Orlando & Melbourne Beach, FL Vacation Recap

February 21, 2019

 

Happy Thursday babes!

 

I’ve been waiting to find some downtime to crank out this post for you guys, as I have so many places to see, things to do, and pictures to share!

 

I've made it easy for you to access everything we did/saw/ate so everything in bold is linked so you can click on the words and it'll direct you to the site to access details, menus, information and more! Every photo that includes a shoppable outfit is also linked so all you have to do is click the photo and it'll direct you to shop the outfits!

 

Just two weeks ago, me and my sister took a vacation to Florida where we spent a few days in Orlando doing all the Disney & Universal parks, then made our way to Melbourne Beach for a few days. I wanted to write a longer recap everything we did on this vacation, as we did so much in the week we were there!

 

We arrived in Orlando on a Thursday and once getting out of the airport, picking up our rental car, and getting situated in the hotel, we spent the night at Disney Springs. If you’re unfamiliar with Disney Springs, it was just opened last year and has tons of amazing spots to dine and shop. Disney Springs is like the amusement park for adults —-food, booze, shopping. There are a ton of fun places we went here, including Maria & Enzo’s, Raglon Road Pub, and Terralina Crafted Italian.

 

Maria & Enzo’s is absolutely gorgeous! It is a more on the spendy side, but the food was well worth it as well as the service.  Terralina had the best salad and sandwiches that were bigger than our heads—seriously! These are two restaurants I would definitely recommend if you’re ever in Disney Springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our second day in Orlando brought us beautiful weather and so much to do. Me and my trusty tripod spent the afternoon doing a fun little shoot while my sister went to a tour/meeting. I spent probably 45 minutes hunting down the best “Instagram worthy spots in Orlando” and I literally found nothing you guys lol, I’m not kidding. Either everything was too far away, or it didn’t fit the type of vibe I was going for with the shoot, or anything else. Just as I was about to give up, I decided to check my maps and find any larger green area on the map near me, and it landed me at Tibet-Butler Preserve. 

 

Tibet was SO pretty, I’m not even exaggerating. It was all greenland, trees, plants and more. It was fun to shoot there because I had this idea in mind that I wanted my photos to look tropical, you know…because I’m in Florida. And it was the perfect spot! My new favorite FL gem.

 

 

 

 

 

In the evening following Tibet, we headed to Epcot—our first time to any Disney park in 15 years!

 

 

One thing to keep in mind at Epcot is that you can spend a lot of money there—and fast (well I guess you can at any Disney park but there’s alcohol and food literally everywhere around you here and so it loops you in to try a little bit of everything). My favorite part about Epcot was that it was split into different locations around the world (if you’re unaware) and they did a phenomenal job at capturing the essence of each culture.

 

We were able to spend a few hours here, so if you’re planning a trip to Epcot soon, we spent about 5-6 here. We didn’t do a lot of rides, it was more sightseeing and eating/drinking, so I would plan on at least 6 hours here!