By Emily Jourdan
Orlando
Florida
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Orlando, Florida has been synonymous with vacation since Walt Disney announced his intention to bring Disney World to Orlando in 1975. But whether you want to enjoy a week with your family in a theme park, relax in Winter Park or discover the history of downtown Orlando, there is something for everyone.

With EscapeWizard.com, booking an unforgettable trip to Orlando has never been easier. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is one of the most efficient airports in the country, which will ensure that you start your vacation off in a good mood. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com; just click this link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Orlando is also home to some amazing hotels which you can book through the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

With so many theme parks to choose from, Orlando has a day of fun in store for everyone. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom will inject a healthy dose of whimsy into your vacation, while Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure’s movie-themed rides and roller coasters will leave you breathless. If you’re looking to cool down, EscapeWizard.com suggests one of Orlando’s many water parks, like Wet n’ Wild, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, or Sea World’s Aquatica and Discovery Cove, the latter of which provides you with a chance to swim with resident dolphins.

Once the theme parks close for the day there is plenty of nightlife to keep you and your family entertained. EscapeWizard.com recommends you spend your evening at either Disney’s Pleasure Island or Universal CityWalk, where the restaurants, shopping and entertainment cannot be beat. Pleasure Island provides the Lego Imagination Center, the stunning Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba and restaurants like Wolfgang Puck Café, Raglan Road Irish Pub and the Rainforest Cafe. If music is your thing, you can catch dinner and a concert at CityWalk’s Hard Rock Café or kickback at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

Another great destination is Orlando’s International Drive, a road dedicated to wowing tourists with unique and over-the-top attractions. The Pirates Dinner Adventure boasts great food, guest participation and a broadway-styled show complete with singing swashbucklers and damsels in distress. You can go to the upside-down Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum or scare yourself silly at iFly Orlando, an indoor skydiving wind tunnel or on SkyCoaster, which is essentially a giant swing sending you across the sky at 70 miles per hour and more than 100 feet above ground.

For a more sedate way to enjoy The City Beautiful, EscapeWizard.com recommends Winter Park, a lovely area and local-favorite about 10 minutes from downtown Orlando. With large trees and beautiful flowers lining the sidewalks, eating al fresco and enjoying the shops of Park Avenue is a relaxing yet invigorating way to spend your time. There are several museums to enjoy as well, including the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, and the Morse Museum, which hosts the world’s most comprehensive collection of Louis Tiffany’s work.

As you head closer to downtown Orlando there are even more museums to enjoy. The comprehensive Orlando Museum of Art, the kid-friendly Science Center, and the folk artistry displayed at the Menello Museum of Art are not to be missed. As you head into downtown you can check out the Orange County Regional History Center, which presents traveling exhibits, as well as a walk through the history of Florida.

Downtown holds a historical appeal to many visitors with beautiful Lake Eola at its center. If the paranormal holds your interest, one of the best ways to tour Orlando is with Orlando Ghost Tours, which takes you on a spooky tour of the city by night and ends back at Church Street Station, a historical street rife with great bars, like Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Emporium and the Cheyenne Saloon.

EscapeWizard.com can assure that no matter what you choose to do while in Orlando, you will have an exceptional time. Follow the links above to book your next vacation with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Orlando
By Danielle Dahlkoetter
Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City
5905 International Drive Orlando, FL
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Take an adventure down to the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City where you will find every kind of attraction easily accessible from your home-away-from-home. About a 20 minute drive from the Orlando International Airport and with luggage storage available, the Four Points Hotel staff will help you check in at 3 p.m. and continue to aid you with any plans to make your Orlando fantasies a reality. The Four Points Hotel is located in the heart of the tourism hub of International Drive and just across the way from Universal Orland Resort, connecting it’s guests to every form of entertainment a traveler could hope for. The Four Points also provides a shuttle to take guests directly to points of interest within the surrounding area. The Orlando entertainment district is overflowing with thrilling adventures as well as relaxing escapes, including numerous theme parks such as SeaWorld, Walt Disney World Resort, and Universal Orlando Resort to name a few, as well as infinite shopping, golfing, and sight-seeing in the beautiful Florida sunshine.

Like the rest of Orlando, the Four Points has several options when it comes to room accommodations.  Guests may chose between standard or deluxe guest rooms which offer spacious seating area and either two full size beds or one king size bed, but the deluxe guest rooms provide a bit more room space and a seating second chair. The Four Points also has studio suites available. All rooms have fantastic views of Orlando’s downtown skyline or Universal Orlando Resort. Complimentary bottled water daily and High Speed Internet Access 24/7 in all guest rooms help keep travelers going physically and virtually.

While there are many appealing enticements surrounding the Four Points Hotel, guests will find all their vacation needs accounted for within the hotel features and services. An adjoining shopping, heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, a game room, and children’s pool all provide unlimited fun for all travelers. Four Points Hotel also offers guests dinning with American cuisine at the Oasis Lounge, Tropical Breezes Pool Bar, and the Tropical Palms restaurant. Also neighboring the hotel are attractive golf courses and breathtaking beaches perfect for the sunny Florida vacationer.

At the end of your Orlando adventure you are sure to have a glowing tan and lifelong memories. Check out time is 12 p.m., but you willy surely reminisce about your stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City long after your tan fades. Click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get the best deal on your next getaway through EscapeWizard.com!
Hotels in Orlando
By Sara Katayama
Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL
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Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation in the epitome of grand excursions, or are hosting an event only booking the best of the meeting destinations, Sheraton’s Walt Disney World Dolphin, has got every detail covered. Check in speedily with Porters, short check-in times and multilingual staff suited for every guests needs. From the designer touched rooms, to the enhanced neutral tones, everything about the resort greets with warm welcomes.

Start the adventure early with wake up services and a fresh cup of coffee, or other beverage of your liking, and sit down to read a complimentary copy of the morning newspaper. Suites come equipped with one king bed and the other bedroom with twins. Rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request. Rooms have the options for interconnecting rooms for larger parties. Select rooms have lake or pool views and/or balconies. Never miss your favorite television shows with a 32” - 55” LCD television in every room, and stay connected to the internet from virtually anywhere within the resort.

Travel options are endless for out of city adventurers. Numerous taxi and car rentals waiting to bring you to your destination! For an additional fee, there is even on-site valet parking. For a limited surrounding area, the free shuttle service can bring you and your family to see the local area. Tours available. Shopping has never been so fun! There are tons of on-site retailers for all sorts of shoppers: sugary treats, spa products for pampering and themed merchandise, souvenirs and artwork.

If you’re feeling like a morning energize, or an evening unwind, the fitness center or spa can revitalize the bones and set up any day for success. An array of equipment and different types of workouts, there’s a little bit for everyone: jogging strollers and maps, resistance training, personal trainers and yoga equipment. With four different kinds of massages to choose from, the spa will heighten every sense and relaxation will bring you where your new journey awaits.

Relaxing poolside, leisurely resting on a reclined beach lounger, partaking in either beach or water volleyball or getting a massage after a long day, Sheraton’s Walt Disney World Dolphin has got every essential for the adventure. With local attractions, such as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Pleasure Island and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, all conveniently located within two miles, surrounding the resort it makes visiting different attractions easier for the whole family!

For bookings at great prices, let the adventure begin now with EscapeWizard.com to light the way! Click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today!
Hotels in Orlando
By Sarah Hay
Homewood Suites by Hilton International Drive/Convention Center
8745 International Drive, Orlando, FL
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Visitors to Orlando can take full advantage of the local attractions while staying at the Homewood Suites by Hilton International Drive/Convention Center. Ideally centered in the International Drive district, the hotel’s location allows you to walk to more than 100 dining businesses and retail outlets. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to all the major local theme parks, including Disney Parks, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld, among others. If you’re in Orlando for business, the Orange County Convention Center and AAA global headquarters, as well as AT&T and Chrysler, are all nearby.

The newly renovated hotel suites feature completely equipped kitchens with full-sized refrigerators, two-burner stoves, microwaves and dishwashers, as well as coffeemakers and granite-topped vanities. The spacious one- and/or two-bedrooms offer separate living and sleeping areas as well as new furniture, and every room gives guests big-screen entertaining options, with two 32” HD LCD flat screen TVs, along with two-line phones with voicemail. The Homewood Suites helps to make your stay in Orlando as relaxing as possible, with their on-site swimming pool and fitness center. Of course, the hotel’s high-speed wireless Internet service is complimentary, and, to pamper your wardrobe, the Homewood Suites offers laundry and valet services, as well as a gift shop on premise.

One of the many luxuries that set apart the Homewood Suites is their free daily hot breakfast buffet, and their Welcome Home reception every Monday through Thursday evenings, featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages. Check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m., so guests are able to enjoy the most of their Orlando getaway, on their own time. With the Orlando International Airport a short 15 minute drive away, you’ll find the Homewood Suites by Hilton International Drive/Convention Center the best choice in Orlando hotels. Let EscapeWizard.com help get you the best deal for your stay by clicking on this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Orlando
By Chrystyne Jackson
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
7550 Augusta National Drive Orlando, FL
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When visiting exciting Orlando, make your trip stand out by staying at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. This all suite hotel is 100% smoke-free. Guests will appreciate the express check out service. Pets are welcome. Enjoy the complimentary shuttle service to and from Orlando International Airport, available 24-hours a day.

The Sheraton offers rooms that are comfortable, spacious, and homey. All units feature 32-inch LCD televisions, including cable channels and in room movies. High speed Internet access is available. Units come with a refrigerator and microwave oven. The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed is available for our canine guests.

While staying at the hotel, don’t miss a beat of your fitness regime. Try out the fitness facility which features state of the art strength and cardio equipment. You can take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool, both of which are heated. The Mahogany Grille & Lounge serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are many local attractions to enjoy in Orlando. For the shopping enthusiasts, Orlando is known for its premium outlet malls. Be sure to visit SeaWorld, a theme park and marine-life based zoological park, Gatorland, a 110-acre them park and nature preserve featuring Florida alligators, Islands of Adventure, an exciting theme park, Universal Studios, Epcot, dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, Walt Disney World Resort, a theme park based on the magic of Walt Disney, and Disney MGM Studios. A day trip will take you to the Kennedy Space Center, the NASA installation that has been the launch site for every United States space flight for more that four decades.

Make lasting memories of your visit to Orlando by staying at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in Orlando
By D. Gregory Perrin
Castle Hotel Autograph Collection
8629 International Drive, Orlando, FL
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Your next family vacation to Orlando, Florida can be even better with hotel accommodations at Castle Hotel Autograph Collection (formally the Holiday Inn Resort Castle Hotel). Imagine how your children's faces will light up as they approach the hotel and see they will be able to stay in a luxurious castle hotel. Guests can arrive at the hotel for check-in 4 p.m. on the day of their arrival into Orlando. Holiday Inn offers a safety deposit box behind the front desk so guests can check important belongings with the hotel. After check-in a porter will help you bring your luggage to your room. The hotel is located very close to all the highlights of Orlando such as Walt Disney World, Wet N Wild, Universal Studios and many other attractions.

Each newly renovated room has a color television with all the top cable channels. There is also the option to purchase pay per view movies for the kids. There is also a DVD player in each room so you can play movies that you bring with you. There is high speed internet connection available in each room for a small fee so you can check your email and look up local attractions. There is a safe in each room that is large enough to hold a laptop for when you are out in the city.

There are several amenities that guests can use during their stay. The hotel has an outdoor pool so guests can take a swim or layout and catch some sun. There is a 24 hour fitness that has both machines and free weights so that no guests have to miss their normal work out regime while on vacation.

There are a number of restaurants in the hotel for guests to take meals. The Castle Café is open for breakfast; Cafe Tu Tu Tango's serves lunch and dinner; and Vito's Chop House serves only dinner.

All in all, with the close proximity to local attractions and the outstanding list of amenities the Holiday Inn Resort Castle Hotel is the best hotel in Orlando, Florida to stay in with children. You can book your stay with us, here at EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Orlando
By Doree Simon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando
5893 American Way, Orlando, FL
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If you're looking for a home away from home on your next trip to Orlando, look no further than the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Hotel. This extended stay hotel is only one mile from Universal Studios, made up of Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal CityWalk, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It is also conveniently close to Walt Disney World Resort, Orange County Convention Center, and SeaWorld of Florida. While you're sure to find plenty of fun and sun while in Orlando, Homewood Suites by Hilton also provides comfort that is sure to make your stay a great experience.

With all of these attractions in the area, Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando offers scheduled transportation to most of the parks on a first come, first-served basis. Guests wishing to take advantage of this service must obtain tickets ahead of time at the Attraction Ticket Desk in the lobby. Boarding passes are available as early as one day in advance to up to 30 minutes prior to departure. A friendly front desk staff can help you with questions regarding this and any other services they offer, including 3p.m. check-in and 12 p.m. check-out.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando is ideal for families as well as business travelers. Each suite comes standard with a fully-equipped kitchen, microwave, stove, full refrigerator, sleeper sofa, two TVs, two phones, and complimentary high-speed internet, giving visitors many comforts from home.

Guests will also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, barbecue grill and patio, fitness center, sports court, and indoor game room. The 24-hour business center makes it easy for guests to get work done at any time of day and the 40-person meeting room is a great place to hold meetings.

Guests will be treated to a wonderful variety of complimentary services including self parking, daily hot breakfasts, and on Mondays through Thursdays, free dinner with beverages from 5-7 p.m. Additionally, guests have access to many of the amenities at the Hilton Garden inn next door.
Whether you're visiting Orlando for business, pleasure or both, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando is the perfect way to include comfort and convenience on your trip, especially for extended stay guests. Only one mile from Orlando's most famous parks, this hotel is sure to provide an easy, affordable and enjoyable visit. Book your stay through (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) today!