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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Things to Do in Orlando for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for new things to do in Orlando this Valentine's Day? We've come up with a quick list to get you started - but hurry! There's only about a week left to plan. Here's a look at what you can do to wow your date in Orlando this Valentine's Day: Make the Most of Your Park Pass Most Orlando vacations typically include a visit to a top-rated amusement park like Disney World or Universal Studios. Grab your date and your park pass and head over to your favorite park for the night, no reservations needed. You'll never run out of things to do or see, and a walk through the park after sundown may prove pretty magical. Think of the fun you'll have trying to hunt down a secluded spot to steal a kiss, or the thrill of riding a roller coaster holding the hand of someone you love. If you don't … [Read more...]

Orlando Attractions for Sports Fans

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It's no surprise that there are plenty of Orlando attractions for sports fans; Florida's warm weather and leisurely attitude make it a perfect spot to practice your golf swing or take a spin around an outdoor race track. And speaking of race tracks, let's not forget that Florida is the headquarters of NASCAR. Here's a look at how you and your fellow sports fan can get the most out of your next Orlando vacation: Go Karts, Games, and the Great NASCAR Track Channel your favorite NASCAR driver at Fun Spot's two Florida locations in Kissimee and Orlando! Each Fun Spot Florida location offers its own unique Go-Kart tracks, with multilevel racing and track challenges like hairpin turns and 30 foot hills. The Vortex track at Fun Spot USA even has a 32 degree banking curve - steeper than any on … [Read more...]

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts

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With the weather finally cooling down to a comfortable temperature in central Florida, October is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and festivals. For an event that the whole family will enjoy, head to the annual Winter Springs Festival of the Arts, just north of Orlando. This family-friendly weekend festival celebrates fine art, food, wine, and music—presenting the best of Central Florida’s creative personalities in a way that is inviting and engaging. In its fifth year running, The Winter Springs Festival of the Arts will take place from 10 AM to 5 PM on October 20th and 21st, 2012. The open air festival runs along picturesque Blumberg Blvd, behind the Winter Springs Town Center. Presented by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with … [Read more...]

8 Free Things to Do in Orlando

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As summer comes to an end in the northern parts of the country, it's a great time to head south and hit Orlando, Florida—one of the biggest entertainment destinations on the east coast. Whether you're visiting all the big parks like Disney World and Orlando or planning for a more laid back trip, you'll soon realize that the cost of a vacation in this thriving city can add up fast. Fortunately, an Orlando vacation doesn't have to cost a fortune. If you look for discounts on the top attractions and take advantage of the numerous free things to do in Orlando, there's no reason why your vacation can't be fun-filled and budget-friendly. Unsure of what free activities Orlando offers? Check out this list of 8 free things to do in Orlando and add any or all of them to your itinerary to … [Read more...]

Things to do in Orlando for Adults

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Though Orlando is probably the first choice destination for kids, there are countless things to do in Orlando for adults. Whether you’re looking for shopping, dining, or high-speed thrill rides, you’ll be able to find it all in this exciting and vibrant city. Orlando for the Thrillseekers Orlando is a must for any ride enthusiast. From the parks of Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, there’s undoubtedly an attraction for adrenaline junkies with or without kids. Adult thrillseekers will love rides such as the Tower of Terror and The Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Manta and Kraken coasters at Sea World, the Incredible Hulk Coaster and Dragon Challenge Coaster at Islands of Adventure and Universal … [Read more...]

Great Things to Do in Orlando

It’s no coincidence that people choose Orlando, Florida as their vacation destination year after year. With some of the world-class theme parks, nightlife, museums and shopping, there is always something to do in Orlando. Disney World There are endless amounts of fun things to do in Orlando for kids. Of course, the most popular is the original Walt Disney World, which consists of four different parks: The Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT. The Magic Kingdom is classic Disney; Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Railroad are just some of the thrills found here. You can also dance along to the fantastic parades on Main Street, USA, shop for souvenirs and see an incredible … [Read more...]

Smart Destinations Partners with Southwest Airlines Vacations

Smart Destinations has partnering up with Southwest Airlines Vacations for the month of March to offer special deals on two-Day Go City Cards for Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, and Seattle. The sale will run for the month of March and cover passes valid until December 31, 2010. The City Go Card brings the concept of a "city pass" -- or sightseeing pass -- to the US travel market. While having a long history in Europe and parts of Asia, these tourist passes are still relatively new in the US. But since their introduction, their use has skyrocketed: by early 2010 over 3.5 million visits to museums, tours, and things to do had already been made using Go City Cards. The main driver of this growth comes from the combination of convenience, cost … [Read more...]

New Site for Go Orlando Card

The Go Orlando Card site has a completely new look. The old site has been replaced with a new site that offers a number of improvements for customers. First, the site has been folded in under a new top navigation bar that allows customers see all of the Go Cards and Explorer Passes offered by Smart Destinations. Previously, each Card had its own separate site which meant most customers were not even aware they could get Cards in other destinations across North America. Second, more information has been placed at customers’ finger tips. They can learn how the card works, where it is accepted, read reviews by other customers, and see all the VIP extras on the same page. Images and descriptions have been upgraded, navigation streamlined and improved, and other changes have … [Read more...]