THE PLAYGROUND FOR THE
YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART
By JG WALKER
Taking the grandkids with you on vacation to Orlando can be a once- in-a-lifetime adventure for both
generations. Taking the time to do some
thoughtful planning before you set out
can ensure that your “Grand Vacation”
will be a great experience for all.
June, July, and August are obviously the most
popular travel months to Orlando. However, if
your grandkids haven’t started school yet (or you
can arrange for them to miss a day or two of
classes), consider scheduling your trip in April,
May, September, or October when the attractions are less crowded and the temperatures are
All of the major theme parks and many of the
local attractions have either on-site accommodations or partner hotels that o;er money-saving
package deals. Complimentary extras o;en include park passes, meals, and shuttle services.
Depending on the size of your group or the
length of your stay, it may also be economical to
reserve a multi-bedroom villa or condo with a
One of the best ways to start planning your
trip is by connecting with Visit Orlando, the of-;cial non-pro;t trade association for the Orange
County tourism industry. VisitOrlando.com offers a wealth of information about local attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and events,
plus travel tips to make your visit more enjoyable.