Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Orlando North
210 N. Oxford Road
Casselberry, FL 32707
Phone: (407) 265-7699
Fax: (407) 265-0291
This 52-acre preserve offers a meandering nature trail perfect for quiet hikes. Stroll through wetlands, taking in the educational displays that dot the path. You may encounter native Florida birds, such as herons and egrets, and, if you're lucky, a deer or two. Leashed pets are allowed. All in all, Howell Branch Nature Preserve is a nice spot for a relaxing getaway.
A Victorian cottage style house, it is located in Longwood, Florida. It was originally built in Altamonte Springs and later shifted to Longwood. It was built circa 1885 as a residence for architect Nathaniel Jeramiah Bradlee and his family. It is one of the few surviving cottages in the region. It is built in Queen Anne style architecture, consisting of three stories, 13 rooms, an octagonal tower and white exteriors, which were all typical to the Victorian era.
A large 60 acre park which features recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, tennis, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, softball, football, soccer, jogging, and swimming in a 28 acre lake. A children's playground, pavilions, and a jogging and walking exercise trail are also on site.
Over the last 21 years, this animal-rehabilitation center has treated and released more than 7,000 birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, vultures and owls. To learn more about these creatures, come by for a visit to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Twenty-two species are on view, including the famous bald eagles. The animals here cannot be returned to the wild, mostly because of health reasons. The center also hosts an adopt-a-wild-bird program.
This property was donated to Seminole County by Senator M.O. Overstreet and dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1929. The park is home to "The Senator," a 3,500 year old, 138 foot bald cypress tree named after Overstreet, which is one of the oldest and largest trees in America.
Scenic Boat Tour, located north of Orlando in the friendly old-style Florida town of Winter Park, provides guests a chance to discover and witness firsthand the fascinating history of the region aboard an excursion boat. Travel through 12 miles of the area's canals and lakes that pass by grand mansions, Rollins College, Isle of Sicily, Kraft Azalea Gardens and more. The tours are narrated, last for an hour and provide amazing glimpses of the natural flora and fauna of the Sunshine State. Scenic Boat Tour has been offering the visiting adventurers, historians and naturalists an alternate Orlando attraction. These world-famous tours have been running for half a century. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
A full service public library that offers a great collection of books, magazines, and reference books plus provides a wide range of programs for both adults and children.
Located in the center of Orlando, Calvary is a multi-ministry church. Calvary Assembly Of God believes in the divine grace of Jesus and serves everybody, from the newly born to the elderly. Offering a whole range of community programs for all sections of society, including a nursery and classes for school children, a gym and a family life center, this church is an active one. Calvary Assembly also rents out place to businesses. You can log on to the website for more information.
According to Newsweek, this piece of 1950s architecture serves as one of the best art museums in the South. Founded in 1924, the museum now consists of three permanent exhibits - the American Collection, housing nearly 900 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from the 19th century onward; the Art of Ancient Americans Collection, boasting 500 artifacts of jade, gold and clay from Mexican, Costa Rican and Peruvian cultures; and an African collection of more than 70 artifacts, including masks, from various West African countries. OMA also hosts rotating exhibits. Residents of Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties receive free admission.
This lovely 50-acre botanical garden situated on Lake Rowena offers visitors a chance to escape into Old Florida. Wander miles of paved paths through forests of giant camphors, oaks and palms. The formal Rose Garden is the largest in the South, but don't pass up the opportunity to visit the herb, butterfly, palm and bamboo gardens as well. Towering over all this natural wonder is the Leu House. Built in 1888, it now serves as a decorative-arts museum.
Lake Jesup Park is located near Winter Springs, a little northeast of Orlando. This 6-acre park provides visitors a chance to experience a more natural Florida environment. The massive lake encompasses 10,011 acres, making it one of the biggest in Central Florida. Spend the day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings that are filled with old oak trees along with an abundance of native wildlife, including plenty of gators. Activities at the park and lake include fishing, boating, picnicking, airboat rides, hiking, camping, biking and wildlife viewing. Those looking for something more relaxing will find what they're looking for at Lake Jesup Park. -Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Loch Haven Park sits on 45 acres (18.2 hectares) north of downtown Orlando and provides visitors a chance to experience Mother Nature and numerous enlightening activities. Encompassed by three lakes and filled with massive oak trees, this park is the site of some of Orlando's top attractions. Spend time enjoying the natural Florida surroundings or visit one of the numerous nearby cultural attractions including the Orlando Museum of Art, Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando Science Center, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando Fire Museum and Orlando Garden Club. Throughout the year, several of the city's festivals, fairs and special events are held on the grounds of the Loch Haven Park. The park is open from 5a. until sunset.