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9188 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Sometimes International Drive can seem chaotic. Luckily, there's an oasis of calm at Ming Court. Within its inviting green tiled walls are koi fish ponds and a serene garden of bamboo, water lilies, and lotus. Locals in the know go for dim sum....
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA
Orlando’s centerpiece lake sits right in the middle of downtown, close to the pretty neighborhood and dining district of Thornton Park. A pedestrian-only path fringing the water stretches for nearly a mile, offering visitors a great place to...
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Similar to Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk offers adult-oriented—but totally family-appropriate—fun for when you’ve wrapped up another theme park day. An entertainment zone with free admission, it connects the Universal...
1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712, USA
With all of Orlando’s man-made attractions, it’s refreshing to get deep into nature at this wonderful state park, located north of downtown and the theme-park corridor. Spread across 7,000 acres of pristine central Florida forest, the...
2100 W French Ave, Orange City, FL 32763, USA
In the winter months, manatees seek the warmer, shallow waters of Blue Springs State Park. An observation deck allows for viewing of the manatees. It's quite a sight—seeing the gentle, endangered species. I was invited to canoe with a manatee...
9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
WonderWorks is chockfull of activities on three floors. The first has earthquake and hurricane simulators, and a huge Google Earth screen. The second has interactive exhibits and arcade games. The third has glow-in-the-dark laser tag and a...
8255 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The ultra retro-inspired décor and the energizing music pumped out of the state-of-the-art audio system will transport guests to a swanky fifties bowling experience. Whether it's playing a game of pool, grabbing a stool at the bar, sinking into a...
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