For a change to the theme parks and the hustle and bustle of the centre of Orlando, why not treat yourself to a day out at Winter Park. This is described by the locals as being “Little England”. This is because it looks like an English country town, ... Viewed 3939 times.
If you fancy a day, or even a weekend, at the beach and do not want to drive too far head for Cocoa Beach. This beach is only an hours drive from Orlando on the east coast which is more popularly known as the Space Coast. It is located on a barrier i... Viewed 4300 times.
One of our favourite places to visit in Florida is Passe-a-Grille beach at St Petersburg. We take a drive over and spend the day there where they have being laid back down to an art. It is worth waiting for the spectacular sunset, so make sure you ha... Viewed 4210 times.
Pinewood Estates at Christmas You have just got to love staying in a villa in Kissimme at Christmas time - one day you are at the Razzamatazz of Mickey' s Very Merry Christmas party and the next you can visit the elegant and elaborate decorat... Viewed 4820 times.
We set off from Championsgate around 0800 in the morning to make our journey to Webster Market which is held every Monday morning. The actual number of miles is only forty five, but our Sat Nav told us it would take at least ninety minutes to get the... Viewed 4187 times.
American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is situated in Titusville on Florida' s Atlantic coast. If you have ever been to see a rocket launch, you may well have been to Titusville since there is an ideal viewing site on Titusville Beach. Here ... Viewed 3621 times.
If you have more than 2 weeks to explore all that Orlando has to offer, of if you have already visited Disney and the various parks many times before, and you are simply looking for an unusual experience, then you may be interested in trying out some... Viewed 3725 times.
Now, Historic Bok Sanctuary was hardly on our radar for a visit. It had always conjured up thoughts of somewhere serene, with spiritual or religious connotations that didn’t really fit, or appeal as part of a fun holiday around the Orlando metropolit... Viewed 3564 times.
Like any sizeable city Orlando has attractions that very few visitors would even think about investigating and even its own citizens will probably not have visited, unless they were on a school trip! The Orlando Science Center almost certainl... Viewed 3814 times.
The Andretti Thrill Park is a real boys day out and a good opportunity for the girls to go shopping while their menfolk are looking the other way! ! ! Take the credit cards, girls! There are several Go Kart courses to choose from: Supe... Viewed 5012 times.
If you fancy a little flavour of Greece during your Florida holiday then head off to Tarpon Springs. Greek people were brought to Tarpon Springs to dive for sponges in the heyday of that industry. Today, Tarpon Springs has more Greek/ American reside... Viewed 4776 times.
DOLPHIN CRUISE Spongeramas Cruise Lines are located at The Sponge Docks and here you can pick up a Dolphin Cruise. The boat takes you to Anclote Park on the Gulf of Mexico. Cruising down The Anclote River you will enjoy a view of the A... Viewed 4287 times.
A day at the zoo is always the perfect family day out and Parents magazine has just voted Lowery Park Zoo the number one in America. This zoo is located in Tampa; an easy drive from your holiday villa. They have just completed Ituri Forest an... Viewed 3893 times.
Brevard Zoo is in Melbourne on North Wickham Road. This charming little zoo was the brain child of one Frank Vega. He enlisted the help of like minded people and locals and together the zoo started to take shape on land donated by a local bus... Viewed 4660 times.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens are located on Bay Shore Road in Sarasota which is on the Gulf Coast side of Florida. These gardens have been operating since the 1940s. This makes them one of the oldest atractions in Florida. At one time this area wa... Viewed 4056 times.
The Mote aquarium is loceted in Sarasota on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is a good place for anyone who really wants to learn about sea life and there are more than 100 different varieties of marine life. Here there are interactive... Viewed 3929 times.
When my boys were young, their absolute favourite outing was to a science museum and there is a cracking one in Orlando. The history of this museum dates back to 1955 when a group of like minded locals created a travelling exhibit that they t... Viewed 4303 times.
One of our favourite day trips when we are in Orlando is to Passe a Grille beach beside St Pete Beach on the Gulf Coast. We pack a picnic, load up the car and head for St Pete Beach. Once you leave the causeway over to St Pete beach take a le... Viewed 4000 times.
No trip to Florida should end without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. When you are so close it would be criminal not to visit the most historic place in America – from where all the space missions leave. It is situated about one hours drive from... Viewed 4630 times.
Daytona Beach – A great day out Daytona Beach is one of Florida’s most popular east coast beaches and spans approximately 23 miles along the eastern coast of Florida. It is simply a must if you want to experience a totally different style bea... Viewed 4160 times.
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