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    Live Like a Local: Your Guide to An Orlando Area Weekend

    Posted by Anabelle Suriel on Dec 28, 2017 3:52:20 PM

    Group of friends taking a selfie in cafe.jpegOrlando is a popular vacation destination for people from around the world, so why shouldn’t our fair city be a favorite of Floridians looking for a close-to-home vacation?

    Start with unpacking your bags at CLC World Resorts, widely considered a hidden jewel among central Florida vacation resorts. Florida residents have even more incentive with a special 10% discount (see offer for details). Then, plan to visit a few of the spots only locals would know. 


     Once you arrive at one of two award-winning CLC World resorts in Kissimmee, Encantada or Regal Oaks, your own personal Eden awaits.  Although it will be tempting to just luxuriate in the spacious, comfortable rooms of the two- or three-bedroom townhouses or rejuvenate poolside under the Florida palms, the Orlando region has much to discover beyond the usual Disney attractions.

    Both a vibrant city and a close-knit community, Orlando is home to fun and funky eateries, craft brews and cocktail establishments and sun-drenched outdoor activities. You’ll get your fill of Orlando’s happening scene, before retreating to your quiet and relaxing resort for the evening. 

    Eat & Drink

    SoCo Thornton Park, a southern contemporary restaurant is the perfect place for a small plate. The southern-contemporary-style chicken and dumplings (made with lobster) is a crowd favorite.  Voted Orlando Magazine’s “Best Southern Restaurant” in 2016, it has wrap-around outdoor seating for alfresco dining and people watching. Not to miss: an award-winning brunch featuring bottomless mimosas.

    For drinks, The Woods is a casual bar with sophisticated offerings. Ranked No. 8 for craft cocktails in Orlando by Foursquare, it’s known for its innovative cocktails, whiskies and craft brews without the pretension of a ritzier spot. When you walk in it smells like you’ve literally entered the woods with a natural pine scent throughout. Grab a table by the bar for a view of downtown Orlando and enjoy the classy, forest vibe. Not to miss: Wednesday Night is Bacon Night with a free slice of crispy bacon with any purchase.


    If you’re looking for outdoor activities, our Kissimmee resorts put you within easy driving distance of many great activities. Theme parks are obvious choices, but consider exploring other parts of central Florida. At Wild Florida Airboat & Gator Park, experience airboat rides and explore the Gator and Wildlife Park, where you’ll of course see alligators. The park houses also some 200 other types of animals, including lemurs, zebras, bobcats, sloths and other exotic creatures.

    A little farther south, in Lake Wales, you’ll find Bok Tower Gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., who was the first director of the National Park Service. (His father designed Central Park in New York City.) These gorgeous gardens surround The Singing Tower, where a carillon of 60 bells rings out concerts at 1 and 3 p.m. every day.

    Those are just a small sample of the activities Floridians can enjoy when they vacation at the CLC World Resorts. Visit our Discover Page for a list of many others. Visit the website to learn more about CLC World or call 1-877-731-1908 to make a reservation.

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