Kids love the water attractions at Wet 'n Wild, and after braving The Storm, The Bomb Bay and Mach 5, they get to go home with bragging rights. Not all of the rides require dare-deviltry. The Lazy River and Wave Pool await those who want a tranquil water experience. Hotels near Wet 'n Wild on the busy tourist corridor of International Drive enjoy proximity to several attractions and family restaurants, and are within walking distance of the water park.
The Metropolitan Express sits just across the street from Wet 'n Wild next to the entrance to Universal Studios. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast of pastries, cereals, fruits and beverages. Have lunch or dinner at the Shogun Restaurant and for a treat, indulge in a Dairy Queen ice cream cone. Just down the street from the Metropolitan, tour a full-sized replica of parts of the Titanic. Play a round of miniature golf at Congo River Adventure Golf near the hotel.
International Palms Resort
International Palms Resort welcomes families with its kids' suites, which are small rooms sectioned off from the main bedroom and decorated just for the children. Swim in the resort pool and enjoy cocktails from the Pool Hut Bar. Eat in the Coral Key Bar listening to live entertainment, or visit the hotel's Front Street Café for burgers, wings and entrée platters. Nearby Lighthouse Lobster offers many varieties of seafood in addition to lobster. For a variety of steaks or for a full buffet, visit the Ponderosa Steakhouse, which serves a breakfast buffet as well as lunch and dinner.
The Point Orlando Resort
Suites at the Point Orlando Resort come as studios or one- and two bedroom units. You will have a complete kitchen in your suite, a washer and dryer and an in-room whirlpool jetted tub. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the Point Café and Lounge. The Aki Restaurant nearby offers Japanese fare such as sushi, tempura and teriyaki. Combine your dinner and entertainment at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. The theater presents a swashbuckling show with singing and dancing and participation by kids in the audience.
Days Inn Universal Orlando
Get a free shuttle ride to both Universal Studios and Disney when you stay at Days Inn Universal Orlando. Some of the rooms at this pet-friendly Days Inn have a microwave and mini-refrigerator. The kids will appreciate the game room where they can play their favorite video games. For family-style meals, take the kids to Denny's near the hotel. A full menu of options includes the Grand Slam Breakfast at any time of day plus entrée platters, burgers and sandwiches. Red Lobster near the Days Inn offers seafood, pastas and surf and turf. Be sure to sample the signature cheese garlic biscuits.