Last year, my family and I made the trip to Orlando, FL for the Christmas holidays. On previous trips, Universal Orlando Resort had been one of many stops, but this time, in addition to some holiday pool time, was the reason for the trip.
When families think of Orlando, quite often Disney World is the first to pop into their heads, but The Magic Kingdom isn’t the only fun in town – think Universal Studios! Universal is where many dreams come true, especially for fans of Harry Potter. When your family heads to Orlando, especially during the holidays, consider adding Universal Studios to your itinerary, you’ll find the holiday spirit is everywhere.
Florida is a big state, offering a plethora of vacation destinations. Orlando is on every family’s radar and is a wonderful family vacation. However, there are many other great places to visit in The Sunshine State. From a friendly chat with Visit Florida’s Family Insider, Carrie McLaren, I learned about 4 fabulous beach destinations perfectly suitable for families. McLaren travels around her state with her husband and two daughters. Here are 4 of her suggestions.
So, you’ve surprised the kids and booked a family trip to Walt Disney World for the upcoming holidays. You are going at their busiest time of the year, from Christmas to New Year’s Day. My family hit the Disney parks last holiday season. It was cold and crowded, but with some strategic planning we were able to do everything we wanted and had a great time. You are on the right path by learning from our experience and how we had a memorable trip despite the crowds. Your family can have an amazing time too! Here’s how. [Read more…]