Sometimes you need a vacation after a vacation, am I right?! Especially when traveling with kids. 🙂 That’s why taking steps on your vacation to really relax, are so important.
Here are the steps I try to take to make sure my family trip feels less like work and more like a vacation.
My family and I enjoyed two complimentary nights at Wyndham Resort International Drive in Orlando, Florida in exchange for my review. All opinions are authentic and my own.
1 – Build in downtime
Most family trips are jam-packed with activities and outings. And specifically trips to Orlando, Florida are likely filled with theme park visits. And full days and nights of walking around a theme park, riding rides and wrangling kids can get exhausting.
The absolute best thing we do on these trips is to build in some time to do nothing. Absolutely nothing… like relaxing on those big, comfy hotel beds.
And one of my personal favorite downtime activities is lounging by the pool.
Whatever is relaxing for you, do it. Build in a full day for it, half a day, or even a few hours if you can. It’s totally worth it.
2- Do something YOU enjoy
If chasing the kids around theme parks isn’t your idea of the best vacay, try to schedule in something that makes you happy.
Personally, I like spending time alone in the gym so I can focus on myself and recharge.
3 – Preplan your budget
Worrying about money will only add stress to your trip. Creating a budget ahead of time and tracking your spending during the trip, will help alleviate a lot of stress and let you enjoy the time with your family more.
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4 – Don’t worry about calories 😉
This advice speaks for itself. 🙂 You can get back into your routine when you get home. Why stress about things like calories? After all, you’re going to burn a ton of them at the theme parks.
5 – Pick the right hotel
One of the most important things you will do when planning your vacation is picking the right hotel. And staying at a resort that is clean and comfortable and has great amenities is the key to a great trip.
The things I look for in a great hotel are:
- An updated, luxurious look
- Lots of fun amenities
- Clean, comfy and spacious rooms
- Close proximity to fun attractions
The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive checks off all of those must-have boxes for me.
Updated, luxurious look
The lobby is trendy and inviting with lots of seating, a technology center, and even some games.
It also includes a bar and beautiful outdoor patio.
Lots of fun amenities
When you’re not out exploring Orlando’s theme parks and attractions, there is plenty to do on-site at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. My favorite was lounging by one of their two pools.
And the pool is conveniently located right next to their Gatorville restaurant, so you can grab a poolside drink, snack, or go in for a delicious meal.
They also have Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant if you want something a little fancier. And a fitness center and sauna.
Clean, comfy and spacious rooms
We stayed in a family room at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive with two queen beds and bunk beds for the kids. And it was all those things I look for: clean, comfortable and spacious.
It was a great space for all five of our family members and my kids absolutely loved the bunk beds. It was like a special treat for them.
Close proximity to fun attractions
After checking into our room we didn’t have to wait long to experience one of Orlando’s coolest attractions because ICON Park is right next door!
It’s home to restaurants, family attractions, and The Wheel.
I’ve ridden these giant Ferris wheels in several cities and it’s always an incredible experience.
While at ICON Park, I also recommend grabbing a cupcake at the Wheelhouse Market.
Overall, we had a great experience at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. And I’d love to save you some money on your next stay there!
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