Most people think of Disney when they visit Orlando, but there are a million and one other things to do if you have time. If you enjoy wine then why not visit the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, approximately 25 miles west of Downtown Orlando, in Cle... Viewed 4897 times.
Kennedy space centre is a truly awesome place to visit. The visitor complex is the best place to start. Here we have an IMAX theatre were they show 2 different films on stunning screens which are more than 5 storeys high. The first film we saw was Ma... Viewed 3950 times.
In days gone by, way before Walt Disney even had his dream, tourists had been visiting Central Florida to enjoy the simple beauty, mild climate, natural springs and crystal clear rivers. Wealthy Americans left the cold northern states to enjo... Viewed 4531 times.
If you’re looking for an educational experience during your stay in Orlando, a visit to the Orlando Science Center is just the ticket! Your family will enjoy the many exhibits, the planetarium, and the programs. If you plan to become a frequent visit... Viewed 3707 times.
Orlando and the buzz it creates for tourists and locals alike with its heady mix of theme parks, shopping, eating and drinking is a Mecca for millions of tourists every year, but sometimes you have just got to escape from this buzz and relax a little... Viewed 5720 times.
A really interesting day out, as I found out recently, is a trip to Mount Dora. Mount Dora is located about 25 miles north west of Orlando and is a small pleasant town with a character all of its own. It does not have the ubiquitous U. S. “st... Viewed 3998 times.
Daytona Beach may not be renowned as the prettiest beach in Florida, or indeed the United States, but it has to be one of the most fun beaches with so much to do and watch! And it’s legendary throughout the world for being able to drive right onto th... Viewed 6119 times.
Millions of people held their breath back on the 19th July 1969 as Neil Armstrong searched for a safe place to land the lunar module on the moon. “The Eagle has landed” crackled through the radio to earth. Many back on earth gasped at the sheer thoug... Viewed 4832 times.
Although we love the fun and excitement of Orlando, and especially being at our villa, we often fly into Miami, and try to fit in a couple of days in this fascinating and diverse city. Like us, many people love Miami – the rich and famous – b... Viewed 7946 times.
If you visit Florida you cannot fail to hear the name, Henry Flagler, as he was one of the state’s most famous entrepreneurs, who built magnificent luxury hotels, and constructed a railroad from St Augustine to Key West, no mean feat. It was he who f... Viewed 5044 times.
Celebration is close to the Disney Theme Parks but is a world away from the noise and bustle. It was founded by the Walt Disney Co. in 1994 on Disney-owned land and consists of a series of developments, which are made up of homes built in various sty... Viewed 4825 times.
It takes about an hour to get to Kennedy Space Center from the Davenport villas but it is an easy drive and it is well worth the journey. It would probably take more than a day to do everything justice and you can go on two consecutive days fo... Viewed 3718 times.
Kissimmee Old Town is a part of the holiday area where you can be entertained without spending any money. If you visit late morning you can look at the shops in peace and potter and view the full range from cheap and tatty to quality and beaut... Viewed 4304 times.
A visit to a museum is not an activity readily associated with a Florida holiday. But for a different activity (and a bit of culture), a visit to The Morse Museum is a very pleasant addition to a holiday. Winter Park The Morse Museum... Viewed 4932 times.
The Boardwalk, close to Epcot, and signposted from within Disney World is a wonderful relaxing place to visit, particularly in the evening. It is themed on an Atlantic seaside resort from a bygone era. You can almost see the ladies in their long dres... Viewed 5654 times.
The Gulf Coast is only about an hour and a half from Orlando and has some of the most amazing beaches in Florida. If you fancy a break from the Parks then why not plan a different sort of day which will still appeal to all of the family. Start... Viewed 4951 times.
Most visitors to Orlando come for the various theme parks – Mickey Mouse has been the major tourist attraction for many years. However – if you want to get away from the crowds and take a break from the standard attractions and theme parks – w... Viewed 3624 times.
If you feel the need for a quiet day away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks then spend it at Mount Dora – you won’t be disappointed. Easily reached from Orlando in around 45 minutes along the US 441, it’s a town untouched by the fr... Viewed 4585 times.
A visit to the Orlando area of Florida would not be complete without a visit to the town of Celebration, it is one of our favourite places and we are sure you will love it just as much as we do. Situated off Highway 192, close to the I4 junction, you... Viewed 5151 times.
This lovely city with a fantastic mix of old and new is well worth a visit either as a day trip or even longer as you are taken in by St Augustine’s charm.. Founded on August 28 1565 by Spaniard Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St Augustine is th... Viewed 4527 times.
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