Laura

Sep 022014
 

The perfect way to enjoy a summer evening under the stars is at the Summer Concert Series at Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H). The series runs through September with popular Central Florida bands, art, music, food and fun. Bring a blanket or low-backed chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The A&H’s Summer Concert Series takes place the second Friday of every month at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is by donation with a suggested amount of $5. Your donation gains access to the A&H’s main galleries including the exhibition, Camera Works and Film Stories. 

Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H)
231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland
407-539-2181

Sep 022014
 

Orlando Fall Vacation DealsMost people save all year for the ultimate summer vacation to Orlando, Florida. But summer time is sweltering in Central Florida and the crowds at theme parks can be unbearable. Take my advice: wait until the fall! The crowds are usually smaller and the weather is more comfortable but still sunny and hot enough to enjoy Orlando’s water parks. It’s also non-peak season, so you are more likely to find deals at some of the Orlando attractions.

SeaWorld Orlando
It pays to visit Orlando theme parks during the week. SeaWorld Orlando is offering weekday (Monday thru Friday) tickets for $65 — a savings of $30. The tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Aquatica Orlando
Visit the theme parks in the morning, and then head over to Aquatica Orlando to cool off. The waterpark is offering a deal when you visit after 2 p.m. For $56, you can visit as many times as you want through December 31, 2014 (as long as it’s after 2 p.m.).

Wet ‘n Wild Orlando
If you plan to stay in Orlando for a couple weeks, Wet ‘n Wild Orlando offers a multi-day pass starting at $46. You can enjoy unlimited visits to the water park during your stay for up to 14 consecutive days.

Cirque du Soleil
Treat yourself to an evening like none other atCirque du Soleil in Orlando with a mesmerizing ticket price of just $49. Discountedtickets are for Category 4 seating and are available Tuesday through Saturday, now through September 13 and September 23 through September 27, 2014.

Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month gives you a chance to experience some of Central Florida’s best restaurants for an affordable price. More than 75 restaurants feature prix fixe dinner menus for just $33 through the end of September. Look up participating restaurants by dining district. Some of the restaurants featured include The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, Luma on the Park and K Restaurant.

Disney World Hotels
Save up to 30% on select Disney Resort hotels this fall. To find the best deal, plan your stay October 4 through November 25 or November 29 through December 23, 2014.

Learn more about how to save on a vacation to Orlando.

Sep 012014
 

manateeIf you don’t have a library card, September is the month to get one. It’s Florida Literacy Month, and to celebrate Florida State Parks are offering free admission on September 8, 2014. All you have to do is show your library card, a library book or donate a new or gently used family-friendly book. There are so many great Florida State Parks in Central Florida including De Leon Springs, Blue Spring and Wekiwa Springs. Find a park near you.

Aug 312014
 

Ripley's Believe it or NotRipley’s Believe It or Not! is supporting Orlando teachers with a special back-to-school discount. K-12 teachers and support staff can enjoy free admission from September 2 to October 19, 2014.

All Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in the state of Florida are offering this deal (Orlando, Panama City Beach, St. Augustine and Key West). Just bring your current pay stub and photo ID for entry. Additionally, up to five guests that come with an educator get 50% off their admission.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
8201 International Drive
407-345-0501

Aug 282014
 

Treat yourself to an evening like none other at Cirque du Soleil in Orlando with a mesmerizing ticket price of just $49. The tickets are for Category 4 seating and are available Tuesday through Saturday, now through September 13 and September 23 through September 27, 2014.

 

La Nouba™ transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Behold a stunning performance designed to stimulate your imagination and senses with daring acrobatics, dazzling choreography and unique characters.

For tickets, call 407-939-7328.

Downtown Disney
Westside
1780 East Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-939-7238

Aug 272014
 

Aquatica, SeaWorld's WaterparkIt saves to cool off in the afternoons at Orlando waterparks. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Water Park, is offering an after 2 p.m. pass for $56 ($51 for kids). With this one payment, you can visit again and again through December 31, 2014.

Whether it’s tiny tots splashing around in Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, teens sliding down Taumauta Racer or adults relaxing on the laid-back beaches, guests can enjoy Aquatica on the cheap, all year long. Aquatica Orlando is the type of waterpark experience that could only come from SeaWorld. Aquatica mixes animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed waterslide thrills and wide, sandy beaches to create a day of non-stop fun.

 

Aug 272014
 

The free Tow To Go program, a partnership of AAA and Bud Light, works to keep drunk drivers off the road by offering free car tows on select holidays.

The program, which is offered throughout Florida on various holidays, is available Labor Day and the days surrounding the holiday (August 29 through 6 a.m. on September 2). AAA tow trucks will transport inebriated drivers and vehicles to a safe location within 10 miles, even if you aren’t a AAA member. The service is intended to be used as a last resort and is based on availability, so the best plan is to find a designated driver.

To request a ride, call 855-286-9246. Save this number in your phone!

 

Aug 262014
 

Orlando Magical Dining MonthVisit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month kicks off early this year with a special preview week beginning August 25 and then continues throughout the month of September. This is your chance to experience some of Central Florida’s best restaurants for an affordable price. More than 75 restaurants will feature prix fixe dinner menus for just $33. Look up participating restaurants by dining district. Some of the restaurants featured include The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Melting Pot, Luma on the Park and K Restaurant.

Aug 202014
 

Florida Residents, dive into a cool deal at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water parks. For just $62 plus tax, you can enjoy admission after 2 p.m. for an entire year with the After 2 p.m. Annual Pass. From serene to extreme, there’s an experience for everyone at these 2 distinctive destinations—overflowing with thrill rides, chill rides, relaxing lounge areas, wave pools, snorkeling adventures and much more.

 

Aug 122014
 

The Eddie Rose Amphitheater hosts Friday Night Live featuring free live music every Friday night in September at beautiful Cranes Roost Park. The concert series showcases top local artists playing jazz, rock and pop. Set up along the lake to enjoy music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.

 

 

Aug 092014
 

When the weather is nice, it’s the perfect time to watch movies under the stars in Orlando. Pack a blanket and bring along family and friends for free popcorn and a free outdoor film screening in Winter Park. Popcorn Flicks in the Park, presented by Winter Park and Enzian Theater, features classic movies on a giant screen and (usually) held every second Thursday of the month at 8 p.m.

Upcoming Popcorn Flicks:
August 14: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Throne
September 11: Napoleon Dynamite
October 9: The Mummy

If the weather is questionable, call Enzian’s Box Office at 407-629-1088 x230 to confirm.

Aug 022014
 

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. With an price of $10 each, it’s an inexpensive way to meet up with friends or invite a date. Entry includes admission to the Museum’s featured exhibitions and is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Orlando Museum of Art 
2416 North Mills Ave
407-896-4231