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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Orlando Holiday Attractions

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When you think of the holiday season, palm trees and beaches probably aren’t the first things to come to mind. However, wouldn’t it be nice to spend the holidays vacationing in a place where you don’t have to be constantly bundled up and never have to worry about shoveling snow or driving on icy roads? Orlando can offer you all that and a surplus of holiday attractions and events so you won’t miss out on any of the holiday cheer. If you’re looking for some seasonal Orlando attractions to include in your itinerary, start with here with our list of the most fun and festive holiday attractions.   Light-up UCF Every year, the University of Central Florida leads the way in holiday cheer with its presentation of Light Up UFC: “50 Days of Music, Lights, and Ice.” … [Read more...]

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

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Each year, the holiday season offers the opportunity to create another bout of memories to be cherished by you and your family for years to come. This year, celebrate the holidays in Orlando SeaWorld style during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! With a splashing series of events taking place from November 23rd until December 31st, your visit to SeaWorld Orlando provides a wintery, watery wonderland! Enjoy the timeless sounds of Christmas Carols filling the air, enjoy stellar performances by a bevy of familiar characters, marvel at the dazzling Sea of Trees lighting up the water, and so much more! Each area of the park is bustling with celebration and spirit. Village Square: Riddled with towering, illuminated trees shining brightly, it’s impossible to miss the gorgeous Village … [Read more...]

Best Places for School Trips in Orlando

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Kids in the Orlando metro area are in luck when it comes to school field trips. There are plenty of outstanding Orlando Attractions that will make for great destinations to go for a day outside of the classroom. The Kennedy Space Center has to be near the top of any list of the best places to go on school trips in Orlando. Known as the “greatest space adventure on Earth,” the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex gives its guest the opportunity to walk under the largest rocket ever made (it’s supposed to be good luck), meet an actual NASA astronaut who has been in space (and made it back) and touch a rock from the moon. In addition to those special treats, admission to the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to experience Space Shuttle Atlantis, a Shuttle Launch Experience, the … [Read more...]

Orlando Gay Pride Month

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A highly anticipated time of the year for members and supporters of the LGBTQ community – Pride Month is kicking off in beautiful Orlando! Last year’s Come Out With Pride celebration was attended by more than 100,000 visitors, and even more are expected to turn out this year for the festivities to support the movement of increased solidarity and awareness. While the entire month hosts a bevy of Pride events, the official Come Out with Pride day is October 5th – making it the most action-packed weekend to provide the optimal Pride experience! The entire first week will feature a special Come Out With Pride beer garden at Lake Eola, where barricades allow for attendees to walk around the lake, enjoy the festival and entertainment with a cocktail in-hand! Here’s just a taste of … [Read more...]

5 Best School Field Trips in the U.S.

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What’s the best part about going back to school? For kids of all ages, field trips are an exciting break from the daily grind, and they motivate students to take learning outside the classroom. Whether your kids are at public school, private school, or are home schooled, educational trips can be planned to coordinate with school curriculum. All over the country, there are many destinations ideal for field trips, whether you have a whole weekend to spend or just an afternoon. Get inspired for adventure by the 5 best school trips in the United States   San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Students (and adults!) of all ages can’t get enough of the animals at these top San Diego attractions—the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Featuring species from every … [Read more...]