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Feb 112016
 

Lake EolaBy Laura Perry & Kristen Manieri, founder of Orlando Date Night Guide, a website that’s been giving date night ideas to Orlando couples since 2007. 

  1. Date Night at Leu Gardens
    On starlit evenings, you and your sweetie can snuggle up on a blanket in the beautiful 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens. Hundreds of lovebirds flock to Date Night at Leu Gardens on the first Friday of most months when the outdoor screen shows romantic flicks and blockbuster hits. Tickets are just $6.
  2. Wine Room at Winter Park
    Wine aficionados and newbies alike will enjoy a DIY wine tasting experience at The Wine Room at Winter Park, where the Enomatic Wine Serving System gives guests the chance to sample selections of over 150 different types of wine simply with the touch of a button. Couples load up a debit card with cash and then wander through the living room-esque locale sipping wines and noshing on gourmet cheese plates.
  3. The Food Truck Bazaar
    With over a dozen starlit shindigs scheduled each month, The Food Truck Bazaar offers couples an atypical dining experience with a reputation for gourmet food like lobster rolls, chorizo tacos and root beer flavored cupcakes. Don’t forget chairs or a blanket; seating is typically scarce.
  4. Wednesday Night Pitcher Show
    Arguably one of the prettiest bars in Orlando, Enzian’s Eden Bar hosts the Wednesday Night Pitcher Show, a laid-back cocktail party featuring a retro classic film on a giant outdoor screen. Jell-O shot movie trivia add to the fun.
  5. Lakeridge Winery
    Travel through the rolling hills of Clermont for an unexpected Florida wine experience. One weekend every month, the Lakeridge Winery entertains visitors with free (or $2 donation entry) events featuring live music, artist vendors, crafts and food. You can also stop by any day of the week for complimentary wine tours and tastings.
  6.  1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art
    The first Thursday of each month, the Orlando Museum of Art showcases a new theme of art by local artists accompanied by live music, a cash bar and café with selections by area restaurants. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the museum’s featured exhibitions.
  7. Bach Festival Society
    Add a little culture to your date night calendar with free community events by the Bach Festival Society. Check their website for special events throughout the year in Winter Park.
  8. Farmers’ Markets
    Pick out fresh flowers, taste local fare and stock up on produce to cook dinner together that evening. Our favorite markets are Winter Park on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and downtown Orlando on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  9. RDV ice-skating
    Don’t forget your sweaters and socks when you visit to RDV’s Ice Den, where the Olympic size ice skating rink is kept at a chilly 50 degrees Fahrenheit. On Friday and Saturday evenings DJs fill the rink with TOP 40 tunes for the coupled-up skaters gliding across the ice. Skate rentals, as well as hot chocolate, are available on site.
  10. Lake Eola Swan Boats
    Paddle out on Lake Eola via a swan boat during the next warm evening. Boat rentals, which cost $15 per half hour, can be secured at the swan dock across from Relax Grill until 7pm Sunday – Tuesdays, and until 10pm Wednesdays – Saturdays. Reservations are not required.
  11. Picnic
    There’s nothing more romantic than a picnic, especially in a picturesque setting. Fortunately, Orlando has many to choose from such as Lake Eola, Cranes Roost, Central Park or Azalea Park in Winter Park. Pack a spread of finger foods, a bottle of wine and blanket for a relaxing day at the park.
  12. Moonlight Walking Tour at Greenwood Cemetery
    If your date appreciates history and isn’t afraid of the dark, stroll through the Moonlight Walking Tour at the historic Greenwood Cemetery. Explore the 100-acre cemetery with visits to 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando’s history like T.G. Lee, James Parramore and Joseph Bumby. The tour is free, but advance registration is required.
  13. Winter Park Boat Tour
    Float through the canals and lush landscape of Winter Park’s waterways on a tranquil Scenic Boat Tour. The hour-long tour is $12 for adults.
  14. Old Sugar Mill Grill at De Leon Springs
    Start off your morning by making your own pancakes at the Old Sugar Mill Grill located next to the natural swimming hole of De Leon Springs. The server will provide you with the batter and toppings for you to cook on your own griddle. After your meal, take a dip in the chilly springs or take a walk around the park.
  15. Stargazing
    Take your date night out of this world, literally, with a visit to the Planetarium at Seminole State College where weekly interactive shows bring thousands of stars and the stories behind them into clear view. Cost per person is typically $6.
  16. Visit Mount Dora
    With quaint streets, boutiques, and small-town charm, Mount Dora is one of the most romantic towns in Central Florida. There are plenty of special events throughout the year like the Mount Dora Art Stroll, Lighting of Mount Dora during the holidays and art and craft festivals; but any day is a good time to check out this local gem.
  17. SAK Comedy Lab
    The couple who laughs together stays together. Get your giggles at SAK Comedy Lab where a professional ensemble of improv actors graces the stage every night. Tickets can start as low as $5 each for select shows.
  18. Art & Music in the Park
    Snuggle up for a fun evening under the stars with live music and culinary delights from the Food Truck Bazaar at Concord Park in Casselberry. Free entry.
  19. Music at the Casa
    Casa Feliz in Winter Park opens its doors on Sunday afternoons from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come as you are for a casual event of live music and free tours of the historic house and James Gamble Rogers II Studio. Bring along a picnic to enjoy in the beautiful flower gardens. Entry is free but donations are accepted.
  20. The Great Outdoors
    Think about renting a canoe at Wekiwa Springs, a tranquil and untouched state park north of Orlando where a beautiful spring and river gives couples the option for swimming and kayaking. Rent tubes and float through the natural spring at Kelly Park/Rock Springs Run. Or perhaps rent some bikes and head for a ride along the West Orange Trail or Seminole Wekiva Trail.
  21. Lake Mary WineArt Wednesday
    Lake Mary WineArt Wednesday features local artists, the Daily City Food Truck Bazaar and a beer and wine garden on the first Wednesday evening of every month. Walk along the sidewalk lined with displays by local artists, sip on wine and listen to live music in Central Park next to Lake Mary City Hall. Entry is free but bring cash for unique finds, food and drinks. The event is just a short walk from the Lake Mary SunRail station.
  22. Thornton Park Wine & Art Walk
    On the second Thursday of every month, celebrate the arts with an evening of food, wine, shopping and showcases by Orlando-based artists at the Thornton Park Wine & Art Walk. For $10, you’ll receive a wristband, wine glass and a map of locations where you will be greeted with a complimentary pour of wine.
  23. Sanford Art Walk
    Stroll through art venues, mingle with Central Florida artists, and enjoy live music at the Sanford Art Walk on the fourth Friday of every month. While in downtown Sanford, take in the views of Lake Monroe from the Riverwalk and stop at one of the best German restaurants in the United States, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe. Prost with Das Boot, share a gigantic pretzel and enjoy live authentic German music.
  24. Rent bikes in downtown Orlando
    For $5 an hour, you can explore the City Beautiful with your date by renting bikes through the Orlando Bike Share program. Simply reserve a bike online or through the app, release the bike to ride and then return at any one of the designated stations.
  25. Disney’s Boardwalk or Disney Springs
    Take a step back in time with an evening stroll along Disney’s Boardwalk, a quarter-mile promenade boasting endless charm and architecture inspired by 20th century coastal cities like Coney Island and New Jersey. Watch street entertainers, enjoy an ice cream cone or Saltwater taffy from Seashore Sweets’ and tour unique shops, restaurants and nightlife venues. Downtown Disney is now Disney Springs, featuring an eclectic and contemporary mix of 150 establishments including shops, restaurants and other venues.
Feb 102016
 
Photo: City of Orlando

Photo: City of Orlando

Why not be romantic AND budget savvy this Valentine’s Day in Orlando? We’ve selected a long list of inexpensive things to do to for Valentine’s Day in Orlando. Whether you connect through outdoor adventures or more romantic gestures, we have date ideas for whatever floats your boat. Most of the Valentine’s Day are free.

Bach Festival Society: Valentine Concert
Bring a picnic basket, spread out a blanket and spend the afternoon with your sweetheart listening to a free Valentine’s concert on Park Avenue.
February 7, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanford’s Alive After 5
Free street party with live music, local artists and food vendors.
February 11, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Popcorn Flicks in the Park
Pack a picnic and blankets for a free movie in Winter Park’s Central Park. The romantic feature is, “Moonstruck.”
February 11, 7 p.m.

Thornton Park 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Enjoy an evening of food, wine, shopping and showcases by Orlando-based artists. For a $15 fee, you’ll receive a glass and map of 25 locations for tasty samples.
February 11, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Mount Dora Art Stroll
Walk around downtown Mount Dora to visit galleries and working artist studios.
February 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Music in the Park
Snuggle up for a fun evening under the stars with live music and culinary delights from the Food Truck Bazaar at Concord Park in Casselberry. Free entry.
February 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Heavenly Love at Seminole State Planetarium
Discover the romance behind the tapestry of the night sky. Tickets are $6 each.
February 12, 8:30 p.m. February 13, 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Music in the Galleries at Morse Museum
Admission is free to the galleries on Fridays.
February 12, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lakeridge Winery Winefest XXVI
Sip and savor the results from a bountiful harvest, enjoy live music, free tours, tastings, and arts and crafts vendors. Entry is a $2 donation to benefit the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.
February 12 & 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
February 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Florida Outdoor Festival
Celebrate some of the best Florida outdoorsy activities and listen to country concerts by Drake White and The Big Fire, Chris Young, and Parmalee. Pre-sale general admission single-day concert tickets start at $20.
February 12 – 14

Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum
Bring your picnic blankets, make valentine cards and enjoy and afternoon of music in the sunshine. Free entry.
February 13, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sak’s Valentine’s Comedy Show
A couple that laughs together stays together. This 90-minute improv show will have you laughing until it hurts. Tickets are $17.
February 14 at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Concert at Leu Gardens
Stroll through the beautiful gardens under the moonlight. Bring a picnic, wine and blanket to enjoy an evening of live music. Advance tickets are $17 per person, plus tax.
February 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Music at the Casa
Visit the historic Casa Feliz for a free tour and live music.
February 14, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more cheap date night ideas:
8 cheap date night ideas
25 inexpensive Orlando date nights under $25

Jan 212016
 

Greenwood CemeteryIf you appreciate history and are not afraid of the dark and eerie, stroll through the Moonlight Walking Tour at Greenwood Cemetery. Explore the 100-acre cemetery with visits to 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando’s history like T.G. Lee, James Parramore and Joseph Bumby. The tour is free, but advance registration is required. Tours are scheduled once a month and sell out quickly.

Up until the 1880s, the people of Orlando had no permanent burial location, leading to many lost graves and confusion. After a heady newspaper campaign, by publisher Mahlon Gore, eight Orlando residents pulled together to buy 26 acres of land from John W. Anderson. Today, Greenwood Cemetery is owned and operated by the City of Orlando.

Jan 122016
 

SeaWorld Orlando Preschool PassIt’s an awesome time to be a preschooler!  The Free SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Pass has returned. Kids five and under can explore the depths of the ocean for FREE with their own special pass now through December 31, 2016. You must register online and redeem in-person by May 27, 2016. This offer is valid for Florida Residents only. What about the rest of the family? Annual Passes for Florida Residents start at $14 per month.

Jan 072016
 

Magic Kingdom Although ticket prices keep increasing for Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, you can still find a reasonable deal if you are a Florida Resident. Florida Residents can save by purchasing a pass for multiple days with the Florida Resident Disney Select Ticket. A one-day ticket costs $97, but you can buy a 3-day ticket for $68 per day or a 4-day ticket for $56 per day. The pass is good for 6 months or through December 14, 2016 and blockout dates apply. The Florida Resident deal gives you access to these Disney Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

Jan 052016
 

SeaWorld OrlandoVisitors and Florida residents can now choose from a variety of new admission products for the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens family of parks that provide more value and flexibility.

For tourists visiting Florida, the NEW “Choose Your Adventure” allows guests to create their own favorite theme park adventure across the following four parks: SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa BayAquatica Orlando and Adventure Island Tampa Bay.

For example, when tickets are purchased in advance, online, special prices are as low as:

  • One visit to any park  – $79
  • Two visits to any of the parks – $99
  • Three visits to any of the parks – $109
  • For the ultimate adventure deal — the new Length-of-Stay ticket provides 14 consecutive days of unlimited adventure to all four of the popular Florida theme parks, along with free parking at each, for one low price of $139.

FLORDA RESIDENTS

There also are new values for Florida residents who are looking to visit all year long, with incentives for purchasing early in the year.

  • Annual Pass: The best value at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the Annual Pass with unlimited admission all year, free parking, no blockout dates and special benefits. NEW this year for Pass Members are enhanced Instant Rewards – a 12-month calendar of exclusive offerings each month such as discounts, ticket offers and free gifts.  With a new reward each month, there is incentive to purchase early and enjoy the full year of offers. With EZ Pay, Annual Passes start at just $14 per month for one park, and $18 per month for both parks.
  • SeaWorld Orlando “Preschool Card”: For a limited time, SeaWorld Orlando will offer kids ages five and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for unlimited admission through December 31, 2016. Cards must be registered online and redeemed in the park by May 27, 2016.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island “BOGO Fun Card”: Now through February 29, guests who buy a Fun Card to Busch Gardens also will receive a FREE Fun Card to Adventure Island.
Dec 292015
 

Walt Disney World Resort Frozen RideFrom popular film franchises Frozen and King Kong to Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, the theme park capital of the world is a destination where unique experiences mix with activities specifically for kids and families.

While Orlando has long been known as home to seven of the top theme parks in the world, Disney, Universal and SeaWorld constantly evolve each year with one-of-a-kind attractions, resorts and retail, dining and entertainment complexes.

With vehicles diving into movie magic and immersive themed environments, Orlando’s newest openings set the stage for another year of millions of unforgettable guest experiences that can only be found in Orlando.

NEW IN 2016

  • Walt Disney World Resort will complete a multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs. Featuring an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands, this new expansion will double the number of shops, restaurants and other venues for guests to explore, to more than 150 establishments. The new area will include already announced restaurants:
  • The Edison, similar to its sister location in Los Angeles, is the third new venue announced to open at Disney Springs. With a theme that centers around a 1920s-period electric company with live entertainment, classic American food and craft cocktails, the industrial gothic space will have 35-foot ceilings and a number of themed areas.
  • Frontera Fresca also opens at Disney Springs, the creation of celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, a six-time James Beard Foundation award winner. Known for his authentic Mexican cuisine, Bayless’ menu includes specialties such as hand-crafted tortas, tacos, salads, fresh-made guacamole and classic Mexican braised meat entrees, all crafted with his time-honored recipes.
  • Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine is celebrity Chef Art Smith’s new restaurant opening in summer at Disney Springs. The James Beard Foundation award winner was born and reared in the town of Jasper, Fla., and after 25 years of preparing award-winning meals for celebrities and heads of state and appearing on television, he is making Florida his home once again. The rustic-chic restaurant will feature Southern classics and whimsical cocktails, punches and coolers.
  • STK planned to open in early in the year, an upscale steakhouse that blends two concepts into one-the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. Features include a live DJ, high-energy atmosphere and a sleek environment designed to encourage guests to interact and mingle.
  • Universal Orlando Resort announced a new groundbreaking attraction opening in summer at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” will honor one of the most monumental figures in movie history, King Kong. Guests will board large vehicles and explore ancient temple structures while encountering hostile natives and fending off unspeakable terrors.
  • SeaWorld Orlando announced plans for Mako, a brand new 200-foot-tall coaster opening in summer. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, it will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest, and longest roller coaster, reaching speeds of 73 mph as it races along 4,760 feet of steel track. SeaWorld’s new hypercoaster will be the centerpiece of the newly themed two-acre plaza. The surrounding realm will be fully shark themed, providing guests with the opportunity to learn about the impact humans have on sharks and why these animals are critical to the environment.
  • Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resorts have announced plans to build the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. It will be the fifth onsite hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, featuring 1,000 rooms and suites with a casual Caribbean theme, built around a lagoon and towering waterfall. The resort is expected to open in the summer.
  • Epcot guests will be able to visit the kingdom of Arendelle when the highly anticipated attraction “Frozen Ever After” opens in the Norway Pavilion. The family adventure welcoming guests to the magical world of “Frozen” will feature the popular story of the royal sisters, hit songs and new technology for an icy trek that is sure to warm hearts. Once onboard their boat, guests will visit Arendelle for the Winter in Summer Celebration.
  • On Soarin’ Around the World guests on board the popular Soarin’ attraction will journey to far-flung lands and fly above some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders when the new Soarin’ Around the World makes its debut at Epcot.
  • Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris, the popular Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will be extended for a new nighttime adventure. Guests will travel through the African savanna amid the magically extended orange glow of the setting sun and discover two species new to the attraction: African wild dogs and hyenas.
  • “Rivers of Light” is an innovative experience unlike anything ever seen in a Disney park, combining live performances, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. “Rivers of Light” will magically come to life on the natural stage of Discovery River, delighting guests and truly capping off a full day of adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
  • “The LEGO® MovieTM4D A New Adventure” is premiering at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on Jan. 29. The new 4D animated film will feature the popular characters from The LEGO® MovieTM and use elements such as wind, water, smoke and special lighting effects. The larger-than-life experience will bring the film’s main characters, Emmet and Wyldstyle, back together with their friends for another awesome adventure.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced the addition of a new attraction, Heroes and Legends. Heroes and Legends will feature the U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame and showcase the heroism of America’s early space pioneers by inviting guests to vicariously experience the thrills and dangers of America’s earliest missions through high-tech elements and special effects, including simulated holograms and augmented reality.
  • DoveCote in downtown Orlando is the next project for James Beard nominated chefs, James and Julie Petrakis, who also own Winter Park’s Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder and Swine & Sons, set to open in spring. A twist on the Classic French brasserie, Chef Clayton Miller, a past winner of a “Best New Chef” award from Food & Wine magazine, who also worked under Thomas Keller at French Laundry, will oversee the kitchen.
  • Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport. Another expansion for the Petrakises, the airport outpost for the popular Winter Park restaurant that was named one of Esquire magazine’s Best New Restaurants in America in 2014, will open in the summer. The first restaurant at the airport to specialize in seasonally driven cuisine and locally sourced ingredients.
Nov 042015
 

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 7.30.21 PMIt’s the first weekend of the month, and that means Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers can visit museums for free in Orlando through the bank’s Museums On Us  program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card Saturday or Sunday and you’ll get free admission to more than 150 museums and attractions in cities across the United States.

In Orlando, enjoy free admission to these museums:

If you’re traveling, you can also get free entry to other Florida museums in Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, West, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Sep 072015
 

Orange County History CenterThe Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando has reduced its admission prices to continue its commitment to serve the community and make it accessible to as many people as possible. Under the museum’s previous admission-fee structure, a family of four would pay $42 for a visit. With the new admission fees, the cost for the same family of four will be $28.

As of September 5, 2015, the History Center is also offering free admission for all Florida teachers, as well as free admission for Orange County employees and their families on the second weekend of each month.

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a restored historic five-story 1927 county courthouse in downtown Orlando, showcases the vast collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. The museum features four floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. The museum, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

New prices:
Adults: $8
Seniors (60+): $7
Students & Military: $7 (with valid ID)
Children (Ages 5-12): $6
Children (Ages 4 and under): Free
Members: Free
Orange County employees: Free
Florida Teachers: Free
AAA/CAA Members: $2 off regular admission

Jul 242015
 

Four Seasons OrlandoOrlando’s unique cool pools are the perfect way to enjoy a sunny day by making a splash or lounging in luxury at the newest additions to Orlando’s pool inventory with the retro-themed Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or the luxe poolside amenities at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Lazy rivers, waterfalls, real sand beaches, zero-entry and adults-only pools are just some of the features available for fun-seeking visitors.

Newest Places to Make a Splash

  • The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort features a family pool overlooking Florida’s natural settings, offering a gradually sloping “beach entry.” Guests can listen to their favorite tunes on the underwater audio system, lazy river and “Explorer Island” splash zone or enjoy the adults-only pool.
  • Those in search of retro-themed fun will love Universal’s Cabana Bay Univeral's Cabana Bay Beach ResortBeach Resort courtyard pool. In addition to the new lazy river featuring water cannons, spouts and waterfalls; this pool offers a white sand beach, iconic diver tower waterslide, kids play area and cabanas available to rent for ultimate relaxation.
  • Newly renovated and stretching over half an acre, the main pool at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress offers vibrant fun for the whole family. New features include a Waterslide Tower Pavilion, Water Jet Splash Zone, rope bridge and an expansive wraparound sundeck. For simple sun-drenched relaxation, guests can float around in the crystal-clear water or enjoy the sandy beach of private Lake Windsong.

Themed Resort Pools

  • At the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, the whole family will enjoy the two Nickelodeon Suites Resortinteractive water park areas, The Lagoon and The Oasis. The Lagoon is a large courtyard featuring a zero-depth entry pool that is anchored by a four-story interactive water tower outfitted with seven slides and flumes, climbing nets and a 400-gallon dump tank that spouts out water at random. The area also houses a netted basketball court and a nine-hole miniature golf course. The Oasis contains an Olympic-sized pool, a multi-level interactive water tower, a shaded play area for kids, pop jets, splash zone and sand play area.
  • The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge bring rustic charm to the heart of Orlando. Surrounded by towering pine trees and boulders, guests can delight in the enchanting Silver Creek Springs Pool, feel a rush on the waterslide, take a dip in the whirlpool spas, and be excited by the nearby Fire Rock Geyser. For a more peaceful paddle, swimmers can retreat to the serenity of the Hidden Springs Pool.

Aquatic Adventures

  • When timeless elegance meets old fashioned charm, the product is the carefree amusement of Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. This waterfront resort hotel features Luna Park, the main water area which takes visitors to an antique carnival where they can take a ride down the 200-foot-long Keister Coaster water slide.
  • Located off of International Drive, the CoCo Key Hotel and Water CoCo KeyResort combines a tropical hotel setting with a whimsical water park. Featuring thrilling slides, splash-tastic play areas and relaxing pools, CoCo Key’s 62,000-square-foot water park offers families aquatic fun in a safe and friendly environment. Day passes for guests not staying at the hotel cost just $22.95 (Monday – Thursday) or $26.95 (Friday – Sunday) per person.

Relaxing Retreats

  • Visitors can bask in rays of serenity in the calming waters at the Alfond Inna new boutique hotel in the heart of Winter Park. The rooftop pool is 60 feet in length, surrounded by lush planting, marble and pergolas for shade.
  • Guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s theme parks Waldorf Astoria Orlandoand attractions will find Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s sparkling blue pools to be the perfect antidote. The elegant oasis of contemporary luxury is sure to provide visitors with true, indulgent relaxation. The serene outdoor environment offers poolside service, private cabanas, and a Jacuzzi. For little ones, the zero entry pool is the ideal cool down.