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Places to go and things to do
We have spent the last 8 weeks here in Orlando and have discovered many things do do that most people miss. One of our favourites is Boardwalk its a pleasant place for an evening stroll and we have found that its an ideal place to park up and and stroll of to Epcot and watch the fireworks. You can also stroll to the gates of Epcot and then catch a boat which calls at Boardwalk and the Yacht Club and then on to Hollywood Studios. My elderly parents really enjoyed the sights and it filled in an evening without having to do a lot of walking.
We have also driven up Hwy 27 to Clermont and along to Winter Garden and also West Oaks Mall. Its much quieter than the usual Florida Mall and Mall of the Millenia and has the same shops.
Being in Orlando for a long time we have also been able to sample a lot of different restaurants our favourites are Carrabas and Chillis.
For villas along Hwy 27 we are now starting to get some decent places to eat Applebees have now opened at Berry Town Centre and the food and service is good.
Many people do not venture beyond the Disney and International Drive areas but there is so much out there to see. Try The Loop for shopping and eating out. This mall is on the Oceola Parkway and is very convenient for villas and hotels in Kissimmee.
One thing a lot of people don't realise is that once you have paid for parking at the parks you can hop from park to park and not have to pay more than the first parking fee.
February and March are a really good time to visit the temperatures are pleasant without being overpowering ( have a sweater for the odd chilly night) and the parks tend to be much quieter then in the peak months.
For first time visitors to Florida the one thing to remember is dress casual and don't bring too many clothes, you are bound to buy lots here and then need to buy another suitcase to take them home. Anyone staying in a villa also has the advantage of laundry facilities. I always wash everything before I go home thus saving a huge wash when I am tired after the long flight home.
Once you have sampled the delights of Florida you will want to come back time and time again.
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