What Should I Do In Orlando When I Come Visit?!

Downtown Orlando

Orlando

This is a question we get often and although the obvious answer is Disney and Universal, Orlando has so much more to offer. With the city creating major overhauls on some of the most iconic tourist destinations, we have seen more and more entertainment popping up all around the city. Here are some of our favorites!

One of the more popular destinations we like is Escapology Orlando. This brings an all new definition to entertainment as you and 4 friends try to escape a locked room in 60 minutes or less. Make sure you bring your calm through this storm of clues and riddles.

Orlando City Soccer is making its mark on the Orlando territory and there are always tickets available when it comes to this. With an all new field, Orlando City is ready to bring soccer to the heart of Florida.

Lastly, Legoland is an experience like never before that is always popular with our little ones! No shortage of fun is here with its easy to navigate, fun and entertaining movies, shows and rides. Close to Legoland and all of these entertainment activities is Global Resort Homes. Visit our website and begin your stay today!

Holiday Events at Universal Orlando – Book Now!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It is never too late to be thinking of the holidays considering they’re less than 6 months away! Luckily for you, Universal is already planning some pretty cool events for you to attend when you visit. From the classic holiday parade to Christmas in the Wizarding World and everything in between, you are sure to have a blast this holiday.

Universal just announced it’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which is set to be spectacular. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be transformed with festive decor that turns it from summer to winter in London. Hogwarts will be unrecognizable with this exciting celebration. Another fun sight to see is “Grinch-mas” which is a live re-telling of the famous Dr. Seuss story. See your favorite characters come alive in the “who-liday” spectacular.

Lastly, a must see is Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The best of the best Universal characters come and celebrate the holidays with you. Madagascar, Shrek and the Minions are sure to make an appearance.

When you come to see all of these happenings, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. We have 2 bedroom apartments and 9 bedrooms homes, ready for however big your family is. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your holiday stay today!

Storey Lake Clubhouse Now Open!

Storey Lake

Storey Lake

Get excited because we have some thrilling news for you! The clubhouse at Storey Lake Resort in Orlando is now open. This gorgeous clubhouse, featuring the best amenities for you and your guests is the perfect place for a getaway on your vacation. Here are some of our favorite amenities.

  1. Incredible pool area – With huge pools, this clubhouse has everything you want. Cool off in the 0 entry edge or play in the middle of the large pool for a fun day of sun.
  2. Slides – The slides at the Storey Lake Clubhouse provide hours of endless entertainment for kids and adults alike.
  3. Lazy River – There is no better way to cool off and enjoy your vacation in Florida than a lazy river. Grab your tube and float all day as you soak up the warm Florida sun.
  4. Sport Courts – If you’re a sports fanatic then you must stay at Storey Lake. With sand volleyball, basketball and tennis, you will be able to play a new sport everyday!
  5. Children’s Playground and Splash Zone – There is no better vacation than when everyone has something fun to do. Storey Lake planners made sure this is true for the children with the playground and splash zone. They can play all day in these locations which are located close to pool chairs for the parents.

Stay in this incredible resort today! Condos, town homes and houses are available. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Orlando on a Dime!

ChampionsGate

ChampionsGate

When people think of vacation, they often think of all the money they have to spend on hotels, food and more. Although, your visit to Orlando and your stay with Global Resort Homes will diminish all of those thoughts and leave nothing in your mind but fun! Just follow these few tips and book your vacation today.

  1. Try Something New- Although the Disney theme parks are a must, try something off the beaten path like Gatorland or Legoland. Much cheaper than Disney with the same amount of entertainment, you and your guests are sure to have a good time!

  2. Take a dip-  All of Global’s Vacation Homes come with access to their communities clubhouse which include pool, slides and sometimes even lazy rivers! Not only that but Global’s homes are just a short drive to the beach. Both provide hours of endless entertainment.

  3. Florida Food- Some of the best food comes from restaurants that are one of a kind to Florida. Try Disney Springs which is a free Disney entertainment complex with plenty of restaurants. Global’s homes also come with their own kitchen so you can cook your meals right at home!

  4. Do as the locals do- Try Winter Park which features amazing restaurants, shops and museums. The old architecture will transport you to a different time and you will be able to see rich history of old Florida.
  5. Stay with Global- Global is all about maximizing your vacation! Stay in gorgeous, spacious homes and enjoy your vacation the way vacation is meant to be.

Disney Springs Welcomes More Food Trucks!

Springs Street Eats

Springs Street Eats

If you have ever had the opportunity to travel to Disney Springs, you know the food scene is top of the line. Starting June 3, Disney will introduce Springs Street Eats which is an all new food truck rally where you can try food trucks from all around Florida.

Happening on the West Side near Cirque du Soleil, food trucks will outline the walkways selling all types of food. Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors (two of the Springs staples) will be participating but so will many more food trucks. “900 Degreez Pizza” will be there which cooks your gourmet pizza in 90 seconds. “The London Fish & Chippy” will also be there selling their famous fish and chips. If you’re wanting to try something even more indulgent, try “Caketeer” which is a gourmet cupcakes and custom cake truck.

If you’re looking for a restaurant to sit down at, do not worry! Disney has plenty of options for you. Try Bongos which is a cuban restaurant featuring authentic cuisine. The Boathouse and Hanger Bar are also great themed restaurants that are one of a kind to Disney. Whatever you choose, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. Just minutes from the Springs, you are guaranteed to hit all of these amazing restaurants at the Springs. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

Ace Cafe Now Open in Downtown Orlando!

Ace Cafe Orlando

Ace Cafe Orlando

If you have ever traveled abroad to London, you know the Ace Cafe is a popular restaurant and entertainment space for many. Orlando is happy to announce that the owners have decided to expand across the pond and open the first ever Ace Cafe in the heart of Orlando. Spanning 3 acres, live music stages and more, this will be the perfect night out for you and your family on your Florida vacay.

The authentic food is something to get excited about. An eclectic menu of Bangers N’ Mash, Toad in a Hole and famous Ace creations will have you coming back time and time again. While you’re enjoying delicious grub the live music will keep you entertained. With new shows on their main-stage every night, there will be someone new every time you go.

Ace Cafe is really centered around family! Daily activities are subject to change but include Kids Car Shows, free activities in the car park and much more. Opening at 7AM and closing hours before the following night, Ace Cafe has entertainment all day long.

Ace Cafe is another authentic Orlando tradition that you can take part in when you visit. From Disney World, Universal and to the new Ace Cafe, Orlando offers everything for everyone. Book your stay at Global in your very own Vacation home for your next trip. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global!

The Dream Of Volcano Bay To Soon Become A Reality!

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

With an open date set for June, all eyes have been on the development of Volcano Bay. Questions of new line technology, huge waterslides and beautiful scenery are all coming to fruition in the first sneak peeks of the park. Located close to the hub of all theme parks, this water park is sure to change the game.

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

The new TapuTapu wristband is sure to peak your interest by letting you virtually skip all of the lines. Included with admission, this lets you check yourself into all of the lines without having to actually wait allowing you to maximize your time at Volcano Bay.

The major showstopper of this theme park will be the huge volcano. Easily spotted from the main roads of Orlando, you will feel transported to a new land. With a 125 feet plummeting water slide going through the middle, this slide is for the dare-devils. Not to mention you will be experiencing all of this through a “trap door”.

Set your sights on Orlando for your next family trip! Stay with Global Resort Homes and have the trip of a lifetime. From 2 bedroom condos, to 9 bedroom homes Global has everything that you could want. Get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

All You Need To Know About International Drive

The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye

International Drive is one of the most visited places in Orlando because of the amazing restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It is where tourists and locals alike come to enjoy all of what Florida has to offer. When you come and visit Central Florida, I-Drive is a must! Here are our favorite suggestions for when you visit.

  • The Orlando Eye – Soar high above Orlando with one of a kind views all while being suspended 400 feet in the air! The glass capsules will give you 360 degree views of Orlando. From Disney to downtown, you will see everything!
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango – This latin inspired restaurant serves up tapas and drinks like no other. Try the No Way Jose Sliders or the seared tuna sashimi. These tasty combos are served up nightly here at Tu Tu Tango.
  • Fun Spot America – If you like go carting and water adventures, then this place is for you. With different race tracks from advanced to beginner, this place will get your blood pumping and your heart racing.
  • Tin Roof – If you’re looking for some great food and live music, then this is the place to go. With local bands performing nightly as well as local brews on tap, you will feel like a local as you listen to music and relax.
  • Global Resort Homes – The perfect location in proximity to I-Drive provides you with easy access to all of these cool activities. From 9 bedroom estate homes, to 2 bedroom condos, Global has everything. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our website to book your trip

Spring Into Spring Time With Disney Springs!

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

In the few months that Disney Springs has been opened, so much has already changed! New restaurants, new shops and so much more have taken over this one of a kind vacation destination. We are here to report on all things new!

  • Paddlefish is now open! Previously known as Fulton’s Crab House, this restaurant is all new. The new menu reflects the Florida cuisine with its tasty seafood entrees! Try the Ahi Poke or the Clams Sofrito at this wonderful restaurant.
  • The Dress Shop on Cherry Tree Lane is now open! This creative dress shop takes all of the style from our Disney favorites and turns them into wearable creations. If you’re not in the market for a new dress we still recommend stopping by to see what these amazing designers made.
  • “La Nouba” at Disney Springs will have its final performance on December 31. This being said, it is not too late to get your tickets to this “out of this world” show. With summer quickly approaching, get your tickets today!
  • Kiehl’s has opened its first store in Disney Springs. Opened in 1851, this New York based company has made it their mission to make the best products for your skin and hair. Check them out the next time you’re here.

Disney Springs always has something new which gives you an excuse to come down and visit the ever changing scenery. Close to Disney Springs are all of Global’s homes. From 8 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom condos, we have it all! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our website and the Springs soon!

Get ready to travel to Pandora, starting May 27th!

Na’vi River Journey

Na’vi River Journey

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to a new world, you now can right in the heart of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Welcome to Pandora! This immersive experience will take you on a wild ride like never before. With new Na’vi adventures like boat rides, riding on a Banshee’s back and more, you are sure to leave here wanting to come back time and time again.

AVATAR

AVATAR

So what exactly will the world of Pandora have to offer? First, we know that the Valley of Mo’ara will be absolutely incredible. You’ll be able to walk among floating mountains and glowing flowers which are all native to the Na’vi land. You can also take a relaxing boat ride down the bioluminescent rainforest looking for the one and only Shaman of Songs. These interactive experiences will truly transport you to a different land.

With new land comes new food! The Satu’li Canteen at Pandora will serve food based on the art and culture of the Na’vi (along with some of our favorite Disney classics). With fresh salads, grains and hearty proteins, everyone will find exactly what they’re looking for in the world of the Na’vi.

When you visit this magnificent new place called Pandora, make sure you stay with Global Resort Homes. With vacation homes just minutes from the new world of Pandora, you’ll be in the heart of all the action! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our website and explore the world of Pandora soon!

Come Visit The Winter Garden Historic District!

Winter GardenWhen I am planning my vacations, I love to ditch the tourist spots for a few local gems that make you feel a part of the community. In Florida, the Historic District of Winter Garden will do just that! Located a few miles from the parks and close to Global’s vacation homes, you will want to make this spot a to-do on your list.

Downtown Winter Garden is filled with locally owned shops and restaurants that make it the perfect place to visit. We have a few recommendations for you to try when visiting! First, shop in the many locally owned businesses downtown. Find the perfect decor for your house at Adjectives. Go grab a coffee or tea at Axum or try the Winter Garden Pizza Company for some lunch. After that, let the kids run around in the fountain downtown. One of our favorites is the Chef’s Table. Sample all different kinds of tapas here and pair them with a fantastic wine or beer.

If you’re looking for a great dinner, look no further than Plant Street Market. This open air market features local vendors that offer food, drinks and more. Grab an ice cold beer at Crooked Can Brewing Company and pair it with a gourmet burger from Five Thymes Five. You can also grab a roll of sushi from Jodo sushi- one of our favorites. If you’re vegan, visit Press’d Juice Bar for an amazing array of vegan eats. Whatever you want, Plant Street Market is sure to have it!

After all of that, cozy up to your very own vacation home located just miles from the Historic District of Winter Garden. With Global, you’ll feel like you live the Florida vacation everyday! With homes close to the parks, downtown and more, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our site. We can’t wait to see you here!

Many tasty treats to try at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

Epcot's 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Epcot’s 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Spring Break is upon us and that means many people coming to Epcot to try the wonderful food of the Flower and Garden Festival. Make sure you stop by to try all of what Epcot has to offer during this wonderful time. Running through May 29th, you’ll be able to try the international foods of many countries all while enjoying the beautiful, lush scenery of Disney.

This festival is all about the food! With some past and new traditions meeting up, there is no doubt that you’ll find your new favorite dish. Disney has also put out some incredible vegetarian dishes for you to try as well. First, you have to try the Berry Basket which is an all new booth. Specializing in salads which includes field greens with fresh strawberries, bleu cheese, strawberry vinaigrette and spice pecans. Also, try the quinoa salad with lamb and blackberry dressing. These tasty combos will leave you coming back for more!

The new booth, Northern Bloom is also here with over the top decadent food. Scallops and butter potatoes meet bacon and brown butter vinaigrette to create a combo like no other. The beef tenderloin tips are also out of this world with whipped potatoes and mushroom bordelaise sauce. Although, there are still some of the old treats we love from last year! The pineapple dole whip is here once again. Try it regular or spice it up with a coconut rum floater option. At Cider House, try the shredded corned-beef and cabbage. You can also grab a delicious cheddar and potato biscuit with smoked salmon tartare.

You have to come try these delicious treats! Global has vacation homes close to Epcot and all of the Disney parks. With that being said, book your spring or summer vacation now! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to plan your vacation and let the tasty adventure begin.

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