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Circle B Bar Reserve

The Circle B Bar Reserve is one of the best kept secrets of Polk County’s wilderness and nature preserve. Located on the shore of Lake Hancock, this environmental area boasts large numbers and varieties of wildlife and attracts visitors from all over.

Circle B is also home to Polk Nature Discovery Center. There is no cost to visit and your are only asked to respect the nature and wildlife, A wonderful place to reconnect to nature! For more information, please call 863-668-4673 or visit the website www.polk-county.net

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The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium is a famous aquarium in central Florida. With a magnificent 7,000 animals and plants it is really the place to be. It has exhibits of fish such as sharks, stingrays, barracudas, and many more. In your visit to Florida don’t forget to come here.

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Sanibel and Captiva Island

The island beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Island are a few hours by car from the Orlando area, but are well worth the drive. You will experience beaches full of shells like you have never seen before! A relaxed and charming island life of beach going, shopping and dining are all available.

You will be able to walk the pristine beaches and experience the Gulf Coast of Florida. Come and enjoy an amazing range of water sports or rent a bicycle to enjoy the fabulous bike trails! Allow the island life of Sanibel and Captiva to afford you unforgettable family memories!

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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is known for its thrills and beautiful animals. There is a famous spinning roller coaster in the park that is called The Cobra’s Curse, which is one of many exciting attractions like the Cheetah Hunt, Sheikra, Kumba, and many more.

A more family friendly thing to do is to go on the skyride which gives you a view of the park and wild animals found in Africa.

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Lake Alfred

Lake Alfred is a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the Theme Parks of Orlando. There are several antique shops a short drive from each other for your enjoyment and perusal. There are several shops downtown Lake Alfred on E. Main Street and others just north of downtown off of Highway 557.

They are true antique shops providing a great selection of antique and collectable items. Merchandise comes from private individuals and estates from around the world.

The Antique Barn located off Hwy 557 offers antiques, craft items, home decorating items, clothing and many other items. Be sure to check their website for shop closing days.

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Fort Desoto National Beach

Fort De Soto Beach is an hour and a half drive drive from the Orlando Theme Park area. It is located on its own island – Fort De Soto Park. You will enjoy fine beaches, fishing, nature trails, camping, boating and many other activities.So pack a lunch, snacks, your swimsuit, sunscreen, chair, a good book, camera and be ready for an enjoyable day.

You can enjoy the beach sitting in your own beach lounger or in a kayak/canoe near the water’s edge. You will see and experience the natural beauty of this area for miles. You will see a large array of birds, sea life, wild life and plant life at Fort De Soto Park. This Park is full of historical markers for the history buff to enjoy. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent.This is the largest park in Pinellas County Park system with 1,136 acres of five islands (keys).  It was named America’s Top Beach in 2009 by Tripadvisor. Come and experience the real Florida and create family memories that will last for a lifetime!

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ESPN Sports Complex

ESPN’s Wide World of Sports® Complex is one of the best sports destinations. It is home to some of the popular professional and amateur sporting events year round . You can relax and enjoy your sport event right here in Orlando.

If you would like you can experience driving at 145 miles per hour while visiting the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway. A sure way to get your heart beating fast and make a lasting memory.

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Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing  will  be enjoyed either on the East or Gulf Coast of Florida. Information on Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boats can be found online. The captain and crew of the charter boats will help make your BIG catch of the day!

You will see lots of fish, don’t forget the sunscreen and hats.  The charter boat company will provide everything that you need, just bring your sunscreen, hats and cameras for an exciting day on the water.

A local restaurant will cook up your catch of the day for you or you can bring it home and enjoy!   A day to remember for all ages!

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Old Town

Old Town, Kissimmee is located on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (US 192). Look out for the giant ferris wheel! You can enjoy many amusement rides, Ferris Wheels, Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Zip Lines, Rock Walls, Bumper Cars and rides for children, youth and adults to enjoy!  Over 75 shops to explore and  many restaurants as well in Old Town. Old Town, Kissimmee stages special events all year round.

The Saturday Nite Cruise event began in 1991 and is still going strong! Close to 400 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, and antiques come to Old Town to cruise every Saturday. The cars start arriving in Old Town at 1:00pm, and the Saturday Nite Cruise starts at 8:30 pm. Live rock-n-roll (50’s & 60’s style) on the Main Stage begins at 7:00pm. Customs, exotics, special interest vehicles; Mustangs, Corvettes, Monte Carlos are but some of the show cars that can be seen!

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Manny’s Chophouse

The first Manny’s Chophouse Restaurant is located on Highway 27 in Haines City, Florida.  Due to its growing reputation for “Good Food, Good Value… and Nothing Else”, Manny’s has two other locations in Lake Wales and Winter Haven.

Enjoy a meal that you will not walk away from hungry with varied and succulent menu of steak, chicken, bbq ribs and seafood. A huge salad and rolls are included with all meals.

Call ahead seating is highly recommended because they are always busy.