Let's face it...even with the increasing number of restaurants adding gluten-free choices to their menus, sometimes you want to cook your own meals while traveling, especially if you're going to be gone for more than a few days and are looking to save money. But you can't do that while staying at your typical hotel.
That's where luxury vacation home rental communities like the brand-new Paradise Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida (less than 10 minutes from Disney World), find their niche. You can rent a three, four, or five bedroom private vacation pool home, professionally furnished and decorated and complete with a gourmet kitchen for all your gluten-free cooking needs! To put it plainly, for the cost of a moderately-priced, cramped hotel room, you can rent your very own spacious luxury home where your family can spread out, relax, and cook many of your own meals, reducing your dependence on eating out. All town homes at Paradise Palms even have covered lanais and private courtyards with splash pools. You have all the advantages of a private villa accompanied by all the amenities of a luxury resort, including their Tropical Oasis swimming pool, game room, fitness center, concierge, business center, movie theater, and more!
Centrally located in the heart of the Orlando area with quick access to Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, and dozens of other attractions, this is a resort you'll want to return to year after year with your family and friends. (Be sure to check out all the great special events and festivals coming up at Disney World over the coming year.)
Best of all, we have arranged a 10% discount on Paradise Palm Resort's published rates when you book through an agency called "Florida Scandinavian Vacation Homes and Management." For more information, visit their website or call 800-380-8961. Be sure to ask for Marion and mention GlutenFreeTravelSite Discount Code "GFT" when booking to receive your 10% discount. You can also email Christa with any questions about Paradise Palms Resort and traveling gluten-free to the Orlando area.
Helpful Tips for Dining Gluten-Free on Your Trip
If You Choose to Dine In: You don't have to spend your entire vacation cooking, even if you do want to eat in.There's a company our family likes called GF Meals that delivers ready-to-cook gluten-free meals that you can arrange to arrive at the resort at the beginning of your stay. All you have to do is pop the items in the oven for a quick, easy, and healthy gluten-free meal. You can also find a wide assortment of wonderful gluten-free groceries at the Whole Foods in Orlando.
If You Choose to Dine Out: Disney makes dining gluten-free in its parks very easy, but there are loads of other Celiac-friendly restaurants outside the Disney property as well. Check the listing of restaurants with gluten-free menus on our Gluten Free Restaurant Menus page. Most of the national and regional restaurant chains listed have locations in the Orlando area. You can access their gluten-free menus and list of locations directly from our site. Be sure to also visit GlutenFreeTravelSite to read personal reviews of other Celiac-friendly restaurants in the Orlando area. (Just choose Florida under the United States pull-down menu on the Search Reviews page.)