Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

July 29, 2018

Hottest Hotel Offers This Season at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL

Join Jared Bistrong & Christa Cantillo at The Diplomat Beach Resort for a multi-sensory Yoga & Sound Healing Experience that will include movement, live drumming, Didgeridoo, Crystal Bowl and Gong sound healing that will leave you feeling relaxed, balanced and energized on July 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at South Palm Court.

Upkeep your healthy lifestyle and personalize your experience at The Diplomat with their new Spa Wellness package. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Counter Point, Portico Beer and Wine Garden, Playa or The Canteen.  Guests also receive unlimited fitness classes, (2) 30-minute personal training sessions, (2) guided beach walks and (2) 50-minute Diplomat Spa Signature massage.

Join Sea Turtle Rescue Staff for the Ultimate Nighttime Beach Adventure. The adventure begins when you hit the sand with Sea Turtle Oversight Protection staff after a brief presentation. You will have a rare opportunity to possibly witness newborn sea turtles emerging from a nest, while seeing the threats they face and observing our trained staff rescuing turtles that mistakenly scurry to the bright city lights. After all are safely recovered, celebrate their release at the ocean’s edge as these ancient mariners get another chance to continue their epic journey of survival. Turtle Treks take place in evenings during peak sea turtle nesting season (June- September). Thursday and Friday Nights7:30pm | Saturday Nights7:30 & 11:30pm | Through August 27 | $25 per Person (Age 6 and Older).

July 12, 2017

REVIEW: Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

I can genuinely appreciate an array of hotels and resorts, as most really do have the potential to appeal - it's just a matter of finding those qualities that make it awesome, or seeking out the advantages it has over other locations. Every now and then however, you stumble upon something that takes absolutely no effort to appreciate, and no narrowed audience to uncover. That is the case with our latest Summer Series Spotlight Resort - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress! Covering a vast 1,500 acre site, bustling with lush gardens and tropical features, the resort boasts 815 non-smoking guest rooms and suites with views overlooking Lake Windsong or the half-acre pool. Opened in 1984, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress underwent a $30 million renovation in 2013.

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The wow factor is in full effect from the moment you drive up, and it kicks into high-gear as soon you enter the lobby. The main building is just stunning. It's an open-air atrium, awash in natural light. The elevators are walled in glass, allowing for tremendous views all the way up and down the building. Contemporary lighting and decor add just the right level of POP and style to every nook, cranny and landing.

Guests are offered a glass of champagne at check-in, providing the perfect excuse to roam the lobby for a cozy place to lounge out and soak it all in. Ample seating options beckon to locales flanked with fountains, televisions, lounges (of which there are three on-site, by the way), lush greenery, and a few other surprises.

June 29, 2017


 “Ignite” Captivates Audience with Nightly Fireworks, Fountains, Lasers and More

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 29, 2017) – When the sun goes down, the night comes to life during SeaWorld’s all-new Electric Ocean celebration. The evening event transforms the park into an imaginative and immersive undersea world that glows, entertains and excites.

Families come together for a fun-filled and unique dance party at Club Sea Glow, featuring world-class DJs and 35 live performers. Specialty acts, puppeteers and entertainers interact with the crowd throughout the night, creating an energetic outdoor night club for guests of all ages. 

June 25, 2017

REVIEW: The Florida Hotel - Orlando

This "Spring/Summer Series" spotlight takes us back to our home turf in Orlando. Originally opened as a Crown Plaza more than thirty years ago, The Florida Hotel is a 511-room facility with the distinction of being recognized by TripAdvisor as Orlando's "Friendliest Hotel". 

The Florida Hotel is anchored to The Florida Mall - a nearly two million square foot, indoor, shopping center that is home to a wide variety of retailers, dining establishments, and unique attractions like The Crayola Experience and M&M World. Designated parking is fenced off and separated within the mall parking lot. Valet parking is available for $20 per night. The hotel's location is more centralized than the majority of the area's accommodations - nearer to the airport than most tourist zones, but still within 15-25 minutes of our theme parks and the culture-rich downtown district.

May 22, 2017

Destination: Clearwater - East Shore Resort

This year's "Spring/Summer Series" ventures beyond our Orlando borders to explore some nearby destinations to consider when you need a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of Orlando. You may be surprised to discover a whole new world just a short drive from theme park paradise. Speaking of paradise... we discovered a nice little slice of it, less than two hours west of Orlando, in Clearwater Beach!

It's immediately obvious how Clearwater Beach earned its name... crystal clear waters. Paired with that pure white, soft Gulf Coast sand, it's the kind of combination that you just can't resist. Growing up in Texas, I have always had a special love for Gulf Coast beaches, so this was a sight to behold! 

March 8, 2017

Make a Splash at SeaWorld Camp This Summer

Summer Camps Offer Hands On Educational Animal Experiences Children Will Never Forget

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 7, 2017) – Summer is right around the corner and parents are eagerly deciding where their children will attend camp. For hundreds of kids each year that answer is simple: camp at SeaWorld Orlando. The popular camps offer one of kind educational, exciting encounters that can’t be found in a traditional classroom. Each camp includes up-close experiences with marine animals designed to encourage a lifelong passion for wildlife and the environment. Registration is now open for 2017 sessions which run weekly June 5 through August 4.

February 27, 2017


SANFORD, Fla. (February 27, 2017) Seminole Towne Center, serving northern Seminole and western Volusia Counties, will host the Summer Camp and Adventure Expo presented by the Orlando Sentinel on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids of all ages and their families will have the opportunity to plan summer outings and explore a free showcase of unique destinations and experiences all under one roof.

“Seminole Towne Center is thrilled to be working with the Orlando Sentinel to present this fun and informative Summer Camp and Adventure Expo,” said Erica Gutierrez, marketing director at Seminole Towne Center. “We take pride in being a valued community resource by offering special events like this that impact the quality of life. We invite kids of all ages to come out, discover their passion and get a jump start on summer fun.”

February 21, 2017


Explore Central Florida’s Most Popular Summer Youth Programs

Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your family’s summer-break bucket list. Families are invited to attend the free Summer Camp & Adventure Expo on March 4, 2017 to discover great summer experiences for preschoolers through teens including overnight and day camps, summer activities and family vacation ideas.
Summer Camp & Adventure Expo
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seminole Towne Center Mall
200 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771
Designed to serve as a one-stop-shop, the free expo will feature exhibitors from more than 40 companies representing unique classes, outdoor adventure programs, sports leagues, special needs providers and family-friendly destinations and attractions throughout Central Florida.  During the expo, attendees will:
·        Receive exclusive camp discounts and travel deals
·        Learn about unique destinations and experiences for all ages
·        Interact one-on-one with camp counselors and destination representatives
·        Enjoy live entertainment and kids’ activities
·        Have fun while creating summer plans for your family
 “We are excited to offer families the opportunity to explore unique destinations and experiences for children age three to 18, all under one roof,” says Sarah Bain, Orlando Sentinel Media Group events manager. “Expo guests will also find exclusive discounts, giveaways and travel deals while they enjoy live entertainment and kid-friendly activities. It’s truly the fastest and easiest way to choose the best summer options for your family.”
A complete directory of summer camps, pre-expo exclusive offers, and additional resources are available at
Orlando Sentinel Media Group produces programs opportunities for Central Florida businesses and residents to connect and engage. The events team designs and executes customized events that allow consumers to see, touch, feel and experience products and services in person, while also gaining extensive multimedia exposure to participating brands. These mutually beneficial experiences play a critical role in the region’s economy.  

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