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My family’s favorite memories are filled with belly laughs and good times centered around pure fun and entertainment. And, with so many options for every age throughout the entire destination, our family of 6 always comes away with amazing memories after a weekend getaway at Universal Orlando Resort.
My kids love hotels and their hands-down favorites are those at Universal Orlando Resort. Each hotel has a unique and different personality, along with special amenities for families of all types and sizes. Whether you’re looking to spend the day lounging at the pool, or challenging each other to a round of bowling, there’s something for everyone in the family.
First, when picking your Universal Orlando Hotel, think about your goals for the family vacation , and narrow down to which hotel is right for you…
Cabana Bay is my family’s first choice and has been our destination for several weekends away and special celebrations. We are a group of 6, including 4 water-loving children, which makes this retro modern hotel built around two amazing pool courtyards our favorite. Cabana Bay is super affordable and is the perfect hotel for those with little ones, and larger families. It is also a great option for a multi-day park stay because there are so many different experiences to enjoy throughout your stay.
Also, be sure to check out 5 Hidden Gems at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
With both of the hotels at Endless Summer Resort you never have to sacrifice fun for affordability. My kids love the beachside vibes — and my husband loves the price and privacy of the 2-bedroom suites for larger families. The resort’s surf lifestyle design combined with extra-affordable rates for beach-themed rooms and spacious two-bedroom suites that sleep six all make for a perfect option for families of any size to base their Universal vacation.
Still need help deciding? Check out our guide to picking the best Universal Orlando Resort hotel for your family.
Easy — have fun and let loose with your crew!
So, you’ve picked your hotel, now what to plan for the entire family to do all weekend? Well, this is where the fun comes in.
My kids ages range from 2-11 and what makes Universal Orlando perfect is that there is something for each kiddo (and parent) to enjoy.
So, let go of life’s daily worries, share big laughs and thrills with your family, all while making new memories with a few of these weekend family getaway recommendations…
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- Save the Earth from Megatron and snap pictures afterward with the heroes from TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D.
Indulge in a much-needed dose of sunshine and vitamin D at Universal’s water theme park, Volcano Bay.
- Bring the whole family along for a spin on the Puihi of Maku Puihi Round Raft Rides.
- Take on the watery plunge of Ohno of Ohyah & Ohno Drop Slides.
- Slide down the Ika Moana of the Honu ika Moana with twists, turns, bubbling geysers and more.
- And, my favorite, lounge under an umbrella on Waturi Beach with a sweet or liquid treat while the kids play in the wave pool.
Wrap up your day with food, shows, and more at Universal CityWalk.
- Grab a bucket of popcorn and catch a movie with the family at Universal Cinemark, where all theatres include 4K digital projection AND stadium seating.
- Challenge the family to a round of parents vs. kids mini-golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf.
Looking to spend more time in CityWalk? I get it. Check here for the ultimate guide.
Where to Eat on Your Weekend Getaway with Family
Whether you’re looking for a meal on a budget or to try something adventurous, there’s something for every member of the family at Universal Orlando Resort. My recommendation? Give everyone a chance to choose a restaurant around their favorite foods.
Don’t let the most important meal of the day be an after-thought! Plan ahead with our Ultimate Guide to Breakfast.
My biggest food tip — plan ahead and pick where you want to eat each day in advance by browsing more great food options available here. Also, if like me you have children with food allergies, rest assured that the Universal Orlando culinary team is prepared and ready to help. Simply share those allergies with your server and they will ensure you are guided to safe food choices.
Have any family trip planning questions? Ask them in the comments below.
And don’t forget to take a lot of family weekend getaway photos and send them our way by tagging us on Twitter @UniversalORL and Instagram @UniversalOrlando for a chance to be featured on our social channels.
We’ll see you soon!
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