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Four tips for planning the best Family vacation to Orlando

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Dec 07, 2022 08:56 AM EST

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The sunny and beautiful city of Orlando is the ultimate vacation destination. This city is the beating heart of the state of Florida and home to some of the most gorgeous sites and amusement parks in the world. So, if you are bringing your family to the entertainment capital of the US, you need to plan how you will spend your time there carefully. Orlando welcomes more than 80 million visitors annually. Therefore, you must be prepared to run into numerous crowds and families who are also on holiday like you. 

Whether you want to visit the happiest place on earth, splash around in the lakes or go out shopping, Orlando has it all. But, like any holiday, you must know how you will proceed. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of activities waiting for you and need clarification about where you should start. Hence, to make sure you have an exciting and wonderful holiday, here's what you need to do:

1. Arrange For Accommodations

Orlando has numerous accommodations for you to stay in. But you must ensure that you book a place for yourself and your family early before they get filled up. Looking into resorts and accommodations at least a few weeks before you head out for your holiday can also give you time to choose the best option. For instance, if you're looking for a place that offers you a spa, is pet friendly, and has access to various water parks, you should check out authentic resort booking websites. They offer online booking for multiple resorts, so all you have to do is click on Book Resort Here or a similar option and view all the available options. There's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury on your holiday. 

After all, how often do you get to relax with a massage, sip margaritas in the jacuzzi and wind down from the daily hustles of everyday life? And when you're in the breathtaking city of Orlando, it's natural to want to make the most of your trip and enjoy the perks of being there.

2. Dress Up For The Occasion

Orlando can get very sunny. Since it is a sunbelt city, you should expect tropical to subtropical climates. Generally, Orlando is warm throughout the year, which means you'll need your shorts, lightweight T-shirts, and caps to help you navigate on your holiday. 

Therefore, always look up the weather forecast before you leave for your holiday. Global warming has also made some weather patterns highly unpredictable. Figure out the temperature when you're in the city and pack accordingly. If you have young kids with you, take extra care to slather them with sunscreen and ensure they carry an umbrella to ward off the sun. 

Most parks in Orlando also allow you to bring in your food and water, so take your reusable bottles and stay hydrated. If you tend to sweat a lot, bring a mini portable fan and use it anytime you want to combat the heat.

3. Highlight The Parks You Want To Visit

As eager as you may be to visit all the parks in Orlando, you know that is impossible. The amusement parks in this city are both extensive and elaborate. You will need more than a day to explore every ride, activity, and entertainment offered to enjoy the complete experience of being in Florida for a holiday. Orlando also has more than a dozen parks; you need more than a short trip to conquer them all. Thus, decide with your family which parks they are eager to see and choose accordingly. 

The most popular sites include Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Universal Studios. Each amusement park requires you to walk for miles and wait in long lines; they are also built outdoors, which means you will be exposed to the sun. This is why you need to think carefully about how much heat you can withstand if your children can keep roaming in these areas for hours and how much you are willing to wait in the lines. If you cannot handle long queues, there are ways to get around them.

You can follow up your investigation by going online and reading blogs written by families on visiting Orlando and learning how they handled picking a suitable amusement park. Even if you prefer one park out of a dozen, make the most of your trip and give your family the space to enjoy it leisurely. For example, if you go to Walt Disney World, visit it at least a few times to get the most out of this magical park. 

4. Have An Appropriate Budget

Going on a holiday costs money - of course! No matter how much you try to save, you still need enough money to comfortably get through an entire week in Orlando. While the numbers may fluctuate, you should expect to spend about $300 per day on your vacation in Orlando. This is an average estimate most visitors experience in Florida. Unless you try to limit your spending, you can quickly pay $51 for a one-day meal and more than $53 on local transportation. Ideally, you need about $3,000 for a week down in Florida if you are a family of two. 

However, there is a particular advantage of traveling with children. If your kids are young and fall under the category of minors, their tickets may be cheap and come with a discount. Similarly, if you are looking for ways to save more money, you should spend a long time in Orlando, planning each activity instead of rushing to see the most of this city in what little time you have.

Final Thoughts

Vacations are the best time to relax, unwind and let your daily stresses fade away. What makes your holiday even better is when you pick a popular and fun location to spend your time. This is what makes Orlando the ideal holiday spot. Located in Florida, this sunbelt city has all you need, from the most eloquent hotels to the unique amusement parks that will entice you to come back for more. Ensure you make your bookings beforehand and avoid getting stuck with a below-average hotel. You also need to keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared to combat the heat. Follow all the tips above to ensure a family vacation that no one will ever forget! 

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