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When Americans think of a tropical vacation, three places come to mind. Hawaii, California, and Florida. We're here to talk about that last one and boy, is there a lot to like. South Florida has Miami's nightlife, while North Florida has plenty of history and culture to tour and experience. But if you want a family-friendly, memorable vacation, Central Florida is the place for you. Orlando is home to dozens of attractions, theme parks, and more, things your family will appreciate and never forget. These are the top resorts and lodges in the Central Florida area.
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Fountain Beach Resort

Daytona Beach, Florida

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The Fountain Beach Resort is a premier destination with a great proximity to the area's fun-filled attractions. With a stay at Fountain Beach, you'll be on the beach and minutes from shopping, eateries, the Ocean... read more

The Fountain Beach Resort is a premier destination with a great proximity to the area's fun-filled attractions. With a stay at Fountain Beach, you'll be on the beach and minutes from shopping, eateries, the Ocean Center, Boardwalk Amusements, Ocean Walk Village, Pier and more.

There's no shortage of things to do on Dayton Beach. Surfing, scuba diving, racing, and general merriment are prominent throughout the 23-mile stretch of sun-drenched coastline. When you aren't out and about, return to your splendid accommodations at Fountain Beach and relax! Rooms have private balconies and incredible ocean views and come with small refrigerators, microwaves, and coffeemakers. Around the resort you can take a dip in the seasonally heated pool and hot tub or play a round of miniature golf on the onsite course.

Address

313 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Highlights

Studios and suites add full kitchens and some have whirlpool tubs.

Related activities

The hotel is a 9-minute walk from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and 0.7 miles from shopping and dining at the Ocean Walk Shoppes.

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Tuckaway Shores Resort

Indialantic, Florida

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Tuckaway Shores offers southern hospitality and spectacular weather bundled together in a very affordable package. Do you really even need to know anything else? Probably not, but just in case, read on.Providing... read more

Tuckaway Shores offers southern hospitality and spectacular weather bundled together in a very affordable package. Do you really even need to know anything else? Probably not, but just in case, read on.

Providing personal service, premium lodging, and sublime beaches, a stay with Tuckaway Shores is one that you'll remember for the rest of your life. The fully-appointed two room suites are incredibly well furnished and each features a kitchenette, two TVs, spacious beds, and more. Meanwhile, the extra-wide secluded beach comes with private beach access. Grab a book and kick back under the sun, or dive under the refreshing waves. There's even a heated pool if the ocean water is just a bit too chilly for you! If you want a true Central Florida experience, look no further than Tuckaway Shores.

Address

1441 S Miramar Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903

Related activities

The Resort is 21.7 miles from Cape Canaveral.

Related Onsite Offerings

ask about the 5.5 foot Zorb balls, in which you can run around playing beach soccer or smashing into one another!

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Plaza Resort & Spa

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Self-styled as “Daytona Beach’s Grand Resort”, a stay at the Plaza Resort & Spa is equally relaxing and fun. Come for the beach, stay for the spa!First things first: your room is going to be as comfy and... read more

Self-styled as “Daytona Beach’s Grand Resort”, a stay at the Plaza Resort & Spa is equally relaxing and fun. Come for the beach, stay for the spa!

First things first: your room is going to be as comfy and luxurious as they come. Each features city or ocean views and has minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and 42-inch flat-screens with cable. Suites overlook the ocean and pool, and add pull-out sofas, private balconies and kitchenettes with stoves. Meanwhile you'll receive two complimentary welcome beverages, valet or self-parking in our onsite secure parking area, and two large complimentary bottles of premium bottled water as a big "Thank you" from the hospitable staff. Needless to say, you'll know you picked the right hotel.

Address

600 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Related activities

The hotel is 0.5 miles from the Daytona Lagoon water park and 0.8 miles from the Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

Related Onsite Offerings

Amenities include an Olympic-size oceanfront pool with bar, a casual restaurant and lounge, and a full-service 16-room spa.

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Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Like most Daytona Beach resorts, Wyndham Ocean Walk offers an unbeatable beachside location and features gorgeous grounds with breathtaking ocean views. Come for the modern high-rise property, and stay for the ease... read more

Like most Daytona Beach resorts, Wyndham Ocean Walk offers an unbeatable beachside location and features gorgeous grounds with breathtaking ocean views. Come for the modern high-rise property, and stay for the ease of access to the attractions of Daytona Beach.

Ideal for family and romance alike, Wyndham is within walking distance to numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife possibilities. Daytona Beach is overflowing with culture and charm, and Wyndham will be more than happy to recommend the best spots to experience that. At the hotel there are boundless amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, volleyball, miniature golf, pool tables, gift shop and a game room. There's free parking and free Wi-Fi in the lobby, so there's no hidden fees; what you pay is what you pay. With a 24-hour Front Desk, fitness center, concierge and activities desk, Wyndham Ocean Walk offers everything the modern family needs for an incredible beach vacation.

Address

300 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Related activities

The resort is a 4-minute walk from Daytona Lagoon waterpark and a 10-minute walk from Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

Related Onsite Offerings

Amenities include 2 indoor pools and 2 outdoor pools, a water slide, a lazy river, a poolside bar and direct access to the beach.

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Paradise Palms Resort

Orlando, Florida

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As if you need even MORE reasons to visit the Orlando/Kissamee area, Paradise Palms' proximity to the theme parks and incredible bang for your buck will shoot your vacation into the stratosphere.Spend the day at the... read more

As if you need even MORE reasons to visit the Orlando/Kissamee area, Paradise Palms' proximity to the theme parks and incredible bang for your buck will shoot your vacation into the stratosphere.

Spend the day at the parks and then return to unparalleled luxury! Sounds like a plan, right? That's how many guests at Paradise Palms spend their vacations. Located in the popular Orlando Tourist in Kissimmee, Paradise Palms Resort is ideally situated for quick and easy access to the Walt Disney World theme parks. Relax in your powerfully air-conditioned, meticulously cared-for, beautifully upholstered vacation rental, then get out and experience Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, or any of the pristine nearby beaches.

Address

8950 Paradise Palms Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Population

The population of Kissimmee was 65,173 as of 2013.

Highlights

The city lies along the northwest shore of Lake Tohopekaliga!

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Vacation Village Resort

Clermont, Florida

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Small but full of charm, what Vacation Village lacks in size it more than makes up for in personal service and bucolic charm.There are two unique residences at Vacation Village, The Villa and The Loft. While they... read more

Small but full of charm, what Vacation Village lacks in size it more than makes up for in personal service and bucolic charm.

There are two unique residences at Vacation Village, The Villa and The Loft. While they differ in size, they share a wealth of modern amenities, including natural wood interiors, fully equipped kitchens, baths with showers, private patios, air conditioning, dining areas, and cable TV. There are also two lovely three-bedroom units that each sleep up to 10, and are set on beautiful Lake Louisa. The friendly staff will make sure that all of your needs are take care of, and that when you leave it will only be reluctantly.

Address

10301 U.S. Hwy. 27, Clermont, FL 34711

Highlights

Disney World is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!

Related Onsite Offerings

There are two lighted tennis courts, basketball/volleyball courts and horseshoe pits.

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Oak Plantation Resort

Orlando, Florida

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One of the first things you'll be greeted with on Oak Plantation's website is "Bring your friends and family to our resort for a worry-free vacation filled with unforgettable Orlando attractions and events". Believe... read more

One of the first things you'll be greeted with on Oak Plantation's website is "Bring your friends and family to our resort for a worry-free vacation filled with unforgettable Orlando attractions and events". Believe us, they certainly aren't exaggerating.

Multiple bedroom suites feature full kitchens, washer/dryers, and cable TV, as well as separate living areas with pull-out sofas. In addition to being a family haven with spacious villas and suites and generous amenities, the resort is situated near Orlando's most celebrated attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. The Resort provides complimentary shuttle service to each, and also features two climate controlled lagoon-style pools and a whirlpool spa. As they love to tell their guests, "Oak Plantation Resort Villas offers the type of charm, comfort and convenience that you won't find at an ordinary hotel in Orlando".

Address

4090 Enchanted Oaks Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Related activities

The resort villas are 2.7 miles from Kissimmee Golf Club and 7.9 miles from Walt Disney World Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

There are 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub and a poolside tiki bar/restaurant, as well as a fitness center.

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Regal Palms Resort & Spa

Davenport, Florida

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Providing a distinct "home away from home feeling", Regal Palms combines a wide array of activities and relaxing amenities with the privacy and spaciousness of your very own Vacation Home rental or Town Home.The... read more

Providing a distinct "home away from home feeling", Regal Palms combines a wide array of activities and relaxing amenities with the privacy and spaciousness of your very own Vacation Home rental or Town Home.

The town and vacation homes of Regal Palms are as spacious as they are elegant. Multiple bedrooms, comfortable amenities, and a pristine tropical backdrop means that you'll be wont to leave. Meanwhile, the resort is situated right next to the Highlands Reserve Golf Club, and just minutes from the excitement Orlando has to offer. It's the perfect place for family, friends, or a romantic getaway. You can even just stay onsite and try out the Ascencion Day Spa or play in our lush tropical swimming pavilion (complete with a waterslide, lazy river and a zero-entry pool for the little ones in the family).

Highlights

Ascencion Day Spa and Salon specializes in a variety of massages, skin care, nail services, enhancements, and treatments.

Fun facts

The onsite restaraunt, Banana Jack's, offers great food that the whole family can enjoy.

Related Onsite Offerings

Don't forget to sit back and relax at the Regal Palms Tiki Bar!

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Summer Bay Resort

Oakland Park, Florida

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Featuring 400-acres of lavishly landscaped resort and its very own 64-acre private lake, Summer Bay's spacious beauty is matched only by its charming hospitality.Summer Bay Resort was made to posit the question "Why... read more

Featuring 400-acres of lavishly landscaped resort and its very own 64-acre private lake, Summer Bay's spacious beauty is matched only by its charming hospitality.

Summer Bay Resort was made to posit the question "Why settle for a cramped room when you can settle into a spacious sanctuary?" They certainly have a point. The fully furnished condos are filled to the brim with modern comforts and home-style splendor. When you aren't relaxing in the A/C and watching your big flat screen TV, you'll be out and about exploring the Orlando area. Obviously the theme parks are a popular option, but just as spectacular is simply watching a glorious Florida sunset from your own balcony.

Address

17805 Us Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714

Fun facts

Call now at (352) 242-1100

Related Onsite Offerings

There's free parking, a swimming pool, and a hot tub!

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Lakeshore Resort

Lake Placid, Florida

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Set against pristine Lake Placid, the only thing you'll have to worry about once you're here is how you're ever going to convince yourself to go back home!Kick back and relax at Lakeshore Resort! From its premium... read more

Set against pristine Lake Placid, the only thing you'll have to worry about once you're here is how you're ever going to convince yourself to go back home!

Kick back and relax at Lakeshore Resort! From its premium cottages to the lake itself, luxury is everywhere you look. 3,200-acre Lake Placid obviously dominates the area, and you can enjoy it in a multitude of ways. There's a private boat ramp, dock, and boat slips if you'd like to go a tour, and 300 feet of pristine white sandy beach to sink into. Cottages sleep six people and each comes with its own screened-on porch, so you can watch the sunset without worrying about bugs. And don't forget to grab some raw hamburger and cook it at the onsite BBQ area!

Address

121 Sunset Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Total area

Lake Placid is 3,200 acres.

Highlights

Each cottage has its own private screened porch & sleeps six people!

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Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

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Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty is the perfect choice for your unforgettable Florida vacation. Here you will discover an assortment of vacation rentals that range from cozy beachfront cottages to spacious condominiums,... read more

Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty is the perfect choice for your unforgettable Florida vacation. Here you will discover an assortment of vacation rentals that range from cozy beachfront cottages to spacious condominiums, each fully furnished and featuring amenities to make you feel right at home.

When you book with Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, you can enjoy a refreshing nature vacation just outside your door. Their premier location on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico makes it easy to discover all the wonders of the natural world. There are many parks, a nature preserve and George C. McGough Nature Park along Indian Rocks Beach. Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see the beautiful animals, join local fishing or dolphin watching charters for a day out on the water waves. Dive under the ocean water for a snorkeling experience to get close to the ocean's wildlife. There's plenty of opportunities waiting for you here!

Address

417 1st Street, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida 33785

Highlights

Plan a day trip to some of Florida's best attractions: Tampa Aquarium, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens. All are an easy drive away and will keep you entertained all day long!

Related activities

There are a number of public golf courses nearby: the Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, the Tides Golf Club, and the Largo Golf Course. Looking for mini-golf? The Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is conveniently located on the Indian Shores.

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El Presidente Condos

Sarasota, Florida

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Located on a beautiful piece of paradise, El Presidente Condos is everything you're looking for in a Siesta Key and Gulf of Mexico vacation. Featuring 38 fully-furnished and luxurious vacation rentals with two or... read more

Located on a beautiful piece of paradise, El Presidente Condos is everything you're looking for in a Siesta Key and Gulf of Mexico vacation. Featuring 38 fully-furnished and luxurious vacation rentals with two or three bedrooms, El Presidente offers a truly comfortable getaway.

Some of the onsite amenities include a beachside pool and a small wading pool. Also, enjoy a round of tennis in their newly resurfaced private tennis court. The resort offers easy beach access along with chairs and beach towels so you can relax whenever you want. Wireless internet throughout the property helps you to stay connected.

Address

6326 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, Florida 34242

Highlights

Explore Siesta Key at your leisure. Spend a day fishing the magnificent waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or unwind at a nearby golf course. For even more entertainment, take a day trip to visit prime attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios.

Related activities

On your next El Presidente Condos getaway, go fishing offshore on the Gulf of Mexico. Or if you prefer, the Intracoastal Waterway is another great location to cast a line.

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