We truly live where everyone else vacations, which we hate when it comes to snowbird traffic, but we love when we are looking for vacations close to our homes.
I have been promising my husband for weeks (or maybe months, but who’s counting) that we would leave our toddler with her grandparents for a weekend and indulge in our first vacation alone in two years. I don’t want to go too far away, since this will mark our daughter’s first overnight away from us, but I wanted to take advantage of what Orlando has to offer, so we have decided that a staycation at a local resort would be perfect.
To help us wrangle all of the hotel information, we are using some of Justfly’s tips and tools.
1. Know What You Want in Your Hotel
Are you looking for a fun-filled resort with a kid-friendly pool and on-site activities? Or, like us, maybe you are looking for something for just the grown ups, with fewer waterslides and more spa time? Check out the “Resort Facilities” section of the hotel overview for a comprehensive rundown of exactly what that property offers. It’s all there: in-room media, food and drink, activities, pet acceptance, bathroom, living area, parking, and more. You’ll know exactly what kind of resort you are visiting and what kind of fun you can have there.
2. Know What You Want to Be Close To
Since the key to a staycation is to do as little traveling as possible, location is everything. If the kids will be with you, theme parks and attractions might be at the top of your list. Getting away with the mom tribe? You will want to be stick close to some shopping. If you see yourself sneaking in a round of eighteen holes, find a place close to the course of your choice. The “Area Info” section on each Justfly hotel page not only lists the closest landmarks, but also offers the most popular landmarks nearby complete with distance from the property. You can even see it on a map for a real visual.
3. Don’t Skip the Reviews
I will be the first to admit that I can get caught up in the pretty pictures and ignore the reviews—don’t be like me. At the top of the hotel overview you can find a tab named “See All Verified Reviews” for a whole page of priceless information from the most recent guests at the property. Justfly is committed to offering honest, timely, relevant reviews from 100% verified guests. You can even pick a specific subject to refine the list to reviews that will be useful to you, such as breakfast, cleanliness, and facilities.
That is really all you need to plan an awesome Orlando staycation! I am so excited for this getaway that I even downloaded the Justfly app so I can ooh and ahh over all of the available amenities anywhere (I have decided that a lazy river is high on my priority list). I am crossing my fingers that our weekend away from our toddler goes well… and next year I will be checking out the flights offered on Justfly as well!