Orlando is an amazing vacation destination all year long, but over Thanksgiving, there’s even more to enjoy! The following are just a few of the holiday activities and attractions that will have you booking your Thanksgiving stay in Orlando in no time.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner on International Drive
Those who find themselves in Orlando over Thanksgiving will be able to infuse holiday flavor into their experience without having to cook at all! International Drive is a fun place to explore in the city year-round, but over Thanksgiving, it becomes an oasis of savory and delicious moments thanks to the many restaurants here that serve up Thanksgiving dinner. Typically, these holiday meals fill up fast, so it’s worth making your reservation in advance no matter where you choose to dine. The Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive will be hosting a mouthwatering Thanksgiving buffet on November 24th between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Pricing begins at $58.95 for adults and $24.95 for children 4-11, while those under 4 are free to enjoy the meal at no cost. This buffet is a great choice if your idea of a great holiday meal includes everything from fresh sushi and marinated steak tacos to New Zealand mussels, just to name a few available options!
Those who find themselves near Universal Orlando on Thanksgiving might find a holiday dinner at Rosen Shingle Creek to be not only a convenient but delicious choice. They’ll be hosting a Thanksgiving brunch between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm as well as a dinner between 5:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Brunch selections are served up at Café Osceola, and the highlight is unlimited champagne and mimosas for those who purchase a ticket. Dinner will be served up at A Land Remembered.
The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is also hosting a Thanksgiving meal between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm at Tradewinds. This will be a buffet-style experience complete with charcuterie boards, artisan cheeses, a salad bar, a sushi bar, and traditional Thanksgiving favorites. The last seating is 5:00 pm for those who choose this route. Pricing starts at $52 for adults and $23 for children under 12 years of age.
Book a Rental with Holiday Charm
Of course, travelers with Orlando in their sights for Thanksgiving don’t have to give up traditional meals when they’re all about cooking themselves. Booking a vacation rental through the team at Casiola Orlando is a great way to indulge in some holiday luxury with easy access to the features that make it feel like a real home away from home. Many of our inviting property options across Orlando include fully equipped kitchens for holiday travelers to use when they’re looking forward to serving up their own preferred meals. Kitchens in these properties often include spacious counters, high-end appliances, and custom cabinetry already filled with cooking and baking tools. Guests can easily serve up holiday breakfast, lunch, or dinner favorites before settling in around large dining room tables to enjoy a meal in good company. After dinner, guests can enjoy watching holiday movies on large flat-screen televisions in stylish living spaces or head out for a holiday drink to be enjoyed on the patio, porch, or furnished deck.
Events to Enjoy This Time of Year
Taking time to travel to Orlando over Thanksgiving means being right on time for the annual arrival of FusionFest. This welcoming and exciting experience will happen between November 26th and 27th this year with activities and attractions hosted downtown. FusionFest is a cultural celebration honoring heritage and identity across the globe. Cuisine and beverages from across the planet can be found in downtown Orlando during FusionFest as well as contests, global music, games, interactive activities, visual arts, fashion shows, and dance. More than 110 global cultures are represented at FusionFest, making it a fun and inspiring experience you won’t want to miss.
Other Activities to Enjoy Over Thanksgiving
While a trip to the Disney World theme parks is always a great option at Thanksgiving, Orlando has even more to offer in the way of holiday fun—especially when you’re headed this way with the entire family. Make your way to ICON Park and you can enjoy a Thanksgiving ride around The Wheel. Towering 400 feet into the sky, this ride is a great way to get a new perspective on Orlando while discovering more about the city through interactive learning within the pods. If underwater adventures and amazing marine creatures are more your style, heading over to Sea Life Orlando Aquarium is always a good idea. This can’t-miss attraction hosts a 360-degree ocean tunnel as well as exhibits providing homes for everything from sea turtles and stingrays to sharks. For some whimsical fun, find time to enjoy a trip to Madame Tussauds Orlando wax museum this Thanksgiving. Life-size figures of celebrities, superheroes, and historic figures are on display, and guests are welcome to take as many pictures with their idols as they like! It’s a fun for all stop that will make you feel like you’ve got friends in high places for the day!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving journey to Orlando and make sure you have an amazing Orlando vacation rental to match when you partner with Casiola Orlando. Browse our rental options online and book an exciting Thanksgiving escape!