Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA

A purpose built resort set around the lake. With shopping outlets, golf courses, hotels and a great view of the lake itself.

Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista is an ideal base for enjoying the many attractions the area has to offer, well situated for access to all the Disney parks, International Drive and the popular Orlando Factory Outlet. With such a great variety of things to do, this area is great for everybody, even if you are not a huge fan of the theme parks

Orlando Airport is 30km and Sanford International Airport is 66km.

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Lake Buena Vista Hotels (41)

Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel has everything you need for a great fun filled holiday....

Centrally located, this stunning hotel offers a tropical outdoor complex complete with lazy river, spacious accommodation and a host of facilities. ...

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando Hotel overlooks the winding creek and golf course and offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury....

The Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, perfect for those who want to be close to all the action....

Lush tropical park style villa complex with a great range of facilities and a location that allows easy access to all the main Orlando attractions and shopping outlets....

Offering spacious and good quality accommodation, this property is popular with those looking for a hotel close to local attractions that's ideal for families and couples....

This hotel is the closest Comfort Inn to the Walt Disney Resort and offers a great location to make access to the main attractions easily accessible and is well suited for families....

As an official hotel of the Walt Disney World Resort area, this hotel offers superior accommodation and good facilities for all the family and its location ensures easy access to Disney Springs and al...

A fantastic complex that offers guests a wide range of facilities combined with comfortable accommodation and makes a great base for exploring Orlando and the surrounding areas due to its position....

The Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel offers a brilliant location and great family-friendly facilities, including a swimming pool which is great for chilling in after a busy day at the theme parks....

The location of the Courtyard by Marriott LBV at Vista Centre makes it perfect for those who want to visit the many attractions that Disney has to offer....

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is nestled on the shores of 400 acre Lake Bryan and offers picturesque views of the lake and Walt Disney World. Providing self-catering accommodation and a range of facilit...

This family-friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodation and unbeatable personal service and makes an affordable base for exploring Orlando....

This luxury hotel offers elegant decor and accommodation, the perfect place to relax away from the busy theme parks....

This popular hotel is a great base for families and couples looking for a good standard of accommodation combined with a central location allowing easy access to all the major attractions and near to ...

Situated next to the lake, this 18 story hotel offers spacious rooms with a relaxing atmosphere....

Due to it's location, the Buena Vista Suites are ideal for leisure and business travellers to the area....

With a lovely pool, waterslides, whirlpools and spacious fitness centre, the Caribe Royale Orlando Suites are great for enjoying some time away from the busy attractions....

The Courtyard By Marriott - Marriott Village Hotel is perfect for those who want to be close to the theme parks and the many other attractions on offer....

The Doubletree Guest Suites In The Walt Disney World Hotel provide spacious accommodation in a great location....

Guests will enjoy relaxing in this tropical setting complete with palm trees and waterfalls, perfect for chilling out away from the busy parks....

With its convenient location combined with its great range of facilities this family friendly hotel is the ideal choice for those looking for a resort style property close to all the major attractions...

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Lakes Buena Vista Hotel has everything you would need for a relaxed and enjoyable stay in the busy Orlando....

The Grand Beach Resort is set beside Lake Bryan and is within 10 minutes drive from both Sea World and Universal parks. The 3-bedroom apartments makes this an ideal choice for larger or extended famil...

This all-suite property offers comfortable accommodation and is located in Lake Buena Vista ensuring easy access to the Disney Springs area; an ideal property for exploring Orlando and the surrounding...

Set in 23 acres, this family friendly air-conditioned hotel offers warm hospitality and quality accommodation and is great if looking for a superior hotel set amongst the DisneyWorld resorts....

A family-friendly resort with tons of great amenities with the added benefit of being close to the Disney resorts....

A family-themed hotel within easy reach of Disney World and with its own super-cool aqua park. A great pick for families wanting a fun-filled holiday to Orlando....

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress provides stylish accommodation with great facilities and in an excellent location....

With such a good range of facilities including a signature health spa, there is no better place to relax and enjoy a day away from the busy parks....

With a variety of on-site amenities and a great location close to lots of local attractions, the Legacy Vacation Club Lake Buena Vista Villas makes a great choice for an exciting family holiday....

The Marriott Imperial Palms Hotel provides a friendly environment with tall palm trees, lush greenery and beautiful bright flowers, ideal for taking it easy when not visiting the busy parks....

This luxury hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens with lagoon styled pools with waterfalls and is ideal if looking for a relaxing holiday combined with the easy access to all the theme parks an...

The Marriott Royal Palms Resort is well equipped with facilities and offers comfortable accommodation with a friendly environment....

A beautiful landscaped hotel with a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with the added benefit of being close to the major attractions and shopping outlets....

Located in Lake Buena Vista and close to the major attractions and shopping outlets, this all-suite property makes a great base for families looking for good value for money....

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort is a Disney Good Neighbour Hotel situated within easy access of the major theme parks and entertainment venues....

Modern hotel combining comfortable accommodation and a location that allows easy access to the major tourist attractions and shopping outlets....

Westgate Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista offers guests all the comforts of home with well equipped one or two bedroom apartments, all within minutes of Disney Springs. Resort amenities includes a...

Wyndham Bonnet Creek is not only an ideal base for those visiting the theme parks, there is so much else on offer in the surrounding area....

Located next to Disney Springs, the hotel offers a wide range of facilities and amenities including swimming pools, restaurants and fun aquatic zone. ...

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Beaches

Although there are no beaches as such in Lake Buena Vista, there are many great beaches in Florida and two of the best are just over an hour away.

Cocoa Beach not only offers a clean, safe environment for your family to sunbathe and swim but there are many shops, cafes/bars, picnic areas, showers and toilets and plenty of parking.

Daytona Beach is also just over an hour away and is one of the few beaches in Florida where you can actually drive and park your vehicle on the sand. Not only does Daytona Beach offer miles and miles of golden sand but there is a boardwalk, pier and many child friendly attractions. There is loads to see and do in Daytona itself eg the Speedway, so it is worth making the trip.

Things to Do

Lake Buena Vista offers easy access to all the Disney Theme parks and attractions.

Disney Springs is home to many shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and a cinema. La Nouba's Cirque du Soleil is also situated at Disney Springs. Guests of all ages will be mesmerised by the amazing performances by the various artists.

Enjoy exploring the different lands and creatures of Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is the largest of the Disney theme parks and covers more than 500 acres so you can just imagine how much fun you can have here. There are over 1700 animals here and a great variety of shows and adventures for all to enjoy.

Take a trip behind the scenes at Disney's Hollywood Studios and watch the movies come to life. If you dare, ride on the Hollywood Tower of Terror or the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster or if you prefer you can enjoy one of the many shows such as Indiana Jones or Muppet Vision. After dinner at one of the many restaurants you can watch the fantastic light show which is just the perfect way to end your night.

Disney's Magic Kingdom is just full of magical attractions to suit the whole family. There is so much to see and do for little princes and princesses of all ages. From character greetings to beautiful princess makeovers, there is no end of fun and it is impossible to pack it into just one day.

Disney's Epcot combines the imagination and excitement of Future World with the various cultures in the countries that can be found round the World Showcase. World Showcase gives you a little taste of what it may be like in other countries and gives you the chance to try different foods and learn a little about different cultures.

The two Disney waterparks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are great fun and an ideal way to cool down. There are height restrictions on some of the water rides but there is still plenty for everyone to enjoy. These parks can get really busy so it is advisable to visit early on before it gets too busy and indeed too hot.

There are many golf courses in the area, some of which are Disney courses such as Lake Buena Vista Golf Course and Magnolia Golf Course and some are not such as Grand Cypress Golf Course. If you do fancy a game of golf, it is always best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

A fun alternative to an 18 hole game of golf is crazy golf. There are a couple of Disney courses, Disney's Winter Summerland Mini Golf and Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf and the non Disney option would be Pirates Cove. There are many others to choose from nearby.

Out and About

There are lots of souvenir shops and grocery shops dotted around the place but if you want to do some serious shopping, visit one of the Outlet Malls where you can be sure to pick up a bargain or two.

There are lots of restaurants in the area, most of which offer American cuisine but there are different options such as Chinese, Italian, Mexican and many more. While there are no nightclubs as such at Disney Springs, there are plenty of places to enjoy a drink and enjoy the entertainment at the likes of Raglan Road and House of Blues.

Many of the local events and festivals take place in Disney, such as the Disney Marathon Weekend in January, Epcot's International Flower and Garden Show which takes place in March to May and later in the year Epcot host their Food and Wine Festival. There are also extra events at Halloween and Christmas and of course extra special fireworks to celebrate Independence Day on 4th July. Park admission is needed for most of these events.

Nearby Attractions

If you want a change from Disney, why not visit the two Universal Theme Parks which are approx 16km from the Lake Buena Vista area. Both parks provide plenty of thrills and excitement for all the family and there is also Citywalk which is full of restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues.

Seaworld is also close by and as well as the many animal exhibits, there are many rides for all the family and plenty of shows and other attractions.

For something a bit different, get up close to the alligators for a taste of the real Florida. As well as the various shows and attractions, Gatorland is home to one of the best zip lines in the USA. Soaring through the sky at a great height will give you some fantastic birds eye views.

Florida's Legoland is the largest Legoland park in the world and is approx 55km away. There are restaurants, shops and over 50 rides, shows and attractions. There is also a botanical gardens and a waterpark too.

NASA's launch headquarters, Kennedy Space Centre is just over an hour away and gives you the opportunity to tour launch areas, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, meet a veteran astronaut and if you are lucky enough, view a launch.

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