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Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Orlando for Valentine’s Day 2016 including College Park and Baldwin Park

Fresh Italian at Millenia and Lake Ivanhoe, American in College Park, and Sushi in Baldwin Park are some of the best places to have a meal to celebrate Valentine’s Day in 2016. You will also find the best steaks in all of … Continue reading

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ICE! at the Gaylord Palms 2015 featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

ICE! at the Gaylord Palms is an annual walk-through attraction during the Christmas holidays at the Gaylord Palms Resort that is made completely of ice. Imagine taking a simple ice sculpture that you might see at a wedding or special … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Christmas Tree at Contemporary Resort at Disney World

Disney World puts out a lot of holiday decorations during the month of December each year. From the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian to the Christmas Trees that line the theme parks, there is definitely a lot of sights … Continue reading

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2015 Mother’s Day Ideas in Orlando for Dinner and Things to Do in Winter Park, Disney World, and Orlando featuring Harry P Leu Gardens

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th, 2015 and Orlando Local Guide has you covered for dinner ideas and things to do. From movies, to restaurants, and brunch, there are all sorts of ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day in … Continue reading

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A Guide to Spending the Christmas Holidays at the Gaylord Palms Resort in 2015

During the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and the weeks in-between, the Gaylord Palms Resort resembles an Orlando attraction more than it does a fancy resort (which it is). With breakfast experiences with Shrek, Cirque performances, Dreamworks Animation … Continue reading

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Planning a SeaWorld Parks Multi-Day Vacation including Discovery Cove and Aquatica

When thinking about multi-day resort theme park vacations in Orlando, Disney World and Universal Orlando may be the first parks that come to mind when planning a vacation but SeaWorld offers an enticing experience as well with the original SeaWorld … Continue reading

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Marriott Residence Inn at SeaWorld

The Marriott Residence Inn at SeaWorld is SeaWorld Parks version of a moderate resort that offers plenty of benefits when SeaWorld’s attractions are a part of your vacation itinerary. From a zero-entry pool on property, free breakfast in the morning, … Continue reading

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Rollins College Alfond Inn Boutique Hotel featuring Hamilton’s Kitchen Restaurant in Winter Park

Rollins College debuted its 112-room boutique Alfond Inn hotel in Winter Park to a select few the week before it officially opened on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Here is the inside look at the hotel including the rooms, artwork, and … Continue reading

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Best Reuben Sandwiches Around Orlando featuring Jason’s Deli, Toojay’s Gourmet Deli, Pickles NY Deli, and C&S Brisket Bus

For the last year and half, I have been visiting many restaurants and delicatessens around Orlando searching for the best Reuben sandwich, a hot sandwich made up of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and a thousand-island type dressing. The sandwich bread is made … Continue reading

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2013 Winequest Charity Food and Wine Event at the Grande Lakes Resort on June 7th and 8th

Orlando’s premier Wine Charity Event, Winequest, takes place at the Grande Lakes Resort at the JW Marriott on Friday, June 7th, 2013 and Saturday, June 8th, 2013. Winequest 2013 Winequest is a culinary full weekend of events that features great food and … Continue reading

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Jack’s Place Restaurant at the Rosen Plaza Hotel Delivers a Romantic Night Out with a Touch of Nostalgia

Jack’s Place is a restaurant at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive that sounds like it could be a casual diner but in reality is one of the nicer restaurants in the area to take a date out for … Continue reading

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Rosen Shingle Creek Thanksgiving and Christmas Day Holiday Buffet and Brunch at Café Osceola

On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel on Universal Boulevard, just off International Drive, a grande holiday buffet and brunch is prepared for guests and visitors to the hotel from 11:30 am until 7 pm at … Continue reading

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Rosen Shingle Creek Winter Wonderland Event Brings a Great Family Christmas Event to the International Drive Area

Living on the east-side of Orlando for the last few years, my family has enjoyed visiting UCF during the Christmas season to attend their Light Up UCF event that features Christmas Caroling, outdoor movies, and an ice skating rink. In … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Christmas Season at the Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive featuring Caroling and Santa Claus

There are three signature hotels owned by hotelier Harris Rosen around the Orange County Convention Center around International Drive that celebrate the Christmas Season with holiday carolers and Santa Claus on Friday and Saturday nights on select weekends in the … Continue reading

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Gaylord Palms Christmas Caroling and Stage Shows featuring Luminescence, Christmas Wonders, and Family Traditions

The Gaylord Palms resort has several shows and activities to celebrate the Christmas season in the months of November and December and a highlight of those events is Christmas Caroling in the main atrium of the resort. The highlight of … Continue reading

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Gaylord Palms Christmas Tree Lighting and Light Show During the Holiday Season

The Gaylord Palms Resort is known for their holiday ICE! attraction during the Christmas season but another hidden gem not publicized as much is their Christmas Tree Lighting and Light Show that is held on select nights at the resort. … Continue reading

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Best Place to Watch the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Orlando in 2012

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is celebrating the summer games with a special event in the Dolphin lobby featuring the broadcast of the opening ceremonies in London displayed on large screen televisions, complimentary food and beverage and … Continue reading

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Weekend Getaway to Mission Inn Resort and Club in Lake County

The nickname for the State of Florida is “The Sunshine State”. Another unofficial description for the state could be “The Flat State” because of the lack of elevation in the landscape around Florida. However, the more you move from either … Continue reading

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