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Orlando
One of the world's premier tourist destinations, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry:
  • Walt Disney World Resort, located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Bay Lake, opened by the Walt Disney Company in 1971;
  • The Universal Orlando Resort, opened in 1999 as a major expansion of Universal Studios Florida;
  • SeaWorld. Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, and Disney Springs.
  • Gatorland.
  • Wet 'n Wild.
  • Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States
  • Orlando has two non-profit hospital systems: Orlando Health and Florida Hospital.
  • Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center is home to Central Florida's only Level I trauma center, and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and
  • a new VA Hospital and the new Nemours Children’s Hospital, which will be located in a new medical district in the Lake Nona area of the city.
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO)[4] is an international airport six miles southeast of Orlando, Florida, United States. It is the second-busiest airport in Florida
  • The Orlando International Airport is a major transportation hub for the Central Florida region and provides various ground transportation options including public transit, private transportation, and car rental.
  • The airport serves as a major inbound gateway for cruise line passengers departing out of Port Canaveral on lines including Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, SunCruz Casinos, and Sterling Casinos, all operating motorcoach transportation to Port Canaveral, primarily with partnerships with Mears Transportation.
  • The community of The Villages in Sumter, Lake, and Marion has shuttles operating between the community and Orlando International Airport. These services include Village Airport Van, The Villages Transportation, and A-1 Taxi among others.
 
Daytona Beach
is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. It lies about 51 miles (82.1 km) northeast of Orlando,
Daytona Beach is home to the headquarters of NASCAR, IMSA, International Speedway Corporation, United States Tennis Association in Florida, and the LPGA.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is the primary cultural facility for Daytona Beach and Volusia County. Other museums located in the city include the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Halifax Historical Museum.
  • The city attracts over 8,000,000 tourists each year. Special events that draw visitors to Daytona Beach include:
  • Speedweeks (Daytona 500 NASCAR race, Rolex 24 sports car race, and others)
  • Coke Zero 400, NASCAR race held on the first Saturday of July (formerly called the Pepsi 400 and the Firecracker 400)
  • Daytona Beach Bike Week Daytona 200 motorcycle races, bike shows and biker reunion in March
  • Biketoberfest in October
  • Turkey Run car show and events during Thanksgiving weekend (Traditionally called the Turkey Rod Run)
  • Spring break (date varies, usually the first and second week of March)
 
Lake Mirror Park - Lakeland
Lakeland's Lake Mirror is beautiful enough, but stroll the promenade around the lake and you'll find a treasure trove of surprises — the tiered Hollis Garden and entertaining Barnett Family Park.
 
Old Town - Kissimmee
Enjoy strolling this collection of shops and amusement rides. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights enjoy free rock'n roll concerts, plus cruise nights and Latin Sundays are a blast!
 
West Coast
Fort DeSoto Park - St. Petersburg
Over 1,100 acres is available for free public recreation at Pinellas County's Fort DeSoto Park. Besides the notable distinction of having one of the top beaches in the nation, Fort DeSoto also has won accolades for its "Paw Playground" and pet-friendly beach. http://goflorida.about.com/od/saintpetersburg/fr/parks_ftdesoto.htm
 
Heritage Village - Largo Heritage Village, a 21-acre living history museum featuring 28 beautifully restored historic structures set in native pine and palmetto landscape http://goflorida.about.com/od/historicalflorida/ig/Heritage-Village/
 
Sunsets at Pier 60 - Clearwater Beach Florida's sunsets are spectacular, and people in Clearwater Beach think that is reason enough to celebrate! Night after night, the crowds gather a couple of hours before sunset. The atmosphere is festive... live bands play, craftsmen hawk their wares, talented artists sketch portraits, and performers delight the crowds. As twilight approaches everyone seems to pause to enjoy Mother Nature's show-stopping spectacle. http://goflorida.about.com/od/clearwater/a/sunset_clwtr.htm
 
Tampa
About 85 miles to Tampa Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory Tour - Sun Splash Park -
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