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  • Posted on 03/04/2015

Top 10 Blooming Sights and Bites at the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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Nothing brings in spring in Orlando like the start of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. If you're looking to shake off your winter chills then warm up with this ten-week celebration of the great outdoors with colorful blooms, towering topiaries and tasty treats.


  • Posted on 02/26/2015

Win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP family vacation to Orlando!

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Ready to share moments guaranteed to last a lifetime? With so much to see and do, Orlando is the perfect destination for sharing dream vacation stories. Enter our Share the Sun! Share the Fun! Sweepstakes for your chance to experience the ultimate dream vacation to Orlando.


  • Posted on 02/23/2015

Top 10 Party Tips for Universal’s Mardi Gras Celebration 2015

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Carnival time is still upon us in Orlando and Universal's Mardi Gras celebration lets guests savor the flavor of the famous New Orleans holiday. From tasting your way through a menu of creole delights to shouting "Throw me somethin' mister" at the top of your lungs, you're sure to get caught up in what Universal calls, "Florida's biggest party."


  • Posted on 02/18/2015

Five Orlando Chefs Named Semifinalists for 2015 James Beard Awards

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A whole lot of love was given to Orlando area chefs who were represented in force for the 2015 James Beard Awards semifinalists nominations. Five Orlando chefs were named in the "Best Chefs in the South" category; the most out of any other city in Florida. This prestigious recognition for our culinary talent further demonstrates that among our world-famous theme parks and entertainment, dining in Orlando has also become a main attraction.


  • Posted on 02/16/2015

Inside Orlando: An Expert’s Take on What to Do in Orlando

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With seven of the top theme parks in the world, there's so much to see and do in Orlando. As part of our "Inside Orlando" series, we have your personal peek at Orlando's unexpected adventures and top theme park experiences. Travel correspondent and Orlando theme park insider, Sarah Sekula has all the top tips you must know before you go.


  • Posted on 02/10/2015

15 New Things to See and Do in Orlando in 2015

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With a whole new lineup of exciting attractions, entertainment and dining coming to Orlando this year, it's no wonder why named Orlando the No. 1 "hot spot" in the United States for travelers in 2015. So, if you're planning to visit Orlando this year, we've uncovered 15 new openings that you will be among the first to experience. Can we get an applause?


  • Posted on 02/08/2015

Celebrity Chef Alton Brown Eats up Orlando

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While visiting Orlando, celebrity chef Alton Brown indulged in some the area's culinary hotspots before taking the stage for his "Alton Brown Live: Edible Inevitable Tour" at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. As part of his #ABRoadEats recommendations, a check of Brown's social media feeds showed all the stops along his tasty tour of Orlando.


  • Posted on 02/05/2015

Inside Orlando: An Expert’s Take on Where to Stay in Orlando

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Getting the most out of your vacation usually starts with finding the right place to stay. In Orlando there are plenty of great choices for every style and budget. As part of our "Inside Orlando" series, Consumer Advocate, Christopher Elliott knows how to plan hassle free travel and he has tried-and-true insider tips for you.


  • Posted on 02/03/2015

10 Ways to Save This Valentine’s Day in Orlando

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Looking for great ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Orlando that won't break the bank? With so much to do in Orlando, there are many options to be overcome by love and not by price. Visit Orlando's "love squad" has created the ultimate list of heart-fluttering experiences that your romantic partner will enjoy while still saving you money. Have a love hangover not a spending hangover with these inexpensive things to do and special discount packages in Orlando for Valentine's Day.


  • Posted on 02/01/2015

Inside Orlando: An Expert’s Take on Dining in Orlando

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From dining in our theme parks with your favorite characters to savoring the fresh flavors of our celebrity-owned restaurants, food has become the main attraction in Orlando. Come along for an insider's tour with Orlando dining expert and date night diva, Kristen Manieri. As part of our "Inside Orlando" series, she shares her recipe to having a great meal in Orlando and has exclusive tips for you.



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