Grande Lakes Orlando To Host Next “Curated Experiences” Event April 23-25, 2021 .. #GrandeLakesOrlando #JWMarriottOrlando #Staycation #RitzCarltonOrlando #LuxuryTravel

Grande Lakes Orlando

Earlier this year, Grande Lakes Orlando, home to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando and the JW Marriott Orlando, held its first “Curated Experiences” weekend and they will be hosting another April 23-25, 2021.

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Grande Lakes Orlando to Host Inaugural “Curated Experiences” Event Jan 29-31, 2021 .. #GrandeLakesOrlando #JWMarriottOrlando #Staycation #RitzCarltonOrlando #LuxuryTravel

Grande Lakes Orlando

Grande Lakes Orlando, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, is hosting an inaugural “Curated Experiences” weekend event January 29-31, 2021.

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Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites Opens at Universal Orlando December 2020 .. #EndlessSummerDockside @UniversalOrlando

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced it will grand open its newest resort, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, on December 15, 2020.

This resort will add 2,050 guest rooms to Universal Orlando’s lodging inventory, featuring both standard rooms and spacious 2-Bedroom Suites, which sleep up to six.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For 2019 .. #BlackFriday #CyberMonday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), or giving other local gifts, here are some great 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

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Westgate Resorts Opens All-Suite Cocoa Beach Resort

Westgate Resorts has announced the opening of the first upscale all-suite resort in Cocoa Beach, Florida - the Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort.

Westgate Resorts has announced the opening of the first upscale all-suite resort in Cocoa Beach, Florida – the Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort.

Formerly known as Wakulla Suites, Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort has undergone a $15 million comprehensive renovation which includes full upgrades to every aspect of the property, including its 120 two-bedroom suites, hotel lobby, courtyard and pool.

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Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman Inducted into U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at Kennedy Space Center  @ExploreSpaceKSC

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts, Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.

Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, who have each demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, brought the total number of astronauts in this prestigious society to 97.

Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science:

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Day Trip to St. Augustine – Dinner at A1A Ale Works and a Bryan Adams Concert

This past Sunday, my friend Joan and I made a day trip up to St. Augustine. Our primary goal was to see one of our favorites, Bryan Adams, in concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, but we figured we’d go early and try out one of their restaurants.

St. Augustine Bridge of Lions

We left around 2pm and got up there just before 4pm, slowed slightly by a thunderstorm en route. But as we rolled into the Historic Downtown area, it was sunny skies.

My connection at the St. Augustine CVB recommended A1A Ale Works as a restaurant to try, citing their craft brews and water-side dining. The restaurant is actually upstairs in a converted building on the corner next to the historic Bridge of Lions, with a bar area downstairs.

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Bryan Adams Brings 30th Anniversary Reckless Tour to St Augustine Amphitheatre June 28

It was 30 years ago that Bryan Adams had broke big with the release of his album, Reckless, and he is currently touring to celebrate that anniversary, with an upcoming show in St. Augustine, Florida, on June 28.

Bryan Adams

Canadian-born Adams released his first self-titled debut album in 1980, and his second, You Want It, You Got It, the following year. His third album, Cuts Like a Knife, was released in 1983, and got Adams some radio and MTV air-time with songs like “Straight From the Heart,” “This Time,” and the title track.

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Sunset Music Festival Will Make Tampa Dance May 23-24, 2015

If you love EDM, this weekend’s Sunset Music Festival 2015 in Tampa is the place you want to be.

Sunset Music Festival 2015 in Tampa

We told you about this festival earlier this year, but this is the weekend, May 23 and 24, it all goes down at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. It’s your last chance to make plans to attend.

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41st SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Lights Up the Skies of Lakeland April 21-26, 2015

Aviation fans will want to check out this year’s SUN ‘n FUN when it returns to Linder Airport in Lakeland April 21-26.

A wide variety of planes can be seen at Sun ’n Fun, including these beautiful DC-3’s and other historic and modern aircraft. Photo: Kirk Garreans
A wide variety of planes can be seen at Sun ’n Fun, including these beautiful DC-3’s and other historic and modern aircraft. Photo: Kirk Garreans

Throughout the week, there will be impressive airshows during the day from the likes of the Breitling Jet Team from France (April 21, 24, & 25) and the USAF Thunderbirds (April 25 & 26). There will also be night airshows on April 22 and 25 (this date includes fireworks).

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Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch from Kennedy Space Center on January 6, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9

[Ed. Note: we learned after this went to press that KSC has changed the date of the launch to January 6, 2015. So you still have time to make plans.]

Get a “front row seat” to view the Dec. 19 SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on December 19, at 1:20pm.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 will carry the Dragon capsule to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the fifth resupply mission by SpaceX for NASA, bringing food and supplies, including new science experiments and technology research, to the crew aboard the ISS.

Launch viewing is available at the LC-39 Observation Gantry, located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center and just over three miles away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where the Falcon 9 will launch from Space Launch Complex 40.

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Free National Park Entry In Honor of Veterans Day on November 11, 2014

In Honor of Veterans Day, the US Park Service is waiving entry fees to all national parks, including those in Florida, November 11, 2014.

Canavaral National Seashore and Wildlife RefugeAmong those within a day trip of the Orlando area are:

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise

For a list of the national parks waiving their fees, visit nps.gov.

Free National Park Entry In Honor of National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014

As part of its annual National Public Lands Day, the US Park Service is waiving entry fees to all national parks, including those in Florida, September 27, 2014.

Canavaral National Seashore and Wildlife RefugeAmong those within a day trip of the Orlando area are:

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise

For a list of the national parks waiving their fees, visit nps.gov.

Free National Park Entry In Honor of National Park Service Birthday on August 25, 2014

As part of its annual National Park Service Birthday celebration, the US Park Service is waiving entry fees to all national parks, including those in Florida, August 25,2014.

Canavaral National Seashore and Wildlife RefugeAmong those within a day trip of the Orlando area are:

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise

For a list of the national parks waiving their fees, visit nps.gov.

Free National Park Entry This Weekend In Honor of National Park Week

As part of its annual National Parks Week, the US Park Service is waiving entry fees to all national parks, including those in Florida, April 19 and 20, 2014.

Canavaral National Seashore and Wildlife RefugeAmong those within a day trip of the Orlando area are:

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise

For a list of the national parks waiving their fees, visit nps.gov.

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