Get away for a relaxing weekend at StaySky Suites in Orlando, Florida. I’m sharing all about my trip including some ideas for what to do!
I received a two night stay at StaySky Suites in exchange for this post. All content, pictures and opinions are my own.
Recently, Andrew and I got the opportunity to spend the weekend in Orlando at StaySky Suites. We live just two hours from Orlando, so it’s a place we visit regularly.
We had already been to Disney a couple of times in the past few months, so we decided to skip the parks and opt for a low-key, relaxing weekend instead.
Where to Stay
StaySky Suites is off of International Drive, which means it’s the perfect location for a Orlando trip. It’s close to all the parks and other fun attractions. It’s also minutes away from lots of great restaurants.
In addition to being in a great location, one of my other favorite things about this hotel is how affordable it is. You get to stay in a beautiful, clean hotel with lots of amenities, but at a price that makes an Orlando trip much more do-able.
StaySky Suites has many great amenities such as a pool and hot tub, fitness room, outdoor basketball court, free breakfast each morning and shuttles to the parks.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite which had a king bed, a living area and a kitchen. I always prefer staying in a suite instead of having everything in one room. It’s much less crowded!
Having a kitchen is always a big plus for me when I’m on vacation. I rarely do much cooking, but it’s nice to have a bigger fridge, real plates and cups and a microwave.
Where to Eat
Andrew and I both love Japanese food, especially ramen. Since we don’t have any ramen places in Sarasota, we are usually try to find one whenever we are traveling. On this trip we discovered Hanamizuki Japanese Restaurant.
We started off with the Gyoza as an appetizer. It was so good! I almost wished we had ordered more but by the time my huge bowl of ramen arrived I was glad we didn’t.
Hanamizuki only serves ramen for lunch, so keep that in mind if you decide to go. I ordered the Shoyu Ramen (bottom) and Andrew ordered the Miso Ramen (top). So far this is my favorite ramen restaurant, and I’m so glad it’s close enough to get when I’m craving it!
What to Do
We spent a lot of our weekend just relaxing at the hotel, but we spent Saturday afternoon out exploring Orlando. We wanted to find something new to do, something that wasn’t Disney-related or a typical Orlando attraction.
We ended up visiting Gatorland, which was a short drive from StaySky Suites. Since we are Florida residents, we get half off of admission!
Living in Florida my entire life, I’ve seen my fair share of alligators. But it was so cool to see so many of them at Gatorland! And some of them were HUGE! We had a lot of fun walking around and checking out all the exhibits. The shows were great, too. The people who did the shows we watched were so funny!
What are some of your favorite things to do in Orlando?