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Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The least-charming of Disney's parks is home to two of WDW's most exciting rides: the unpredictable elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Aerosmith-themed Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and Wannabe singers…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

When people think of WDW, they picture the Magic Kingdom, from the iconic Cinderella's Castle to Space Mountain, the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is where the fireworks and nighttime light para…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Walt Disney World


An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two halves: Future World, with rides and corporate-sponsored int…
Top Choice Museum in Sarasota

Ringling Museum Complex

The 66-acre winter estate of railroad, real-estate and circus baron John Ringling and his wife, Mable, is one of the Gulf Coast’s premier attractions and incorporates their personal collection of artworks in what is…
Top Choice Concert Venue in St Petersburg

Jannus Live

Well-loved outdoor concert venue inside an intimate courtyard; national and local bands reverberate downtown.
Top Choice Books in St Petersburg

Haslam's Book Store

A half-block long, with a tremendous selection of new and used books and a fantastic Florida section, Haslam's claims to be the largest independent bookstore in the US Southeast.
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Merritt Island

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

This unspoiled 140,000-acre refuge is one of the country's best birding spots, especially from October to May (early morning and after 4pm). More endangered and threatened species of wildlife inhabit the swamps, mar…
Top Choice Museum in Fort Myers

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Florida's snowbirds can be easy to mock, but not this pair. Thomas Edison built his winter home in 1885 and lived in Florida seasonally until his death in 1931. Edison's friend Henry Ford built his adjacent bungalow…
Top Choice American in Sanibel Island

Mad Hatter Restaurant

Vacationing Manhattan and Miami urbanites flock to what is widely regarded as Sanibel's best locavore gourmet restaurant. Contemporary seafood is the central focus, with creative appetizers such as oysters and a sea…
Top Choice Museum in Winter Park

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Internationally famous, this stunning and delightful museum houses the world's most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany art. Highlights include the chapel interior designed by the artist for the 1893 W…