Orlando Girls Getaway
Who does not need some serious “me” time? Getting away with some of your best gal pals for some relaxation, laughter, and food is always good medicine. It's a sure fire way to re-ignite you to face the stresses of everyday living. And what better place to plan a girls getaway than Florida! So read on for some great ideas for an Orlando girls getaway!
Orlando may be a short trip from Ft. Pierce for me, but it is worlds away. And when I get a chance to run away to Orlando with a few of my gals? Done deal! Here are some great ideas to spark your imagination in planning your next girls getaway ….. pssst….be sure to share your awesome ideas in the comments below! I'm always up for a great girls weekend away!
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Why An Orlando Girls Getaway?
Orlando is ideal for a Florida girls getaway! The weather is great, the food is fabulous, and there's lots to do and see. But, Orlando is an ideal meeting place because of it's location to both Orlando International Airport and Sanford Airport. That makes travel easy peasy no matter where you are coming from to meet for an Orlando girls getaway.
And who can resist the draw of Disney pixie dust? After all, Orlando is home to Disney World & Disney Springs. Whether you are 13 or 70, Disney still has a hold on our hearts, and there is nothing like spending a day at Disney or an evening at Disney Springs to get your fix of Disney magic.
Rest a.k.a. Where to Stay
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Located one mile from Disney, close to Universal Orlando and SeaWord, the Grand Cypress is amazing! You will fall in love with the lagoon pool, which is the centerpiece of the Grand Cypress. This pool is perched along 1,000 feet of sand beach on Lake Windsong, and features 12 waterfalls, two whirlpools, and huge wrap-around sundecks. Indulge in one of their spa services. Aahhh…can't you just feel the relaxation as you choose a massage, facial, or mani / pedi to begin your Orlando girls getaway?
The Gaylord Palms is in nearby Kississimmee but is just a hop away from Disney and Universal. When you choose the Gaylord Palms for your Orlando girls getaway you don't even have to leave the resort! As you walk around the atrium, you'll see scenes from the Everglades, historic St. Augustine and Key West. Sit by the adults-only pool and relax and work on your tan (and grab some vitamin D – a double benefit!).
One of the best things about the Gaylord Palms is that you don't ever have to leave the resort…unless you choose to. You have nine restaurants on property to choose from, gorgeous pools, and time to relax and just laugh with your gal pals.
If You Must…A.K.A. What to Do
Take a Cooking Class
There are lots of options for cooking classes in Orlando, but one of the top choices is Truffles & Trifles. Started by Marci Arthur, a celebrity cooking personality, you'll be in good hands with her classically trained chefs.
Truffles & Trifles is the largest cooking school in the Southeast, and the Food Network has named them one of the top five cooking schools in the country. What could be better than an evening spent creating edible art with your gals and of course eating your creation? This is a perfect activity for an Orlando girls getaway.
Get Natural….Explore Nature
Enjoy a boat tour with Winter Park Scenic Boat Tours. These small 18 person tours take you through Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Each tour gives you the opportunity to see towering cypress trees, sub-tropical flowers and fauna, swanky private homes and estates snuggled along the shore. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll see cranes, alligators, and other local wildlife.
After your tour, head over to Park Avenue, Central Florida´s popular, upscale shopping district, is conveniently located on the East end of Morse Boulevard on Lake Osceola. After all, what's an Orlando girls getaway without a little bit of retail therapy?
Get Your Exercise …. Take a Food Tour
Nothing lets you experience the local flavor of a destination like a food tour! Orlando Food Tours offers you and your gal pals the chance to sip, stroll, and nosh your way through local neighborhood eateries. And in my opinion, there is no better way to experience a neighborhood than with a locavore – a local food lover – which is the cornerstone of Orlando Food Tours.
You have two tours to choose from:
- The Winter Park Walking Food Tour takes you through the brick streets of historic Winter Park, where you'll try some of the local's favorite dishes.
- Audubon Park Food Tour is a chance to check out the local craft beer and cocktails, eat organic locally sourced plates, and soak up the local history and culture.
Shop, Eat & Experience the Magic Disney Pixie Dust at Disney Springs
I love Disney Springs! There are some great shops, fabulous food – check out Paddlefish for some delicious seafood! In fact, there are 64 different choices for food at Disney Springs! If you love to shop, then you'll love the selection of shops at Disney Springs – 108 different stores!
Being able to experience an Orlando girls getaway is a wonderful way to detach from the busy life that we all lead. Getting away from your regularly scheduled life to decompress under the warm Orlando sun and partake in new events with your girlfriends is a great way to enjoy life and feel happier.No matter what you choose to do on your Orlando girls getaway you can't go wrong!
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