Westgate River Ranch Resort Nearby Attractions
Things to Do
Westgate River Ranch Resort lies in a rural section in the heart of beautiful central Florida, not far from the shores of the Atlantic coast. You'll find easy access to sandy beaches in Vero Beach and with Orlando just an hour to the north, it's easy to reach Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and other popular theme parks and attractions.
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.
Universal Orlando Resort
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™.
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.
Located nearby on Florida's Treasure Coast, Vero Beach is a quaint seaside town offering a wide range of shopping, dining, museums, galleries, theaters and entertainment as well as spectacular sandy beachfront. Vero offers three main public beaches that are lifeguard protected from 9 am to 5 pm. Additional water recreation can be found in the Indian River Lagoon which passes through Vero Beach and is a popular area for fishing, boating, water skiing and more.
Central Florida is home to its share of world class theme parks. But only one has been built out of Legos! Legoland Florida, located in Winter Haven just a short drive from Orlando, offers a unique theme park adventure to Lego fans and families. The 150-acre park, built on the refurbished grounds of the former Cypress Gardens, combines rides and roller coasters, special events, unique attractions and lots of Legos. Legoland Florida offers more than 50 rides, attractions and live shows, primarily geared toward families with young children ages 2 to 12.