Orange County is located in Central Florida bordering Seminole, Brevard, Osceola and Lake Counties. It is most known for it's largest city and metro area of Orlando.
Orange County was established in 1824 from a portion of St. Johns County. Originally named Mosquito County from the name the Spanish had given the whole area "Los Mosquitos", it was renamed to Orange County in 1845 for the many orange groves in the area.
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Amway Center, located in Downtown Orlando, is a sports and entertainment venue. Home to the Orlando Magic NBA team and the Orlando Solar Bears ECHL team. Built with a capacity of more than 20,000 seats, the arena's urban setting, gives guests easy access to the Orlando entertainment core. Hosting concerts, events, shows and more, the area is designed to stage any event.
Bright House Networks Stadium, also know as "The Bounce House" though recent renovations have made the bouncing effect less obvious. It is located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida and home to the UCF Knights football team. The stadium has a capacity of 44,206.
Camping World Stadium is located in Downtown Orlando Florida. It was formerly known as the Tangerine Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl and Orlando Citrus Bowl. The stadium is currently home to the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the Orlando City Soccer League, and the Russell Athletic Bowl and hosts other events, concerts and college football games. The Stadium Complex includes Tinker Field, McCracken Field, Thunder Field, and Festival Field when hosts events, concerts, sports, and community festivals throughout the year.
CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, formerly the UCF Arena is a sports and entertainment arena located at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Home of the UCF Knights mens and womens basketball teams, the arena also hosts concerts, graduations, theater, events and other sporting events.
Disney's Blizzard Beach is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The wintery scene is an exciting contrast to the heated water areas and water slides amidst the ski resort look.
Orange County School District is based out of the Educational Leadership Center in Downtown Orlando. As of recent, Orange County Public Schools has an enrollment of over 185,000 students. The school district won the Broad Prize, also known as the “Nobel Prize” for Urban Education in October 2014 for strong academic performance and for closing achievement gaps.
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. It is one of two operating water parks at the resort and features a Surf Pool and the largest wave pool in North America.
The exciting new Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water park opened in the Summer of 2017 featuring an all new concept in water parks with a gigantic volcano as it's central theme. The Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano towers 200 feet above the tropical landscape, streaming waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night.
Wet 'n Wild opened in 1977, and is considered to be the first major standalone water park. After 40 years of being one of the top water parks, the park closed on December 31, 2016. Universal Studios purchased the park with plans to renovate. Universal opened Volcano Bay Water park nearby and has not revealed the future for the Wet 'n Wild land.
The Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s goal is to provoke thought and communication through having traditional and avant-garde productions. They want their audiences to be enlightened and entertained when watching each production. They also want to challenge attitudes, stereotypes, and preconceived notions that people have about theatre. They are doing this by introducing their audience to contemporary concerns in each production they do. This small theatre usually produces between two to three shows a year. They also produce some musical theatre productions.
Orlando's leading Rock station that play a combination of today's rock hits and the classics including Metallica, Green Day, Ozzy, and many more. There are several host throughout the day which listeners can also stream live from your iHeart Radio app.
This smooth Jazz station has several personality hosts including Kenny G and Sandy Kovach in the morning, Miranda Wilson, Allen Kepler, and Maria Lopez. They talk about news, celebrity buzz, traffic, weather, and other topics.
You can catch this Puerto Rican cuisine food truck on Narcoosee Road in Orlando, FL. Bring your family and friends to try some tasty mofongo. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Listen to some soothing tunes at 92.7 FM radio. This family-friendly station provides listeners with unique, and relaxing music, news, weather and other content. Everything a family needs to stay informed.
Classic hits from rock music on the weekends to acoustic on Sunday mornings. There are several radio personalities on 98.9 WMMO including Denise, Joe Rock, Hildi, and AJ. You can call on weekdays from 12-1pm to request a song.
With only one store in the entire state of Florida, A Christmas to Remember is wonderfully unique store that is located in the Florida Mall. With decorations for the Christmas season to novelty gifts, there is a little something here for even the Grinch. The best way to get to this cute little store when navigating the Florida Mall is through the entrance near Footlocker.
A'GACI is a store dedicated to all women's fashion. Clothing, shoes, and accessories fill the walls of this store to the max, complete with dressing rooms to try those outfits on. Casual and business attire alike, there is something here for even the pickiest female shopper!
The Achilles Art Cafe is filled with artwork and colors, representing its owner's vibe. It serves coffee, tea, frappes, sandwiches, and more. The cafe is furnished with couches, making the atmosphere more comfortable and cozy for its customers.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is an Orlando college that works with the Florida Hospital to train students in healthcare. It has Associates, Bachelors, and Post-Graduate programs in several healthcare industries.
Airboat Rides at Midway was the first airboat business in Orlando. Guests can choose from different types of airboat tours. There is a one-hour tour, a one-hour evening tour, a one-hour private ecotour, and the option of group or custom rides.
The American College for Medical Careers is an Orlando college that trains students for medical careers. It has programs in dental assisting, cardiovascular sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, health information technology, medical assisting, medical coding & billing, and respiratory therapy.
There are two American doll stores in Florida where young girls can come and create their own doll, complete with matching, or not matching, outfits and accessories for them to play with. One store is located in Orlando at the Florida Mall and the other is located in Miami, at The Falls. Be sure to check out the store if you've got a little girl to make happy on your vacation!
The American University of Leadership is an Orlando based school that brings quality education to people from around the world through on campus and online classes. It specializes in business and leadership programs.
Antique Center is a quaint, 4,000 sq. ft. antique shop located in Winter Park. They feature a plethora of art, vintage figures, furniture, and more from several decades and parts of the world. Their Asian antiques are especially unique and beautifully made. They are open Monday through Saturday.
Antiques on the Avenue is owned and operated by Hardy Hudson. He owned the first antique store in Central Florida for 24 years, which he opened in Winter Park, and opened Antiques on the Avenue 7 years ago. Their shop offers a wide variety of art, home furnishings, pottery, and jewelry, along with other unique finds. They buy and appraise antiques, estates, and collectibles, so their inventory is always expanding.
Apple Core Antiques & Gifts is a beautiful shop that features a 5,000 sq. ft showroom full of unique furniture, gifts, and collectibles. Many of these gems date back from the Victorian era to the early 1940's, including beautifully crafted wooden furniture. Apple Core also offers a variety of special services to their loyal customers such as upholstery, refinishing, caning, and repair.
Arcade City is where all the gamers go to have a great time. A large family friendly arcade, all the modern games are stationed here. Players can shoot some hoops, beat up some bad guys, master the claws machine, and attempt to cross the finish line before anyone else. There really is a game for everyone here, so even if there is a non-gamer in the family, there is something to keep them entertained while the family's here. There’s only three locations in all of America, and Orlando is lucky enough to be one of them. So make a pit stop at Arcade City and see what kinds of prizes there are to win!
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has provided their services to the people of Central Florida for over 25 years and have been able to help families find an environment where hope and healing are inspired by the children that are treated. The staff of this institution makes your child's health their top priority.
Aspire Health Partners, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral healthcare institution that provides affordable services for the people of Central Florida. Aspire is able to provide these amazing services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. They provide these services throughout five Central Florida counties; Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole.
Austin's Coffee specializes in serving coffee and tea with only the most organic ingredients imported from around the world. They pride themselves on working with local farmers to ensure every ingredient they use is natural and environmentally friendly. They also serve treats such as sandwiches, salads, and numerous kinds of pastries. Austin's Coffee features live entertainment ranging from music and films to comedy and art shows.
Barley and Vine is a beer garden located on Bumby Ave in Orlando's Milk District. The bar offers a rotating selection of unique craft beers from around the world, with emphasis on unfiltered beers for a more full and authentic beer drinking experience. They also have a variety of cans and bottles and a very knowledgeable staff. Their outdoor space is one of the largest in the Orlando area, making this a rather authentic biergarten experience.
Barnie's CoffeeKitchen has been serving freshly made, award-winning coffee for almost four decades. Aside from serving coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, they provide breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus. There's even a kids menu for the little ones. A café full of delectable treats, Barnie's CoffeeKitchen aims to offer its customers only the best.
Benjamin French Bakery & Café is what any French-culinary enthusiast would hope for. Oui, this cafe brings almost all of the best parts of France to Orlando, Florida, including dessert, or in French, Pâtisserie; coffee; breakfast; and lunch. It's cozy, France-inspired, and its food is light yet filling.
Beth Marshall Presents is a theatre company made by Beth Marshall. She offers new plays every season. You won't see Beth Marshall Presents do a play twice. Beth usually does between four to eight plays per season, and she does a lot of different plays. Beth never sticks to a specific genre, and she picks a lot a plays with a powerful meanings.
Bikes Beans & Bordeaux was created by two cycling enthusiasts, Jen and Darrell Cunningham. B3 sells kid-inspired meals, breakfast, sandwiches, and drinks such as coffee and tea. It focuses on serving more healthy and protein-based foods than the average cafe does. With fresh hot chocolate made with Ghirardelli chocolate that will make your mouth water, Bikes Beans & Bordeaux is a great place in Central Florida to relax and enjoy yourself.
On West Church Street in Orlando, only a few blocks away from the Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl), Charles Frizzel of Broken Strings Brewery and Jeanna Malines of Black Cauldron Brewing, opened a pretty unique brewery. Actually, there are two breweries under the same roof.
The Blanchard YMCA Family Center resides next to Jay Blanchard Park in Orlando. It is used for recreational purposes such as Zumba classes and swimming, and it houses a fitness center. There are always events going on at this YMCA so check out the website for an updated schedule of events.
Boston’s Fish House seafood restaurant is considered one of Central Florida’s most relished landmarks and features New England style seafood. Since 1988, Boston’s Fish House restaurant has served fresh seafood from the Northeastern Seaboard region and presented a laid-back atmosphere of iconic Northeastern flare.
The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.
Two breweries under one roof. Each brewery rotates brewing on the three-barrel brewhouse system. Broken String Brewery will brew more hop-forward varieties paying homage to musical legends.The large, open tap room serves beer from each brewery. At any given time, the tap room serves drafts from 12 taps.
Busby Antiques and Collectibles offers wonderfully crafted china as well as toys, jewelry, books, and more. Busby himself has been collecting and dealing for over thirty years in Central Florida. They sell primarily online but their antiques can be seen in person at their corporate office in Oviedo.
The C.A.R.E. Foundation is a refuge for over 200 assorted exotic animals and wildlife. Within their care are bears, large cats, reptiles, monkeys, birds, and more. They provide wildlife education and animal rescue.
Cady Way Park is a small park in the city of Winter Park that caters to children. There is a great playground equipment set for them to run around and play on as well as a swimming pool close by. Parents can watch their kids from the benches or the pavilion that sits close by.
Camille La Vie is the best option for those who are looking for formal attire and there's five different locations in the state of Florida. They have ballgowns and prom dresses, as well as cocktail dresses, shoes, and accessories to match every outfit. It's the perfect place to find the perfect dress.
The Celebration Theatre Company does three musicals a season. So all the musical theatre lovers in Orlando, especially in Orange County, should check it out. They have volunteer and production opportunities available. For all information about shows, volunteering, ticket prices, and auditions look at the website below.
The mission of Central Florida Behavioral Hospital is to provide the kind of health care that patients recommend to their families and friends, physicians prefer for their patients, and in which their employees take great pride. Mental health and co-occurring substance abuse disorders are illnesses that may require intensive treatment. They believe in people’s innate capacity for healing and growth. With proper help and treatment, people suffering from mental health disorders and co-occurring substance abuse disorders have an excellent opportunity for recovery.
"Where everyone knows your game!" Cloak and Blaster is the ultimate nerdy hang out spot. Come to play tons of tabletop games including some that you aren't likely to find anywhere else. They have a menu featuring beer and food items themed after Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more. Some of the dishes include "Lord of the Wings" and "Dragon's Eggs".
Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!
Cool Stuff Games is a shop that sells everything related to tabletop gaming including CCGs, Board Games, Miniatures, RPGs, and so much more. There are several Cool Stuff Game locations around Florida. They have daily events and tournaments every week, so check the website to find the fun event for you.
CoolStuffInc is the largest online retail store for boardgames, and their headquarters is located in Maitland Florida. Card games like Magic the Gathering and Pokemon are also at home here. Come looking for your next favorite boardgame and play it with friends new and ongoing at one of their many tables.
The Crayola Experience is a great one to share with your little ones! Geared towards children, they can create their own souvenirs with melted wax, play in the 2-story playground, star in their own coloring page, and even learn how crayons are made in a live show. With only four Crayola Experience stores in the nation, it's definitely worth the look if you're in the Orlando area. It's super easy access in the Florida Mall as it has its own entrance.
Producing unique craft beer with excellent taste and consistent quality batch after batch. The brewery has an onsite tap and tasting room featuring flagship brands in addition to many other limited edition, seasonal, and specialty batches.
Dead Lizard Brewing Company is a local micro-brewery located between the Millenia Mall and Universal Studios. For three generations the family has been enjoying and sharing home-brewed craft beer with family and friends, and now are sharing it with you! Their beers are big and bold, yet embodied with subtle and distinct flavors.
Disney Springs is Walt Disney World's premier shopping and entertainment district. It's a great way to spend a Disney day outside of the parks. It is one of Central Florida's best places to shop, with high end shopping including stores you won't find anywhere else in the state. You can watch the latest movies at the amazing AMC dine in theater. Eat a delicious meal there or at any of Disney Springs' other world class restaurants - there are over 50 to choose from. Go bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes or check out the NBA Experience (new in 2019) for a fun way to spend the day. Catch one of your favorite bands performing at The House of Blues, or just enjoy some of the other live music throughout the Springs. With all this and so much more, you can't be bored here no matter how you choose to spend your time.
Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course has two lovely 18-hole mini golf courses. "A Family-Friendly Adventure" is full of whimsical scenes and it's fun for all ages. If you're looking for something a little more challenging yet fun, give "A Thrilling Challenge" a try!
Downtown CREDO is a coffee shop in Orlando that believes in connecting with its creative community. It prides itself on purchasing fresh coffee beans from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Whether you're craving a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or even an artistic atmosphere, Downtown CREDO has it.
The Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar was conceived to fill the need for Orlando to have excellent coffee and food everyone can enjoy. From plant-based choices to coffee sourced through fair trade, The Drunken Monkey is ethical and budget friendly. They also host local events such as stand-up comedy nights and art shows.
Enzian is a member supported, non-profit organization which has been a cultural touchstone of Central Florida for over 31 years. Come enjoy alternative cinema, have a glass at the Eden bar, or attend the yearly Florida Film Festival, while having an experience that is simply Enzian.
For families homeschooling students age 11 to 18 and living in Central Florida, this teen only group includes activities, field trips, etc. will be geared toward the middle to high school level/age group.
MFH is a support group for parents of homeschooled children in Central Florida. We accept all residents who currently homeschool, or are considering homeschooling, regardless of religious persuasion or beliefs.
Are you unschooling in the Orlando area?? A relaxed homeschooler? If so, then this is the group for you!! :) While we do offer an online support group, we will be offering REAL LIFE events so our children will have the opportunity to make friends within the group.
This is a secular homeschool support group for families with liberal political values; we believe in equality for all, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. If you have had difficulty finding a homeschool support group that would accept you the way you are because you can't honestly comply with their "statement of faith" requirements, we can offer your children the opportunities to fulfill their social needs in a diverse group that accepts them as they are.
The South Orlando Homeschool Christian group is a group that offers functions in the South Orlando and Kissimmee area. We have kids ranging from ages 1-15. We offer classes, field trips, clubs,testing resources and homeschool guidance. In addition, we send out a monthly informative newsletter with free homeschooling websites and more.
Cooperative homeschooling group providing local support to families in East Orlando and surrounding areas. *We offer 12 week Fall and Spring Co-op Classes, (ages Nursery-High School offering a variety of classes including PE for K-12).