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Ready to have a brilliant holiday? We celebrate Independence Day in just a few days! While there are a seemingly endless amount of Fourth of July extravaganzas in Orlando that can’t be beaten, we have narrowed it down to our four favorite fantastic festivities. Wear your red, white and blue and get ready to have some patriotic fun.

SeaWorld® Orlando’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration
SeaWorld® Orlando
This multi-day event begins on July 1, when the gate...

It’s almost the time of year where nighttime island skies come alive with glittering fireworks above the shimmering sea. Make this Independence Day unforgettable with the entire family in Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Grab a seat in the sand and get ready to shell-ebrate the Fourth of July!

Sanibel Island Parade
Starting at 9:30 a.m., don’t miss the famous Sanibel Island parade. This year’s event is themed “Sweet Island of Liberty.” Parade participants from across the community go all out decorating golf carts and floats to the event’s theme and in red, white and...

Summer is heating up at Epcot® with two brand-new attractions. Grab your family and get ready to take flight and travel to a faraway kingdom to meet new friends.

Soarin’ Around the World
Go airborne for a highflying simulated hang-gliding adventure that takes you around the world to the sites of famous landmarks. Now with an additional theater, Soarin’ is back with an all-new film set to a new musical score with new scenery and scents to experience. Soar over the majestic Great ...

Today is National Seashell Day! Celebrate with a creative family-friendly activity you can keep as a souvenir from your Sanibel & Captiva Island vacation. In honor of one of the islands’ favorite holidays, Painting with a Twist in Fort Myers, less than an hour from Sanibel, is offering a specially-themed two-hour painting lesson. From 7-9 p.m. today, join them for an evening of creativity, follow along to their simple instructions, and paint your own unique Seashell Medley masterpiece. The class is appropriate for ...

Join an expert kayak guide and learn the basics of kayaking. Monday, July 11, visit the Kayak Shack at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve in Cape Coral (about 40 minutes from Sanibel) for a three-hour paddling lesson. The class is taught by GAEA Guides who are certified naturalists and SEE (Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism) certified to ensure your kayaking adventures are kind to the environment. Enjoy a kayak tour of the beautiful Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve with chances to spot eagles, ibis, herons, other wading & migratory ...

Step off the beaten path and experience a slice of old Florida from the state’s Golden Age of roadside attractions. The Citrus Tower was built in 1956 on one of the highest hills in Florida’s ridge section as a monumental tribute to the famed citrus industry. During its heyday, visitors could see more than $700 million worth of lush citrus grove acreage. Although today the groves have been replaced by homes, you can still ride the elevator to the top of the 226-foot tower and enjoy 360-degree views of eight counties. Step out onto the glass-enclose...

Dreaming of a thrilling theme park getaway to Orlando or a relaxing beach escape to Sanibel & Captiva Islands? Reserve your dream vacation for this summer and save with these special offers.

Be among the first to check out what’s new at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and the Disney Springs™ area. For travel dates through June 30, 2016, receive 10% off the nightly rate when you reserve an Orlando vacation home, town home or condo for stays of 4 nights or longer.

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The entire family is invited to stay up late during your vacation and enjoy brand-new summer fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. Experience all there is to do at LEGOLAND after the sun goes down during Night Lights, every Saturday and Sunday, June 18-July 31. Ride your favorite rides and see your favorite shows during extended park hours, ooh and aah while you watch an exclusive fireworks spectacular featuring LEGO® NINJAGO™, snap selfies with silly LEGO characters during meet and greets, build al...

Learn first-hand how the ingenuity and hard work of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford changed American business and industry. Get an in-depth look at the lives of the two world-famous inventors and their beloved second homes at Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers during a fascinating guided tour. Choose a tour that covers your favorite interest with additional seasonal tour offerings available each month.

Complete Estates Tour – Enjoy a self-guided informative audio tour of the historic homes, gardens an...

Starting May 15, a variety of new restaurants and shops began opening in phases at the brand-new Town Center neighborhood in the Disney Springs™ area. Now you can experience more places than ever before to dine on delicious and unique food, shop ‘til you drop and soak up the Disney fun.

 

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D-Luxe Burger – Get your burger fix with delicious gourmet burgers paired with twisted milkshakes. There’s even a whimsical Burger Macaro...

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