Lockdown-free Florida receives flocks of tourists looking to getaway

Welcome to Florida — Courtesy: Shutterstock —Image by: Ingo70 Cooped-up tourists who are eager for a taste of Florida’s sandy beaches, warmer temperatures, and swaying palm trees are visiting the Sunshine State in masses, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months. Miami is one of the top search destinations on travel websites across the state, and

Florida’s first snow park, Snowcat Ridge, is set to reopen this month for winter season

Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City — Courtesy: Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park is preparing to open up next week for its 2021 winter season. The park opened up last year and features a wide variety of winter activities, including an arctic igloo and an alpine village that

5 autumnal things to this Fall in South Florida & beyond

Pumpkin Patch — Courtesy: Image by Bill Morson from Shutterstock It is officially fall in Florida, and while the scorching heat, sunny beaches, and swaying palm trees may not resemble the autumn season, there are still plenty of fun activities to take part in. So grab your boots and pumpkin spice lattes, because here are

No more virtual queues for Disney’s Rise of the Resistance attraction — Disney World takes a step into its new normal

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Disney World Hollywood Studios – Courtesy: Unsplash – Image by Brian McGowan Today isn’t just any other day at Walt Disney World’s theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the combined trackless dark ride, has been giving thrill-seekers an experience like no other since

Walt Disney World resumes selling annual passes with new options

Cinderella’s Castle Magic Kingdom – Courtesy: clickorlando.com – Image by Matt Bagsic During the COVID-19 pandemic, Walt Disney World stopped selling new annual passes to limit the number of guests at the parks. In early August, Disney officials announced that passes would resume but did not give a specific date.  The good news is that

Boo! These are Florida’s spookiest theme park events for 2021

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Amonarch ORLANDO, Fla. — As leaves fall, temperatures cool down, and pumpkin spice lattes go on sale, several Florida theme parks prepare for the arrival of the spookiest Halloween-themed events.  All three major theme parks in Central Florida — Walt Disney World, SeaWorld

Tripadvisor names Miami one of the best U.S. cities to visit with family

Family enjoying beach in Miami, Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Irina Wilhauk Summer may be coming to an end, but not here in Miami. The city is known to stay warm year-round, while fun never comes to a halt. Tripadvisor has updated its Family Vacation Guide and announced that Miami, Florida is one

Peppa Pig theme park opening in Florida

Peppa Pig World – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alice-photo Everyone’s beloved British piglet is getting her own whole theme park! Hasbro announced that it has partnered with Merlin Entertainments to create a Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort. The park will open in 2022.  According to the company, the stand-alone theme

Two Florida cities earn a spot on Time magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Places’ list

St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL Lido Key Aerial Drone – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Suncoast Aerials Two Florida cities snagged a spot on a globe-spanning list of top destinations by one of the world’s most famous magazines.  Time magazine debuted its ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021’ list, and Orlando and Sarasota both

SeaWorld Orlando voted #1 U.S. amusement park for 2021

Orlando, Florida – June 23, 2019: Manta-Ray rollercoaster at Seaworld – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by VIAVAL TOURS Move aside, Disney! A different Florida theme park was voted #1 in the U.S. North America has over 400 amusement parks and attractions. According to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), these theme parks