Orlando in a Week

InTown Suites Orlando

There’s so much to see and do in Orlando, it can seem daunting to start planning where you’ll spend each day of your trip. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation to Orlando, we’ve put together a 7-day itinerary that ensures that you get to see the best of the best! In the middle of the week we’ve included a day outside the theme parks, to give you a breather!

Day 1 – Arrival and Downtown Disney
Welcome to Orlando! We have three InTown Suites properties in North, South and Central Orlando to choose from, and all have the option of two-bed rooms, perfect if you’re bringing your family along. After you’re all settled into your guest room, get a taste of the magic of Orlando’s theme parks by heading to Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney has lots of great shopping and finding a restaurant for dinner will be easy – Earl of Sandwiches is a favorite of ours. Best of all, admission is free!

Day 2 – Disney’s Magic Kingdom
On your first full day in Orlando, head to the place that started it all, Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom is made up of 6 lands and it’s truly a world of fun! This park is home to many amazing rides, so to avoid lines, hit the most popular ones early in the morning or just before closing when the waits are at their shortest. You can also get Fast Pass tickets to skip lines on certain attractions like Splash Mountain.

Day 3 – Water Park
Cool off from the warm weather at one of Orlando’s water parks! If you want to hit a Disney park, you have the options of Blizzard Beach, which has Summit Plummet, one of the world’s tallest water slides or Typhoon Lagoon, which has the largest wave pool in North America. Outside of Disney, you can head to Wet N’ Wild, where you can enjoy the experience of a disco party while sliding down an inner tube.  Not big into thrills? All three water parks offer lazy rivers which were made for relaxing.

Day 4 – Your Choice
Today’s a day to relax and take a break from the craze of the theme parks. Sleep in, and then spend the day exploring what you’d like in Orlando. The city has some great outlet malls if you’re into shopping and looking for a good deal. Orlando is also home to many incredible golf courses, so make a tee time and hit the links. Get a good night’s sleep because you’ll be back to enjoying the excitement of the theme parks tomorrow!

Day 5 – Disney’s EPCOT
Don’t have enough time to travel the world? Head to EPCOT instead! The World Showcase is home to 11 pavilions featuring different countries of the world, like France and Morocco. If you’re over 21, make a stop at every country to sample one of their national beverages. Think wine in Italy and Sake in Japan. Later head over to Future World to ride some of the park’s most popular attractions like Test Track and Soarin.

Day 6 – Universal Orlando
Universal Studios is one of the other major parks in the Orlando area. It’s home to two theme parks: Universal Studios and Universal Orlando. Universal Orlando is the newer of the parks and is home to the extremely popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Compared with Disney, Universal Orlando’s rides appeal more to an older, thrill seeking audience. You can’t leave without riding The Incredible Hulk – a roller coaster that goes from 0 to 40mph in only 2 seconds!

Day 7
Your vacation has come to an end, and it’s time to the airport or drive home. However, if you haven’t quite had enough, extend your vacation by a few days with our stay-over rates! After the first full week, you’ll only have to pay for the extra nights you need.

Can’t Miss Houston Experiences in May

Can’t Miss Houston Experiences in May

Planning a trip to Houston, Texas this May? Here are 5 experiences you won’t want to miss out on!

5. Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance
Want to get a little fancy and see how the other half live? From May 2nd – 4th, the Lakewood Yacht Club will be hosting the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. It’s a classic car and vintage wooden boat show. During this even you’ll get to see some of the coolest vehicles and boats out there. It’s bound to be a great weekend on the lake! Tickets are $25 before the event, or $35 at the door.

4. Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Tour
Houston’s gorgeous Buffalo Bayou is home to the incredible Waugh Bridge Bat Colony. The bridge is home to a colony of almost 300,000 Mexican Free-Tailed Bats. At dusk, they leave the bridge en masse to forge for food. On May 10th and May 24th, you can take a Pontoon Boat tour on the Bayou to see the bats emerge from the bridge and go out into the night. While viewing this amazing sight, you’ll also learn a little bit about why bats are so important to the environment, and what you can do to help protect them.

3. Wet N’ Wild Splash Town
May is a great time to visit Wet N’ Wild Splash town, because the weather has warmed up but the kids are still in school, so you’ll have the water park to yourself. The park has just undergone extensive renovations and has a new raft ride, the Big Kahuna! Other can’t miss rides are the Brain Drain and the Texas Freefall.

2. Carnival Houston
Can’t make it to Rio or Venice? No problem, you can celebrate Carnival in Houston on May 24th, over the Memorial Day long weekend! Houston’s Carnival celebrates the diversity of the country through all of the people who have immigrated to America over the years. The Carnival has a strong Caribbean influence so during the big parade, you’re likely to hear lots of Steele Drums. You’ll also spot many bright and barely-there costumes adorned with many feathers. In addition to the Parade and music, there is tons of great food on offer. Early Bird tickets are available for $10!

1. Art Car Parade
The 27th annual Houston Art Car Parade will be held this May. It’s the largest art car parade in the world, and one of Houston’s biggest events. It’s an amazing weekend for both art and auto lovers. The night before the parade, May 9th, is The Legendary Car Art Ball. The attendees seem to put as much effort into their attire as they do to their cars. The parade is the main event, and it will take place on Saturday May 10th, following 3 main routes around Houston. The weekend wraps up with an Awards Brunch where the top car of the year will be named.

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