Sleep Inn & Suites Orlando International Airport
1700 McCoy Road
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 855-4447
Fax: (407) 856-9350
M&Ms World is located in the Florida Mall just a little southeast of downtown Orlando. Come prepared to be awed in this very amazing 16,000-square-foot, brightly colored store specializing in everything M & Ms. Anything you could imagine and anything you couldn't is available here with an added M&M touch. This consists of more than 4000 unique and delicious gift items. Be amazed at the massive wall display of every color of M&M made and create your own collections. It also has the #38 NASCAR M&Ms full-scale racing car on display. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Le Vista Center on TG Lee Boulevard is known for hosting sporting events. It is a good place to host various sorts of events, private and corporate. It hosts the Annual March of Dimes Mud Volleyball Tournament, in which more than a hundred corporate teams wallow in a couple of feet of mud. It's fun to watch and fun to be in, perhaps.
Sometimes recreation means watching a movie, visiting a bar or kicking back with a good book in one of Orlando's lovely parks. But on those days when you just have to get moving, visit this fort. You'll find a public tennis center, Olympic-size swimming pool, and a volleyball court. Kids especially like the playground. If you expect all this activity will leave you hungry, pack a lunch. The park also offers picnic facilities.
Orlando’s first Catholic church, the St. James Catholic Cathedral parish can date it’s beginning to the year 1885. Over the years the church has seen several changes, including changes in location and the building which has undergone significant alterations over the years. The current structure dates back around 50 years to 1952. Notable features include the beautiful Rose window, impressive stone front and the majestic Wicks organ. Sunday Mass is held in three languages, in keeping with the diverse congregation, English, Spanish and Creole. English Mass is held at 7.30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and 5:00pm; Spanish Mass at 12:15pm and Kreole Mass at 6.30pm. Besides this services, prayer meetings and confession takes place at varied timings. For details, visit the website.
Orlando Brewing is hidden away in a warehouse district, but it is worth seeking out. There are free tours of this local brewery, which brews the only organic certified beer in the whole state of Florida. The numerous ales created here vary from extra light to very dark and are the freshest beers around. Orlando Brewing has live shows and plenty to drink in the Taproom, a lot of special events scheduled all year round and a gift shop full of all kinds of unique items. It offers a casual, fun atmosphere in which you can relax, drink great beers, and hang out playing bar games with your friends.
Holy Land Experience is not your typical Orlando theme park. The park provides guests of all ages with affordable and educational fun, where the whole family is included in interactive story-telling. Located southwest of the downtown area, the park was designed to show visitors how Jesus' life was lived out so many centuries ago. Step back in time to the Holy Land where you can witness a variety of stories taken directly from the Bible (and acted out before you), and discover interesting artifacts that are on display in numerous exhibits.
Located a little north of Orlando in beautiful De Leon Springs, De Leon Springs State Park offers its visitors an outdoor setting away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Enjoy the day experiencing a natural Florida at a place that was first used 6,000 years ago by Native Americans. The park features many activities for all member of the family including picnicking, boat tours, swimming, hiking, abundant native wildlife viewing, kayak (canoe and paddle boat) rentals plus an Old Spanish restaurant and a Visitor Center. The De Leon Springs provides boaters with 18,000 acres of waterways to discover, including marshes, lakes and creeks. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The First Baptist Church in Orlando is passionate about getting involved in the community. To this end its Rejoice Dance Troupe presents a yearly event called "In His Own Time" as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival, which is a blend of comedy, drama and dance. Tickets are available online. Apart from this, First Baptist Church also conducts events like Memorial day services, camps for kids and lots more.
All kids and many grownups love this place. It offers a 10,000-square-foot, two-story arcade filled with high-tech video games. Outside, you'll find time-tested rides like go-karts, bumper cars and bumper boats. The park's KidsSpot offers mild thrills appropriate for children ages 2-6. If all this activity leaves you hungry, eat at the on-site snack bar. Admission is free, but you do pay for each ride you take and each arcade game you play.
The First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, Florida, boasts gorgeous buildings in its downtown campus. It organizes events of all kinds and for all age groups of people. From 'Junior Worship' services to 'Moms in Motion' to 'Black Belts After School', the action never stops here. So feel free to drop in and check it out.
The Rogers Building, or the English Club is a historic building in Orlando, Florida. Built around 1886, this eye catching metal framed building was created by architect William H. Mullins in Queen Anne style architecture. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The History Center has three floors of permanent collection which includes everything to do with Orange County history. These are also lent to museums and other institutes for display purposes. The center library is a massive resource for research and has rare and out of print works, artifacts, and archives. The Center's educational programs include field trips, the library can be used to teach a history lesson, fun and educational parties, and camps. The center is rented out for occasions and has a shop for accessories, books, toys, fun items and kitsch at their store.