Football season is almost here, along with our favorite fall pastime — tailgating. And what better way to kick off a season of barbecue, brews and ballgames than with the ultimate barbecue competition?
Few things fan the flames of romance like a warm tropical breeze rustling through coconut palm trees in a quiet, luxurious resort. The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando is spread around 1,500 acres of preserved wetlands, native forests and 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf. And yet, lovestruck couples are just minutes from Orlando’s most famous entertainment options.
Bringing people together for a special event requires a lot of planning and logistics. We’ve all been there. It’s requires a lot of work to organize a great family vacation, destination wedding, company event or a large gathering of friends. In Orlando, The Villas of Grand Cypress makes it much easier to plan any type of event. That’s because the 146 newly renovated accommodations and 1,500 acres of preserved woodlands are a private escape where you can truly connect with everyone in your group without a lot of distractions.
Villas of Grand Cypress is spread around 1,500 acres of quiet, pristine nature across the street from Disney World. The other theme parks are just a short drive away. So mom and dad know that when the day is over they’ll have a peaceful retreat to relax and immerse themselves in a calm and protected natural environment.
The “Valley of Sin” is a merciless, undulating swale in front of the 18th hole green at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Without a doubt the world’s most famous golf layout, it has been recreated at the 18-hole New Course at Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando. The links-style fairways have a total of 150 pot bunkers amid rolling berms resulting in a classic, highly competitive course that has hosted eight LPGA championships.
One of the reasons we love Florida is the rich culture that’s embedded here, and we’re all about celebrating that history as much as possible. So it’s pretty easy to understand why the Florida Folk Festival held on the banks of the Suwannee River in White Springs is one our must-go event list.
Whether you’re an art deco buff or first-time visitor to Miami, the Miami Art Deco walking tour should be on your list of to-dos. Tour guides Christine and Robert will show you the ins and outs of Ocean Drive, Miami’s famous street that has a history as colorful as its pastel-hued architecture.