Jungle Adventures Nature Park is located 17 miles east of Orlando in East Colonial Drive. This is a zoo that reflects the natural flora and fauna of Florida and makes a lovely day out, partcularly for regular visitors to Florida who are looki... Viewed 5376 times.
Madeira Beach is about an hour and a half from your Theme Park area vacation villa and there are 2 fun activities to do here. The pirate ship sails from Madeira Beach on the Gulf Coast side of Florida. This is a fun family outing in a recreat... Viewed 5180 times.
The Wells Built Museum is in honour of Dr William Monroe Wells. William was a black doctor in the times of strict segregation who did much to improve the lot of the down trodden black American of those times. In those times no white doctor would ever... Viewed 5069 times.
If you are at all interested in aviation then put Kissimmee Air Museum on your ' to do' list and you can look forward to a treat on your next visit. This museum will not be too far from any villa that you are staying in. Here you can take con... Viewed 7468 times.
Sanford Museum is located in East St Ist opposite Fort Mellon Park and is dedicated to Henry Shelton Sanford. Henry was a diplomat, lawyer and businessman whose importance in the Victorian era can not be over played. He was born in Connecticu... Viewed 5116 times.
In between those wonderful, full days at the theme parks, although fabulous as they are, and they are, you might be tempted to take a day off and have a great day and just chill. A great way to do this is to escape to Cocoa Beach. It is the closest b... Viewed 4887 times.
Florida is blessed with many excellent beaches and visiting one can be inexpensive and make a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. The sun kissed sands are an excellent place to top up your tan or just recharge your batterie... Viewed 5543 times.
On one of the few cloudy evenings in St Augustine we decided to go on the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour thinking that the weather might add to the atmosphere! The tours take place nightly except of Christmas Eve or Christmas night and lasts abo... Viewed 4539 times.
After spending several days visiting the various Theme Parks and Water Parks, we decided to head South and visit Miami. As we had our 2 grandchildren with us, we made several diversions on the way to keep them from getting bored with the driving. Luc... Viewed 4658 times.
If you wish to take a walking tour around The Old City at St. Augustine, they leave regularly and take about 1-2 hours depending on your pace as well as the number of sites you visit and plaques you stop to read along the way. Even if you decide not ... Viewed 4712 times.
One day we decided to head for the beach as it was a beautiful warm and sunny typical Florida day. On the east coast a few miles south of Clearwater is a place called Madeira beach that was recommended to us so we decided to give it a try as ... Viewed 5995 times.
Gatorland is a great place to visit on the last day of your holiday as if you have an evening flight as it is a park you can go around in a few hours. You will find Gatorland on the South Orange Blossom Trail; we usually travel along the 417 ... Viewed 4558 times.
During our recent stay in Florida we decided to spend a few days away from our villa and drive down to the Keys. We stayed overnight in Key Largo - at a small community of town homes, overlooking the ocean. It was an ideal break in the journe... Viewed 5644 times.
…………and following on from our first article, listing ten of the “Top Things to do in Orlando for Free”, here are the final five. Lake Eola Park Situated in Downtown Orlando Lake Eola Park is a popular destination for families. F... Viewed 6186 times.
Apart from the most amazing theme parks in the world, what else does Orlando have to offer? Well of course further afield there are the everglades in Miami, Miami itself, The Kennedy Space Center, fabulous beaches on both the East and West coast and ... Viewed 5193 times.
For those of you who consider yourselves to be wine buffs, and who want a change from visiting parks or shopping, a trip to Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards is an essential day out. Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards is a family business set amongst the ro... Viewed 4790 times.
Our house, in Lake County, is just half an hour from Mount Dora, a beautiful, historical lakefront town. It’s become renowned for its antiques, craft fairs and festivals. These are held throughout the year bringing thousands of visitors to enjoy its ... Viewed 5823 times.
Florida is home to a whole host of fairs and shows. Unlike most English fairs, which are generally named after the region in which the show is held, i. e. Cheshire County Show, Royal Lancashire Show, North Yorkshire Show etc. , events in Florida tend... Viewed 5570 times.
We love visiting our villa at Christmas, as there is always so much to see and do, but this year we were invited by friends to join them on a day trip to Blue Springs State Park, to see the manatees, and escape the hustle and bustle of the parks. Blu... Viewed 7903 times.
While everyone around you makes their way en masse to visit good old Mickey Mouse, why not take a day off to see the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, a well worth the effort two and a half hour drive away on Florida’ s Atlantic coast just... Viewed 6203 times.
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