Reservations for 1: Planning a Solo Vacation in Orlando

The good thing about vacationing alone is you decide what to do, when and where, and for how long. Plus, you get the bed all to yourself. Traveling solo can be fun — especially if you know how to do it right. 

But that’s also where a lot of solo travelers feel the pressure. You are the only person making decisions and paying for everything.

Not sure where to start? We can help with that. Here’s your guide to planning the perfect solo vacation in Orlando.

1. Establish What You Really Want to Do

Orlando is filled with a seemingly endless number of things to do. You can spend an eternity trying to do them all, but vacations don’t last forever. You have to use your time wisely.

Make it a priority to do the things that drove you to choose Orlando as your vacation destination in the first place. Are there things you’ve never done? Or do you frequent the city and want to experience the fun of all your favorites again?

You could take the easy route and opt for Orlando’s famed attractions; our status as a Universal Partner Hotel and close proximity to the parks and I-Drive’s entertainment district makes this an easy feat.

Or you can strive for unique experiences you won’t find back home. Some of our favorites include SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival, Orlando Parking Lot Parties, exciting celebrations for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, and more.

2. Set Your Budget

Orlando is one of those cities where you can either go all out on your vacation or ball on a budget.

If you’re coming here for our theme parks, your ticket is probably one of your biggest expenses. However, just because you spent a lot on your ticket doesn't mean you have to go overboard on all your vacation spending.

Look for cost-effective solutions like Rosen Inn’s free shuttle transportation to Universal Orlando and consider going easy on how many souvenirs you buy.

If you’re in town for reasons outside of thrills and want to see Orlando without breaking the bank, we can suggest plenty of budget-friendly activities. Fan favorites include Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Ripley’s Mirror Maze, Dezerland Park Orlando, Orlando escape rooms, and Disney’s Fairways Miniature Golf.

3. Check the Weather Beforehand

Florida’s climate can be unpredictable. They say April showers bring May flowers, so if you’re vacationing here this month, you may want to plan backup activities in the event the weather is less than fair.

Even if it rains, don’t let the sky’s gloom put a damper on your vacation. Indoor activities like escape rooms, entertainment centers with exciting activities like virtual reality, go-karting, museums, and more offer great indoor fun.

4. Pack the Right Kinds of Clothes

Knowing what the weather will be like during your Orlando vacation goes hand in hand with packing the appropriate clothing to wear. Check the weather days before traveling.

Weather can heat up in March, so pack some shorts, tank tops, and short sleeves. However, because Florida’s weather can be so unpredictable, it would do you well to keep an extra hoodie on hand as well.

Depending on your itinerary, your choice of footwear can be anywhere from comfortable and protective to easy to wear and breathable. If you’ve got room in your suitcase, bring a comfortable pair of sneakers and a durable pair of sandals.

5. Decide How You’re Going to Get Around

You’ve got your plans established. Now, how are you going to get to them? Staying at a Universal Partner Hotel like Rosen Inn gets you exclusive perks like free shuttle services to and from Universal Orlando.

We’re also conveniently located on International Drive, which offers the tourist-friendly I-Ride Trolley to get you around town and to the fun in style.

Rosen Inn also has an exclusive partnership with Enterprise. If you’re the kind of person who prefers to drive, then this may be the route for you. Our hotel is conveniently located near all the major highways, like Interstate 4, which makes navigating the big city an easy feat.

Vacation Like a Pro at Rosen Inn

Nothing completes an exciting Orlando vacation like having a cozy hotel like Rosen Inn to come home to. Our hotel keeps you minutes from every bit of Orlando fun under the sun and is the closest Rosen hotel to Universal.