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Photo: President Obama Swims at Panama City Beach, Florida

August 15th, 2010

Photo of President Obama Swims at Panama City Beach
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Panama City Beach, FL – During the First Family’s visit to Panama City Beach to meet with local business owners and officials and to encourage Americans to enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches, the President and Sasha go for a swim.

President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha swam at Alligator Point in Panama City Beach, FL on August 14, 2010. The President traveled to Panama City Beach with First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha to meet with local business owners and officials and to encourage Americans to travel to the Panhandle and Gulf Coast beaches.

At its All About the Water

December 22nd, 2009

Royal Caribbean - Monarch of the Seas

Florida is surrounded by water and what better place to see the ocean than by visiting one of many Florida Piers. Piers are a gathering spot for sealife, wildlife and people. Piers offer not only great fishing, many feature fine dining and live music as well a great place to enjoy a cocktail. On a pier, you can experience the water without getting on a boat.
Crystal Clear Water
If boating or just being around boats is your thing, Florida Inlets & Passes are places where the ocean meets inland waters. Sometimes known as ports and bays, activities at inlets can be as simple as fishing, bicycle riding or strolling along watching diverse wildlife. Many ports are home to major international cruise terminals with dining and entertainment establishments for passengers and visitors alike.

Speaking of cruising, Check out all of the Florida Cruise Ports which offer cruises to the Caribbean and beyond. Also, Port Canaveral Cruise Ships features profiles and specifications of ships sailing from the Central Florida port. If you’re looking a cruise to nowhere, see Place to Gamble in Florida for a complete list of ships.

Disney Water Parks Offer Florida Residents Special

August 14th, 2008

Typhoon Lagoon

Lake Buena Vista, FL – The waves are curling toward the beach at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, and Walt Disney World Resort is offering Florida residents some cool savings with a money-saving Florida Resident Water Park After 2 p.m. Annual Pass.

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Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

May 29th, 2008

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Walt Disney World guests start donning 3-D glasses and entering a wild and wooly 4-D world of Woody, Buzz and other favorite “Toy Story” characters when Toy Story Mania! makes its grand premiere May 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As part of Disney’s “Year of a Million Dreams,” the attraction will also debut on the West Coast, with a scheduled opening in Disney’s California Adventure at Disneyland Resort June 17.

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The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Orlando

May 16th, 2008

Orlando, FL – You’ve seen the show, played The Game, watched The Movie.  And now, yes, it’s finally here.  You can ride – The Simpsons Ride.

America’s favorite animated family has arrived in Orlando – with their very own mega-attraction.  The Simpsons Ride officially opened today at Universal Orlando Resort.  The new attraction plants guests smack in the middle of a brand-new Simpsons adventure – a ride adventure so big, so funny and so thrilling it’s no surprise it took years to make.

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Wet ‘n Wild’s THE BLACK HOLE

May 7th, 2008

Orlando, FL-  Wet ‘n Wild – Orlando showcases the latest advances in  technology with the dramatic new  upgrade of one of its most popular rides. The one-of-a-kind attraction, THE BLACK HOLE™: The Next Generation, will re-launch May, 2008.

Experience an explosion of pulsating lights, dynamic effects and cosmic energy on THE BLACK HOLE™: The Next Generation, as your two-person hydra capsule blasts off to new out-of-this-world thrills! Your space adventure is programmed especially for you, and you will encounter unique and different experiences with each journey.

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Eco-Attractions in the Florida Keys

May 3rd, 2008

Click To ViewFlorida Keys – Boasting more sportfishing records than any other destination, along with world-class diving and a rich literary and artistic community, the Florida Keys also offer an appealing variety of environmentally oriented eco-attractions.

Topping the list are the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center in Tavernier, Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital in the Middle Keys, the National Key Deer Refuge in the Lower Keys and the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West.

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Jungala at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

April 20th, 2008

Tampa, FL – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has opened Jungala – its newest and most ambitious park enhancement project to date. Set in the Congo area, the 4-acre attraction invites guests to discover exotic creatures, explore a colorful village hidden deep in the jungle and connect with the inhabitants of the lush landscape through up-close animal interactions, multi-story family play areas, rides and live entertainment.

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Seaworld’s Aquatica Waterpark in Orlando

February 28th, 2008

Aquatica Water Park

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Orlando, FL – Rising up in Orlando is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park only SeaWorld could create – Aquatica. Opening March 2008, Aquatica blends up close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, high-speed thrillsand wide, sandy beaches.

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Weddings at Disney World

February 9th, 2008

Lake Buena Vista, FL – The storybook setting and amorous ambiance of Walt Disney World Resort has lovebirds flocking to the Vacation Kingdom for a romantic getaway. Moonlit strolls, luxurious spas and intimate dining make it feel like Valentine’s Day every day at the Vacation Kingdom.

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