Summer Activities in Central Florida

Summer is the season for fun in the sun, but if you live in Central Florida, this also means a lot of tourists going to Disney and Universal for their summer vacations. If you’re like me and could go without the theme parks this summer, but aren’t sure what else to do with your free time, then you’re in luck! There’s a lot of Admission based activities to do in Central Florida, but there’s also numerous free activities as well! Here are new and unique activities to do this summer that the whole family can enjoy!

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  1. View eight counties from the 22-story-high glass-enclosed observation deck at The Citrus Tower. www.citrustower.com

  2. Have a date night at Leu Gardens, which provides an outdoor movie experience on select Friday evenings. www.leugardens.org

  3. Drum by moonlight at Dandelion Communitea Cafe’s Full Moon Drum Circle. www.dandelioncommunitea.com

  4. Milk a cow at Green Meadows Petting Farm. www.greenmeadowsfarm.com

  5. Treasure hunt with your smartphone or GPS.  Learn more by reading Geocaching 101 guide at www.geocaching.com.
  6. Play a game of life-sized chess with your kids at Winter Park Village. www.winterparkvillage.com

  7. Fly a kite! Check out the best places to fly a kite anywhere: www.kitmap.org.
  8. Sing along with local children’s recording artist Mr. Richard at one of his free shows. www.mrrichard.net

  9. Build something new at Lowe’s Build and Grow program. Saturdays at 10 a.m.www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

  10. Get an official Legoland driver’s license (kids ages 6-13) at the Ford Driving School at Legoland. http://florida.legoland.com

  11.  Investigate urban legend and strange phenomenon at Spook Hill. www.spookhill.info
  12. Pitch a tent, and go camping. The Florida State Parks site can help you find the right spot. www.floridastateparks.org

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  13. Attend an Orlando City Soccer game.  www.orlandocitysoccer.com

  14. Take a ride on the Orange Blossom Cannonball vintage steam train. www.orangeblossomcannonball.com

  15. Climb 213 steps to the top of the tallest lighthouse in Florida at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse.  www.ponceinlet.org

  16. Monkey around high above the trees at Orlando’s Tree Trek Adventure Park. www.orlandotreetrek.com

  17. Wield a sword at the Orlando Fencing Club. www.orlandofencingclub.org

  18. Grab a group of friends and take a charter boat out on Lake Harris for a Bass Fishing Trip www.floridabassadventures.com
  19. Become a chocolatier at Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory. www.farrisandfosters.com

  20. Experience different food trucks in Orlando’s Milk District for Tasty Tuesdays.www.todaysorlando.com/event/tasty-tuesdays

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  21. Cruise through the Winter Park Chain of Lakes on a guided Scenic Boat Tour. www.scenicboattours.com

  22. Pick your own veggies at Hydroeats.  www.hydroeats.com

  23. Tour an orange juice factory at Florida’s Natural.www.floridasnatural.com/co-op/visitors-center

  24. Stomp the grapes at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ Harvest Festival. www.lakeridgewinery.com
  25. Play Frisbee golf at the UCF Arboretum.  www.arboretum.ucf.edu

Whether you’re looking for a new family outing or a fun afternoon to yourself, Central Florida has a lot to offer! Along with numerous summer activities, Florida also offers gorgeous vacation homes throughout the state. If you are searching for your perfect vacation home, I’d love to speak with you about your different options! To see Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes or email me at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@Gmail.com

 

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Lakefront Living: Lake Harris

Located within Central Florida, resides one of the largest lakes in the state. Lake Harris stretches over 13,000 acres and provides many outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, and sailing. Lake Harris resides within the Harris Chain of Lakes, connecting through canals, to 7 other lakes within the chain. These other lakes include Lake Eustis, Lake Dora, Little Lake Harris, Lake Beauclair, Lake Griffin, Lake Yale, and Lake Carlton. Harris Chain of Lakes is a part of the Ocklawaha River Basin that runs 74 miles long throughout Central Florida. This chain of lakes offers multiple restaurants along the shoreline and features it’s annual Big Bass Tour, a Bass fishing competition, for locals to participate in. Most cities along the shoreline offer local docs for boats to pull up and stop in for some good food, making eating out easier than ever!

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Lake Harris offers beautiful scenery and remote locations for Central Florida home buyers. This community is conveniently located near Leesburg International Airport, making traveling a breeze. Along with being located between Eustis, Mt. Dora, Leesburg, and Tavares, Lake Harris is only a 45-minute drive to bustling Orlando, making this the perfect location for those looking to escape the hustle of other Central Florida cities.

The homes within Lake Harris are listed between $250,000 and $1.9 Million dollars. Depending on the home, lot, and waterfront access will determine the current price of these properties. With a wide range of homes and prices set, there’s a lot of variety to fit your specific desires. Lake Harris community not only prides itself on the beauty the water offers, but also the education its members are receiving. Students who reside within Lake Harris’ community attend some of the top-rated schools in Central Florida. Living in this tranquil setting will make your home feel like a vacation every time you walk through the door.

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If you’re interested in a Free Listing of all Lakefront properties near Harris Chain of Lakes or are interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Lake Lake Harris’ community, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

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25144 LAUREL VALLEY RD, LEESBURG, FL 34748

Tucked away in Leesburg, FL resides a tranquil and active adult community for those 55 years or older. Located within Central Florida, in Lake County, this gated community offers unique rolling landscape and inland protection from hurricanes and salt corrosion. Within this community, you will find two Championship Golf Courses, three pools, two Fitness Centers, three staffed Activity Centers, along with outdoor activities such as tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, fishing, and even a woodworking building! Not only does this community offer many activities for its residents, it’s also conveniently located from either ocean, being only an hour drive away. The Plantation at Leesburg is a resort lifestyle community many have been dreaming of. With only a short drive to local shops and grocery stores, you’ll only want to leave when you have to!

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The Plantation at Leesburg offers this single family home listed at $190,000. Built in 2006, this home features 2 bedrooms, along with 2 bathrooms. Each home offers luscious greenery, a 2 car attached garage, as well as, Golf Cart parking. Along with each spacious bedroom, this home offers an open floor plan and dining room, just off the kitchen. In the back of the house resides an enclosed patio leading out to the luscious backyard. This single family home in The Plantation at Leesburg offers its residents a relaxing escape from bustling Central Florida, in a resort-style gated community.

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2428 CALABRIA AVE, DAVENPORT, FL 33897

Davenport, FL offers its community members rich history of Central Florida, along with being only minutes away from Orlando’s famous attractions. Davenport has become a growing Metropolis in Central Florida with more and more homeowner moving in. Conveniently, Davenport is only a short hour drive to Tampa, FL and an hour and a half drive out to the Coast.  Davenport is a small town offering unique and local restaurants and shops for those living near its town, or simply traveling by.  With community events happening every week, Davenport is a great place to raise a family or take a step away from bustling Orlando.

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This Townhome in Davenport, FL is listed at $119,500. Residing in Polk County, this home features 3 bedrooms along with 3 bathrooms. This Resort-style community offers a  Golf Course, Fitness Center, Restaurants, and Bars, along with an Arcade and Lazy River for the whole family to enjoy! Being only a short 15-minute drive to Walt Disney World, this Townhome offers the convenience of nearby Orlando attractions, as well as seclusion from the hustle and bustle of Central Florida. Along with the communities amenities, this Townhome also features a Garden Tub, Covered Patio, and all Appliances and Furniture are included with the home. This property is hassle-free and is ready for the next owner to make new memories!

 

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Lakefront Living: Lake Virginia

Nestled within Winter Park, FL is a Chain of Lakes that stretch over 2,780 acres. There are five lakes that make up the Chain which include Lake Osceola, Lake Maitland, Lake Mizell, Lake Minnehaha, and Lake Virginia. These five lakes are all interconnected with deep, narrow channels that allow navigation between lakes. These lakes offer outdoor activities such as Boating, Fishing, Skiing, Swimming, and so much more for locals and community members!

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Lake Virginia is known to be one of the calmer Lakes, with 225 acres of water, Lake Virginia is the second biggest Lake in the Chain. One can often find fish such as Crappies and Sunshine Bass swimming in the water while exotic animals and local birds can be seen from the shore. Located in Winter Park, Lake Virginia’s properties offer its community breathtaking views along with local shops and restaurants only minutes away. Surrounded by lush greenery and Oak trees, Lake Virginia’s properties bring a sense of peace and relaxation after a long day of work.

Listed from $750,000 to $7 Million, there are homes for many different budgets and styles within Lake Virginia’s community. Along with Winter Park’s first-rate Public School system, Lake Virginia’s community also resides within multiple Private School zones, providing the right education to all Students. Located only 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando, Lake Virginia’s community provides a sense of seclusion, while being minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Central Florida.

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If you’re interested in a Free listing of all Lakefront properties in Winter Park, FL or are interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Lake Virginia’s community, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

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1771 GATEWAY LN, KISSIMMEE, FL 34746

Tucked away in Bella Lago, a resort-style gated community, rests this charming Single Family home for sale. With access to Lake Toho’s shoreline and boardwalk, this property offers activities such as fishing and boating, with only a short 20-minute drive to Walt Disney World. This award-winning lakefront community features Mediterranean textures with an Old Florida style that includes heavily wooded nature preserves with century-old hammocks for community members to enjoy!

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1771 Gateway Ln. Kissimmee, FL 34746

 

Listed at $250,000, this gorgeous property has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Along with an open floor plan, this home features a 3 car attached garage, bonus room, and spacious Master Suite. The community amenities in Bella Lago include the multi-million-dollar Clubhouse, fitness center, multi-pool aquatic centers, children’s water park, tennis, and basketball courts. Along with playgrounds and picnic areas, Bella Lago also offers walking and biking trails for the whole family to explore!

Amongst the other amenities Bella Lago has to offer, this gated community also offers Bellalago Academy. This K-8 top-ranked charter school offers placement for every child in Bella Lago’s community. Liberty High School neighbors the community and recently opened it’s $49 Million campus a couple years ago, for older students to attend.

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6108 LINNEAL BEACH DR, APOPKA, FL 32703

Apopka, FL offers many family-friendly outdoor activities including local parks, walking trails, and lake access.One of the main lakes in Apopka, FL, Bear Lake, offers boating, skiing, and fishing spots for the Community to enjoy. Located only a short drive away, this property offers gorgeous lake views and sunsets you can only get in Florida!

Listed at $240,000, this charming home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Along with a gorgeous Master suite, this property also includes an attached 2 car garage, screened in porch, and private backyard for the whole family to enjoy! This charming home comes with unique characteristics and built-ins to accommodate any family’s style.

 

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329 Brookhaven Pl. Lake Mary, FL 32746

Magnolia Plantation located in Lake Mary, FL offers a Gated Community, lush greenery, along with a community Golf Course. Located near Heathrow Elementary and Markham Woods Middle School, this Property is family-friendly and offers a secure Playground for children to play. Along with parks, there are also two Tennis Courts for community members to enjoy. Whether you’re a growing family or a couple looking for their next property, this home is perfect to create new memories in!house 2Residing in Magnolia Plantation this beautiful Single Family home consists of 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Bathrooms. Built in 2003, this property features an attached 3 car garage, along with an enclosed deck with an in-ground pool and hot tub in the back to enjoy all year long. Along with a gas fireplace, this property has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, as well as a luxurious Master Retreat to relax in after a long day of work.

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If you’re interested in Listing or Purchasing a home in Lake Mary, FL or would like to see other Single Family Homes, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com

 

To see more Properties and Listings in your area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

 

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