Destination guide

Lots to do in Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista might mean 'beautiful lake view' but in this Florida city, most eyes are cast in the direction of the dreamy spires of the Magic Kingdom. It's all about Disney World here, which sprawls magnificently a few minutes' walk to the west. With Lake Buena Vista vacation rentals going big on the family angle, you'll be spoilt for choice. Affordable apartments, astounding condos, and luxurious villas clamor for your attention among manicured lawns and spectacular pools. But even if Disney remains your main focus, don't forget this is the "capital of theme parks." Don't miss Universal's thrills or SeaWorld's wonders.

Things to do

Unmissable sights in Lake Buena Vista

If Lake Buena Vista vacation rentals are on your mind, then it's a fair guess Disney World is the reason why. For those with little ones, the Magic Kingdom guarantees wide-eyed wonder and wows a-plenty. There's so much here that's unmissable, starting with Universal Studios. Here, the rides will put you center-screen in the thrilling world of the movies. A different kind of thrill is to be had at the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, which showcases real-life space adventures through the ages. For animal lovers, the watery fun of Seaworld is not to be missed.


Lapping up the fun at Lake Buena Vista

Theme-park family fun is the name of the game for those staying in Lake Buena Vista vacation rentals. There's something for all the family here: fairy-tale magic and cute Disney characters for the youngest; barrel rolls and butterflies for the older kids on the wilder rides. Adults don't have to miss out either: there are plenty of nearby malls for shopping, and world-class golfing greens for teeing-off on. You could catch a lavish evening show in one of the many hotels, or tuck in to sumptuous dining at top-rated Orlando restaurants.


Making the most of Lake Buena Vista's magic

Lake Buena Vista weather is rarely anything other than warm and humid. This is Florida, after all, but the temperatures and crowds are definitely at their peak in the summer vacation months. Late spring or winter are good times to come when the heat is milder and the queues shorter. Don't leave it too late in the winter season, though, or you'll bump into the run up to Christmas. This is when the crowds increase, as families head south to make their seasonal wishes come true.

Natural features

Lake Buena Vista—views into Florida's wildlife

Lake Buena Vista itself is a wonderfully sculpted landscape that manages to blend colorful condos and bright-lit hotels with glittering lakes and languid canals. If you want to get up close to the wild splendor of the oceans, you couldn't be better placed. Seaworld Orlando lets you awe at orcas, dance with dolphins, and waddle among the penguins. But don't forget the Florida wildlife to be found outside the parks! Natural wonders such as the gentle manatee, the steel-eyed alligator, or the endless sweep of the Everglades are just a car trip away.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lake Buena Vista

The nearest airport is in Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Buena Vista?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 41,430 vacation rentals near Lake Buena Vista. From 13,632 Houses to 14,188 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Buena Vista for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Buena Vista?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Buena Vista:

  • Champions Gate: 6,823 vacation rentals
  • Regal Palms: 2,177 vacation rentals
  • Florida Center: 137 vacation rentals
  • Bahama Bay: 820 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Reserve: 2,589 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Buena Vista?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Buena Vista. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • ESPN Wide World of Sports: 34,318 vacation rentals
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 42,544 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Disney®: 40,699 vacation rentals
  • House of Blues Orlando: 42,865 vacation rentals
  • Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course: 42,848 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Buena Vista listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Buena Vista?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 13,632 Houses in Lake Buena Vista. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Buena Vista include:

  • Villas: 14,188 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 5,003 rentals available
  • Resorts: 1,038 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Buena Vista?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39,020 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Buena Vista. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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