Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
The wow-factor is major at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, an enchanting retreat with thrills up its sleeve. The resort is encased under a glass atrium, with unforgettable adrenaline hits in the expansive Cypress Springs Water Park. Not for the faint-hearted, the Big Cypress water slide features a 35-foot (10m) free-fall drop, while the Tamiami Twister is a dual water slide for racing. Kids can splash around at the Treehouse Playground or learn to surf on the FlowRider, while you order a bucket of brews at the South Beach pool.