Orlando, Florida is a great destination for a weekend getaway. The spots on this list are found in some of Orlando’s most popular areas, from Disney properties to the downtown area. No matter if you’d like to spend your weekend relaxing by Orlando’s over-the-top hotel pools, enjoying the downtown nightlife or riding roller coasters at a theme park, these top weekend getaways in Orlando, Florida will not disappoint.
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The Waldorf Astoria Orlando is one of the best hotels in Orlando and is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Not only is this resort located on 482 acres but it’s also close to Walt Disney World too. Complimentary transportation will take you to both Disney parks and the Disney Springs area. When you aren’t enjoying all things Disney, you may want to spend some of your weekends out on the resort’s 18-hole golf course or at the two swimming pools here.
You’ll be able to easily experience the top-rated attractions in downtown Orlando at Aloft Orlando. This hotel is across the street from Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, making it a great place to stay for those wanting to catch a live performance. Sports fan should take advantage of nearby Amway Center, where you can catch an Orlando Magic basketball game.
Another downtown Orlando hotel to consider for a weekend stay is the Grand Bohemian Hotel. This hotel is popular among Orlando Magic fans, as the hotel is within walking distance to Amway Center. However with Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando History Center, and Lake Eola Park all just a short walk away, you have plenty of options to choose from to fill your weekend in downtown Orlando.
If you’re hoping for an intimate escape that is still close to Orlando’s downtown attractions, consider booking a room at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne for the weekend. Guests here stay in one of the three historic buildings. Perfect for history buffs, this charming hotel is found in the Lake Cherokee Historic District, which is home to nearly 160 historic structures.
This boutique hotel in downtown Orlando is just steps away from Lake Eola and boasts a collection of chic rooms and a rooftop terrace with a Jacuzzi. Being so close to the lake, you can take advantage of the walking path here or rent a paddle boat to explore the water. Every night, the Lake Eola fountain puts on a show at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Close to Thornton Park District, spend some time during your weekend strolling around the area’s eateries, bars, and boutiques in this hip neighborhood.
If you’re hoping to enjoy Universal Orlando on a weekend getaway, you won’t regret staying at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, which is found on the grounds of Universal. After a day exploring Universal, relax around the lagoon and the white sand beach found at the resort. This resort is truly a tropical paradise that will leave you feeling refreshed after your weekend is over.
Transport to an exotic location this weekend without even leaving Orlando when you stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This resort is actually home to exotic animals, so you’ll want to take a safari tour of the savanna during your stay here. This hotel is also home to an 11,000-square-foot pool and water slide, a perfect swimming hole. Don’t spend all your time at the resort, however. Explore the nearby Animal Kingdom and Epcot.
Unwind at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, which is found on 1,500 acres and home to a private lake, golf course and spa. You may never want to leave the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress during your weekend stay here, since there are plenty of amenities to keep you busy like water sports, hiking and biking. However if you do want to explore the surrounding area, take the shuttle service to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, or SeaWorld.
If you’re seeking a luxury resort for your weekend in Orlando, JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes is an ideal hotel for you. Found on 500 acres, this resort property is home to a lazy river, outdoor pool, water sports at Grande Lakes, and plenty of dining options. Guests to this Marriott location have access to the nearby Ritz-Carlton’s spa and golf course. When you aren’t enjoying all the great amenities here, Walt Disney and Universal Studios are only a short shuttle ride away.
This charming hotel isn’t technically in Orlando, but it’s located nearby in Winter Park, which is only 15 minutes outside of Orlando. Winter Park offers plenty for weekend tourists, especially those who still want to experience some Orlando attractions while also experiencing new sites in Winter Park. Located in Winter Park’s Park Avenue district, you’ll be close to plenty of dining and shopping options. A scenic boat tour is a popular activity for those staying here.