Orlando is a magical city. It’s filled with wonder and awe almost anywhere you look. Maybe it’s because Cinderella’s castle is at the center of it all, or maybe because it’s filled with so much joy! It’s just a short drive from Tampa to Orlando, but I don’t often get the pleasure of visiting, although I wish I could. This past weekend I went for a quick weekend getaway and it was nothing short of an amazing experience!
Where we stayed:
Wyndham Orlando Resort: I’m a pretty picky person when it comes to where I stay on trips. I always do my research ahead of time to make sure it’s a clean, and safe environment. Walking in to the Wyndham Orlando Resort’s lobby to check in and I already knew it was both clean, safe and not to mention, chic! I always love a nicely decorated place! The service was exceptional, and the staff was just so nice. It’s a pretty big resort, but it all centers around the pools! I loved that the grounds were neat and tidy and the pools were crisp and clear. I also have to mention that there is a Starbucks in the lobby-that’s always a plus for me as a coffee drinker! Onsite dinning includes Gatorville, which is poolside-you can sip on your tropical drink as you lounge next to the pool! Just steps away is the Cooper’s Hawk Winery which would be perfect for a date night! Our room had modern decor and the bed was very comfortable! The Wyndham Orlando Resort is right on international drive and is just a short drive to all of the theme parks. As of right now, you can save 30% off their Best Available Rate with NO minimum nights required by booking HERE.
Places to visit:
Universal CityWalk was just a short drive from our resort. We ventured around the shops and made our way over to the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium. This was truly a delightful place filled with all of the delicious treats to cater to your sweet tooth. They do have dinning for brunch, lunch and dinner, but we just ventured over to get one of their famous milkshakes! We got the red velvet and it was HEAVEN. It was also the size of my head, so Jacob and I shared it. This is definitely a place you have to visit when you make your next trip to Orlando!
ICON Orlando is just a skip and a hop away from the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Towering over Orlando is this 400ft tall observation wheel. In the observation cabins you can view all of Orlando. I’m sure it’s beautiful at any time of the day, but we went at night and it was breathtaking! The lights that lit up the city, and a display of colorful lights on the observation wheel were just magical. Just outside of the main attraction of the ICON is a lovely area of dinning, shopping, and admiring this iconic structure!
Thank you Wyndham Orlando Resort or sponsoring this post, and ICON Orlando for the complimentary tickets. All opinions are my own.