Orlando: It Ain’t Just for Kids Anymore

We all know Orlando, Florida is a mecca for small children everywhere.


Because it’s the home of Disney World, Sea World, Lego Land and Universal Studios. But, just because Orlando is really well known for it’s theme parks, doesn’t mean that it’s just for kids.

These parks have combined to make the area just as much fun for adults too. Honeymoons, bachelorette and bachelor parties, spring breaks, weekends away, Orlando fills it all if you are looking for a hot spot that offers a ton of stuff to do.

Plus, as it is freezing up here in the Northeast this week, it’s not a bad time to start thinking about taking a nice little fun getaway to somewhere that is warm and not too far of a flight. Orlando fits the bill for that, only 3 hours from Boston, you can easily get away for a long weekend without much hassle.

The only problem with these theme parks, yikes they can be pricey to get into. I’m all for escaping to Typhoon Lagoon for the day, but I don’t want to blow all my vacation budget in one trip.

That’s why you want to spend time searching for deals sites when planning your trip. You can usually find some great deals on a site like OrlandoVacation.com that will give you a package like hotel stay and theme park tickets.

When you set up your trip this way, it can be so much cheaper than trying to figure it all out separately on your own. Here’s a trip I just planned:

Orlando Vacation

Alright first things first, I picked a 2 night 3 day package, since I have a free weekend that I can sneak away. In this particular package I chose to spend 2 days at Disney (I allot myself extra time to spend in the Biergarden in Epcot Center), and one day at Universal Studios.

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Once you get your theme park ticket choices, dates and the amount of nights that you want to stay, OrlandoVacation.com provides you with a list of hotels in various price ranges, mine went from $46 a night to $67.

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I chose the Baymont because I love me a free continental breakfast (saving money here folks), and of course I need my free wireless so I can keep my blog up to date. Plus it has a shuttle to and from the park. You can really save quite a bit of cash if you end up staying off site and take the hotel shuttle into the park area.

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And now for the bill. When I peeked through the fingers that I had covering my eyes, I was pleasantly surprised. Splitting the trip with my friend, we’re spending less than $350 per person on lodging, breakfast, transportation to the parks, internet, parking at the hotel and tickets to the parks themselves. Sweet deal.

Now, all you have to worry about is packing enough sunscreen.

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