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Out and About November 2017

Out and About

Your local events for the month of November… Read More  Read More

Fall in for Arts

Fall in for Arts

Your program for some of the most anticipated Arts & Culture offerings coming to Greater Orlando this fall. Read More  Read More

Wrestling with Gators


A look at the dangers posed by alligators in Greater Orlando and how local attractions work to keep guests safe. Read More  Read More

Thrill Rides

Dells Zombie Outbreak

Greater Orlando is best known as a family vacation paradise, but there’s plenty of high-octane adventure to be found, too. Read More  Read More

Featured Event September 2017: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando


UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S LONG RUNNING HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS (HHN) EVENT RETURNS for an all-new season of thrills and chills to commemorate its 27th anniversary. On select nights from September 15 through November 4, Universal will come alive with hordes of horrifying monsters, mutants and maniacs, featuring the intense attention to detail that HHN is known for. As always,... Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando June 2017


Fun things for the whole family to do in June Read More  Read More

New Reasons to Ride

Incredible Hulk coaster at Universal Studios Orlando

A look at everything new and upcoming at Greater Orlando’s theme parks for 2017 Read More  Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando April 2017


Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in April Read More  Read More

Destination: Family Adventure


Family-friendly day trips that offer something for everyone. Read More  Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando March 2017


Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in March Read More  Read More

Sun-Kissed Adventures

Wild Florida Airboats

Visitors and residents alike find much to love about life in Kissimmee. Read More  Read More

Out & About in Greater Orlando February 2017


Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in February Read More  Read More

February 2017 Featured Event: Mount Dora Arts Festival


Our pick for the top Greater Orlando event happening in February Read More  Read More

Best of the Beach: 6 Outstanding Central Florida Beaches

Clearwater Beach; photo courtesy of

Pity Orlando—the largest city in Florida without immediate access to a beach. If you ask us, though, our geographic reality is as much a benefit as it is an inconvenience. After all, if we didn’t need to leave town to visit the shore, chances are we’d be less likely to travel to the many amazing beaches that are just a relatively short drive from our hometown. And when we... Read More

Park It and Ride

SeaWorld Orlando's new Mako rollercoaster

One of the most unique benefits of Greater Orlando living is year-round access to the world’s best theme and amusement parks. Of course, being able to visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom or Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter any time we like could easily lead to a sense of jadedness—if the parks weren’t always cooking up something fresh. SeaWorld Orlando’s... Read More

Time Out for Fun: 6 Easy Family Road Trips From Orlando

Castillo de San Marcos (credit: National Park Services)

When it comes to family fun in Greater Orlando, do you feel like you’ve been there, done that? Well, maybe you just need to drive a little further. From historical forts and beaches to marine discovery centers and museums, Orlandoans have access to adventure from coast to coast. Ready to start exploring some fantastic spots? Consider these cool day-trip destinations, most of which... Read More

A New Spring in Disney’s Step

OFM Family Fun-Disney Springs-v3

In September 2015, something happened to the local attraction formerly known as Downtown Disney: It transformed into Disney Springs, ushering in a new era for the shopping, dining and entertainment destination. While much remains familiar, Disney Springs will more than double the size of its predecessor by the time it’s complete, and the existing additions and improvements are... Read More

Nighttime Family Adventures


Heat up family fun when the sun goes down! Classic nighttime entertainment can always be found at arcades, bowling alleys, community theatres, and miniature golf courses, but we’re shining light on some other attractions & adventures that are best enjoyed after dark! Bioluminescent Boating During the cool months, bioluminescent comb jellyfish (which do not sting) congregate... Read More

American Ghost Adventures


In the middle of Orlando’s attraction area lays a hotel that is home to not only tourists, but “friendly” ghosts as well. Orlando Family Magazine’s staff was invited to participate in an American Ghost Adventures tour in preparation for one of our favorite holidays: Halloween! Our team opted for the Monumental Hotel tour, one of seven choices offered by American Ghost Tours.... Read More

Pirate Paradise: Walk the Florida Planks


Ahoy, mateys! Pirate talk is hard to resist and, in Florida, swashbucklers are a family draw, whether at the theme parks or aboard an authentic pirate ship in the ocean. The Sunshine State is full of tales of pirates plundering for booty, and many sites off our coast boast shipwrecks that only add to the mystery of a time when peg legs and eye patches were commonplace. Central Florida... Read More

Push The Pedal To The Metal And Experience A Nascar Thrill of a Lifetime …For The Entire Family!


For more than a decade, Richard Petty Driving Experience, located just outside the Magic Kingdom, has offered adults the stimulation of roaring around the track at speeds of up to 120 MPH. Kiddos were left to cheer from the grandstands or pit road while their parents pushed fun into high gear. Well there’s no more ‘putting the brakes’ on broods! Richard Petty Driving Experience... Read More