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Where to go near Orlando?

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Where to go near Orlando?

Looking for a place to visit that is within 4-5 hour drive from Orlando for a 3-4 day stay. I know beaches are close by on either coast, just looking for suggestions on where to head. Many thanks.

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1. Re: Where to go near Orlando?

4-5 hours from Orlando will take you just about anywhere on the Florida peninsula except Key West. Is there anything in particular that you prefer -- concentrated development, laid back casual, lower density, nature, history/culture, active outdoors, upscale resort? Any budget limitations?

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2. Re: Where to go near Orlando?

You would get lots of ideas by using the search engine. This is a frequently covered topic.

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3. Re: Where to go near Orlando?

Laid back with some stuff available. We don't need fancy accommodations just a nice clean place to sleep. We may consider a quickie cruise even though we prefer longer ones. May take one that goes to Key West

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4. Re: Where to go near Orlando?

There are one-day cruises to the Bahamas. Or, Port Canaveral is 45-60 minutes from Orlando, and has 3-7 day cruises, with ships sailing every day under the Disney, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean brands. No cruises to KW from there, however.

Cocoa Beach is right near the port, and is a laid-back, moderately-priced destination that enforces low-density development, but has lots to do. Many activities are built around water, as Cocoa Beach is the surfing capital of the east coast. Many of the chain hotels are there, but also a few locally-owned or boutique hotels and at least 200 restaurants. See www.visitcocoabeach.com .

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