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June 3, 2024 - Matt

20 Fun Things to Do for Adults in Orlando


When someone says Orlando, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Likely, it’s theme parks, Disney princesses, and roller coasters to boot. But what about the fun activities for adults? Sure, you can have fun exploring Universal Studios and Disney World, but most of the activities are geared towards the young visitors—or the young at heart. Check out our guide to the Central Florida golf courses for more adult-friendly...

April 18, 2024 - Matt

32 Best Rides at Universal Orlando


More than 135 million people visit the Sunshine State every single year. Surprisingly, it’s not the soft white sand beaches, manatee-filled lagoons, and tart slices of Key Lime Pie that keep the tourists coming. It’s the theme parks. While I’m sure many visitors love to soak up the Florida sun and relax in nature, the vast majority are here to indulge in the state’s impressive theme parks, the most popular...

March 26, 2024 - Matt

12 Unique Things to Do in Central Florida


Right in the heart of the state, Central Florida is a unique blend of Old Florida charm, natural beauty, and modern thrills. It may be home to the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” but this region is much more than meets the eye. From exploring beautiful springs, lakes, and parks to outdoor activities like kayak tours, wine tastings, and dining out on one-of-a-kind Michelin-starred meals — there is so...

February 28, 2024 - Matt

A Visitor’s Guide to Spring in Central Florida


Stretches of sugary sands, a dozen theme parks, and a promise of endless sunny days — Central Florida has it all. Along with beach bums and Disney fans, Central Florida’s Orlando, Davenport, Kissimmee, Lakeland, and Clearwater draw active travelers to the area’s expansive theme parks and abundant natural beauty. Comfortable temperatures, moderate humidity, and fewer tourists than in the summer months make Spring the best time to escape to Central...

February 15, 2024 - Matt

10 Best Free Things to Do in Orlando


A city in America synonymous with the beloved black-eared mouse and the magnificent Cinderella Castle, Orlando thrums with the background score of laughter, joy, and the whooshing of roller coasters. Yet, the city’s enchantment extends far beyond the entrances of its famous theme parks, which, while extremely fun, come at a hefty price tag—especially for families. Lucky for us, there’s so much more to do in Orlando! And the best...

January 1, 2024 - Matt

7 Best Bike Trails in Central Florida


While Central Florida is known for its theme park thrills, it’s also home to lush forests, sparkling springs, and lots of wildlife. There’s no better way to get out and explore the area than on two wheels. From leisurely boardwalk trails and paved greenways to rocky lake loops and hilly mountain bike trails, Central Florida is a cyclist’s paradise. Ready to soak up some sunshine, breathe in some fresh air,...

December 11, 2023 - Matt

7 Best Golf Courses in Central Florida


Central Florida may be best known for its theme parks, outdoor recreation, and stunning springs, but did you know it’s also a golfer’s paradise? The area boasts dozens of world-class golf courses surrounded by sparkling lakes and lush natural scenery. Thanks to Florida’s signature sunny climate, courses remain open year-round (yes, even in the winter). No matter what season you are visiting, Golfers will always find a good day to play! Ready...

November 18, 2023 - Matt

7 Must-Visit Central Florida State Parks


Florida is known for its beaches, state parks, tropical climate, marine life, and, probably most of all, Walt Disney World. Add the Kennedy Space Center, Miami Beach, and other theme parks, and you get a state that draws over 100 million people per year. One of the biggest draws of all? Florida State Parks draw over 32 million visitors every year. The parks in Central Florida hold some of the...

November 5, 2023 - Matt

8 Best Central Florida Wineries to Visit


Did you know that visiting a winery while staying at an Element vacation home can improve your health? That’s right, adding a winery to your Central Florida itinerary can significantly benefit your mental health, according to recent studies. The process involved in wine tasting – selecting the bottle, opening it, allowing the wine to breathe, and savoring each sip, fosters mindfulness, which is known to improve psychological well-being! Good thing...

October 28, 2023 - Matt

A Visitor’s Guide to Winter in Central FL


Central Florida is a year-round destination with a neverending list of things to do no matter the season. However, there’s something just a little bit extra special about visiting during the winter. Winter in Central Florida is a magical time between the cooler, drier weather, glittering holiday lights, and the mass manatee migration into the springs. Whether you’re planning to hit up the world-famous theme parks, swim alongside manatees in...

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