Hi! I have a question for you all. It's rather broad, I realize, but I'll try to put as many details in as possible. My husband and I were all set for a 5 year anniversary celebration at Disney World, where we got married. Our disappointment with this resort has been increasing with each passing year, though, and we're now looking around for another place to celebrate our anniversary. A Florida location would be ideal, since we're now Orlando locals, so we'd prefer a place we could drive to and that isn't extremely far away. We'd considered the Keys, but that's quite a drive.
What we liked about WDW was that we could stay in a luxurious hotel (the Grand Floridian) and have great restaurants like Victoria & Albert's and good restaurants like the California Grill and Flying Fish right there. Are there any places you all could recommend that would fit this bill, as far as having an elegant hotel and great dining nearby? Our anniversary is in August, so it's rather short notice, but we're desperately seeking a truly special experience.
As far as cuisine, we don't really care about the type, as long as it's high quality. Our favorite places to eat here are Victoria & Albert's, Roy's, Boma, the California Grill, and Timpano to a lesser extent. We like all types of food: Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, French, American, etc. etc. We've done beach vacations before where everything nearby offered fried foods only, and that's not what we're looking for. We want something a bit more upscale, with restaurants nearby to interest & inspire us.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!