Key Largo is the setting for that classic Humphrey Bogart film of the same name. It is the northernmost island that makes up the Florida Keys. It is also the largest at 33 miles (53 kms). The island itself is an exposed coral reef and easily accessible from mainland Florida. It is just an hour, by road, from two airports. [More]
Universal CityWalk is a modern looking entertainment, dining and shopping complex set on 30 acres of land. Opening in 1999, it is located at the entrance of Universal’s other Orlando property – Universal Parks & Resorts. Visitors have to negotiate the CityWalk to get through the Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure.
Touted as ‘The Entertainment Capital of Orlando,’ it is a great location for families, teens, young adults, couples and mature visitors. It is frequented by tourists and the local Orlando residents – and that is always a good sign. [More]
Orlando is known by several names throughout the world including, “Theme Park Capital of the World” and “The City Beautiful.” They are well deserved and not without good reason.
One of (the many) the reasons are the hundreds of lakes that dot the Orlando region. Orlando itself has about 80 odd lakes. The largest of which is Lake Apopka. The most famous are probably Lake Buena Vista and Lake Eola.
Best known for it’s interactive hotels, unique restaurants and never ending Disney inspired theme parks, Orlando, Florida is much more than the kids capital of the world. Hiding in the shadows of Universal Studios, Disneyworld theme parks, and kid-proof attractions is a city filled with amazing food, culture, and entertainment. Do not believe me? Here is a list of the Top 5 Orlando Attractions for Adults. 1. Kennedy Space Center Tour: An inspiring journey through time... [More]
Disney sure knows how to capture magic. Whether it is in their movies or theme parks, they somehow manage to bring it up close and make it fun. In the Disney Boardwalk, resort of Orlando they have brought 1930s Americana to life. [More]
The Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf Course in Orlando is a really great place to have fun and adventure – for adults and kids. Most of the holes are challenging – but not too much – and pretty. The course is well-maintained and manicured with original-seeming pirate village and other buccaneering settings. Though, they can seem rather gimmicky and contrived. [More]
Just because Orlando isn’t some big city like New York, it does not mean that it does not have a very active nightlife. Here’s a short list of some of the more popular places: [More]
Winemaking and grape growing has a long history (around 350 to 400 years) in the Florida region. The climate of the area and its soil is ideal for grapes. There are two strands to Florida’s winemaking history. One suggests that Spanish explorers, who founded Florida, discovered the local wild Muscadine grapes and began to make wine from it. [More]
The Fun Spot Action Park in Orlando has an unmistakable giant Ferris Wheel that can be seen for miles around. It is located not far from Universal Studios. This is not your regular theme park but a throwback to the great times of the joyous amusement park era when events and activities did not seem so stage-managed. [More]
Walt Disney’s Epcot Center is about 22 miles (36kms) or a half hour drive from Orlando airport. [More]