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Things To Do In Orlando

At this homage to Hollywood, visitors are transported into the make-believe world of TV and movies at two amazing parks - Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventures. For dining and nightlife, stroll along the CityWalk, party in the Latin Quarter or catch a performance of the famed Blue Man Group.

1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-363-8000

To much of the world, Disney is American entertainment. The first outpost of the iconic theme-park empire actually comprises four parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and the futuristic EPCOT. Downtown Disney offers dining and nightlife options that include Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba show, while the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is its own upscale destination.

1200 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32830
Phone: 407-939-6244

We have lift-off! Don't miss taking the family to one of Florida's best attractions, the Kennedy Space Center. With your transport organized, you'll take a virtual flight to the moon and back on this full-day trip from Orlando. Special Offer - Book by October 31, 2009 and the price displayed includes a discount of over 6% off the recommended retail price - BOOK NOW!

Enjoy the best of Universal Orlando® Resort! Receive admission to Universal Studios Florida® and Universal's Islands of Adventure® theme parks, plus all-club access* to the live entertainment at Universal CityWalk®, for up to 14 consecutive days.

This is a historical landmark in Cocoa Beach, stretching 840 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, and features a wide array of restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops. Fishing is allowed on the pier, and rentals are available.

401 Meade Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: 321-783-7549

A 32-acre regional beach park, Lori Wilson Park is a maritime hammock and a site for special events. A 1,000-foot boardwalk features three pavilions, restrooms, concessions and outdoor showers, but the real beauty of the park is reflected in its dunes and maritime hammock and its 3,000-foot interpretive boardwalk.

1500 N Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: 321-455-1380

The Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the Daytona 500. This race is the biggest, richest and most prestigious race in America and annually kicks off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Although the Daytona 500 garners most of the attention, the enormous 480-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe earning it the title of "World Center of Racing."

1801 West International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-254-2700

It's on the doorstep of the Atlantic Ocean. It's in the heart of the "new" Daytona Beach. It's a multi-use facility that hosts conventions, tradeshows, concerts, banquets, family entertainment shows and sporting events. It's the Ocean Center, open for business with 200,000 square feet of interior meeting space.

101 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-254-4500

The Peabody Auditorium is located at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, adjacent to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. This historic building is home to local performances of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, the Daytona Beach Civic Ballet, and hosts events for local schools and colleges as well as national artists and performers.

600 Auditorium Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-671-3461

At the heart of Daytona Beach's most famous shoreline, Ocean Walk Shoppes is a collection of upscale eateries, boutiques and 10 screen movie theatre will captivate guests with afternoon and evening delights. A live web cam at allows guests to view the Ocean Walk Shoppes, Bandshell and the Atlantic Ocean.

250 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-258-9544

Food & Drink In Orlando

Chatham's Place is a local gem and a tourist treasure. It has been one of the highest rated restaurants in Orlando for over twenty years. Chef Tony's Continental cuisine is seasonally driven and comes from his very own organic farm.

7575 Drive Phillips Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-345-2992

Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of the seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you'll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 60 are available by the glass, they will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.

7700 West Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32836
Phone: 407-354-5212

Discover one of Orlando's premier upscale restaurant and jazz lounge located on the famed "Restaurant Row", minutes from the convention center. Offering an unsurpassed dining experience in an intimate Chicago style ambiance, and specializing in steak and seafood, cooked over live charcoal. Vines Grille and Wine Bar also features an impressive selection of fine wines from around the globe, with live jazz performances, great martinis and various chef selections.

7533 West Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-351-1227

Citrus Restaurant features regionally inspired new American cuisine with Latin influences. Voted Best Power Lunch and Restaurant That Says "Orlando" Best Orlando Magazine 2009 Dining Awards. The menu celebrates the bold and distinctive flavors of the Latin culture and presents contemporary takes on classic American dishes. Citrus is an original concept by Urban Life Management Restaurant Group.

821 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-373-0622

Nestled in chic Thornton Park, Shari adds a level of sophistication and a tingle of excitement to the area with its dynamic new style of Asian fusion cuisine. With a full bar and stylish atmosphere, innovative drinks and unique menu selections, it's more than sushi, it's Shari!

621 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-420-9420

Chef owned by Kevin F. Fonzo, K Restaurant and Wine Bar is a nationally recognized, upscale dining restaurant featuring eclectic American cuisine that reflects the season. The entire menu - tantalizing appetizers, exquisite main courses, and decadent desserts offers a wonderful diversity of flavors with influences from all corners of the globe.

1710 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-872-2332

Izzy's Bistro features an array of seafood appetizers, homemade soups, salads and seafood, steak, chicken and pasta entrees. Complement your dining experience with a selection of fine wines and beers from around the world!

6615 North Atlantic Avenue
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Phone: 321-783-4548

Gregory's Steak and Seafood is a Cocoa Beach tradition, featuring the finest beef and the freshest local and Northern seafood.

900 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: 321-799-2557

The only AAA Four-Diamond Daytona Beach restaurant, Azure presents chef-driven, ocean-inspired cuisine artfully infused with regional flavors and a pinch of fun. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Azure features elegant indoor dining that is bright, blue and sunwashed by day and romantic and reflective by moonlight. Beachfront dining is also offered on the elevated outdoor terrace, overlooking the resort's pools and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

2637 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-767-7350

Located on the Halifax River, Chart House offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine and it's not hard to see why the restaurant is a longtime favorite. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, the renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic.

1100 Marina Point Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-255-9022

Showcasing progressive American cuisine, Luma is the ultimate restaurant for fine food and wine enthusiasts who desire either a delicate bite or a multi-course feast in an inviting and alluring atmosphere.

290 South Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-599-4111

Located in Winter Park, The Ravenous Pig offers seasonal American cuisine with menus that change daily. Come enjoy their ever-changing American microbrews on tap and wines from around the world as well as a full bar in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.

1234 North Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-628-2333

With Kids In Orlando

Have some hands-on family fun with interactive exhibits, large-format films and Florida's largest public refractor telescope, available for viewing Friday and Saturday nights. A state-of-the-art children's museum is coming soon.

777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-514-2000

This 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve puts "family" back into "family fun." One of Central Florida's oldest attractions, the "Alligator Capital of the World" has been owned by the same family since 1949.

14501 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
Phone: 407-855-5496

Who wouldn't want to have breakfast with their favorite Disney characters? Sure to bring a smile to every child's face, 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is the place to breakfast with characters from Walt Disney World. You'll travel in style, transported to and from your hotel by luxury stretch limousine.

Nightlife In Orlando

You don't have to go far when eight bars line one short street between Orange Avenue and South Court. Have a blast hopping among The Globe, Wall St. Cantina, Waitiki, Slinapour's, Tuk Tuk Room, Loaded Hog, One Eyed Jacks and The Monkey Bar.

Wall Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-849-0471

It's worth the trudge upstairs through class Antigua, past Chillers' adult frozen drinks and beyond Big Belly Brewery to reach rooftop Latitudes, where the only walls are the Orlando skyline.

33 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-649-4270

Orlando's Hottest Nighttime Show & Dining Experience! Step into an evening of extravagant amusement and exceptional dining with Treasure Tavern. Meet Madame Gretta the tavern's outlandish maven who escorts guests through a two hour show filled with excitement, fun and a four course dinner and find out why travelers, adventurers and explorers call this tavern the best place for entertainment, dining and fun!

6400 Carrier Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-206-5102

For more than thirty years, SAK Comedy Lab has been cracking up audiences with improv comedy in downtown Orlando. On Tuesdays, the Lab Rats compete for laughs and Saturday's early show is all-Spanglish.

29 South Orange Avenue 2nd Floor of CityArts Factory
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-648-0001

Shopping In Orlando

The stars of this intensely local clothing and accessories shop are the under the radar designers and artists who ethically produce handmade goods that are not mass-marketed.

2424 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-895-6363

The saying goes, "Smoke 'em if ya got 'em," and the self-proclaimed World Headquarters for the Ultimate Cigar Experience certainly has got 'em. Browse more than 1.5 million cigars from a dozen countries, including some rare vintage pre-Fidel Cubans.

7792 West Sand Lake Road Plaza Venezia
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-248-1212

There's also a Ron Jon shop in Festival Bay Mall, but the round-the-clock experience two million visitors share each year is in Cocoa Beach. Buy a bikini under a waterfall in a two-story art deco surf palace at 3:00am and die happy.

4151 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: 321-799-8888

Not only home to casually elegant boutiques and shops, sidewalk cafes and art museums, Park Avenue is also where you'll find hidden gardens and the Saturday morning farmers market.

Park Avenue,151 W. Lyman Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-644-8281