I am traveling alone in Florida for some training. I’ll be here all week. The hotel room is nice. However, downtown doesn’t have places nearby to make my stay easier. For example, it is useful to have a CVS or Walgreens nearby to be able to buy a few things to eat at more reasonable prices than the hotel restaurant. In addition, there aren’t nearby restaurants to offer alternatives. Everything is a few blocks away.
This morning, I walked to the training location. It won’t happen again. It’s a twenty minute walk in Florida weather. The walk back would have been worse, if not for Lyft.
This is my second time in Orlando, also on business. Last stay was near the Convention Center, which was a much shorter drive from the airport. The location was also chock full of restaurants and shops. These things make travel a better experience, especially when you inevitably forget to pack something you need.