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Most Unique Attractions to Experience in Central Florida

Widely known for its crowd-pulling attractions, Orlando predominantly makes the cut for commercials showcasing Florida fun. However, travelers looking for a more offbeat vacation shouldn’t rule out a trip to the area. Beyond the roller coasters, concerts, and conventions, there are countless uncommon adventures. Here are some of the most unique exhibits and experiences in Central Florida. WinterClub Indoor Ski & Snowboard At the WinterClub Indoor Ski Snowboard resort, you can hit the slopes without leaving Central Florida. Using a combination of state-of-the-art simulations and indoor slopes, the resort creates an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the area. Ski and snowboard enthusiasts can improve their muscle memory with a solo ski session, while newcomers can learn the ropes […]

7 Sensory-Friendly Attractions in Orlando

Orlando is famous for its world class, family-friendly attractions. Many of these attractions are also ideal for those with autism spectrum disorder or other sensory processing needs. Some even offer sensory-friendly days, during which the attraction is adapted for sensory needs. We’ve rounded up 7 sensory-friendly attractions in Orlando that you and your family will love. 1. Crayola Experience Orlando Kids of all ages can explore their creativity at the Crayola Experience, located at the Florida Mall. This indoor attraction includes 27 hands-on activities such as naming and wrapping your own crayon, creating your own coloring page, and melting crayons to create souvenirs. Young ones will also enjoy climbing on the colorful two story playground. Sensory-Friendly Features Crayola Experience now […]

February Events at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Located at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a grand, 220-acre facility that plays host to multiple sporting events each month. Whether you’re a participating athlete or a supportive spectator, you will be amazed by the size and scale of Disney’s impressive venue. From large-scale championships and competitions to tournaments and training classes, here are some of the exciting events coming to the state-of-the-art complex in February 2020. Disney Field Hockey Showcase From January 31 to February 2, 2020, competitive field hockey teams are invited to show off their passion and skills at this premier USA Field Hockey­­ sanctioned event that attracts the country’s top players, clubs, college coaches, and recruiters. National Dance […]

DIY Orlando Vacation

In the current digital age, our smartphones have almost completely taken the place of a travel agent allowing us to customize vacations to best fit our budgets and desires. This DIY travel planning can direct us into strange new places off the well-worn roads most traveled. Improved cell phone coverage (and spectacular cameras built into our phones) means our phones have become an absolutely necessary traveling companion. To help you make the most of your time off, we suggest downloading these top travel apps. Booking Flights Hopper This little app can save you a lot in finding the cheapest flight. The best part is it studies the cost of past flights and suggests cheaper dates to fly. I love the […]

February Concerts at Orlando’s Bob Carr Theater

Celebrate the arts at one of Orlando’s top performance venues as the Bob Carr Theater welcomes the following spectacular shows and concerts this February. The Sounds of Revolution, Freedom, & Joy presented by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Orlando Philharmonic’s Music Director Eric Jacobsen conducts two virtuoso soloists for a riveting performance of The Sounds of Revolution, Freedom, & Joy on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 8 p.m. Taking the stage will be Principal Flute Colleen Blagov performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Flute in D Major and guest Jeremy Kittel performing the world premiere of his Fiddle Concerto with themes from the Revolutionary and American Civil Wars. To celebrate the spirit of spring, joy, and youth, the concert will culminate with a rousing […]

Preparing Your Costume for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

The Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend is one of the most popular runDisney events – and it’s easy to see why. Each race course takes you on a magical route through Walt Disney World in Orlando and includes special meet and greet opportunities with your favorite Disney princesses and princes. You’ll also earn a commemorative medal inspired by a Disney princess for each race you complete. Perhaps best of all, you are encouraged to dress up in your most sparkly, fairy-tale attire. Preparing for Race Day Like all other runDisney events, the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend features several events in addition to the half marathon. You can participate in as many as you like. If you choose to complete […]

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Most Valentine’s Day ideas center around romantic love, but the holiday is also a great time to celebrate other types of love, like the love we feel for our friends and family. A Valentine’s Day out with the kids is great fun for the whole family and is sure to create lasting memories. This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and is followed by Presidents Day on Monday, making it the perfect time to enjoy a long weekend trip to Orlando with family. While you’re in town, enjoy some family bonding time with these sweet Valentine’s Day celebration ideas. Celebrate with a Family Dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table Don your most regal apparel and head to Magic Kingdom to […]

Lakeridge Winery Winter Series

To start the New Year off on the right sip, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is putting together a seasonal series unlike anything else in Central Florida. Pairing local wine makers and music creators, Lakeridge’s 2020 Winery Winter Series is pulling out all the sensory stops on select January dates. Have Fun in the Sun and Shade Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards encourages attendees to get as comfortable as possible. Set up your travel chair and bundle up in your favorite blanket to make your outdoor seat the best one at the event. When you’re ready to get back on your feet, challenge your friends and family to a game of corn hole set up right on the vineyard. If you want […]

Orlando’s Best Outdoor Activities

From Brazil to Canada, visitors choose Orlando to not only enjoy immensely popular attractions, but to have a unique Florida experience. Wherever you may call home, Central Florida’s sunny climate and diverse landscape offers you many outdoor activities with opportunities to dip your toes, drop a line, and get on the green. Prime-Time Tee Time Because the state has beautiful weather year round, visitors from some of the greenest regions in the world come to Florida to sharpen their swing. Here are a few of the top Orlando courses to pitch, putt, and par. DubsDread – A short drive from downtown Orlando, DubsDread is embedded in Central Florida history as one of the grandest greeneries. Thanks to lush landscape and […]

Why January Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Orlando Theme Parks

With year-round excitement and on-site entertainment, there’s no wrong time to visit Central Florida theme parks. However, if you’re looking to buy tickets when the prices, lines, and forecast are just right, you might want to block your schedule out at the beginning of the year. Here are five perks that make January the best month to book your stay around Orlando’s most exhilarating attractions. Frugal Flights   For those who want to cut down on spending while also taking the whole family on an unforgettable vacation, January has the most miles to take advantage of. Once the holiday season slows down, airfare drops to surprisingly low rates. In fact, January flights to Orlando, on average, cost 11% less than […]

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