Disney's Magic Kingdom (18.2 miles:- 27 minutes)

Walt Disney World Resort is the world’s largest theme park featuring 4 separate major theme parks which are Disney's Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Epcot, D.... Read More

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Disney's Typhoon Lagoon ( 18.5 miles:- 25 minutes)

Disney World has two water parks. The hugely popular Typhoon Lagoon, designed to resemble a beach resort devastated by a tropical storm, can hold more than 7,000 people at once. En.... Read More

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Universal Studios Theme Park ( 25.2 miles:- 36 minutes)

The number one movie and TV based theme park in the world.  At this real working motion picture studio you’ll go behind the scenes and beyond the screen as you experienc.... Read More

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Legoland Florida (23.3 miles:- 36 minutes)

LEGOLAND is Florida's newest theme park. It is a 150-acre family theme park located in Winter Haven, just 36 minutes southwest of Florida Delight and is located on the former Cypre.... Read More

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Anna Maria Island (107 miles:- 1 hour 51 minutes)

Anna Maria Island is a 7 mile stretch of white sandy shores and crystal clear water and is a vacation favourite among local, national and international travellers with its pri.... Read More

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St Pete's Beach (95.7 miles:-1 hour 38 minutes)

The nearest major beach from Watersong at just over an hour and a half drive away, St Pete's Beach was voted the number 1 beach in the US and number 5 in the world in 2012 by Trip .... Read More

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Sarasota (119 miles:- 1 hour 58 minutes)

We first visited Sarasota just for a day in 2016 on our way up the coast from Naples and had a wonderful day at the Moot Aquarium followed by a trip out on the bay with the&nb.... Read More

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Daytona Beach (88 miles:- 1 hour 28 minutes)

Daytona Beach, often known as the "Most Famous Beach in the World" is an easy drive from Watersong being straight up the I4 and at just under an hour and a half is easily achieved .... Read More

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New Smyrna Beach (86.7 miles:- 1 hour 36 minutes)

The New Smyrna Beach though relatively near to Daytona Beach is a much quieter alternative. A great place for surfers having been voted as as one of the National Geographic to.... Read More

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Playalinda Beach (86 miles:- 1 hour 36 minutes)

Playalinda means "beautiful beach" in spanish and it lives up to its name. Beautiful white sandy beaches and plenty of great fishing, bird watching and wildlife to enjoy. Playalin.... Read More

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Seaworld (20.8 miles:- 27 minutes)

Seaworld is a wonderful theme park with a great mix of rides, roller coasters, shows and other attractions and appeals to people of all ages, thrill seekers and animal lovers .... Read More

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Disney's Blizzard Beach ( 16.8 miles:- 24 minutes)

Disney's Blizzard Beach is made to resemble a wet and magical ski resort that has melted in to a watery wonderland. Take the ski resort style chairlifts or dare to plunge dow.... Read More

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Aquatica (21.2 miles:- 26 minutes)

Aquatica is Seaworld's water park and combines a mix of thrill rides and family fun rides with the addition of enjoying some wildlife too. The Loggerhead Lanes is a ride on a .... Read More

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Providence Golf Course (3.4 miles:- 9 minutes)

Providence Golf Club in Davenport is located in the neighbouring resort to Watersong and is open to non-members as well as residents of Providence. The 18 hole course is .... Read More

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Champions Gate Golf Course (7.7 miles:- 13 minutes)

ChampionsGate is an award winning world class golf club and has two premier 18 hole championship golf courses designed by the architect and golfer Greg Norman. The Internation.... Read More

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Celebration (15.3 miles:- 25 minutes)

Celebration is a small town with a population of around 7,500 which was originally developed by the Walt Disney Company 18 years ago. Disney has since divested most of its con.... Read More

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Manny's Original Chophouse (10.4 miles:- 17 mins)

We had this restaurant recommended to us by friends in the UK. Manny’s was always on our hit list to try out and after a busy day we decided to call in for a nice juicy steak.... Read More

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Mall at Millenia (27.3 miles:- 32 minutes)

Mall at Millenia is a stunning shopping mall and for many it is the mecca of all shopping experiences and worth a visit even if it is just window shopping! Great place to go .... Read More

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The Florida Mall (26.8 miles: 33 minutes)

The Florida Mall  is Central Florida's largest and most dynamic shopping center. With 250 stores this international, family-friendly shopping destination has the largest .... Read More

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A 'retail therapy' overview (within 40 minutes)

Here is a rundown of the top 10 Malls in Orlando.... Read More

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Premium Outlets: Orlando (18.5 miles:-26 minutes)

Premium Outlets has two locations in Orlando. The first one which is slightly further away from our villa at 25.4 miles, (35 minutes) is Orlando International  Premi.... Read More

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Posner Park (9.8 miles: 15 minutes)

Posner Park, situated at Posner Blvd. Davenport, FL 33837 is an outside shopping mall in Davenport next to the intersection of the I4 and US Highway 27. Posner Park is still in the.... Read More

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Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral (74.5 miles:- 1 hour 19 minutes)

Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Coast is a fun, educational, entertaining awe-inspiring day for all ages. Visit NASA's launch complex, the astronaut ha.... Read More

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Winter Park (38.5 miles:- 1 hour)

Winter Park, situated north of Orlando is a beautiful arts and culture filled city and was highly recommended to us by a friend living in Orlando as a great place for a day out. We.... Read More

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Falcon's Fire Golf Course (16.2 miles:- 22 mins)

Falcon's Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public golf courses in Orlando. This Rees Jones-designed championship golf course has.... Read More

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Gatorland (18.6 miles:-29 minutes)

Gatorland is over 60 years old now and is still a family run, privately owned business. It covers 110 acres and is a blend between a theme park and a wildlife preserve. Known .... Read More

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Polk County Visitor Information Centre and links for ordering tickets (11.7 Miles:- 15 minutes)

Whilst Central Florida's Polk County is just minutes from the gates of the world's most famous family attractions, it's got so much to offer your vacation than just rides and carto.... Read More

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Busch Gardens (63.9 miles: 1 hour 4 minutes)

Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay is a large theme park where you can go for a great day out for all the family with plenty of  exciting rides, great attractions for younger children a.... Read More

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International Drive (22.9 miles: 28 minutes)

It is quite hard to know where to even start describing International Drive, or I-Drive as it is also known as, because it encompasses so many attractions. It is one of the main t.... Read More

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Lake Eola Park ( 32.5 miles: 50 minutes)

Lake Eola Park, located at 512 E. Washington Street, Orlando 32801, is a popular park situated in the heart of Orlando.Lake Eola Fountain is known as the official icon of the city .... Read More

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International Drive (22.9 miles: 28 minutes)

International Drive (or I-Drive) has an abundance of places to choose from to dine out. This link is worth a read though as it showcases 5 restaurants (one being MacDonalds!). Some.... Read More

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Longhorn Steak House (15.9 miles: 21 minutes)

There are numerous outlets of Longhorn Steak House in and around Orlando, although we have so far only eaten at the one based on 5351 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee,.... Read More

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Bok Tower Gardens (25.3 miles: 37 minutes)

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853, United States Since opening its doors in 1929 Bok Tower Gardens has welcomed over 23 million visitors to its beautiful landscaped garde.... Read More

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Disney Springs (18.6 miles: 26 minutes)

Disney Springs  consists of several different neighbourhoods. Each neighbourhood has its own distinct feel and will be connected along the waterfront by the spring. Disne.... Read More

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List of Local Outlets (Various)

Orlando is home to lots of major shopping malls. From themed shopping boutiques to outlet malls and everything in between, Orlando is a shoppers paradise with big savings to be had.... Read More

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Alligators Unlimited- Airboat Nature Tours (38 miles : 55 minutes)

Alligators Unlimited Airboat Nature Tours- www.airboatnaturetours.com This is one of our favourite things to do when we are in Orlando and we will probably repeat the experie.... Read More

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Portofino Bay Hotel (34 miles: 47 minutes)

Portofino Bay Hotel near to Universal Studios was recommended to us by a local as a nice place to go for a meal in the evening as it is really quite a unique place. When you a.... Read More

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Universal's Volcano Bay (24.8 miles:- 33 minutes)

This waterpark is a tropical paradise combining thrilling, adrenaline filled rides with peace and relaxation.  With the clever use of electronic type arm bands there’s .... Read More

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Ovation Bistro and Bar (7.1 MILES:- 11 MINUTES)

We have eaten at Ovation Bistro and Bar four times now. Once just the two of us and on the other occasions with friends and family and it always goes down really well wit.... Read More

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Florida Tickets Advice (0)

It can be a minefield when purchasing tickets for the attractions and we all want the best and safest option. Here is a useful link to Martin Lewis's Money Saving Expert webs.... Read More

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Caribbean Jack's (N/A from Orlando)

 We are having a week's holiday at Daytona Beach and want to share with you our experiences of what we have done and where we have eaten whilst staying here in case you choose.... Read More

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Daytona Brickyard Restaurant (N/A from Orlando)

We eat at this diner on the second evening of our stay at Daytona Beach and really liked it. Fair to say we probably had the best burgers here that we have ever had. Daytona Brick.... Read More

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Java Joint Beachside Grill, Flagler Beach (N/A from Orlando)

While staying at Daytona Beach for a week we made a trip from Daytona up the A1A scenic coast road to St Augustine. The drive is lovely as it follows the coast so most of the time .... Read More

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Third Wave Cafe, New Smyrna Beach (N/A from Orlando)

We drove down from Daytona Beach to New Smyrna Beach for the day, which was about a 30 minute drive. For lunch we went to the Third Wave Cafe and Wine Bar  based upo.... Read More

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St Augustine (139 miles: 2 hours 17 minutes)

Saint Augustine is the oldest city within the borders of continental United States and was established in 1565 by a Spanish Admiral. We went for the day when we were staying at th.... Read More

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Ponderosa Steak House (10.4 miles: 18 minutes)

We went to Ponderosa Steak House for the first time this week after chatting to a man recently who had been there in the evening with his family for steak and salads and .... Read More

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Orlando Airboat Rides (19.7 miles: 35 minutes)

The name of this airboat company is Marsh Landing Airboat Tours and is situated in Kissimmee at: 2830A Neptune Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744 We booked an airboat tour with the.... Read More

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Dolphin Boat Trip (95.5 miles:- 1 hour 41 minutes)

We have visited St Pete's three times now and on the last two occasions been on one of their public dolphin watch boat trips, each time with a group of friends. We have been on the.... Read More

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Dolphin Boat Trip (95.5 miles:- 1 hour 41 minutes)

We have visited St Pete's three times now and on the last two occasions been on one of their public dolphin watch boat trips, each time with a group of friends. We have been on the.... Read More

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Sarasota Bay Explorers ( 130 Miles :- 2 Hours 29 Minutes)

We did this boat trip in combination with a visit to Mote Aquarium back in 2015 when we were heading back towards Orlando after a few days down on the Gulf Coast. It is q.... Read More

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Blue Spring State Park (76.1 miles:- 1 Hour 35 Minutes)

We spent a day at Blue Spring State Park in March of this year, 2017 and were absolutely "blown away" by how beautiful and idyllic it is. The previous day we had booked for si.... Read More

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Publix Supermarket (4.1 miles:- 9 minutes)

We are often asked about where the nearest supermarket is and which is the best. There are in fact many to choose from within a relatively short drive from Watersong and we have tr.... Read More

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Walmart (9.4 miles :- 15 minutes)

Walmart is huge! Like Publix there are Walmarts dotted all across Orlando. They are extremely large stores and they sell a wide range of food, drink, clothes, fabric, electric.... Read More

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Target (8.7 miles:- 15 minutes)

  We used Target  for the first time in March 2017 after having had it recommended by our Management Company who live out in Orlando. When we walked in to Target it.... Read More

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Dollar General (2.8 miles :- 7 minutes)

Dollar General is one of the nearest stores to the villa at just 7 minutes drive away. There are a lot of stores like Dollar general around, a couple more being down in Davenp.... Read More

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Aldi (5.2 miles :- 10 Minutes)

I am delighted that a new Aldi has just opened just 11 minutes drive from Watersong, opposite Reunion Resort and near other useful places such as the WaWa garage (great for coffee .... Read More

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11 Stunning Florida towns you need to visit (Distances vary as per location of each town)

If you fancy going a little further afield when you are staying at the villa or even having an overnight stay at the coast here are some lovely ideas of 11 stunning Florida to.... Read More

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17 Hidden Gems for Harry Potter Fans at Diagon Alley (25.2 miles:- 36 Minutes)

Harry Potter World is a must see for anyone heading to The Islands Of Adventure, Universal, Orlando. At every turn you will find mind blowing sights but there are some things that .... Read More

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Museums, art galleries and music (Various)

Orlando is not necessarily a place that you might associate with culture and arts but as this Visit Orlando link shows, there is a great deal to offer no matter what you might fanc.... Read More

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Cycling around Celebration (15.3 MILES:- 25 MINUTES)

When we were on holiday in November 2017, with some friends, we decided to explore Celebration by bike for a change rather than having a walk (which  is what we have done ever.... Read More

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Sea Screamer Dolphin Tour (87.1 MILES:- 1 HOUR 38 MINUTES)

If you want to enjoy seeing dolphins in their natural habitat then a ride on the Sea Screamer Dolphin Tour in Clearwater is something I would recommend. Unlike other dolp.... Read More

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Snorkel with Manatees (106 MILES:- 1 HOUR 56 MINUTES )

If you are in Florida between November and March then that is the time when manatees come to the inland waters to enjoy the warmer climate. Earlier this year we went to see them at.... Read More

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Circle B Bar Reserve (35.5 Miles:- 41 MINUTES)

We had had Circle B Bar Reserve recommended to us a couple of times from different people before we got the chance to visit for the first time in March this year (2018). .... Read More

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The Cheesecake Factory (27.8 MILES :- 37 MINUTES)

Part of a large chain The Cheesecake Factory has restaurants throughout the USA and tends to be very popular. The one we went to in Orlando is located at the shopping cen.... Read More

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Al Fresco dining ideas (Varies)

With the weather so good in Florida it is one of the great pleasures when on holiday to be able to go out in the evenings and enjoy the warm, balmy feel. When it is so lovely and w.... Read More

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Pointe Orlando (23 MILES:- 30 MINUTES )

If you want a change from the parks then Pointe Orlando on International Drive has a lot to offer with a range of shops, restaurants and various attractions. It is a fun .... Read More

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Harborside Restaurant (22 Miles:- 40 Minutes)

Harborside is a very nice restaurant, situated south of the villa in Winter Haven. It is situated right on edge of Lake Shipp and is a great waterside dining spot with lovely .... Read More

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Harry P. Leu Gardens (44 MILES :- 54 MINUTES)

What a beautiful oasis, just a few minutes north of Downtown Orlando Harry P. Leu Gardens is! We had our first visit to these gardens last week and it certainly won't be our l.... Read More

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Winter Garden (30 MILES:- 40 MINUTES)

Winter Garden is a pretty little town slightly north west of Orlando. It is situated on the West Orange Trail which is a 250 mile coast to coast cycle track and so we dec.... Read More

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Orlando's Tallest Attractions (Various)

For those of you who have a head for heights and like the thrill and adrenaline of jaw dropping rides then this article in Visit Orlando.com gives you the lowdown on Orlando's.... Read More

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Disney's Animal Kingdom ((15.8 miles:- 24 minutes))

Disney in Orlando is made up of four separate parks: Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It also has two water parks. We went to Animal Kingdom for the fir.... Read More

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