Located on a barrier island nestled between the great Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon on Florida's Central East Coast, Cocoa Beach continues to link the birth of the Space Age with the wonder of the future.
Get Wet! Soak in the sun! Refresh your spirit!
DAYTONA USA is a 60,000-square-foot interactive motorsports attraction that is the world-class showplace to soak in the history of America's fastest sport! From the heart-pounding thunder of bumper-to-bumper competition on the historic high banks of Daytona International Speedway, to the high octane thrills and spills of high-tech motion simulators - catch all the energy and non-stop excitement of DAYTONA USA, The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction.
The NASA Mission is to understand and protect our home planet, explore the universe and search for life, and inspire the next generation of explorers...as only NASA can.
Mile after sun-splashed mile of white sandy beaches cradles the Atlantic Ocean in New Smyrna Beach, which has been named Florida's best beach again and again.
A hands on place of learning, where kids can discover the world of science in fun and interesting surroundings. Experience Florida ecosystems at Natureworks, solar systems at Cosmic Tourist, the human body at Bodyzone and a state of the art CineDome featuring IMAX film presentations and laser planetarium shows.
SeaWorld adventure park provides incredible thrill rides and animal encounters with killer whales, polar bears, penguins and friendly dolphin! Anheuser Bush products and free liquid samples are offered to the over 21's.
Let loose at TWO amazing theme parks! Jump into the action at Universal Studios. Feel the rush of adventure at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Indulge at one of Orlando's hottest spots for nighttime entertainment, Universal CityWalk.
Share with your loved ones the joy of Walt Disney World! Again and again you can experience Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Parks. Don't forget to include a visit to Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, Cirque du Solei at La Nouba, Downtown Disney Area, Disney's Boardwalk, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon water parks and so much more!
Wet'n Wild-Orlando, voted by Amusement Business magazine as America's number one water park, features a full-day of fun for the entire family. Also honored by Aquatic's International as the first true water, park, Wet 'n Wild's world-class signature thrill rides and quality service offer something for fun-lovers of all ages.
Founded in 1885, this traditional liberal arts institution is located lakeside in Winter Park, Florida. The Spanish Mediterranean buildings house small classes in a small town community with proximity to neighboring Orlando. Crummer Graduate School of Business offers MBA and Management/Executive Education and Hamilton Holt School offers Masters and Evening BA Programs.
SCC is a full-service education provider offering two-year college credit degrees (A.A., A.S.). Top-producing programs range from college credit transfer degrees and career certificates to training for information technology and health professions to business management and construction trades. Also offered are adult education; community, leisure and youth programs; and an array of culturally stimulating events including theater, musical performances, planetarium shows, timely speakers and a film series.
Established in 1883, the DeLand campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This campus serves 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The Stetson University Center at Celebration offers graduate programs in business, education and counseling along with professional development programs for educators and an arts academy.
Established in 1963, UCF is one of the fastest growing metropolitan universities in the nation. Enrollment is more than 42,000. UCF is a leader in undergraduate education offering cutting-edge technology, research opportunities and innovative corporate partnerships.
VCC founded in 1967, has grown to become a multi-campus college serving over 52,000 students a year. In 2003, VCC produced more associate's degree graduates than any other two-year school in the nation.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women is located on the downtown Orlando Regional Healthcare campus and has 96 pediatric beds, 72 obstetric beds, a 78-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 35-bed Gynecology Unit and a 20-room Labor & Delivery Unit. It is the only hospital on the Southeast - and one of only six in the nation - dedicated exclusively to serving the special needs of children and women.
CFRH provides comprehensive healthcare to residents of Seminole and West Volusia counties. Services range from birthing to open-heart surgery.
Since 1973, Florida Hospital Altamonte has been providing quality healthcare to the residents of Seminole, north Orange, East Lake and West Volusia Counties. Each year, this state-of-the-art facility treats approximately 14,000 inpatients, 97,000 outpatients, 43,000 emergency patients and performs over 10,000 surgical procedures, making it the largest and most comprehensive hospital in Seminole County.
Florida Hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare system in the United States. Located in Orlando, Florida Hospital's main campus treats over 32,000 inpatients and 53,600 outpatients annually. It houses world-renowned centers of care such as the Florida Heart Institute, the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, Florida Hospital Diabetes Center and the baby place. There are multiple other Florida Hospital locations though out the metro Orlando area.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial celebrates 10 years of Touching Lives from its Orange City location. Its most recent expansion last year increased the hosptial from a 97-bed acute care facility to 139-licensed beds.
In 1991, Orlando Regional Healthcare became the first and largest affialitae of the world-renowned University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. At the heart of the M. D. Anderson - Orlando philosophy is a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. This approach encompasses a team of medical specialist who work together to determine treatment for each patient.
Orlando Regional Healthcare is one of Florida's most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks. Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a 517-bed tertiary care center located in Downtown Orlando. It is the only Level I Trauma Center in Central Florida.
museums, parks & gardens
The spring is much more than a scenic area for canoeing and swimming; it plays a vital role in the survival of one of Florida's most beleaguered residents -- the manatee. Camping, cabins, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, and nature trails are available.
Enter the enchanted, tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo, a relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family. The Central Florida Zoological Park is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of native and exotic wildlife, and is home to over 400 animals.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College is one of the finest college art museums in the Southeast. Accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1981, the Cornell houses a collection of more than 5,000 objects. It is the oldest collection in Florida, with the first paintings having been given to Rollins College more than a century ago. With important holdings in European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, the collection ranges from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to many fine examples of contemporary art.
Harry P. Leu Gardens features: Miles of paved scenic walkways that take you through garden settings, including: America's largest Camellia collection outside California, the largest formal Rose Garden in Florida, a house museum dating from the 1880's, Palm garden, Bamboo garden, Tropical Stream Garden, Kitchen Garden with herbs, vegetables and a butterfly garden! Group tours, weddings and facility rentals. Plant-related classes, workshops and special events.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts.
Nestled in picturesque Orlando Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is one of Florida's cultural gems and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. The collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present, African art and art of the ancient Americas. Outstanding temporary exhibitions are drawn from private collections and those of the world's great museums.
Wekiwa Springs State Park comprises approximately 7,000 acres of wild scenery that offers an opportunity to see how areas of central Florida looked when the Timucuan Indians speared fish in the spring-fed creeks and stalked the uplands. They left a number of mounds that are still visible today. The main spring pumps approximately 42 million gallons of water each day. Wekiwa Springs State Park opened to the public in 1970.
Located in the heart of International Drive and Universal Studios Tourist area, Belz Designer Outlet Centre is minutes away from the intersection of I-4 and the Florida Turnpike. The 200,000 square foot outlet space hosts designer store of Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor and many more.
Located just across I-4 - Kirkman Road interchange from Universal Studios is 700,000 square feet of factory outlet shopping. It is the largest non-anchored factory outlet center of its kind in the country with over 170 outlets in two fully enclosed malls and four strip centers.
Florida Mall is on the corner of South Orange Blossom Trail (17/92/441) and Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida. Featuring Dillard's, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sears, along with over 250 specialty stores. Come...enjoy...return...to Florida Mall - where you'll find simply the best shopping there is.
Discover the elegance of shopping at Seminole Towne Center. Delight in visiting your favorite stores, including Macys, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears. Find just what you are looking for when you explore the more than 120 specialty shops located throughout the mall. Spend an afternoon or evening at the mall with a relaxing lunch or dinner at 1 of the 5 full-service restaurants, or with a quick trip to the Food Court. Make the day complete by taking in a movie at the United Artists Theater.
The Mall at Millennia invites you to experience world-class shopping in Orlando. Since 2002, Central Florida's only Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's anchor The Mall at Millennia, along with Macy's. Visit a dazzling selection of international stores including: Cartier, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, Lacoste and more as well as stores like Tiffany & Co., Apple and Tommy Bahama's.
Daytona International Speedway is the home of "The Great American Race" - the Daytona 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event garners most of the attention - as well as the largest audience in motorsports - the enormous 480-acre motorsports complex boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe, thus earning it the title of "World Center of Racing."
Welcome to a vast new world of unparalleled sports excitement. Disney's Wide World of Sports® Complex is the ultimate destination for athletes, fans, and anyone who loves sports. The 240-acre facility plays host to over 170 amateur and professional events each year. This is a place where athletes can compete and experience the same world-class facilities that are used by the best athletes in the world.
The Orlando Magic joined the NBA for the 1989-90 season. In 2003-04 season they celebrated their 15th Anniversary.