Are you looking for a getaway that doesn’t require a long drive or flying on an airplane? Staycations have become increasingly popular due to people traveling less. Living in Winter Garden has many perks… One of them being a huge variety of staycation options! If you’re a Winter Garden local you won’t need to go far to get away and enjoy an awesome experience. There are so many fantastic staycation options right here, practically in your back yard!
With so many travel restrictions in place, visiting out of the country and even flying intercontinental, is very limited. Luckily, living in Winter Garden puts you smack dab in the middle of Central Florida. There are top rated resorts, theme parks, dining, and more near Winter Garden. In fact, you won’t even need a full gas tank to visit many of the most popular places because they are right down the street from Winter Garden.
Here at the Erica Diaz Team we not only sell homes in Winter Garden, we live and play here too! With that said we put together some of our favorite staycation resorts that we, along with other Winter Garden locals, rave about and are sharing them with you! Regardless of whether you are looking for some family time, alone time, a weekend with your spouse, or some girl time, we have you covered! Enjoy our list of the best places for a staycation, near Winter Garden.
Photo Credit: Four Seasons
Located on Walt Disney World property just inside the Golden Oak Residential Community you’ll come across the Four Seasons which is not your typical hotel. It is a actually a full service experience. As Orlando’s only Five Diamond Award rated property, you can guarantee a phenomenal staycation with every luxury you can dream of at your fingertips.
Unwind and enjoy a relaxing massage at the Four Seasons’ world class spa. Or head outside for a round of golf, a swim at their 5-acre private water park, or a game of tennis. And if your 18+ make sure you take a dip in the adult-only pool. The water park includes a lazy river, splash zone, two water slides, family pool with dive-in movies, and more.
If your kiddo(s) is currently attending school online, they won’t even miss a beat during this staycation! The Four Seasons offers supervised assistance with virtual learning for young ones. This allows parents to unwind at the pool, while knowing their kids are being taken care of and are focused on doing their virtual school work. Then when their school is over or they need a break, head back up to the room and grab them for a bit. Talk about the perfect place for recess!
Having entered into an agreement with John Hopkins Medicine International, the Four Seasons are taking their cues from leaders in the healthcare field of professionals from a top medical group. They are also trying to limit interactions while still upholding the highest in customer service. Be sure to download the app if you are going to book a stay here as it will make your whole stay seamless.
This luxury property is currently offering a 20% off deal as part of their “Make Time to Connect” campaign. The Four Seasons is an absolutely beautiful hotel. If you are looking to spoil yourself, look no farther! Make time for yourself, make time for the ones you love, just make the time to connect to what is important.
Photo Credit: Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Right inside the lands of Universal property, sits a throwback to yesteryear, Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This retro hotel takes you back to another time. With throw backs to the Rat Pack, this hotel has outdone itself in mid-century modern décor and Palm Springs vibes.
You won’t find the fun theme just inside the hotel, because it continues outside too. With an 8,000 square foot zero entry pool and a 6,000 square foot sandy beach, there is plenty of room to spread and safely enjoy your surroundings. They also offer two large pools and a winding lazy river. After some outdoor fun head back inside the hotel where there’s a bowling alley! This hotel is perfect for those looking for a family friendly staycation.
As an added bonus of staying here, if you want to hit the parks in Universal, you’ll get early entry into Volcano Bay and into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Some rooms even look out over Volcano Bay, which is Universal’s tropical themed water park.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort is following safety precautions towards limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Be sure to wear a mask in public areas, and if you decide to hit one of the theme parks, you’ll need to wear your mask while there too.
Photo Credit: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Only 2 miles from Disney Springs, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a beautiful hotel to head to for a nice weekend away. There is not much of a drive at all to get to this staycation as it is super close to Winter Garden. Last year the hotel was ranked as the #1 Readers Choice Award on Conde Nast for Orlando Resorts. They also happen to have one of the coolest looking pools in town! It is jam packed with a water slide, cave, rivers, and a waterfall. Enjoy the lake where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards, or enjoy a bike ride on the bike trail around the gorgeous property.
Don’t forget to take time for yourself at the spa. Book an appointment for a massage or other special treatment. There is also a fitness center, a Jack Nichlaus Signature golf course and tennis court for those looking to work up a little sweat in the fresh outdoors during your stay. Take a moment to check out the rock-climbing wall too, it is a favorite among visitors.
This place comes highly recommended for those with families because kids especially seem to love it here! With a great pool, delicious food, and lots of on-property activities, there is fun to be had for everyone at this resort! You are also a stone’s throw from Disney Springs and a plethora of restaurants nearby. Whether you bring kids along, or not, Disney Springs is the perfect date night out whether just with your sweetie or with your little ones too as everyone these days needs to get away.
Though there is a parking and resort fee, like most hotels these days, many of the activities such as the water sports, brand new mini golf course and transportation to Disney Springs to name of a few of the things that are included with this fee so you can truly enjoy your stay without having to pay here and there for each thing. The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is doing a phenomenal job in regards to covid safety. With special cleaning and procedures in place, as well as mandatory masks in certain public areas, contactless payment and check in options as well as not allocating the same room twice to different guests within a 48-hour period. The Hyatt Grand Cypress is truly offering a phenomenal, safe and stress-free staycation just around the corner from Winter Garden.
Photo Credit: Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort, just off 192 in Kissimmee, is a gorgeous new property. With 186 rooms, this hotel was built with paradise in mind. With high end finishes, and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the outside beauty and views of the lagoon pool and tropical surroundings, you may never want to leave! Choose from rooms in the hotel or cottages side, depending on your needs and how many in your party. Cottages vary in size, some of which have up to 8 rooms, private pools, kitchens. If you have a furry friend, they are in luck, some are even pet friendly so you can include them on your staycation.
Float your troubles away while enjoying the resort pool. The spa is opened; however, they do require reservations made in advanced due to new covid-19 protocols. They also require the use of masks for anyone over the age of two years old. Social distancing is also highly encouraged. They have taken many steps to do what they can on their part. Things like plexiglass partisans have been installed at the check in area. As another precaution the dining area is now limited to 50% occupancy and tables situated 6 feet apart. The pool lounge chairs have also been spread out to support social distancing. If you are going to stay anywhere, this is definitely one place you can really feel good about staying at as they really are doing their part to keep everyone safe while having a good time.
Unfortunately, due to covid-19, the children’s Parakeet Kids Club is closed until further notice. Have no fear, if you want to bring the kids there is still things to enjoy at the hotel, and when all else fails there is always the pool!
Plus, you are right next door to H20 Live which is a brand-new waterpark filled with water fun for the whole family! H20 also makes a great place to go kid free to let loose and have fun should you leave any littles you may have at home. Be sure to check out Margaritaville’s website as they are running some great specials, especially for locals.
You won’t need to worry about bringing your passport to any of these places… Or a plane ticket for that matter! Enjoy the luxury and relaxation of some of the Central Florida’s favorite travel hot spots. With travel so limited these days, there is no better time to explore some of the fantastic staycation options near Winter Garden.
Are you considering more than a staycation? Maybe you’re ready to move to Winter Garden and always be close to it all! Or maybe it’s time to upgrade your current Winter Garden home. Let the Erica Diaz Team help you find your dream home!
Maybe it’s time to create your own staycation right at home, by moving to one with pool! Or maybe you just need more square feet or a different layout. Perhaps a view of the Disney fireworks? Whatever the reason is, let the Erica Diaz Team help find you your next home! We are a team of experienced realtors ready to help you every step of the way. Contact us today, and let us start our search for your dream home. While we are at it, we can help sell your current home too!