A recent article in the New York Times highlighting the world's top 2015 travel destinations said it best: "Beyond Mickey Mouse: a Disney destination matures." Over the past few years, Orlando has grown into a luxury travel destination known for its outstanding service, notable restaurants and extraordinary local culture. Sure, it's still a top place to take the kids, but why not get pampered after a day at the theme parks? Sophisticated travelers can have it all, thanks to a growing foodie scene, high-end shopping, the city's first five-star resort and a new $500-million performing arts center.
THEME PARK TIPS:
2. Walt Disney World's top restaurants book up to 180 days in advance, so plan ahead or talk to your hotel's concierge.
3. Staying on property at official Disney and Universal resorts will give you more perks, such as early admission and access to dining reservations.