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Florida resorts are their own destination

Florida resorts are their own destination

Travel is usually about the destination. Families hop in the car or on a plane to see the sights, visit family, take in a conference or tour a theme park. The hotel is usually an afterthought.

But a few Florida resorts offer so much for families, they can be a destination of their own.

The Marriott Orlando World Center sits just across Interstate 4 from Disney, and a recent renovation has taken the property from a convenient base to tour Orlando’s theme parks to a place to check in and never leave.

The Marriott, a AAA-Four Diamond resort, boasts a 564,000-gallon, palm-lined Falls Pool Oasis; a Plunge Zone with two 200-foot winding waterslides and a...