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Let me be the first to Welcome you to Central Florida! I love this area and am passionate about it. I have compiled some information below to help you get acquainted to the area or to find something new. There is so much to do, see, and experience here. We are close to two major metropolitan areas, Tampa and Orlando. We have world-class beaches, theme parks, museums, universities and more for you and your family to experience. Once you get a taste, you will love it just like my family and I do. Below are several links to get you started, but please go to the Visit Central Florida (http://www.visitcentralflorida.org/) website for additional information not listed. Also, please look up the free application, Explore Central Florida, for your iOS devices. It is a free application and has good information for people new to town and existing residents.


ENTERTAINMENT

Central Florida is the home to World Class entertainment.  From family friendly to romantic, you can’t beat what we have to offer.  Make sure you check out the below:

Family Friendly


ARTS


MUSEUMS

Central Florida is home to phenomenal museums that are sure to intrigue your mind and enlighten your spirit.

  • Kennedy Space Center“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” President John F. Kennedy

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/


PARKS


BEACHES


SHOPPING


SPORTING EVENTS

Central Florida is home to many professional sports franchises and Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League.

  • Daytona International Speedway – Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Racing
    http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/
  • Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL – Stanley Cup Champions (2004) http://lightning.nhl.com/
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL – Super Bowl Champions (2002) http://www.buccaneers.com/
  • Tampa Bay Rays, MLB – http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/
  • Orlando Magic, NBA –http://www.nba.com/magic/
  • MLB Spring Training – Grapefruit League http://www.floridagrapefruitleague.com/
    • Atlanta Braves – Lake Buena Vista
    • Baltimore Orioles –Sarasota
    • Boston Red Sox – Ft. Myers
    • Detroit Tigers – Lakeland
    • Houston Astros – Kissimmee
    • Miami Marlins – Jupiter
    • Minnesota Twins – Ft. Myers
    • New York Mets – Port St. Lucie
    • New York Yankees – Tampa
    • Philadelphia Phillies – Clearwater
    • Pittsburgh Pirates – Bradenton
    • St. Louis Cardinals – Jupiter
    • Tampa Bay Rays – Port Charlotte
    • Toronto Blue Jays – Dunedin
    • Washington Nationals – Viera

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