Florida Days Out around Orlando

Florida is a popular destination for holiday makers from around the word and throughout the year. The weather is excellent year round and there are plenty of opportunities for Florida Days Out. The best place to stay is in or around Orlando where many of the activities are based. With so many places to visit close by it is impossible to see them all.

The Kennedy Space Center is only an hour away from Orlando and has a space shuttle which is open to visitors as well as a rocket garden and the launch gantries for the Apollo programme. The Epcot Center is a superb theme park in which the visitor can tour mock ups of many countries, each country with its own souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants selling national products and food. The day ends here with a spectacular display of fireworks.

For a day at a theme park where you can chill out, Disney`s Typhoon Lagoon has a powerful wave machine, water shutes and rapids. Visitors can snorkel or scuba dive next to large tanks of sharks and tropical fish.

Florida Days Out – Theme Parks

One of the Florida Days out  has to include at least one day at a Disney theme park but there is some beautiful scenery to enjoy in this vast state as well. Take a Florida adventure tour up the picturesque Crystal River to visit and swim with the manatees before heading for the Homosassa State Wildlife Park to enjoy the wildlife and Florida`s natural beauty.

There are many wild life spots to enjoy in Florida. At Tampa Bay it is possible to view manatees in the wild and there is a viewing centre at Electric Beach opposite the Power Station that pumps out warm water which attracts this rare species.

Clearwater makes a great location for a day trip. Take the Clearwater screamer, alleged to be the largest speed boat in the world, which takes the visitor into the open Gulf to spot dolphins. The machine at the rear of the boat which foams the water attracts dolphins which then follow the boat. The captain turns the boat around and begins to follow the dolphins, so it is always best to get a seat at the rear.

St Austin Alligator Farm is one of the oldest zoological attractions in Florida, opening in the 1890s and here the visitor can see albino alligators from the Louisiana bayous as well as salt water crocodiles, Cayman and gharial. There is also an exotic bird and mammal section which includes several different endangered species of monkey.

St Petersburg offers the visitor some of the best beaches along the Gulf coast and is only a 2 hour drive from Orlando. Here the visitor can enjoy the quiet side of the city with beachside bars and cafes and a laid back atmosphere, or head for the pier where there are several shops and restaurants to enjoy.

As Orlando is only 1 hour away from the east and Gulf coasts there are many beach resorts worth visiting. Daytona Beach allows the visitor to drive along the sand and park up to sunbathe, making it ideal for families with young children. Here, the water side is shallow and gently sloping for safe bathing. Surf boards, body boards and quad bikes can be hired on the beach and beach cafe prices are cheaper than in Orlando.

Ultimately, Orlando has something for everyone and there are plenty of cheap holidays available all year round.

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