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Orlando is located in Orange County, northeast of Tampa. It lies between Daytona Beach and Winter Haven near Lake Apopka. Situated in the middle of Florida's lakes region, Orlando has more than 50 lakes within its city limits. The city is intersected by Interstate 4 and Highway 408. Orlando is served by LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority and Orlando International Airport.

The first settlers came to the area in 1837. The town was named after Orlando Reeves, a pioneer who died during a battle with Indians.

Downtown Orlando's "Cultural Corridor" is home to several museums and the Orlando Philharmonic. Florida State, the University of Florida and Florida Institute of Technology are among more than a dozen colleges. A tourist destination, Orlando boasts dozens of attractions and theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and Discovery Cove, where visitors can play and swim with dolphins.

Orlando is part of the Orlando, Florida metro area.

Orlando Greek Festival | Central Florida Academy Of Travel | Heritage Baptist College | Orlando Academy Of Beauty Culture | Rosen Plaza On International Drive | Taming of the Shrew | United Bible College And Seminary |
Airports Orlando International Airport |
Art Fredlund Wildlife Gallery | Leslie Boyd Gallery | Lupo's Art Gallery | Sea World Orlando |
Education Valencia Community College |
Florida Counties Orange County |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Arthur's 27 Restaurant | Charlies Lobster House | Di Vino's Restaurant | King Henry's Feast | Montecristo Club | Race Rock | Ronnie's Steakhouse |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Florida Mall | Best Western Movieland | Caribe Royale Resort Suites and Villas | Delta Orlando Resort | Doubletree Castle Hotel | Harley Hotel of Orlando | Howard Johnsons Hotel & Suites | Maple Leaf Inn and Suites | MIC Lakefront Inn Hotel | Renaissance Orlando - Airport Hotel | Sand Lake Villas | Sandy Lake Towers | Sheraton Vistana Resort at Lake Buena Vi | Summerfield Suites - Intl Drive | Summerfield Suites Hotel - LBV | Travelodge Colonial Plaza | Westgate Lakes Resort |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Huddleston and Associates | Las Villas | Sam's Florida Villas | Tropical Village |
Shopping Baby Furniture Showroom | Caribbean Soul | Dorm Room Furniture |
Vacation Rentals Amethyst Villa | Halis House Vacation Homes | Mike's Place | West Palm Villa |

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09/21 Coming to The area
Florida Old Time Music Championship Dade City FL April5-6 FOTMC celebrates Old Time Music in Florida, encompassing musical styles ranging from child ballads to southern dance music of old time string bands. Contests in many old time acoustic instruments, String Band and Old Time Singing contests.
Catfish Festival Crescent City FL April5-6 Since April 1978, the Rotary Club of Crescent City has held its annual 'Catfish Festival the first Saturday of April at Crescent City's Eva Lyon's Park. This massive volunteer effort has one significant purpose: raising money for college/vocational school scholarships for the high school children in our community. After costs are paid, every dollar generated is used for scholarships.
Santa Fe Comm College Spring Arts Festival Gainesville FL April6-7 The festival is one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville and is known for its high quality, unique artwork. It is held in the downtown historic district, nestled amid restored turn-of-the century homes, stately palms and abundant azaleas. More than 130,000 visitors are anticipated each year.
New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest New Smyrna Beach FL April5-7 New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest features world class air shows .....day and night! As well as amazing live music on stage and all of the fun in the Entertainment Theater
Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show Brooksville FL April5-13 Week long celebration of the county, entertainment, food, fair rides, livestock and agriculture competitions, demolition derby.
UCF Book Festival Orlando FL April13 The UCF Book Festival showcases 60 renowned authors, exhibitors, free book appraisals, special children’s activities and more.