Our Favorite Restaurants In Central Florida That Are Off Disney/Universal Property

We know that lots of theme park fans don’t like to go off theme park property when they vacation in Central Florida. We used to be like that, too, before we lived here. Eating at a theme park is usually faster than traveling off property to dine, it keeps you immersed in the theme park experience, etc. And we get it – there are indeed some really nice places “on property” that give you awesome food and/or theming, and you get to maximize your time in the parks. But if you limit yourself to just eating on property, you are denying yourself some incredibly good eats that usually cost a fraction of Disney’s and Universal’s prices and often taste even better than anything you can get in the parks or on property.

These are some of our most favorite “off property” restaurants. We’ve listed them in alphabetical order, since it would be almost impossible to put them in order of which is
best, second best, etc., and they┬árun the gamut in terms of price point, food type, dress requirements and distance from the parks. Many offer meals throughout the day (i.e. breakfast, lunch, brunch, high tea), although we’re specifying our experiences with them for dinner. Most are places you can’t find anywhere else (or at least have only limited locations), they’re all “not to be missed” and some, we admit, are really just for adults (we’ve included level of “kid friendliness,” based on our observations, in each of the narratives). Continue reading “Our Favorite Restaurants In Central Florida That Are Off Disney/Universal Property”

Hotel Review: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Palm Beach Airport

I needed a room for a single night in West Palm Beach after going to see a concert at the Coral Sky Amphitheater, an open air facility on the grounds of the South Florida Fairgrounds. My requirements for the stay were that it needed to be close to the concert, inexpensive for a single night stay, and clean and safe enough for me to want to stay there.

I did some searches and several hotels fit the bill. After some back and forth reading reviews, I decided to go with this one:

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Get Summer Concert Tickets With Your Hilton Honors Points

For the second year in a row, Hilton is back with a promotion letting you redeem your Hilton Honors points for concert tickets. The “Lawn Days” promotion is offering two lawn seats for concerts in nearly 30 cities nationwide.

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First All-Inclusive Resort In The Florida Keys Goes Up In Flames

Bungalows Key Largo was billed as the first all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys. Just recently opened in December 2018, this adults-only luxury waterfront resort, just an hour south of Miami, it had already amassed a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor and had gotten the attention of the likes of TravelPulse, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and other travel-related social media outlets. A little closer to home, Mike and Shawn of Miles To Memories wrote about Bungalows Key Largo just this past February.

Unfortunately, Bungalows’ great start came to a sudden halt when an overnight fire broke out at the resort a few nights ago, resulting in extensive damage.

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Oh Sure…NOW The Awesome Car Rental Deals Happen!

Back in February, I wrote about the rental car companies’ sales to get their vehicles back from Florida to the northeast for the Spring/Summer/Fall season. They weren’t particularly good in comparison to the previous year ($24.95, as opposed to $9.95 in 2018), but who knows what’s going through corporates’ minds when they start sales.

Welp, apparently some other car rental companies jumped on the bandwagon because NOW the “good sales” are going on. Take a look:

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