312 East Morse Boulevard Winter Park, FL 32789 +1 407 644 4056
Scenic Boat Tour, located north of Orlando in the friendly old-style Florida town of Winter Park, provides guests a chance to discover and witness firsthand the fascinating history of the region aboard an excursion boat. Travel through 12 miles of the area's canals and lakes that pass by grand mansions, Rollins College, Isle of Sicily, Kraft Azalea Gardens and more. The tours are narrated, last for an hour and provide amazing glimpses of the natural flora and fauna of the Sunshine State. Scenic Boat Tour has been offering the visiting adventurers, historians and naturalists an alternate Orlando attraction. These world-famous tours have been running for half a century. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Lake Jesup Park is located near Winter Springs, a little northeast of Orlando. This 6-acre park provides visitors a chance to experience a more natural Florida environment. The massive lake encompasses 10,011 acres, making it one of the biggest in Central Florida. Spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings that are filled with old oak trees along with an abundance of native wildlife, including plenty of gators. Activities at the park and lake include fishing, boating, picnicking, airboat rides, hiking, camping, biking and wildlife viewing. Those looking for something more relaxing will find what they're looking for at Lake Jesup Park. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
With numerous events and exhibitions across the year, the Met at Orlando has many people flocking in. Prominent amongst those events are the Friday Jazz shows. Ongoing workshops and live commentaries from experts helps not only educate but also tap the art bone amongst amateurs and art enthusiast alike. A separate children's section houses works of budding artists sure to have coveted works in years to come. Call for museum and event hours before planning a visit.
Fantasy Surf, an indoor water complex located inside the Fantasy World Resort in Kissimmee, is minutes away from Orlando and all of the local attractions. The facilities provide a surfing and wakeboarding experience for those who might not be able to go out and do the real thing. Water enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can experience the thrill of riding the waves in this safe and controlled environment. The three-inch sheet of water provides the right conditions for surfing and the padded walls, floors and beach areas keep you safe. All you need to bring is a bathing suit. Fantasy Surf also features an on-site cafe and surf shop. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
7769 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, FL 34747 +1 866 578 3031/+1 407 578 3031
Painted Horizons hot air balloon tours provides amazing views around the Central Florida region, which includes Kissimmee, Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resorts properties. The packages include the experience of setting up and inflating the genuine hot air balloon around sunrise, the actual ride over the region, as well as the traditional champagne (or sparkling cider) toast and party upon landing. Painted Horizons provides a bird's eye view as you slowly glide over the area's famous attractions for an hour. The total time required including setup and post-flight party ranges from two to three hours in length.Weather permitting, tours are given daily starting at sunrise. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Orlando HeliTours is based out of the nearby town of Kissimmee, and has been located at mile marker 10 on Highway 192 since `995. Select from a number of Tour Packages providing a birds-eye-views of all the world-famous Orlando regional attractions while riding onboard a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. Orlando tour packages range from a quick 2 to 3-minute flight or a 10-mile flight over various attractions in the area, up to a Grand Tour package that covers around 65 miles of flight and over 20 famous Orlando attractions. Orlando HeliTours is great for adventurous travelers. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company is The Official Carriage Company For Celebration, Florida. Find the office south of Orlando in Saint Cloud, or make reservations for a weekend ride in the nearby beautiful and tranquil town of Celebration. Rides are offered Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons. Choose from a one or two horse-drawn carriage ride between two elite teams of Percheron horses for a romantic ride just for two, or make arrangements for a special group or family ride. Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company also provides pony rentals, hayrides and sleigh rides for birthday parties, holidays or other special occasions. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Kissimmee Ghost Tours is situated southwest of Orlando, and provides a hair-raising ninety-minute tour into the spirit realm of Kissimmee. Reservations are required for the nightly walking tours that depart at 20:30 from the downtown Kissimmee's historic Welcome Station. Join an informative guide that provides intimate details and intriguing stories of the city's history including the mysterious and out of the ordinary ghostly happenings that have occurred throughout. Some of the ghostly tales include a headless horseman, a little girl in a playground, the Hanging Tree, the Ghost of the Lake and many more. Kissimmee Ghost Tours also provides private group tours ranging from two people up to 100. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Ice Factory of Central Florida is a short trip southwest from Orlando in the beautiful town of Kissimmee. The motto is The Coolest Place in Town! It features two separate Olympic-class skating rinks offering public ice skating sessions daily on one along with lessons for hockey, speed skating and figure skating for all skill levels. The Ice Factory of Central Florida also features an arcade and paintball area as well as a full size restaurant and bar. Special skating sessions offered include Family Night, DJ Skate, Cheap Skate, Teen Night Dance and summer camps. Parties or groups are welcome. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Ghost Tracker Ghost Tours, located southwest of the city of Orlando in the neighboring town of Kissimmee, offers walking tours through the downtown region. You can get a first-hand experience of some of the famous Kissimmee ghosts. Very informative guides, who know all the details of the many tales, lead you to a number of haunted Kissimmee locations including The Old Courthouse, The Train Station, The Opera House, The Cemetery, The Hanging Tree, The Hospital and more. Ghost Tracker Ghost Tours begin each evening at 20:30 at ToHo Square. The tour is less than one mile long and takes about 90 minutes to complete. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
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