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 (21)

Sheraton Vistana Resort Photograph of Sheraton Vistana Resort
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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....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel Photograph of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel
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Centrally located, this stunning hotel offers a tropical outdoor complex complete with lazy river, spacious accommodation and a host of facilities. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista Photograph of Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista
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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....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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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...

4.3 / 5 from 7 reviews

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel Photograph of Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel
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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....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

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

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....

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Hotel Photograph of Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Hotel
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Guests will enjoy relaxing in this tropical setting complete with palm trees and waterfalls, perfect for chilling out away from the busy parks....

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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...

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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....

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

Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa Photograph of Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
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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....

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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....

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

Westgate Blue Tree Resort Photograph of Westgate Blue Tree Resort
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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...

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

Lake Buena Vista Reviews

Mrs N Jack, Glasgow

Holiday Date:27th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Blue Heron Beach Resort Hotel
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Great resort for location to theme parks. Near supermarkets and outlets.

Mrs D Evans, Newbury

Holiday Date:20th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Grande Villas Resort
Room:2 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great location, close to all main attractions. Loads of places to eat nearby.

Mrs S Donovan, Cardiff

Holiday Date:3rd Mar 2017
Accommodation:Courtyard by Marriott LBV at Vista Centre
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Busy area, good restaurants and central to the attractions.

Mrs S Donovan, Cardiff

Holiday Date:27th Feb 2017
Accommodation:Courtyard by Marriott LBV at Vista Centre
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:Room Only
(5 suns)

Very central to the Disney parks. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Close to Disney Springs. Good area as a base.

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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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