10 Things for Your Clients to Do in Orlando

Travel insights from VAX VacationAccess

Orlando, Florida is nothing new to a travel agent’s ears. But there is way more to the sunshine state than theme parks and roller coasters. Although it may seem simple to plan a family vacation here, only the best of agents know how to make the most out of their clients' time so they can truly experience all that this vacation hot spot has to offer. We rounded up the top 10 tips about Orlando from your fellow VAX agents.

1.Don't forget to add on beach destinations as close as Cocoa Beach all the way to Ft. Lauderdale and the Keys. Spend some time at NASA, take airboat rides, swim with the dolphins at Discovery Cove. The list is endless!
Jamie R., Love of the Mouse Vacations in Florida

2.Orlando has great theme parks, but it is also a great city! You can catch a ballet, opera, or Broadway class theater performance at the Dr. Phillips Center, a Shakespearean masterpiece at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, or you can attend the Florida Film Festival at the Enzian Theater. Orlando boasts a number of museums as well as a science center, and has multiple beautiful gardens, like the Leu Gardens and the Mead Botanical Gardens. Many of Orlando's surrounding cities still maintain (and have revitalized) their historic downtown areas, and there is a great food, and food truck, scene.
Catherine O., Why Wait Destinations in Florida

3.If [your clients are] going to a theme park, stay onsite. You can do a value resort for the same rate if not cheaper than an offsite property because of the transportation that is included and all the extra values.
VAX Agent

4.Go during the off-season to avoid the crowds. Not during winter or spring break. Summer is too hot and humid – the best times are in October, November and early March.
Riselle A., Diana’s Destinations in Maryland

5.A must-see is to attend The Holy Land Experience. A full day of Biblical related sights and experiences for every Christian or one who wants to "visit" Israel without leaving the U.S. Good idea for church group travel.
Frances J., Jones World Wide Travel in Alabama

6.Help your clients plan their days in Orlando. There is too much to do and too many crowds to just wing it and expect to have a good time! Also - get up early to beat the crowds!
Keri L., Mouse Tales Travel in Florida

7.Have your clients stay in Orlando at least a week so that they are able to experience and enjoy the many different attractions Orlando has to offer.
Libraa L., InteleTravel in Florida

8.Research the festival, cultural and food events that are available during your clients’ travel dates.
Catherine O., Why Wait Destinations in Florida

9.Plan! Do not just show up at an Orlando theme park, especially Disney, without a plan! Dining reservations and fast passes are a must to maximize your experience and your money when visiting Disney. Even if plans are not your family’s style, you'll be very disappointed if you don't take advantage of what Disney offers for free to help make your vacation magical!
Jamie R., Love of the Mouse Vacations in Florida

10.Drive your own or rent a car for at least a day or two. Orlando is an easy drive to both coasts. You can spend time in Cape Canaveral, Dayton or Tampa/St Pete and see more of the state.
Christine G., Rovia, LLC in South Carolina

You'll find even more Orlando travel tips from VAX agents on our dedicated Orlando destination page.