I needed a hotel room for one night, for just myself. I didn't want to spend more than $75, but I wanted a nice hotel, too. I know, I was asking for a lot in Celebration, FL. But, I found it at the Radisson! Not only was my total less than $75, the hotel and the room were beautiful!
I did have an issue with my door locking, to which I called the front desk and they sent someone immediately to fix it. The maintenance man was so friendly, and he was efficient and quick to getting my door fixed.
I would recommend this hotel AND I would definitely stay here again.
Thank you, Radisson!
I went to Daytona International Speedway on a press trip. Admittedly, this destination wasn't high on my list of places I was most excited to go see. But, once there, there is so much history and fun facts to learn. Even if you aren't a race fan, you'll know the names and recognize the cars. [unless you've been living under a rock your whole life. LOL]
I didn't get to enjoy a race while there on that trip, but I sure am looking forward to going to a race. I can only imagine the sounds and sights on race day!!!
When my family and I went here a few years ago, it was surreal to think that we were standing at the Southernmost Point of Florida. The view is beautiful! We've only been to the Keys once, but I'm looking forward to our next visit!
I love seeing pictures of other families at this location. It seems like the marker looks different in each one. There's new stickers, or it's been repainted. I bet our pictures look completely different. :)
I visited the WorldMark Boulevard for a long weekend in February. I found the room to be clean, loved the well-stocked kitchen, and amenities that I'm accustomed to at WorldMark locations.
We really enjoyed the children's pool and the playground. There were an additional two pools, hot tubs, and a lazy river that had I not been traveling without more adult help, we would have enjoyed. Barbecues and picnic tables dot the outdoor space in between the condos.
The staff was very helpful, parking was a breeze in underground lots, and the worldmark was located close to Highway 15, but far enough away from the strip that it wasn't noisy.
I visited this park with my 2 and 6 year olds during a long weekend in February. We had a great time! The entrance fee is $10. Bring exact cash because if the rangers are on patrol, the fee is self-serve. We gave the Nevada State Parks an additional $10 donation because I only had a $20 dollar bill on me.
The entrance from Highway 15 coming from the west seemed a little sketchy, but proved to be a beautiful and fun drive into the park. It traveled onto reservation land and then down through the Muddy Mountains to the park. We were the only ones on the road. We our car and the whole herd of Big Horned Sheep that we came across! Lucky us. We got to watch them for awhile since there wasn't any traffic. (If you are low on gas, fill up before leaving Highway 15 as there were no services in the park.)
We took two kid-friendly hikes during our visit and checked out the visitor's center as well.
*Fire Wave Hike: This .6 mile one-way hike took hikers around a hill to an incredible formation made of sedimentary rock that looks like a wave. This hike was full sun the entire way, so come prepared. The path was either made of very soft, deep red dirt or we were walking on the backside of the rock itself. The trail was marked with 4ft. trail markers and hikers were meant to follow these markers from point to point so as not to disturb the fragile ecosystem. We thought the wave was really cool, and worth the hike. My 2 year old hiked about half way on his own, and then wanted to be in the pack. Parking for the hike was not well-marked. Parking in Parking Lot #3 and then cross the road to get to the trail. There were no restrooms or picnic tables at this parking lot.
*Petroglyph Canyon/Mouse's Tank: This was another great trail for little ones. The path was soft, red sand/dirt. It did get everywhere. The petroglyphs were easily visible from the path and it was not a long hike to see them. Again, there was no shade on this hike, but the canyon made it feel cooler than hiking in the open desert. At the end of the hike, the path dead-ends at a formation that was thought to have been a drinking hole for a rogue Paiute nicknamed Mouse. I believe that his "tank" of water is only full after a huge rainstorm, so if you visit during the summer, you don't need to go to the end of the trail, just enjoy the petroglyphs instead. This hike was about 1 mile round-trip and flat. It was not stroller or wheelchair accessible. There were vault restrooms at the beginning as well as benches. Picnic tables (with shade coverings) were available across the road from the trailhead.
*Visitor's Center: The visitor's center was a museum that featured the wildlife and cultural history of the park. There was a lot of interesting information, but since not much of the hall was interactive, my boys walked through it very quickly. The ranger on duty was very helpful in giving us information on places to go and services we could get. While this park did not have a Junior Ranger program when we visited, my kids were able to get junior ranger stickers for visiting.
Had we had more time, on the east side of the park are two more places to check out, Elephant Rock, a short hike to a formation that looks like an elephant, and the Seven Sisters, which looked like an incredible place for a picnic lunch or snack pit-stop!
Since we came in through the west entrance, we decided to leave through the east entrance and take the scenic drive through Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It was a great decision! The drive was much more beautiful than what we saw on Highway 15 coming north from Vegas.