Blizzard Beach

   

Only Disney could pull of a water park set in a melting ski resort and succeed so spectacularly. There are many high octane rides if that’s what your looking for or alternatively just lie back in your giant innertube and let the currant take you a on a relaxing ride across the park.

   

DisneyWorld.co.uk • 1-800-W-DISNEY

   

1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32830


Typhoon lagoon

   

Set in 56 acres Disney's Typhoon Lagoon offers something for all the family, from one of the worlds biggest wave pools to the children's play area.

   

DisneyWorld.co.uk • 1-800-W-DISNEY

   

Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL


Wet N Wild

   

Orlando's original water park and still one of the best with its many high octane rides for those who dare, to the lazy river for those who just want to lie back and top up their tan.

   

WetNWild.com • (407) 351-1800

   

6200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

 

 

  

 

    

Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf

   

Enjoy two great rounds of miniature Golf while the volcanoes erupt and the calypso beat go's on!!

   

HawaiianRumbleOrlando.com •  407-239-8300 /  407-351-7733

   

13529 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836  &  8969 International Dr.Orlando, FL 32819


Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

   

Crazy Golf at its best, with Two courses on offer. Voted the best course in Florida!!

   

PiratesCove.net • 407-352-7378

   

8501 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

 

   

 

Blue Springs State Park

   

35 miles from Orlando, this tranquil location is perfect for a relaxing family day out. There are many activities available from canoeing, boat rides, swimming, snorkeling, or just come for a picnic and watch the fantastic sunsets. You may even see a manatee.

   

FloridaStateParks.org/bluespring/default.cfm • (904) 775-36663

   

2100 West French Ave, Orange City, FL


Boggy Creek Airboats

   

Glide through the wetlands viewing exotic birds, turtles and the Florida alligator all in their own natural environment. Travelling on an airboat at up to speeds of  45 miles per hour this will be a truly unforgettable journey.

   

BCAirBoats.com • (407) 344-9550

   

2001 E. Southport Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34746


Buena Vista Water Sports

   

Located on the shores of Lake Bryan, participate in the many water sports available or just lie back and relax on the beach.

   

BVWaterSports.com • (407) 239-6939

   

13245 Lake Bryan Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL 32821


Hontoon Island

   

The sister park to Blue Spring but not as popular. An excellent location to go hiking or freshwater fishing.

   

FloridaStateParks.org/hontoonisland/default.cfm • (904) 736-5309

   

2309 River Ridge Road, Deland, Florida 32720


Horse World Riding Stables

   

A good horse beneath you. A blue sky above. And hundreds of acres to explore. No stress! No phones! Just the creaking of saddle leather and the smell of clean fresh air. There are 3 types of guided trail rides available suitable for all members of the family.

   

HorseWorldStables.com • (407) 847-4343

   

RIDING STABLES, 3705 Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34758


Orange Blossom Balloons

   

See Orlando from the air but be ready for an early start.

   

OrangeBlossomBalloons.com • (407) 239-7677

   

Meet at La Quinta Inn, 7769 W. Hwy 192, Kissimmee, FL 34747


Orlando Helitours

   

Take a Helicopter ride and see Orlando from a birds point of view.

   

OrlandoHeliTours.com • 407 397 0226

   

Highway 192, Mile Marker 10, Kissimmee

 

  

 

 

Morse Museum of American Art

   

Home to the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

   

MorseMuseum.org • (407) 645-5311

   

445 North Park Ave, Winter Park FL


Orlando Museum of Art

   

The collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present, African art and art of the ancient Americas.

   

OMArt.org • (407) 896-4231

   

2416 Mills Ave, Orlando FL

 

 

  

 

Florida has some of the best beaches in the US, with many receiving national recognition by the varies grading organizations. The illustrious Dr Beach best beaches list for 2005 had three Florida beaches in its top ten including the number one, North Beach St Petersburg.

 

There are many miles of beaches to be discovered on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, although there are differences between the two. The Gulf coast beaches tend to have very fine picturesque white sand, while the sand on the Atlantic beaches is much coarser and darker. The water is generally a little warmer on the Gulf coast at between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the time of year, although anyone looking for waves should head to the Atlantic coast.

 

From Orlando the closest beach is Cocoa beach on the Atlantic coast, which can be reached in around 45 minutes. Cocoa beach is six miles long and is a popular tourist destination in the summer resulting in it bustling with activity.

 

Also on the Atlantic coast and just under an hours drive from Orlando is Daytona beach. Stretching for over 23 miles, the golden sands are compact enough to drive your car onto. As with Cocoa beach, Daytona is a very popular area with lots to see and do but again it can get very busy.

 

Two quieter beaches to be found on the Atlantic coast are Melbourne beach and East Smyrna beach. Both can be reached in about 1 hour 15 minutes. Melbourne beach is very similar to Daytona although it is much quieter, and the East Smyrna beach tends to be visited by locals rather than tourists.

 

The beaches on the Gulf coast are as good as anywhere in the world. The award winning beaches at St Petersburg and Clearwater  (number one and number four respectively in the Dr Beach best beaches list for 2005) will take two hours to reach from Orlando, while within a further two hours drive down the Gulf coast you'll find the equally attractive areas of Fort Myers, Naples and Marco Island amongst many others.

 

A little further a field is the south coast of Florida which is also home to numerous beaches including the south beach at Miami. At just under 4.5 hours away it is closer than you think and is a hotspot for celebrities. Further a field still is Key West, which offers some of the best snorkeling in the world, you may even spot a pod of wild dolphins swimming by.

 

 

 

 

Tampa Bay Bucaneers

  

American Football

 

Buccaneers.com • (800) 795-2827


 Miami Dolphins

  

American Football

 

MiamiDolphins.com • 1-888-3467-849


Jacksonville Jaguars

 

American Football

 

Jaguars.com • 904-633-2000


Miami Heat

 

Basketball

 

nba.com/heat


Orlando Magic

 

Basketball

 

nba.com/magic


Florida Marlins (Miami)

 

Baseball

 

Florida.Marlins.mlb.com • 1-877-MARLINS


Tampa Bay Lightning

  

Ice Hockey

 

TampaBayLightning.com • 813.301.6600 (6500)

  


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