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Top Five Things to do at Westgate Town Center #WGTownCenterWeekend

I recently spent a weekend at Westgate Town Center in Kissimmee, Florida.  With the variety of activities and things to do at and around the resort, a weekend is just not enough, so I have narrowed it down to my Top Five.

1. Fuel Up with Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fuel up at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill, which features a wonderful breakfast buffet each morning.  I’ve never been much of a buffet person, but this is not your average buffet. It includes eggs, potatoes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, yogurt, seasonal fruit and more, plus coffee and juice and all for less than $12 per person.  It was the fuel I needed for the busy day ahead.

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2. Play Outdoors

Westgate Town Center has everything from mini-golf to bike rentals to paddle boats and swan boats.  First up, a bike ride.  The hour long rental was the perfect way to explore the beautiful resort.   We rode around through the town center all the way to the vacation villas, made a stop at Joe’s Marketplace & Deli for some water, and to cool off a bit, and back around the resort again.  We rode around until we could count all 14 pools, but that task was a little more difficult than we thought.

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Following the bike ride, we decided to rest a bit before our next excursion.  It was nice to just sit and people watch for a bit.

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Next up…Swan Boats on Swan Lake.

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20140510_134628_LLSBy the end of the swan boat adventure, our legs were feeling a bit like jelly, so it was time to head inside for some indoor activities.

I got a little distracted watching Frozen, as other 5 and 6 year olds joined me.

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The Swan Lake Activities Center was playing Frozen on loop the entire weekend.  I didn’t mind at all hanging with the 5 and 6 year olds singing “Let It Go.”

3. Release Your Inner Artist

My fiancé and I signed up for candle making.  You begin with a blank canvas and about a dozen different paint colors and the activities staff lets you loose to create a work of art, even down to the color of the wax.  Since it was Mother’s Day weekend, I decided to design a gift for my mom, my fiancé decided to do the same.

candlesAdam’s lovely candle is on the left, I giggle every time I see it.  What is it?? No one knows! But his mom loved it.   Mine isn’t much better; my artistry does not extend to paints.  We had a great time and laughed a lot.  I would love to go back and make more candles.

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I’ll definitely be back when the water park opens up, so I can make more candles then 🙂

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4. Take a Bath

When your bathtub is the size of a small swimming pool and lights up like a disco, how could you not take a bath?

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 5. Relax

That’s right, when you are on vacation the number one priority should be to relax and spend quality time with the ones you love.  Westgate Town Center is the perfect relaxation spot.  With 14 pools, spacious rooms and a variety of resort activities, just let everything go and enjoy the moment.

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Paradise Found at Westgate Town Center

Six bloggers. One mission. HAVE FUN!

IMG_7490That was the goal a few weekends ago while staying at Westgate Town Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

I’m a little ashamed to admit that all this time living in Orlando, and working right down the street, I had no idea how much Westgate Town Center had to offer.  Round the clock activities, amazing food options and just 10 minutes from Disney; it’s like living in a dream world.

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I left work on Friday night, only to feel instantly relaxed when I arrived on Westgate property.  The tropical landscaping and tree-lined driveway leading the way to the resort entrance give you the sense that paradise is just ahead.  Shortly after making it through the security gate, you are welcomed by the towering Town Hall.

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This is where I checked in.  One thing I love about Westgate is the customer service.  Everyone is so warm and welcoming.  The Town Center is also where families can purchase attraction tickets and even catch a movie in the Disney movie theater.

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I was handed my keys and map of the property and shortly escorted to my home away from home for the weekend.

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We opened the door to our room and instantly felt even more relaxed.  Like a little kid, I ran through the spacious room yelling out each time I saw something I liked…

“Look at the huge bed”
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“Look at the massive bathtub”

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“Oh my goodness, look at the view”

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Yep, that was me on Friday night.  It doesn’t matter how many times I stay at Westgate, every time feels like the first and I fall in love with the resort even more.

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We took a little time to freshen up and relax before heading out to dinner.  I plopped down on the comfy leather couch, and to be honest, I didn’t really want to get up.

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But, soon, my stomach began to rumble, so it was time to eat.  We walked to Drafts Sports Bar and Grill and again the customer service was spot on.  And, the food was just as good.

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After dinner, we strolled through the property, beneath the full moon.  Swan Lake sits in the center of the property, and the water glistened under the full moon, it was picturesque.

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We made it back to the room and sat on the balcony and watched the Disney fireworks before calling it a night.  Seriously, how often can you say you watched Disney fireworks from the comforts of your home away from home?

IMG_7372 I sure did sleep good that night and dreamt about all the fun activities I was planning on doing the next day.

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Thank You Mom

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS OUT THERE!

I am so lucky to have grown up in such a supportive family. I truly feel blessed to have both my parents undying support. They are my motivation and the ones I turn to for advice.

Especially my mom.
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I have always had a great relationship with my mom. She’s the one I call when I have good news and she’s the one I turn to when things go wrong. It’s nice to always have someone there who will listen. Today I honor my mom and all the amazing things she has done for our family.
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Because of her…I’m the person I am today.
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