I've been to Orlando once. In 1992 as a teenager with my family. Had a wonderful time. Now want to go back as an adult. This vacation would be for me and my husband and another adult couple who are good friends of ours - I would be the only person who has ever been to Florida before. This is an adult trip with no kids. Focus of vacation is to enjoy the attractions and parks, hang out with our friends and just be relaxed and explore the best of the Orlando tourist attractions. Not interested in shopping. Not interested in night life. Just interested in the parks/attractions/restaurants. We would be looking to spend 6 or 7 nights in the Orlando area. Not really sure what we should see but generally we definitely want to see:
Some type of water park/relaxation day/beach or pool type feel day
Trip would probably be in February or March or April. Dates flexible. We would prefer to not have to rent a car, just don't want the hassle of having to navigate with gps/maps and park. Also want flexibility to have a alcoholic drink with supper and not have to worry about someone having to skip a drink because they have to drive. I understand it may be cheaper to rent a vehicle but by having to drive it would take away from our relax feel of our vacation.
We would like to stay in a decent, mid-range place. Not cheap, but not super expensive. Something clean and reasonably updated, with easy breakfast on location (an included contential breakfast would be great), and good location relative to attractions. Maybe one of the park hotels would work best for us? Maybe they include transportation to various parks and from the airport to the hotel? It would be great if that hotel has rooms with king size beds, a pool, and at least one nice mid-priced restaurant. Hotel could be a themed hotel, that would be totally fine, but prefer it if was not one that was geared mostly to young kids. One that is geared to adults/older teens a little bit more would be nice.
1. Where would you recommend we stay? What would be a good fit for us?
2. How do you recommend we get around? taxi? maybe transportation to parks is included with some hotels? What are our options?
3. What do you think of our must see attraction list? I'm thinking one attraction/park per day? Is there something that most adults would put on their must see list that I've missed? Are there any parks that are more geared to adults than to children?
Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Just in the beginning stage of planning this vacation and feel very overwhelmed with options and choices, have no idea where to start.