one of our properties is the amazing location. Our properties are in the heart of Orlando and offer you easy access to all the fun entertainment and attractions here. Stay just minutes away from the best destinations in Orlando, from the downtown district with its shopping and dining, to theme parks such as Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Walt Disney World, and more. No matter what you have planned for your Orlando adventure, we have the perfectly located rental property available for you!
Between our spacious homes, amazing amenities, and convenient location, there truly is no better place to stay in Orlando than one of our villas. Enjoy the best Orlando has to offer with a stay in one of our vacation homes. Book today for your next Orlando vacation!