Westgate Palace Nearby Attractions
Things to Do
Westgate Palace is ideally situated near Orlando's many theme parks and attractions. Just minutes from Universal Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando, the resort also offers easy access to nearby shopping, dining and other top attractions along world-renowned International Drive. Here are just a few of the Westgate Palace Resort attractions and other things to do near the Westgate Palace Resort/International Drive-Universal Resort area.
Blockbuster movies. Thrill rides. Stunning shows. Eclectic nightlife. Miniature golf. Dazzling parades. Iconic restaurants. Exclusive events. Magnificent music. It’s all part of the excitement at Universal Orlando Resort. Anchored by the popular nightlife and entertainment district, Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort offers twice the fun with two extraordinary theme parks: Universal Orlando Florida® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure®.
Enjoy epic thrills of legendary proportions at Islands of Adventure® or ride your favorite movies at Universal Studios® Florida. Both offer cutting edge rides and amazing attractions. And both parks also now offer the excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. For those looking to cool off from the Florida sun, check out the all-new Volcano Bay water park!
Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World Resort consists of four major theme parks, two fun-filled water parks, and an amazing array of shopping and entertainment. Toss in Orlando’s sunshine and sub-tropical temperatures and it all adds up to a magical experience designed to create a lifetime of memories for kids of all ages. Where else can you visit Cinderella’s castle, take a trip around the world, go on an African safari, tour a movie studio and meet the world’s most famous mouse! Walt Disney World Resorts’ four major theme parks – Magic Kingdom®, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Animal Kingdom® – offer something for everyone. Westgate Lakes even offers the convenience of complimentary, scheduled transportation to and from Disney World.
Located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Springs offers a wide range of entertainment, shopping and dining. Whether you choose to play all day or visit after a long day in the theme parks, the entire family will enjoy the food and fun at Disney Springs.
From the The Art of Disney to Pele Soccer, Disney Springs is a shopping heaven for any age. You can find toys, trinkets, household items, pins, clothing, pearls, art and more at places like Curl by Sammy Duvall, Candy Cauldron, Tren-D, Mickey's Pantry, Ship's Store at The BOATHOUSE, The Ganachery, World of Disney, Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, and more. You’ll also find plenty of entertainment. You can build your own Lego car, get a caricature drawing of yourself, go bowling, catch a movie or listen to live entertainment.
As the world’s premier marine adventure park, SeaWorld Orlando Florida features 200 acres of world-class shows, top-notch rides and unforgettable animal encounters. SeaWorld Orlando animal adventures include petting sting rays, feeding dolphins, watching exciting dolphin and killer whale shows, coming face-to-face with sharks and getting up close and personal with a huge colony of penguins. Thrill rides include Kraken, Journey to Atlantis and Manta, recently voted the best roller coaster in America by roller coaster enthusiasts.
You can also enjoy a variety of live shows featuring dolphins, tropical birds, acrobats and, of course, the popular Shamu show that entertains, educates and inspires while showing off the power and grace of killer whales. Animal encounters include Dolphin Cove, Manta Aqaurium, Pacific Point Preserve, Shark Encounter, Turtle Trek and the all new Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
No visit to Orlando is complete without experiencing the city's famed I-Drive! Few places on earth offer such an eclectic variety of shopping, dining, nightlife and attractions along one main thoroughfare. You'll find arcades, a 400-foot tall observation wheel, bowling, helicopter rides, museums, water parks, miniature golf, aquariums, wax museums, indoor sky diving, themed restaurants, outlet malls and live shows. And that's just the beginning.
Take a moment to escape, and discover the magic and natural wonders or Orlando through an extraordinary bird’s eye view inside an air conditioned, fully enclosed capsule. Hop aboard ICON Orlando and you’ll soon be on top of the world, enjoying a tranquil ride on this iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel. Enjoy breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando’s skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape. On a clear day, you can even see Cape Canaveral on the east coast.