New Year’s Things to do in Orlando

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Looking to ring in the new year someplace special? Why not consider spending the last moments of 2014 in sunny Orlando, Florida? With plenty of exciting and unique ways to celebrate the last holiday of the year, Orlando is a great family-friendly New Year’s Eve destination that’s sure to please. Check out our list of suggested Orlando attractions, and share your own plans in the comments! What would a visit to Orlando be without a little bit of Disney? Celebrate 2015 at one of Disney World’s many themed parties, including events at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studies. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving in Florida 2014

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If you’re going to be in Florida for Thanksgiving weekend, we have one thing to say. Great idea! Being there during the off-peak season, you’re likely saving on airfare and avoiding crowds. This is to say nothing of the wonderful weather in Florida this time of the year. Now that you’re there, what should you do? We have some ideas we’d like to share with you. We’ll focus on Orlando and Miami attractions since they’re the two most visited cities in Florida. LEGOLAND Florida When you think of Orlando attractions, theme parks likely come to mind. With so many options, some are … [Read more...]

Orlando Attraction Tips

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Live in the Orlando area or traveling there sometime soon? We have some great tips to save you money and add to your overall experience. As you likely know, there are plenty of Orlando attractions for the entire family, so deciding which to visit during your stay can be daunting. We’re here to help with tips for enjoying your favorite attractions and suggestions for excursions that are a little off the beaten path. If you’re planning to visit SeaWorld, we have some tips for maximizing your experience. If you're interested in a photo op with Shamu and friends, plan to be at the front … [Read more...]

Halloween in Orlando 2014

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It’s that time of year to get freaked or get freaky. If you live in the Orlando area or will be traveling there this Halloween, you’ll be excited to know that there is plenty to do to celebrate the holiday. In fact, in addition to some Halloween-exclusive events, Orlando attractions are joining in the festivities with some scary additions of their own. Read on to find out about some of the Halloween highlights happening in Orlando this year. Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular  October 25-26, 12 pm – 8 pm http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/spooktacular/ If you’re … [Read more...]

Visit SeaWorld Orlando with Smart Destinations!

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SeaWorld Orlando is everyone’s favorite sea life park. With everything from awe-inspiring animal performances and informative exhibits to thrilling theme-park rides, SeaWorld is a must-visit Orlando attraction. Of course, SeaWorld is more than just an entertainment destination, it’s a leader in conservation and rehabilitation efforts for marine animals from around the world. With more than 50 years of responding to wildlife crises big and small, SeaWorld Orlando has been able to save the lives of thousands of injured or endangered creatures, including sea turtles, manatees, and many marine … [Read more...]

Orlando Vacation Tips

Orlando Vacation Tips

Orlando has long been the place where special family vacations happen. Filled with great family-favorite attractions like SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida, The Kennedy Space Center, WonderWorks, and more, Central Florida has so much to offer kids of all ages that it’s hard to decide what to do during your vacation. Of course, big-name attractions like theme parks often come with a hefty price tag, meaning that you’re likely to start crossing things off the list on the basis of price alone if you’re paying gate price for these attractions. Fortunately, with an Orlando … [Read more...]

Kennedy Space Center Ticket Discount

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When planning Orlando vacations, many tourists are looking for fun attractions their kids will love other than the giant theme parks. Whether you’re avoiding Disney World and its contemporaries because the prices are too high, the lines are too long, or the crowds are too dense, a solution to your itinerary woes is simple. A low-stress, entertaining, and educational trip to the Kennedy Space Center is an alternative that will impress the whole family. Every year, millions of visitors travel to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center, located on Merritt Island amid a huge wildlife … [Read more...]

Orlando Summer Events 2014

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If you are familiar with Florida, then you are already probably aware of all the stellar Orlando Attractions that are basically open and available throughout the year. That said, summertime ups the ante a bit and there are even more Orlando Summer Events to enjoy during the warmest months of the year. On June 22nd, the CAHM Festival will be celebrating the culture of the Caribbean community from 12pm - 8pm. Festival attendees will have the chance to sample Trinidadian, Guyanese, Jamaican and Haitian food before rocking out to music from the islands of Grenada, St. Lucia and the Bahamas. The … [Read more...]

Orlando July 4th 2014 Attractions

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While it may seem early to be planning for the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US is only a month away. Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting places to be when the day arrives, as celebrations are plentiful and the spirit is jovial. From theme park extravaganzas to gazing at fireworks displays with your family, the mood is festive. Some of the most well-known Orlando attractions for the Fourth include Red Hot & Boom in Altamonte Springs, the raucous celebrations at Disney World, and the fireworks in downtown Orlando. Red Hot & Boom! is the most popular fireworks … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions List

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When it comes to Florida attractions, Orlando has it all, from theme parks to museums and everything in between. In fact, there are so many things to do in Orlando that some tourists are scared away by a fear of high admission prices and chaos—the last thing you want on your vacation! However, planning a vacation to Orlando can actually be fun and affordable if you know what Orlando attractions are available to you. All 44 of these Orlando attractions are yours to explore on one convenient Orlando attractions pass when you travel with the help of Smart Destinations. Take a look at what we … [Read more...]