There is more to Florida than theme parks. There are educational attractions such as the planetarium and Kennedy space centre, beautiful wildlife and nature reserves, plus many activities to turn your Florida vacation into a Florida adventure holiday.
Kennedy Space Centre is one of the favourite attractions in the Orlando area. See the Saturn 5 rocket, go inside a space shuttle and experience the feeling of a launch in the huge Imax Cinema. Or perhaps even witness an actual rocket launch!
Orlando is about midway between the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, so you can get to a beach in about 45 minutes in either direction. Why not try out Cocoa Beach, when you visit the Kennedy Space Centre. Or travel to the lively Tampa bay Clearwater area, which from the villa is straight down the I-4 interstate.
For you motor racing lovers, why not combine a trip to Daytona beach with a visit to the world famous Daytona Race track!
Experience the real Florida!! Being tropical, wildlife flourishes in Florida and there are numerous exiting ways to experience it.
See the wild side of Florida close up and personal at one of the many Florida State Parks the wildlife is simply breathtaking.
Experience the shear grace and serenity of these wonderful creatures by swimming with them. For those who are adventurous why not visit Blue Spring State Park, where in the winter months you can experience them first hand. Or if you prefer an arranged tour click the dive tours icon and enjoy a guided snorkelling tour at Homosassa State Park.
Dive crystal clear spring caverns or tropical shores. There is something for both experienced divers and beginners at Dive Tours!!
Ride through the Floridian countryside on horseback!! Horse World Stables are in the Orlando area and offer guided horseback rides for the experienced rider and the complete beginner.
Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's Native wildlife, looking for exotic birds, turtles and alligators. Then fly like the wind experiencing the awesome feel of the airboat travelling at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. All this right here in the Orlando area at Boggy Creek "The Central Florida Everglades".
Experience the wonder of the Tropical wildlife close up and personal by visiting one of the numerous state parks or botanical gardens.
Harry P. Leu Gardens features miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through garden settings.
Historic Bok Sanctuary offers visitors lush landscaped gardens and the majesty and splendour of the Carillon tower set within the Pinewood Estate. Recent news! Bok Gardens were decimated by hurricane Charley in August 04. Volunteers are working to restore and re-open the gardens. Check out their website for the latest.