In many places Central Florida is sometimes separated east and west. There are so many places, towns and things to see that it makes sense to divide it into 2.

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On the east of the state beautiful beaches, from Jupiter (north of West Palm Beach) to Daytona Beach which is only minutes from Orlando. On the west side of Florida, more beautiful beaches like those in the Tampa Bay area. And in the center (really in the middle of the state) a city well known for its theme parks and entertainment every day of the year, Orlando. Although, in reality, the entire Walt Disney World Resort is not located in Orlando but between the cities of Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, and both are part of the greater Orlando area, along with Clermont, Winter Garden, Apopka and more. North of Orlando is Ocala where you can visit Ocala National Forest.

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Alexander Springs in Ocala National Forest
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‘Orlando Eye’

One of the things I love the most about Central Florida is the number of natural parks you can visit, parks where you can do many outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and go swimming in lakes and springs. Sure, there are places you have to pay attention to as you may come across a Florida bear, alligators, or perhaps friendly manatees.

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Wekiva River

In many of the cities in this area it can get cooler than the south. Sometimes in Orlando, after the rain during the spring time, you might need a sweater. Again, remember I’m from the Caribbean and I’ve been in Florida for more than 20 years, so 60F is cold for me.

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From the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, South of Daytona Beach

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Museo de Dalí en St. Petersburg

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