The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes an ideal destination to keep the winter blahs at bay. Pack your bags and gather your loved ones for an exciting winter vacation full of fun and sun, as well as some fun indoor activities, for when the weather won’t cooperate with your outdoor plans back home. Set your sights on the Orlando and the surrounding area with its many exciting entertainment offerings and you’ll build a winter vacation to keep you happy and busy throughout your stay.
The Parks for Winter in Orlando
The many theme parks that call Orlando home put on a show for every holiday and season, including wintertime. Epcot hosts the International Festival of the Holidays, Universal Studios celebrates Christmas at the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or their traditional Holidays at Universal event, and you can make a holiday splash at the SeaWorld Christmas celebration. Each park has some variation of a winter celebration that guests of all ages won’t want to miss. See characters dressed in festive costume and even some only-available-in-winter treats from the park restaurants.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
When the “chill” of winter blows through you’ll want an indoor escape. While there are many shops, boutiques, movie theaters, and other indoor venues that offer a retreat from the outdoor weather, take some time to be amazed by the weird. Visit the museum full of oddities that amaze and intrigue. You’ll no doubt come out saying “I don’t believe it!” Get up close with some of Robert Ripley’s oddest oddities, like strange, fossilized creatures, a shrunken human head, and many other artifacts in the crazy collection. Don’t miss the exhibit focused on Mr. Ripley himself and the over 3,000 letters a day he received for over 20 years, more than any other individual in history up to that time in history.
The Escape Game Orlando
Escape rooms have become a popular activity, no matter the weather outside. Take a break in the air conditioning while keeping the fun going. Gather your group and work together to solve a series of clues and puzzles. If you break out the room in 60 minutes or less, you win. There are different themed rooms to choose from, each with varying degrees of difficulty and number of players needed to solve the clues. Choose the topic or difficulty that’s right for your group and make sure to book in advance online.
VIP Insider Disney Tours
There are four Disney parks to choose from for Orlando winter activities. You can spend an entire trip soaking up all the Disney fun and excitement you can dream of and still need to come back to do it all. Disney fans looking to turn up the Disney fun can head behind the scenes with a VIP insider tour of a favorite park. The private tour takes guests to places behind-the-scenes: those usually unseen or off-limits to park-goers during a traditional visit to the park. Park admission is not included in the price of the tour.
Central Florida Everglades Airboat Tour
The airboat tour and alligator encounter is typically a four-hour journey. Depending on the company you choose, the adventure starts at various points around Orlando. The airboat ride is often 30-60 minutes depending on the package you choose and takes you through protected swamps, marshes, and rivers on the way to the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. You’ll get a glimpse of alligators, birds, and vegetation as you skim across grassy water for a unique Florida experience this winter.
Manatee and Airboat Adventure
Get ready for a day full of outdoor fun and adventure. Real Florida Adventures combines three experiences in one trip! The trip lasts a full 12 hours and departs from your choice of three different departure points around Orlando. Get the scoop on the day’s activities during the provided breakfast. At your first stop, you’ll board a boat on the Crystal River and set out for a swim and snorkel experience with manatees, so you’ll want to make sure you have an underwater camera. Dry off and head to the next stop: Homosassa Springs State Park for lunch and a tour around the park. From there you’ll speed through the waters on an airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River before heading back to Orlando.
Wonderful Winter Fun in Florida
From a cozy studio or one-bedroom to a spacious ten-bedroom mansion for a wintertime reunion, Tropical Escape Vacation Homes of Orlando has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you and your group. Step in and feel your stresses and worries slide away, knowing all your winter vacation needs will be met. Our rentals have fully equipped kitchens featuring everything you’ll need to prepare and serve a home-cooked meal or winter holiday treat. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite holiday show or movie in an open living space, or retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more.
Call us today to start planning your vacation to enjoy winter in Orlando!