This year we decided to venture off on a good old fashioned road trip for our Thanksgiving vacation. Orlando is an easy 6 hour drive from Charleston, and seemed like a perfect place for a few days of action packed adventure that the whole family would enjoy.
When the Hyatt House offered to host us during our time in Orlando, we jumped at the chance to stay in this beautiful hotel. This new property is right across from Universal and made for the perfect home base.
Breakfast each morning included an all you can eat buffet of everything for every taste. The kids left with full bellies every morning ready to take on the day's activities. The hotel also has a heated pool, which was a great way to relax each evening after a day full of activities.
We spent Thanksgiving Day at the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge attraction that the boys have been dying to see. The kids brought their Disney hats we had from our trip two years ago, and they loved seeing all of Disney decked out for the holidays. It looked totally different than our last visit. After a full day at Disney we had the most delicious meal at Cracker Barrel with all of the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Turkey, dressing, and even pumpkin pie-- and the best part? No clean up required!
While the rest of America was shopping the sales we spent Black Friday at Universal's Volcano Bay. The boys were excited to see Mom & Dad riding the log flume and all of the water slides right along beside them. I felt like a kid, truly! November is a great time to go to Volcano Bay as the weather was a beautiful 81 degrees and the water was heated. The park was not overly crowded, so there was minimal and sometimes no waiting for rides.
Tom & Teddy decked out the boys and hubby with new swim suits and tees for Volcano Bay. Their swim suits are made of a lightweight microfiber material that dries very fast, and their patterns are fun and colorful. No complaining from the boys with "I'm cold!" as their shorts dried so quickly when they got out of the water. All of their products provide UPF protection, which made these a smart choice for the blazing Florida sun.
I highly recommend an adventure vacation for Thanksgiving as this was definitely one for the books. Great weather and great adventures makes for loads of memory making. AND for this, I am truly thankful.
This post is a paid partnership with Hyatt House; however, the opinions are my own.