Florida is More than Beaches

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When most people think of a Florida vacation, two things come to mind: Disney and the beach. The Sunshine State is home to many more attractions and comforts that are perfect for vacationers of all interests, including families. Some of Florida’s up-coming events make great weekend getaways. Here’s what to know before you go>

International Drive

It’s the hip byway with more family fun and night-time entertainment than you can shake drift wood at. Cool off with one of the many ocean themed parks or check out one of the latest attractions: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. It’s a dinner theatre experience with Caribbean style food.

Be where the action is, but have your own private castle to return to. This holiday villa with a private pool in Kissimmee is exactly the resort life you’re looking for with the leisure of having your own home.

You’ll even have a game room with pool table, air hockey, and dart board. Plenty of thoughtful amenities are included like a full office with computer and fax. A garage kept car is certainly cooler and more comfortable in the Florida summer.

Central Florida Music Festival

This two-day event begins Friday June 24th with an open-mic night at Sun N Fun in Lakeland. The party rages on until 2am then gets a fresh start again at 10am for a showcase of 26 bands on two stages. If you’re bringing the family, kids under 12 are free. Cool family activities inside the park include high tech video gaming center and a hamster ball experience. If you’ve ever wanted to roll around in a big ball, here’s your chance.

Stay after the festival and enjoy the natural world the Lakeland has to offer. This spacious vacation rental home is minutes from the center of it all and convenient to some of the great hiking trails and lakes that make this area special. Polk County is home to over 550 lakes. So bring your boat or rent one, and get out on the water. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen to return to for cooking up freshly caught fish. Dine on the screened in porch and enjoy the early summer weather in bug-free comfort. This vacation rental is a great home base for enjoying the historic community.

Visit a Winery

Most people think oranges and Key limes when they think of Florida food. Actually, there are tons of wineries throughout the state that specialize in making wines from fruit other than grapes. The Florida Orange Grove Winery headquarters is in St. Petersburg and has daily tastings and tours. Mango, berry, and even vegetable wines are here for sampling.

If you’re taking a trip for two, this studio apartment on the waterfront is perfect for a romantic wine-lovers’ getaway. You’ll be in the heart of it all, walking distance to great shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and gorgeous Gulf beaches. This studio has a full kitchen and second floor balcony to overlook the park and the water. Enjoy Gulf sunsets while sipping on local wine.

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