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Things To Do

Your Guide to an Orlando Vacation with Kids


When it comes to Orlando, the excitement usually starts long before you’ve even booked a room. Your Orlando family vacation itinerary takes shape across Pinterest boards and notes on your iPhone. And for good reason! If you spend some time planning ahead, you can make a day in Orlando feel like so much more. 

Here at Villas of Grand Cypress, we know better than anyone that Orlando is a destination that has it all. Yet a summer vacation of any length will offer up plenty of time to see and do everything on your list--assuming you choose wisely. 

Take a peek at our favorite family friendly activities, each deserving a place on your perfect Orlando itinerary. From theme parks to family foodie hotspots, this guide is filled with activities and attractions kids love, parents won’t be able to get enough of, and everyone will look back on (and maybe even return to) for family vacations to come.

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Relax by the Pool

Balance your Orlando adventures with a day by the pool. Work on your family vacation tan as your kids make a splash. You can also play poolside foosball, ping pong, cornhole, or pool putting all summer long. And if that's still not enough? Hop aboard Grand Cypress's shuttle to a half-acre pool featuring 12 waterfalls, multiple slides, and a sundeck. 

  1. See the Pool
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Theme Parks

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. In fact, we're willing to bet it's one of the main reasons why you chose Orlando for your family vacation. And that's exactly how it should be. Immerse yourself in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Step into the movies at Universal Studios. Or explore exciting Legoland or Seaworld

  1. Discover Disney
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Universal CityWalk

Shops, concerts, clubs, and more come to life at Universal CityWalk. From casual dining to quick service eateries, the CityWalk brings Universal's fun-loving spirit into each of its experiences. Go out for a meal. See a movie. Embark on unique adventures like indoor skydiving. And the best part? Admission is 100% free--though you might pay to park. 

  1. Explore
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Disney Springs

Choose from over 150 exciting venues at the one-of-a-kind Disney Springs. As a piece of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Springs brings all the magic of the parks into their eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries, and entertainment. From a movie theater to a House of Blues, there's something engaging at Disney Springs whatever your interests.

  1. Experience the Magic
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Attend an Event

Orlando gets a lot of buzz for its perennial attractions, like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. But what about the events that only come around every once in a while? Orlando attracts some of the nation's best events. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the awe-inspiring scenery, but either way, Orlando is hosting the perfect event for your family.

  1. See Events 
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Explore Your Resort

Villas of Grand Cypress is the place to be this summer. As Orlando heats up, Grand Cypress does too, setting the stage for countless family adventures. Bring your own t-shirt then tie-dye it beside the pool. Build a kite then let it fly. Take part in a pool putting contest. Or pull up in a golf cart to Oasis Pool & Bar for a poolside move night. 

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