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 refuge eight times the size of Manhattan. You can plan to spend a whole day at KSC, encountering impressive history and fascinating new technology at every turn. When you opt for Kennedy Space Center discount tickets with a Go Orlando Card or Go Select Orlando pass, you’ll gain admission to … [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 New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra will also be providing steel band music. For the 21-and-older crowd, there will be an opportunity to taste the fermented flavors of Caribbean beers like Prestige, Kalik, Red Stripe, Banks, Carib and Presidente. The Go Orlando Card attractions pass can get … [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 festival in the area, and it rocks central Florida annually on July 3rd—because Floridians need two days to celebrate. The event takes place in Crane’s Roost Park and features live music from entertainers of the local and global scale. Food and beverage vendors are aplenty, and sponsor XL 106.7 FM … [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 offer! Orlando Attractions List SeaWorld Orlando LEGOLAND Florida Kennedy Space Center WonderWorks Orlando Ripley's Believe it or Not! Orlando Gatorland Boggy Creek Airboat Tour Titanic the Experience Fun Spot Action Park Dolphin Race Speedboat Jungle Island Florida Winter Park … [Read more...]

Orlando Tourism Discounts

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Orlando, Florida is one of the top tourist destinations in the country—in fact, it was voted the fourth best American destination in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers Choice awards. However, for some of you it might even be number one. With warm weather, a unique landscape, renowned attractions, and a bustling nightlife, Orlando is an ideal family vacation spot because there’s something for everyone. And while it’s certainly possible to spend a lot of money going to all the big parks, it’s not necessary when you take advantage of Orlando tourism discounts. From outdoor adventure attractions like Boggy Creek Airboat Tours and Jungle Island to amusement parks like LEGOLAND® Florida, discounts are easy to come by with Smart Destinations’ Orlando attractions passes. For those who prefer a flexible schedule and have a “see-it-all” mentality, the Go Orlando Card is the best … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Orlando

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The lovebirds are in luck this year, as Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday—the perfect timing for a romantic night out. Of course, you don’t have to be head over heals for someone to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Orlando. Whether you’re heading out on a first date, relaxing or letting loose with friends, or enjoying a weekend with the love of your life, there are plenty of things to do in Orlando this Valentine’s Day. This year, we want to step out of the mold and share some unique and creative ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day. We’ve rounded the coolest ideas and events in Central Florida so that you won’t be left hanging at the last minute. Romance on the Water The tranquil stretches of lakes and canals in Winter Park make for the perfect backdrop to a first date or a relaxing urban escape. A Winter Park Boat Tour leads you through lush landscapes with exotic vegetation, … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Orlando

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While Orlando may not host their own professional football team, it’s none-the-less riddled with NFL enthusiasts, sports bars, and highly anticipated Super Bowl celebrations! If you’re in the Orlando area when the final showdown kicks off, get exploring and make the February 2nd face-off between the Seahawks and the Broncos one for the books!   Super Bowl Block Party: Head on down to the Wall Street Plaza for a FREE showing of XLVIII on their massive 16ft LED big screen. You’ll enjoy musical entertainment by What2Hot.com and Power 95.3, enjoy game-day fare, and take advantage of their generous drink specials. What’s more appropriate than watching the Super Bowl on a big screen, drinking a Coors Light, and chowing down on some wings? Wreckers Sports Bar: Located in the Gaylord Palms Resort, this classed-up sports bar overs one of the best screen displays for … [Read more...]

Top Orlando Winter Attractions

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Orlando, Florida is the go-to winter vacation destination for so many families because of its warm, sunny climate and the amazing variety of Orlando attractions. Of course, Orlando is home to many theme parks, which are fun for kids yet expensive and chaotic during the prime winter months. However, beyond Disney World, Orlando hosts numerous attractions that you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for, and there’s a good chance you and the kids will enjoy them just as much if not more than a over-crowded theme park. Just take a look at some of the many adventures upon which you can embark this winter, from feeding alligators and swimming with manatees to hopping on roller coasters at some of the smaller parks. LEGOLAND® Younger kids will go crazy for this unique theme park devoted to everyone’s favorite colored building blocks—but parents will likely be in awe as well when … [Read more...]

Orlando Holiday Lights

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A warm-weather winter may seem unconventional to some, but it is certainly not overrated. Image you and your family enjoying the holidays among palm trees and swimming pools, visiting the top attractions in sunny style – sans the heavy winter jacket! Orlando offers a bounty of mesmerizing holiday light displays to provide you with all the seasonal charm, without the seasonal weather. So where should you go to experience the optimal holiday lights? SeaWorld To see a real dazzling display this holiday, head over to SeaWorld Orlando! You’ll see soaring fountains, twinkling lights, and festive fireworks choreographed to the tune of some of your favorite holiday songs. The park offers a bevy of seasonal performances: O Wondrous Night – the story of Christmas told with over 30 carols, live animals, life size puppets, and incredible special effects! This new addition to … [Read more...]

NASCAR 2014 Florida Travel Tips

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Start your engines - NASCAR has announced a string of 2014 Sprint Cup events that will bring the legendary racing series back to the Sunshine State beginning in February. Although the races will be going down in Daytona, racing fans might want to head to nearby O-Town to check out some Orlando Attractions while they are in the area. As a new twist for the 2014 slate of NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Daytona International Speedway, fans should be glad to hear that there will now be an Air Titan track-drying system at every Sprint Cup race weekend. "This season has delivered plenty of drama and excitement, and we're anticipating even more for our fans in 2014 now that the Gen-6 car has competed at every track,” said NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations Steve O’Donnell. "Having the Air Titan at each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend allows us to meet a very important goal set … [Read more...]