Orlando Balloon Rides – Orlando, Florida

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Imaging flying high above Cinderella’s Castle, the early morning rays of sunlight beaming down on you and your floating along in the nation’s largest hot air balloon. Whether your view be theme parks or some of Florida’s natural untouched wildlife, Orlando Balloon Rides offers the most unique adventure available in a city full of theme parks.

Hot Air ballooning around the world has grown to unimaginable limits. While most of us may remember The Wizard of Oz’s tiny four person hot air balloon, Orlando Balloon Rides operates on a much larger scale. That scale starting at about 16 passengers per basket or gondola in the smallest balloon and 24 in the largest. The company has just launched the newest and largest addition to its fleet which when inflated stands at 11 stories tall. Making it the largest hot air balloon in the United States.

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Gatorland – Orlando, Florida

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Gatorland – Orlando, Florida

Have you ever wanted to see an alligator or crocodile up close but really didn’t think it was a good idea to just go into the swamp and look? (wise choice)  Well, at Gatorland you can not only see alligators and crocodiles but you will be able to visit the aviary, breeding marsh with the observations tower, a petting zoo, and more.  You will also be able to see one-of-a-kind reptilian shows such as Gator Wrestlin’, Gator Jumparoo and the Up-close Encounters Show.  Sounds like a really full day of sun and new adventures for your Florida vacation.

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Polk County Historical Museum – Bartow, Florida

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Polk County Historical Museum – Bartow, Florida

Florida is filled with beautiful places to see and things to do and one of the beautiful places is a stop at the Polk County Historical Museum.  The Museum is in the Old Polk  County Courthouse.  The building that is now the museum was actually the third courthouse for the area.  The first one was an old farmhouse that was sold for $100 after a decade of use to make room for the next construction.  The second courthouse was a wood frame structure completed in 1883-84 for a cost of $9,000  It was used for nearly a quarter of a century but was dismantled and deserted in 1908 when worry about fire and the need for more space took precedence to the “old one.”

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Blue Heron River Tours -Deland, Florida

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Blue Heron River Tours -Deland, Florida

Blue Heron River Tours -Deland, FloridaYour Blue Heron River Tour is a front row ticket to the world of nature. Our custom built vessel “Great Blue” was designed to cruise the quiet and shallow backwater areas where wildlife viewing is best.

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Epcot at Disney World – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Epcot at Disney World – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

When you are visiting the area of Orlando and you want to have a little exposure to the rest of the world go visit Epcot.  Here you will be able to find examples from the following countries to enjoy:
Mexico
Norway
China
Germany
Italy
United States
Japan
Morocco
France
United Kingdom
Canada

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Florida Timeshare Rentals

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Have you ever seen a state more full to the brim with so many different kinds of activities than Florida? For example, do you have the “need for speed?” There’s NASCAR in Daytona Beach and space launches at Cape Canaveral. Want even more excitement?  Take a ride on Harry Potter’s Hipogriff at Universal Studios, or Sea World’s terrifying Kraken roller coaster. Even an air-boat ride through the savannahs of the Everglades will get your heart pumping.

Or try a different kind of activity by swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove, floating among manatees in southern Florida waters, and exploring the home of colorful tropical fish at the “Diving Capital of the World,” Key West.

Wide stretches of beautiful sugary beaches give you the choice of playing in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean along Florida’s Treasure Coast, or swimming in the azure blue waters of the Gulf-side Paradise Coast. The self-proclaimed “Most Beautiful Beach in the World” is along the emerald waters of Florida’s panhandle Panama City.

At the tip of the state is exciting Miami, a city full of spicy Latino influences. Wild nightlife, major league sports, and even cultural offerings of live theater and symphony concerts will all keep you as busy as you like.

Besides all of this, Florida is actually world-famous for two specific tourist sites. First is the amazing Everglades National Park. Just 20 miles from bustling Miami, this 1.5 million acre wilderness reserve has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance. Here you can enjoy over 150 miles of canoe, kayaking and walking trails that allow you to get close to the mangrove swamps, explore water channels through sawgrass prairies, and see the many diverse animals that call this special place home.

Secondly, of course, is Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Orlando area has the highest concentration of theme parks in the world, and Disney is the undisputed flagship. Walt Disney World is the largest and most visited recreational resort on the planet, covering a 40 square mile area and encompassing four theme parks, two water parks, and 24 on-site themed hotels.

With all that there is to do and see in this incomparable state, the smartest way to take a vacation here is to rent a Florida timeshare. Perfect for families and retirees alike, timeshare accommodations are a real “bang for your buck” bargain. Why spend extra money on lodgings when a timeshare rental will give you much more than you’d get with a hotel, freeing up cash for the “fun stuff” of your vacation.

Costing much less per person than hotel rooms, a timeshare also gives you spacious living areas as well as a kitchen. A quick calculator check will show you how much having a kitchen will save you on meals. And remember that your timeshare is attached to a resort, with all of the amenities included. Besides pools and hot tubs there are often tennis courts, game rooms, fitness centers, arts and craft activities, and even 18-hole on-site golf courses.

There are so many exciting things to do in Florida that you might have to make your vacation plans by drawing a piece of paper out of a hat. But wherever you go there are multitudes of great timeshare rentals, and choosing your accommodations will be the easy part.

Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum – Jupiter, Florida

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Burt Reynolds museum.jpgBurt Reynolds and Friends Museum – Jupiter, Florida

Tucked into the Jupiter, Florida community is the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum.  For those that have paid attention to what has influenced Hollywood and elsewhere in the business of acting it is a trip through memories that will be well worth the time.  For those that aren’t familiar with everything that Burt Reynolds has been involved in it will give you a new appreciation of his talents.

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Ringling Circus Museum – Sarasota, Florida

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circus wagon.jpgRingling Circus Museum – Sarasota, Florida

Established in 1948 the Circus Museum was the first one in the country to document the rich history of the circus. When you visit the museum you will be enchanted with the opportunity to see the colossal parade and baggage wagons, sequined costumes, and a sideshow banner line that document the circus.  You will see both memorabilia and artifacts of the history of the Ringling family circus.  You will see documents of John Ringling as the Circus King, and the greatest circus movie, The Greatest Show on Earth.  

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Ringling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL

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Museum.jpgRingling Museum of Art – Sarasota, FL

There are personal museums of art around the world but the Ringling Museum of Art has some of the most outstanding artwork any place.  Established by John Ringling and his wife, Mable, of the world known circus family, this museum showcases quality fine art from around the world.  Most of the pieces that were purchased by the Ringlings was purchased at auction.  The paintings and sculptures in the Museum include works by the great Old Masters including Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, El Greco, Gainsborough and more.

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THE MONTICELLO OPERA HOUSE – MONTICELLO, FLORIDA

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Monticello Opera House.jpgTHE MONTICELLO OPERA HOUSE – MONTICELLO, FLORIDA

The Monticello Opera House was originally called the “Perkins Block” and was built in 1890.  The first floor bays housed the Perkins mercantile interests, a general store and sewing machine shop, a hardware store and a farm implement supply store.  There was a building behind that was used as a stable where horses, mules and wagons were sold.  The second floor included a large foyer and an opera house with the largest stage in the region.

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