Area Guides

Orlando, FL

We have several hotels in Kissimmee and Orlando to choose from near some of the best of Central Florida's attractions and theme parks. We make it easy to get to the hottest attractions around with complimentary shuttle to and from the nearby parks.

Walt Disney World® Area Attractions:

The Walt Disney World® vacation of a lifetime awaits you in Central Florida. We are situated just a few minutes from each and every Walt Disney World®attraction that Orlando has to offer. You and your family can hop from park to park, enjoying Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park by day and dinner around the world at nearby Epcot® restaurants. Or catch a show at Disney's Hollywood Studios® before visiting with Mickey at Walt Disney World's® Magic Kingdom®park.

Nearby Theme Parks & Attractions

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park- .5 miles
  • Magic Kingdom® Park– 6 miles
  • Epcot® – 6 miles
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® – 6 miles
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – 1 mile
  • Old Town Kissimmee – 3 miles
  • Discovery Cove – 10 miles
  • Sea World – 10 miles
  • International Drive – 12 miles
  • Osceola Heritage Park – 16 miles
  • Holy Land Experience – 16 miles
  • Orlando Convention Center – 5 miles
  • Houston Astros Stadium – 16 miles
  • Universal Studios Florida – 16 miles
  • Islands of Adventure – 16 miles
  • Universal CitiWalk – 16 miles
  • Legoland Florida – 32 miles
  • Beyond the Theme Parks

Four miles away lies the Celebration Town Center, an area with a small-town atmosphere, shops, restaurants, and year-round local events. Or, for a taste of southern chic, visit nearby Winter Park (a half hour drive). This picturesque town has a variety of authentic local dining options in a walkable setting. Less than ten miles away, you'll find world class golfing at two championship courses (Falcon's Fire and Celebration) as well as Champions Gate. Sparkling beaches that are just an hour away include Cocoa, Daytona, and New Smyrna.

Orlando Shopping is Close By

There are also plenty of options for avid shoppers. Bargain hunters need only travel a few minutes to enjoy the Buena Vista Factory Stores and Belz Factory Outlet Mall. For a luxurious shopping experience like none other, visit the Mall at Millenia. The Mall at Millenia features futuristic architecture, luxurious touches, and your favorite mall stores. The mall also offers high-end luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Versace.

Orlando Hotels

Best Western International Drive Orlando FL Hotel
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Comfort Inn International Drive
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Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center
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International Drive

International Drive, commonly known as I-Drive, is a major 11.1-mile (17.9 km) thoroughfare in Orlando, Florida, United States, and is the city's main tourist strip. I-Drive is located several miles southwest of proper Downtown Orlando in the southernmost limits of the city. The International Drive area serves a similar purpose to that of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas as the core of the tourism area.

The International Drive Resort Area provides visitors to the Orlando area with world-class attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping fun for the entire family! Awesome theme parks, dining, shopping and family entertainment give guests a reason to visit Orlando's Most Dynamic Destination!

Hotels Near I-Drive

BEST WESTERN I-Drive – Orlando
www.bwidrive.com
8222 Jamaican Court

Orlando, FL 32819
407-345-1172
800-937-8376

The Best Western International Drive, or I-Drive as the locals call it, is near Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld & the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center. Hotel offers FREE scheduled shuttle service to ALL theme parks and Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Newly renovated rooms have flat screen TVs, microwave/refrigerators and Free WIFI 

  • Accommodation Type: Resort
  • Number of Rooms: 123
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Free Parking
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Comfort Inn I-Drive
www.choicehotels.com/florida/orlando/comfort-inn-hotels/fl171
8134 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
407-313-4000
800-313-4616

Conveniently located in the heart of International Drive, the Comfort Inn International is walking distance to the Orlando Eye, one mile to Wet 'n Wild, less than two miles to the Orange County Convention Center and three miles to Universal Studios. This Orlando hotel is just six miles to Walt Disney World. It is a pet friendly hotel.

  • Accommodation Type: Hotel
  • Number of Rooms: 112
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Parking: Free / Bus & Truck parking available
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Orlando Convention Center

Owned and operated by Orange County Government and located in the heart of the area's tourism district, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) serves as the perfect event destination. Whether you are visiting us as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, the OCCC is committed to making your experience with us a success.

As the second largest convention facility in the country, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) benefits more than 1,000 companies annually in the Central Florida area.

  • 200 events hosted.
  • 1 million attendees.
  • $1.9 billion in economic impact.

Convention Center Hotels

BEST WESTERN I-Drive – Orlando
www.bwidrive.com
8222 Jamaican Court
Orlando, FL 32819
407-345-1172
800-937-8376

The Best Western International Drive, or I-Drive as the locals call it, is near Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld & the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center. Hotel offers FREE scheduled shuttle service to ALL theme parks and Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Newly renovated rooms have flat screen TVs, microwave/refrigerators and Free WIFI

  • Accommodation Type: Resort
  • Number of Rooms: 123
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Free Parking
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Comfort Inn I-Drive
www.choicehotels.com/florida/orlando/comfort-inn-hotels/fl171
8134 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
407-313-4000
800-313-4616

Conveniently located in the heart of International Drive, the Comfort Inn International is walking distance to the Orlando Eye, one mile to Wet 'n Wild, less than two miles to the Orange County Convention Center and three miles to Universal Studios. This Orlando hotel is just six miles to Walt Disney World. It is a pet friendly hotel.

  • Accommodation Type: Hotel
  • Number of Rooms: 112
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Parking: Free / Bus & Truck parking available
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Universal Studio

Get ready for the ultimate Orlando experience!

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling Theme Park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Orlando's best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios is a unique experience that's fun for the whole family.

Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™. Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida™. Journey through legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Universal's Islands of Adventure™. Enjoy the thrills and relaxation of a tropical paradise like no other at Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park, opening 2017.


Hotels Near Universal Studio

BEST WESTERN I-Drive - Orlando
8222 Jamaican Court
Orlando, FL 32819
407-345-1172
800-937-8376

The Best Western International Drive, or I-Drive as the locals call it, is near Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld & the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center. Hotel offers FREE scheduled shuttle service to ALL theme parks and Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Newly renovated rooms have flat screen TVs, microwave/refrigerators and Free WIFI

  • Accommodation Type: Resort
  • Number of Rooms: 123
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Free Parking
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Comfort Inn I-Drive
8134 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
407-313-4000
800-313-4616

Conveniently located in the heart of International Drive, the Comfort Inn International is walking distance to the Orlando Eye, one mile to Wet 'n Wild, less than two miles to the Orange County Convention Center and three miles to Universal Studios. This Orlando hotel is just six miles to Walt Disney World. It is a pet friendly hotel.

  • Accommodation Type: Hotel
  • Number of Rooms: 112
  • Price Range: $46-$90
  • Parking: Free / Bus & Truck parking available
  • Accepts all major credit cards

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, welcomes millions of visitors each year to its sun-kissed shores. As our winter value season winds up, we realize that great deals are hard to come by so we are here to help. Less than 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale airport is a fantastic Wyndham hotel that is opening soon. Please check back with us periodically to see what specials we can offer you.

Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

Cruising from Port Everglades? It's easy, breezy. Located in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Port Everglades has more homeported cruise ships than any port worldwide.

Cruise Checklist

  • Parking is $15 daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in all cruise terminals
  • Closest airport is Fort Lauderale-Hollywood International (FLL)
  • Taxis, vans and shuttle buses available
  • I-595 goes directly into Port Everglades
  • Cruise tickets and photo ID (driver's license or passport) need to be handy when arriving to the Port 
  • No weapons permitted
  • Check with cruise line for lost luggage or other items
  • Waiting in cell phone lot encouraged for pick up of passengers

Fun Facts

  • Approximately 4 million passengers cruise annually
  • 9 cruise lines
  • 40 cruise ships
  • 1 ferry

Set a world record on March 13, 2016, with more than 54,700 guests passing through the Port in a single day. The previous record was set on December 20, 2015, with more than 53,485 passengers -- also at Port Everglades.

Seatrade Insider named Port Everglades "Port of the Year" for 2010


Fort Lauderdale Airport

Getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport with free wireless internet access in all terminals. When you land, you'll be in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, just three miles from hotels, attractions, the beaches, Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and just about anywhere else you want to be.

What Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Offers You

Nonstop flights to over 100 U.S. and international cities.

International service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Over 12,000 parking spaces just minutes from the terminals.

For cruise passengers, a short two mile ride to Port Everglades. Even the Port of Miami is less than an hour away.

An onsite Rental Car Center (RCC) offers 12 car rental companies and more than 5,400 rental cars. The RCC is a short walk from Terminal 1 or you can take a shuttle ride from the other terminals.


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The Palm Beaches, FL

A paradise of never-ending activities and things to do.

An unmatched landscape of first-rate sand and sun, shopping, golf, year-round nightlife, family-fun attractions, distinctive museums, a multitude of water sports, and 47 miles of exceptional beaches make The Palm Beaches the best way to experience Florida. From the beacon atop the Jupiter Lighthouse to the Major League Spring training ball fields in the area you are sure to find things to do and make lasting memories.

Enjoy shopping trendy boutiques on Worth Avenue, along with well-known stores at upscale malls and outlets. Combine your love of sports and get up close and personal to your favorite golfer at The Honda Classic, or cheer for your favorite college football team at the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Get your groove on along the waterfront at our five-day live music party – SunFest. Sample craft beers and appetizing food at any of our Wine, Dine & Brew events.

Whether you desire pristine beaches, retail therapy, engaging sports or cultural entertainment, we have it ... and so much more. You'll never be at a loss for things to do in The Palm Beaches.

Melbourne-Viera, FL

Relaxed and entertaining.

Melbourne is the region's premier entertainment and shopping destination. Up and down the streets of Historic Downtown Melbourne you'll find a number of restaurants, lounges and shops. The Eau Gallie Arts District boasts multiple art galleries from the masterful collage portraits at the Derek Gores Gallery to the Foosaner Art Museum, which many consider to be the pulse of arts and culture in the area with more than a dozen active galleries. The Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens is also in the Eau Gallie Arts District where visitors can take historical tours daily and ghost tours in the fall.

More than 800 animals represent 180 species at the Brevard Zoo. Guests have the opportunity to see animal residents up-close, and the Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures at the zoo is an exciting obstacle course and zip-line attraction. Discover Florida's Space Coast's stunning wetlands and natural beauty by zipping across waterways filled with native wildlife in an airboat from Camp Holly Fishing & Airboats, or take a ride with Good Natured River Tours and tour the water estuaries filled with bottle-nose dolphins and wild birds.

Melbourne is the home to many theatres, two of the most popular being the Henegar Center for Performing Arts and The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. The Henegar Center is located in the Downtown Theatre District, where streets surrounding are lined with both casual and upscale restaurants, bars, and shops so you can stop for a bite to eat while enjoying live music before and after your show. The King Center, an organization of Eastern Florida State College, features live productions, Broadway shows and concert events that feature big names including John Legend and Dave Chappelle.

Savannah, GA

A city full of History, Museums, and Art.

One of the oldest cities in America and the oldest in Georgia. Founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, a British philanthropist and Member of Parliament, Savannah was organized into grids and has been dubbed “America’s First Planned City.” separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. Savannah is known for its manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Over the years, many notable residents have called Savannah home including composer Johnny Mercer, inventor Eli Whitney and Juliet Gordon Low who founded Girl Scouts of the USA. Come and visit the Georgia State Railroad Museum featuring historic railcars, guided tours and train rides, or The “pirates house” a restaurant situated a block from the Savannah River on East Broad Street, first opened all the way back in 1753. Since the early 1700s, City Market has been the commercial and social center of historic Savannah. Today, the market boasts art galleries, street musicians, a wide array of eateries and coffee shops and dozens of boutiques. Some of the architecture you’ll see in Savannah’s Historic District includes Federal, Victorian Regency, Greek and Gothic Revival and Italianate. And if you find all this history boring, come join us at The Club at Savannah Harbor for a round of Golf at one of the most pristine golf courses on the entire east coast, located on a strip of land in between Savannah Georgia and South Carolina, you can find the best view of savannah from here.

Be sure to visit:

  • The Telfair Museum of art - the first public art museum in the southern United States. It was founded in 1883 through the bequest of prominent local philanthropist Mary Telfair.
  • The Mercer Williams house - former home of Jim Williams, is the main location of the 1997 film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Kevin Spacey and John Cusack
  • Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society, located on Whitaker Street, is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South
  • City Market/ Historic District
  • River/Bay Street (Shops and Restaurants on the River)
  • The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum was founded in 1966 and located within the William Scarborough House, features ship models, paintings and maritime antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • The first and only Prohibition themed museum in the country opened in Savannah in May 2017: the American Prohibition Museum. It’s no dry establishment either; with a password you also get access to the speakeasy where you will be served authentic prohibition style cocktails.
  • SCAD museum of Art

Be sure to try:

  • Leopold's Ice Cream, East Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
  • The Distillery, West Liberty Street, Savannah, GA
  • World of Beer, West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
  • Savannah Rae's Gourmet Popcorn, West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA
  • The Vault Kitchen & Market, Bull Street, Savannah, GA

Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee county, FL, United States. It has grown rapidly in recent years. As of the United States Census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2016 was estimated at 77,146. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The Winter Estates of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Fords ("The Mangoes") are major attractions. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers. The closest airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), located southeast of the city.

The Ft. Myers area is well known for its beautiful endless beaches as well as numerous resort hotels. Plenty of shopping opportunities are located on the Tamiami Trail. The coastline provides excellent opportunities for world-class fishing. The Ft. Myers area includes a vast amount of quality golf courses that are ideal for vacationing golf enthusiasts.

Fort Myers was constructed as a military fort. It was utilized to prevent the Seminole Indians from continuing to kill the settlers in the region. The fort was given its name as a tribute to Col. Abraham C. Myers who was stationed in the state of Florida and was the son-in-law of the commander of the fort. In 1858 the Indians surrendered and vacated the area, which allowed the soldiers to abandon the fort. However, federal soldiers took advantage of the existence of the fort and they occupied it during the Civil War. When the Civil War ended, the fort was abandoned. In 1882, the population significantly increased by the arrival of a vast amount of settlers. The city experienced another population surge in 1924 due to the construction of the Tamiami Trail Bridge, which crosses the Caloosahatchee River.

Be sure to visit the:

  • Sanibel Lighthouse.
  • Boston Red Sox spring training.
  • The Minnesota Twins spring training.
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf, 17450 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
  • Zoomers Amusement Park
  • Sanibel Outlets
  • Lee County Manatee Park
  • The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.
  • World famous tarpon Fishing Charters
  • Seminole Lodge, formerly the winter home of Thomas Edison.
  • The Mangoes, formerly the winter home of Henry Ford.

Public Golf courses:

  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 14589 Eagle Ridge Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • San Carlos Golf Club, 7420 Constitution Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33967
  • Eastwood Golf Course, 4600 Bruce Herd Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33905
  • Hunters Run Executive Golf Course, 1006 SE 4th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida. The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history. The 1970s Capitol tower offers city views from its 22nd-floor observation deck. Nearby, exhibits at the Museum of Florida History cover European colonization, the Civil War and WWII. The city's antebellum mansions include the 1843 Knott House Museum.

Founded in 1821, Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee is located in inland northern Florida near the Apalachicola National Forest and close to the Georgia border.

The weather in Tallahassee is characterized by hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures often top 100 degrees. The average daily summer temperature is 92 degrees. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Tallahassee does occasional receive snow, and is the holder of the coldest temperature recorded in Florida, -2 degrees. Enjoy playing sports in unbelievable weather while being in the capital and center of history of Florida.

Tallahassee Arts and Entertainment:

  • The Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
  • The Florida State University Mainstage/School of Theatre.
  • The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Foster Tanner Art Center.
  • The Knott House Museum.
  • The Maclay State Gardens.
  • The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.
  • The Meginnis-Monroe House.
  • The Mission San Lu’s de Apalachee.
  • The Museum of Florida History.
  • The Springtime Tallahassee Festival.
  • The Southern Shakespeare Festival.
  • The Tallahassee Ballet.
  • The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
  • The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

The main sports offerings for Tallahassee residents come from the two local colleges, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).

There are also a variety of golf courses nearby including:

  • (FSU Golf Course) Seminole Golf Course and Club, 2550 Pottsdamer St, Tallahassee, FL 32310
  • Hilaman Golf Course, 2737 Blair Stone Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Capital City Country Club, 1601 Golf Terrace Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Jake Gaither Golf Course, 801 Bragg Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32305