Our first travel experience in the US by air from New Jersey was to Orlando,Florida. We were super excited to visit the city best known for its theme parks, a place where you can revisit your childhood and live every bit of it. Our trip was for 4 nights/5 days during the month of November, which is one of the best times to visit the state.
We planned our trip right before thanksgiving break, from 17th to 21st Nov, 2018 as the theme parks would be crowded during the break. Since we were going for a very short time and wanted to make most of our trip,we planned to visit Universal Studio and Islands of Adventure and decided to stay on International Drive, Orlando which is one of the best locations for vacationers travelling on a budget. The hotels/resorts are affordable and are either at a walk-able distance from the theme parks or have free shuttles to the theme parks.
We booked the hotel just a month before travelling and spent around $250 on it for the entire duration of our trip. Being a peak season for travellers and booking a few weeks before the travel, this was a great deal especially with the great continental FREE breakfast every morning :) We also got our park tickets around the same time. We bought the tickets from their official website which has a lot of plans that you can choose from. We decided to go for the 2 day - 2 park (One park per day) plan.