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The Florida Wedding Expo is the big day before your big day—and it’s coming to Orlando on August 25, 2019­ at the Orange County Convention Center­. Bringing the most popular wedding vendors to one place, this expo allows brides-to-be to test and try everything from wedding decor to cakes to hairstyles. Here are some features that you can take advantage of at the expo to find the wedding elements that look, feel, and taste just right.

Runway Wedding Show

Ditch the days of window shopping and get your first look at the hottest trends in wedding fashion at an actual wedding fashion show. With a viewing of the Florida Wedding Expo runway, you can preview your favorite gowns before trying them on. Featuring the latest tuxes and bridal party attire, this fashion show isn’t just for the bride. Feel free to bring your groom or bridesmaid crew along to knock out every element of your wedding’s wardrobe.

Sensory Sampling

All eyes will be on you for the big day, but your guests will still be looking for some added entertainment. The Florida Wedding Expo gathers the area’s most popular and praised wedding DJs and performers so that you can experience what your wedding entertainment could look like first hand. You’ll also be able to meet with photographers and videographers to find the right ones to capture your relationship milestone.

 Cake Testing

Although it’s the most delectable part of planning your wedding, cake testing can take a lot of time away from other important parts of preparation. Luckily, this expo brings the most decadent cakes in the area into one tasting experience. With an array of flavors, frostings, and fondants, you’ll be sure to find the cake that speaks to your taste.

Inspiring Wedding Favors

It’s the little things in life—and your wedding—that can really make a difference. The highest rated local vendors will come out to showcase their unique and personalized wedding favors. This means that you can hand pick the ones that fit your wedding theme and style to make sure every detail is in order.

Beauty Demos

You want to look and feel your best on your special day, so you’re going to need the best hair and makeup. Whether you’re looking to find your ideal makeup artist or to get some helpful insight from cosmetic professionals, you can find everything you want and need at the Florida Wedding Expo.

If you’re planning on attending the biggest day in wedding planning, reserve a room here at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Being within walking distance from the Orange County Convention Center, the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando saves you time and money on your commute to the Florida Wedding Expo. Book your stay online or by calling us at 407-996-8585.

 

As Orlando grew its regional reputation for being one of the most vacation-friendly parts of the state, its local foodie scene was also making a name for itself. Now, a visit around the area is expected to be as flavorful as it is fun. In order to make your next trip to Orlando a little bit tastier, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite foodie hot spots for each meal of the day.

Breakfast

Bacon and eggs are always safe choices for breakfast, but the Central Florida foodie scene isn’t afraid to push the limits in cuisine. Offering bold and classic flavors at the start of the day, @ The Diner is a local foodie favorite. Stop by this modern location and try some of their original breakfast items like the healthy and hearty Roast Pork Benny or the nostalgic Cereal Panc@kes.

Lunch

Whether you’re a casual restaurant-goer or an experienced foodie, you’ll appreciate the creativity that goes into every item at The Parkview. Savor the blend of quality meats and dressings that build the meatloaf sandwich or marvel at the flavorful combination of sweet figs and caramelized onions topping the duck flatbread. You can enjoy a dish for one or share one of this location’s luxurious boards decorated with meat, cheese, jams, and more.

Dinner

A full day of play in the Orlando area is sure to work up anyone’s appetite, which puts a lot of pressure on whichever restaurant you choose for dinner. Luckily, Coco Thai is Orlando local and visitor approved. This is the best place to get a delicious meal, whether you’re dining on a budget or looking to spend on specialties. Coco Thai has a menu that’s friendly to Thai cuisine enthusiasts and newcomers, and offers items ranging from green curry to garlic chicken.

Dessert

The gorgeous and decadent baked goods at Gideon’s Bakehouse were designed to be enjoyed by food lovers from in and out of town. Offering a range of hand-crafted pies and cakes, this spot has been known to feature luxuriant flavors such as PB Apple, 3 Layer Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Everything. However, if you’re looking for a more hands-on dessert option, try an item from their cookie or seasonal cookie menu. With current cookies such as the Pistachio Toffee Dark Chocolate and Candied Walnut Chocolate Chip, this bakery is worth saving room for.

If you’re planning a trip to Orlando and want to be a short drive away from the attractions arena, the locations above, or any other foodie favorites in the area, plan your stay with Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Whether you came just for the food or want to add it to your itinerary, we want your trip to be filled with the best that Orlando has to offer. Book your room online or give us a call at (407) 996-8585.

On September 1, at 11 o’clock sharp, the Hogwarts™ Express departs from Platform 9 ¾ in Kings Cross Station to bring bright young wizards and witches back to Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the fall term. Whether it is your first year at Hogwarts or you are a returning student, you’re bound to need some new school supplies for the new term. At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in Universal Orlando Resort™ you can purchase everything you need for school and enjoy catching up with fellow potterheads before classes begin at Hogwarts. Best of all, by visiting the Wizarding World in September you’ll enjoy fewer crowds and better weather. Here’s how you can celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day at Universal Orlando Resort™ this year.

Get Last Minutes School Supplies in Diagon Alley™

Don’t let that school supply list overwhelm you. You can find everything you need at the many shops in Diagon Alley™.

  • Ollivander’s Wand Shop

Let the right wand choose you at Ollivander’s Wand Shop. It may take a while, but be patient: the right wand is key to successful spell-casting. If the shop is busy, you can purchase wands at Wands by Gregorovitch in Carkitt Market.

  • Scribbulus Writing Instruments

You’ll score high marks this year thanks to the detailed notes you’ll take with your new quill pens from Scribbulus. This shop also sells ink wells, journals, and other stationary necessities.

  • Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions

Whether you’re in Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff, show your house pride in house robes and scarves. Haven’t been sorted into a house yet? Madam Malkin’s also sells polo shirts, backpacks, and even a few sweaters knitted by Molly Weasley.

  • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Once you’ve got everything on your list, treat yourself to some fun at the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. This whimsical shop run by the Weasley brothers has everything from Puking Pastilles candies to pet Pygmy Puffs.

Meet Up With Friends and Schoolmates at Hogsmeade™

Once you’ve got all your supplies, take the Hogwarts™ Express to Hogsmeade™ to enjoy some fun before classes officially begin.

  • Photo Ops in the Wizarding World

No wizard or witch can resist a back-to-school selfie. Dress up in your new school gear and pose for some photos at your favorite locations throughout Hogsmeade™. Share with all your friends on social media using the hashtag #BackToHogwarts.

  • Fan Meet Ups

Meet up with fellow fans, friends, and schoolmates at Hogsmeade™. Last year’s events included a choose-your-own adventure photo scavenger hunt in Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™. Check back for more details on this year’s events.

  • Dine at The Three Broomsticks

Celebrate your return back to the wizard world with dinner at Three Broomsticks, or indulge your sweet tooth with magical treats from Honeydukes, such as chocolate frogs, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, or even Fizzing Whizbees.

  • The Nighttime Lights at HogwartsTM Castle

End the night with a music and lights show by Hogwarts™ Castle. Watch from Hogsmeade™ as dazzling projections light up the castle, and don’t forget to show your house pride as each one is celebrated on the walls and towers of Hogwarts.

Best Time to Visit Universal Orlando Resort

Although autumn has arrived on Privet Drive and the rest of England, here in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ it is still balmy in September. Yet, this month is the ideal time to visit Universal Orlando Resort™ as you’ll experience fewer crowds, less intense heat, and shorter lines than during the summer. You won’t be needing your sweaters and jackets yet; pack your summer clothes instead, and don’t forget a poncho for rain.

A word to the wise: the park may be busy on Back to Hogwarts Day, so if you wish to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ with fewer crowds, plan your visit for later in September. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to purchase all the essential school supplies and gifts at your favorite Wizarding World stores. The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle is available on select nights throughout the year, too.

Stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

After your day of adventures at the Wizarding World, settle in for the night at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Our spacious rooms are adored by muggles and wizards alike, and offer amenities including free Wi-Fi and HDTV with premium channels. You can even bring your pet with you (take a peek at our pet policy first). To book your stay in Orlando near Hogwarts, call us at 407-996-8585 or click the button at the top of the page.

 

The Lego Movie fans, rejoice! A brand-new event this summer unfolds at LEGOLAND Florida that is sure to delight the young and the young-at-heart: The LEGO Movie Days! On select weekends, the park will become Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, and company’s playground. Join in on the fun with special activities like a scavenger hunt, mosaic building, and meet and greets with your favorite LEGO Movie characters. The event will take place on select days starting on July 13 and 14 and will run through August 4. Read on for more details on all the fun things happening this summer.

Mystery Mosaic

Get in touch with your artsy side by helping complete a special LEGO mosaic alongside other park guests. The catch? No one will know what it will look like until it’s completed! Mosaic building will only take place during the event weekends, so don’t hesitate to lend a hand.

Character Meet and Greets

Prepare to be starstruck – all of your favorite LEGO Movie friends will be joining in on the party, and they can’t wait to meet their fans. Throughout the event, guests will have the chance to snap a picture with Emmet, Wyldstyle, and a mystery character from the movie. Be sure to bring your camera and your biggest smile!

Scavenger Hunt

Emmet’s friends have all gone missing! Taking place all around Miniland will be The LEGO Movie Scavenger Hunt. It will be up to park guests to help Emmet find all of his LEGO Movie friends, including MetalBeard, Unikitty, Bennie, and Wyldstyle. Are you up for the challenge?

LEGOLAND Florida is located south of Orlando near beautiful Winter Haven. By staying at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, not only will you have easy access to I-4 and all of Orlando’s best attractions, you will also enjoy luxurious rooms and amazing amenities at a great price. Book your stay with us today by reserving your room online or calling us at 407-996-8585.

Summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the good things in life. What better way to do that than to take in some of the summer’s hottest concerts? With so many venues around Orlando, it’s no wonder our city is a prime destination for catching some of your favorite artist’s tour stops. Here are some of the exciting concerts coming to Orlando’s top venues this summer.

Amway Center

Orlando’s most prominent venue plays host to some of the world’s best artists. Start off the summer right on May 29 with Ariana Grande’s Orlando stop on her Sweetener World Tour. Following that, catch Pentatonix on June 1 as they dazzle the crowd with their acapella hits. Florence + The Machine will be stopping on June 8, and concerts featuring Twenty-One Pilots, Jennifer Lopez, New Kids on The Block, Shawn Mendes, and Khalid round out the summer. Oh, and who can forget about the Backstreet Boys making their comeback! Tickets are available at https://www.amwaycenter.com/events/category/concertsshows/10.

House of Blues

For a more intimate setting, head on over to Disney Spring’s House of Blues for their own summer line up. Every Sunday, the House of Blues hosts Gospel Brunch at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Then on June 21, jam out to Reel Big Fish and Bowling for Soup. On June 28, Streetlight Manifesto will rock the house at 6:30 p.m. Latin music favorite Guacho Y Chino will perform July 5, and don’t miss out on Carly Rae Jepsen on July 27. For tickets and even more events, head over to https://www.houseofblues.com/orlando/concert-events.

Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Orlando will host an impressive line-up this summer. Starting in June, you will be able to catch Bytiago & Darell, Weird Al Yankovic (you heard us right, Weird Al, folks), and TLC live in concert. July’s performances include Rob Thomas, Kirk Franklin, and Howard Jones, while August will wrap up the summer with a concert featuring the legendary Slash. Tickets are available at https://www.hardrock.com/live/locations/orlando/calendar.aspx?category=11029&date=8/1/2019&display=list.

The Plaza Live

 Last up is the local favorite venue, The Plaza Live. On May 14, rising K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together will be performing at 8 p.m. Other concerts include Steve Earle & The Dukes, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hippo Campus, and lots more. Get your tickets by visiting https://www.plazaliveorlando.org/events.

Stay close to the music at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. When you’re not jamming out, relax in our luxurious and affordable rooms conveniently located in the middle of everything Orlando has to offer. To book your stay, call us at 407-996-8585.

 

The legend goes that this top secret research laboratory was once secreted away somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle. This lab was home to Professor Wonder and his spectacular experiments. But one experiment in particular unleased a powerful tornado and vortex, which ripped up the lab and its foundation, and teleported it far away eventually landing upside-down on International Drive. Miraculously, all of the experiments inside survived. At least tell your kids that story. For us adults, WonderWorks offers a fun time and sweet refuge indoors with cool air conditioning from the hot summer outside. Make the most of your visit to this classic attraction and keep the “legend” alive with your kids by checking out our guide to the WonderWorks laboratory.

The WonderZones

Upon entering the building, you’ll notice everything is upside down. But don’t worry! Once you walk through the inversion tunnel, everything will orient upright and we can start exploring these WonderZones:

Natural Disasters

Marvel at the power of the Earth in this WonderZone. Attractions like Earthquake Café and Hurricane Shack let you experience a 5.3 magnitude quake and hurricane force winds, while the Tesla Coil lets you safely experience the shock of 100,000 volts of electricity on your fingertips.

Must-See Attraction: Trivia Wall

  • After you’ve experienced the attractions, test your knowledge on natural disasters and manmade events. Will you be the next high scorer?

Physical Challenge

Challenge your physical abilities with a variety of exhibits that put science in context. Create giant bubbles, lift yourself up using a pulley system, and see how your athletic skills compare to that of a professional athlete.

Must-See Attraction: Bed of Nails

  • Witness science in action as you lie on a bed of 3,500 nails without a single scratch. Make sure to ask someone to snap a photo of you performing this marvelous feat, a sure-fire stunt that’ll impress your friends.

Light & Sound

This WonderZone lets you harness the power of light and sound to create art. Dance on a giant piano as you play your favorite songs, watch as your shadow multiples right in front of your eyes, and more.

Must-See Attraction: Speed of Light

  • Light moves fast – at 299,792,458 meters per second, to be exact. Test your reflexes and try to keep up as you scramble to press the buttons on the matrix as they light up.

Space Discovery

Be an astronaut for the day! Climb aboard a replica of a mercury capsule and help the Space Shuttle Discovery land safely at the Kennedy Space Center. You can also create and ride your own spaceship-inspired roller coaster.

Must-See Attraction: Space Suit

  • Step into a life-size replica of an astronaut’s EVA suit. In outer space, these suits provide temperature regulation, a supply of oxygen and elimination of carbon dioxide, and other survival essentials. At WonderWorks, it provides a great photo op.

Imagination Lab

The hands-on exhibits in the Imagination Lab will spark your curiosity and unleash your inner artist. Create beautiful scenes on a gigantic version of the classic game Lite Brite, explore the mechanics of gears, and much more.

Must-See Attraction: Forensic Science Exhibit

  • Any budding scientists and future forensic experts out there will love this hands-on exhibit. See if you have what it takes to work in this popular field as you learn about fingerprint identification, facial recognition, and 3D facial imaging.

Far Out Art Gallery

As you make your way up to the basement, you’ll pass the Far Out Art Gallery, home to some of the most entertaining art experiments started in the laboratory. Optical illusions and visual riddles reign supreme here.

Must-See Attraction: Everything!

  • Keep your eyes open and alert as you wander through this topsy-turvy art gallery. Hidden objects lurk in most all of the paintings, so pay close attention to each one. How many hidden objects will you find?

Even More WonderWorks Fun

Once you’ve explored the WonderZones, there’s still more to see in the basement. Even better, all of these additional attractions are included in your General Admission All Access ticket as well as the After Dark ticket, so there are no additional fees. Like the other attractions, these interactive experiences are ideal for families. Here’s what to expect:

  • A glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course, where you navigate over suspension bridges, swinging beams, and more
  • Family-friendly laser tag course that put your strategies and teamwork skills to the test
  • An exhilarating adventure in the 4D XD Motion Theater that simulates thrill rides, putting you right in the middle of the action

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

After your adventures, you’re bound to get hungry. Fortunately, WonderWorks has you covered with unlimited pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert, plus a show. Check out Orlando’s longest running dinner show: The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. Watch in awe as items disappear into thin air, then reappear when you least expect it, marvel at mind reading tricks, and much more.

The show takes place every night at 6:00 p.m. with additional shows added during the summer. Purchase individual tickets to the show, or upgrade to the VIP Combo Ticket that includes all of the WonderWorks attractions plus the dinner show. WonderWorks website has more details on the nightly performances.

 

Your Orlando Hotel on International Drive

If you are planning to visit WonderWorks on your vacations, save money on car rentals and cab fares by picking a hotel on International Drive. Walk to WonderWorks in two minutes from Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, as well as all of the shops, restaurants, and entertainment at Pointe Orlando. Plus, our free scheduled shuttles to the Orlando theme parks provide an easy, car-free way to explore the area’s most famous attractions. Book your family vacation at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando today by calling 407-996-8585 or clicking that orange button in the upper right corner.

Summers in the Sunshine State are known for their sweltering heat and humidity. Without taking the proper precautions, these conditions can lead to overheating and dehydration. Our favorite way to beat the heat is ice cream. This sweet treat is the perfect excuse to step inside for a bit and take a break from the sun while you cool off. You can find ice cream nearly anywhere in Orlando but for the crème de la crème we recommend these local favorites.

Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream

Ginther’s gets the “Swirls” in its name from the towering, Instagram-worthy soft-serve swirls that help keep you cool on a hot summer day. The various dips, flavorings, sprinkles, and other toppings make each cone different from the last, giving you every excuse to go back and try a new combination. Ginther’s also offers hand-scooped ice cream, milkshakes, malts, sundaes, and floats.

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

You can taste the care and passion that goes into this ice cream from your first taste to the last. The eponymous Kelly started her ice cream journey working part-time at a local shop to help pay her way through nursing school. Eventually, she purchased a commercial ice cream maker and started making and selling it herself in an iconic pink and white food truck. The ice cream was a hit, and in 2015, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream opened their first brick-and-mortar store.

The Soda Fountain

This place simply isn’t a nod to childhood sweets shop nostalgia. Ask about their adult milkshake menu, AKA “the blacklist,” which features liqueur-infused milkshakes that will make any adult’s inner kid smile. Moreover, the Soda Fountain satisfies every sweet tooth craving needed on a summer day: ice cream, milkshakes, floats, and sundaes in nearly every flavor you might want.

Honorable Mention: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Sure, it’s technically not ice cream, but Jeremiah’s Italian Ice absolutely deserves a place on this list. They offer a wide variety of Italian ice flavors, which you can combine with chocolate or vanilla soft serve for a mouthwatering experience. Since it first opened in Winter Park in 1996, Jeremiah’s has expanded to 22 stores around the state.

Stay cool on your summer vacation when you book your stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, conveniently located within minutes of each of these ice cream shops. Make your reservation today by clicking the button in the upper right corner or by calling 407-996-8585.

Disney Springs is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day in Orlando if you want a break from the crowds but still want to do something fun and festive. A distinct lack of fireworks at Disney Springs means fewer people will be walking around, especially as the night goes on and draws closer to 9:00 p.m., which is around when most fireworks shows start. And of course, Disney does a great job of making sure that the patriotic spirit is felt even without the traditional fireworks show.

Independence Day Dinner

Disney Springs is home to some amazing restaurants that offer everything from light bites to full course meals. Take a break from grilling this year and enjoy more time chilling with your family and enjoying the holiday. So stop in, grab a table, and eat to your heart’s content. Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming has you covered if you are looking for a more traditional Southern-style meal, or you can head over to The Polite Pig for a fresh twist on your favorite barbecue classics.

Of course, you’ll want to save room for dessert. Amorette’s Patisserie is your one-stop shop to find a fix for your sweet tooth, serving up everything from eclairs and macarons to cookies and cheesecake. For Independence Day last year, they had a few extra special red, white, and blue versions of some of their best-sellers.

Fireworks Viewing Options

Disney Springs may not have their own fireworks show, but there is still a chance to get a great view of the festivities going on in other parks. The Characters in Flight balloon takes you up into the sky above Disney Springs, giving you a bird’s eye view of the entire complex and the parks around it. There’s no way to guarantee that you’ll get to go up at the same time as the fireworks. At best you get a unique Disney fireworks show and at worst you get a great evening view of Disney. That’s a win either way.

You can also stake out a prime fireworks viewing spot at the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar. This spacious rooftop bar provides sweeping views of Disney Springs and of the fireworks shows at the Disney parks. Enjoy sampling Coca-Cola soft drinks from around the world, as well as Coke-inspired cocktails, while you watch the fireworks in the distance.

An Orlando Hotel Near All the Fun

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is the perfect home base for your Disney Springs 4th of July celebration—and the rest of your Orlando vacation too. Book your stay today by clicking the button in the upper right corner or by calling (407) 996-8585.

 

This article is a part of a series about Independence Day celebrations taking place in and around Orlando. You can find more information about other events below:

Red Hot & Boom

Lake Eola

Kissimmee

Enjoy a high energy Independence Day celebration at SeaWorld Orlando this year. Dance parties, spectacular shows, and of course, a brilliant fireworks display make this a celebration you’ll remember for years to come. Take your holiday to the next level by upgrading to enjoy a behind the scenes peek at SeaWorld, amazing animal encounters, and prime seating for the fireworks. The family-friendly activities make this perfect for those visiting with kids and extended family.

Special Events on July 4 at SeaWorld

  • Dance Parties: Electric Ocean is SeaWorld’s summer after dark spectacular and it will be in full swing for you to enjoy on July 4. The event includes family-friendly dance parties under the stars with music by some of Orlando’s best DJs.
  • Special Shows: Sean Lions Tonite is just one of the special shows you’ll enjoy as part of the Electric Ocean celebration on July 4.Join Clyde, Seamore, and the SeaWorld Mime In this hilarious comedy special as they parody memorable moments guest have at SeaWorld.
  • Patriotic Fireworks Extravaganza: You can catch Ignite, SeaWorld’s end-of-day show, anytime you visit but on July 4, the show will be extra special. You won’t want to miss out on viewing the patriotic finale featuring fireworks, pyrotechnics, and lasers, sure to leave you in awe. Behind the Scenes tour attendees get prime seating for the fireworks. Speaking of which…

Upgrade for Extra Fun

  • Go Behind the Scenes: Escape the heat and make special memories this Independence Day with the Behind-the-Scenes Up-close Tour. You’ll meet amazing penguins, sharks, and other aquatic creatures while learning about their care and conservation efforts.
  • Use Quick Queue®: Summertime is busy at SeaWorld and if you are hoping to make the most of your July 4 visit, upgrading to Quick Queue® Unlimited lets you skip the lines on the most popular rides. This means you’ll spend less time waiting for rides like Manta and Mako and more time enjoying the park and observing the animals in their habitats.
  • Reserve Seats: Make sure you have the best view of the special Independence Day firework finale. Upgrade to premier floor or lower level seating and enjoy the dazzling show in the sky above.

Stay close to the fun at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

Book your Orlando stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and enjoy our prime location on International Drive. SeaWorld Orlando is just 3 miles away and just across the street you’ll enjoy shops, dining, and entertainment at Pointe Orlando. Easy access to Interstate 4 makes day trips to the Florida coast possible as well. To book your stay at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, call us at 407-996-8585.

While Orlando hosts world-famous theme parks and attractions, it lacks one popular Florida tourist destination: a beach. Fortunately, Orlando’s Central Florida location and accessible roadways provide visitors with quick access to some of the Sunshine State’s most famous beaches.

Atlantic Coast Beaches

Because Orlando rests just east of the state’s center, the closest beaches to The City Beautiful are on the Atlantic coast. Luckily, they are some of the most popular beaches in the world.

  • Daytona Beach – Known for being the premiere Spring Break destination of the 1990s as well as the home of NASCAR racing at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach offers traditional beach vibes complete with on-beach parking, boardwalk attractions, a legendary pier, a water park, and free summer concerts at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.
  • Cocoa Beach – A straight-shot east of Orlando via State Road 528 (Beachline Expressway), Cocoa Beach has become the go-to beach for many Central Floridians. Here you’ll find the world-famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, water sports, deep-sea fishing, shops and restaurants, museums, nightlife, a lively pier area, large picnic pavilions, and great views of space shuttle launches from nearby Cape Canaveral.
  • New Smyrna Beach– About an hour east of Orlando rest the smooth white sands of New Smyrna Beach. This naturally quiet community offers nearby access to Canaveral National Seashore and peaceful swimming, sunbathing, or biking along wide stretches of beach.

Gulf Coast Beaches

Many Floridians argue that the west coast is the best coast. Experience it for yourself at these popular Gulf of Mexico beaches that are within a short two-hour drive from Central Florida.

  • Clearwater Beach – On the other side of Tampa lays the powdery-white sands and clear blue waters of Clearwater Beach. Consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the country, Clearwater is famous for its family-friendly beaches and attractions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium — home of Winter the dolphin from the film “Dolphin Tale.”
  • Siesta Beach– Located near Sarasota on Siesta Key Island, Siesta Beach offers luxuriously wide beaches of cool, soft sand comprised of 99 percent pure quartz. Voted as “The Best Beach in America” on four separate occasions, Siesta Beach is surrounded by a local village of quaint restaurants and shops.

Central Accommodations

On your next Orlando vacation, include a day at the beach. And after your fun in the sun, relax in our comfortable and luxurious rooms here at the Rosen Inn. Our convenient location and affordable rates make us the perfect place to stay while you experience all the beauty that Florida has to offer. Call us today at 407-996-8585 to book your stay.

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