Guide to Planning a Florida Vacation

Your guide to planning the ultimate Florida vacation begins here. Envision the kind of experience you want to have. Think about whether you want to visit theme parks, museums, beaches or experience the water with a chartered boat. With your vision in mind, let’s explore ideas and create an itinerary for the perfect vacation in Florida.

Popular Theme Parks for a Florida Vacation

Florida is known for its theme parks and attractions. Not all theme parks are created equally, and they each offer a very different experience. When planning your Florida Vacation, think about your interests and your personality. Consider whether you are more laid back and enjoy sipping alcohol and taking in shows or whether you seek adventure in thrill rides. Are you a movie fan? Do you prefer Disney films over Universal? Are you a Star Wars enthusiast? Are you more into nature and marine life? Is fear a factor? With these questions in mind, let’s explore some exciting theme parks to plan while you are on your Florida Vacation.

Florida Vacation at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is probably at the top of the list of popularity. Disney has four magical theme parks and two water parks for enjoyment, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. It can be a challenge to visit them all and experience everything. If possible, designate one day of your Florida vacation for each park to truly enjoy the experience. If you are planning fewer Disney days, you could make a list of the main attractions that you want to enjoy at each park, and purchase a park hopper pass. If you strategize your journey on the park maps, you can experience more with less time. Disney offers shuttle rides from the parking area to the ticketing center and entrances, and a monorail connecting parks for convenience.

Popular Disney Rides

Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)

Slinky Dog Dash (Hollywood Studios)

Big Thunder Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Avatar Flight of Passage (Animal Kingdom)

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Hollywood Studios)

Test Track (Epcot)

Frozen Ever After (Epcot)

Mission Space (Epcot)

Experience SeaWorld on Your Florida Vacation

SeaWorld has three parks with marine life, roller coasters and shows to add to your Florida vacation. Enjoy live shows and a calendar full of special events, such as food festivals and free concerts. Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, ride the roller coasters at SeaWorld, and catch the waves at Aquatica water park. Enjoy Beer Fest at SeaWorld, an annual festival that hosts over 100 craft beers, wine, seltzers, and cocktails. SeaWorld parking is close to the entrance, and a shuttle is not required. Wait times at attractions are typically less, compared to Disney and Universal.

Popular SeaWorld Rides

Journey to Atlantis




Ice Breaker

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Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has three action-packed theme parks, Universal Studios, Island’s of Adventure and Volcano Bay. Universal Studios is based on movies and TV shows. Islands of Adventure is where you will find fantasy and thrill rides. Volcano Bay is a fully themed water park. A parking garage accommodates parking. Plan a lengthy walk from the parking garage to the main entrance. Rent strollers from Rent with Leo to make your travels a little easier.

Popular Universal Rides

Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios)

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Universal Studios)

Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket (Universal Studios)

The Incredible Hulk Coaster (Islands of Adventure)

Doctor Doom’s Fearfall (Islands of Adventure)

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Rent a Boat on Your Florida Vacation

If you are planning a couple of days at a theme park, make sure you plan some time to relax on the water. Whether you are planning a fishing adventure or a romantic dinner on the water, you might want to rent a boat. Enjoy fishing, sunbathing, snorkeling and water skiing on a privately chartered boat. When you rent a boat with Rent with Leo, the boat experience is delivered to the lake of your choice. Every boat has a life jacket on board for children and adults. Plan a six to eight hour boat rental, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne.

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Lakes Near Orlando, Florida

Lake Nona

Spring Lake

Lake Woodruff

Lake Eola

Lake Holden

Lake Hart

Lake Jessamine

Lake Conway

Clear Lake

Lake Pickett

Butler Chain of Lakes

Turkey Lake

Lake Ivanhoe

Turkey Lake

Butler Chain of Lakes

Lake Kissimmee

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Rent a Jet-Ski

Cruise lakes and channels, and make unforgettable memories on your Florida vacation with a jet-ski. Rent a jet-ski with Rent with Leo and enjoy the Florida waters to the fullest. Water skies and snorkeling equipment is also available. Explore Lake Hamilton, Lake Tohopekaliga or the Lakes of Windermere with an exciting adventure on the water.

Plan Your Stay

Plan your Florida vacation stay with Rent with Leo. Indulge in the luxury of a five bedroom villa in a private gated community. The advantages of a private home provide privacy and space. This spacious home offers two king-size beds, one queen and two bunks to rest during your Florida vacation. Enjoy three full bathrooms, equipped with walk-in showers and a hot jetted tub. Accommodations include a private heated pool, family room with arcade games, high speed internet, washer and dryer, free private parking and a 55″ smart TV with Premium Ultra HD Netflix, Disney+ and more. Plan your entire stay with Rent with Leo.

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