Think Differently this Black Friday in Orlando

Best Black Friday deals in Orlando

In Orlando, shopping malls are easily accessible and ready to start up the Holiday Retail Season with plenty of Black Friday Specials. Last Year a suggestion on how to best make your dollars count in the area was offered in The Orlando Sentinel and it still makes perfect sense. Avoid the Malls and head to the places known for sales all year long- Outlet Stores.

In Orlando that means heading over to Orlando Premium Outlets. Located on International drive, the retailers such as J. Crew, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, and others will be a great place to get the jump on your Holiday shopping.

The number one deals usually are for TVs and now tablets but they will most likely be there next week at the big malls and big box stores. These retailers will be sure to make it worth your while to avoid the crowds and the frenzy- a win-win if there ever was one.

Then returning to the comfort of your apartment at 420 East in Orlando will make the day even sweeter. Close to the beach and great shopping makes this Orlando’s best residential choice.

Orlando and the Great Pumpkin Search

Best pumpkin patches in Orlando

A lot more people than Charlie Brown can get obsessed by the search for the Great Pumpkin. The best Pumpkin will be found in the best pumpkin patch.

A perfect place to start out in your annual quest could be in Longwood, just ten minutes away from Orlando. That is where you will find the Salando Pumpkin Patch, where you’ll find plenty of fun activities, including a puppet show for the kids on Saturdays.

Next, take a look through The Pioneer Pumpkin Patch in Kissimmee. They have a canoe ride and a pioneer village to explore. Both locations offer thousands of pumpkins of all sizes.

The same can be said for St John’s Pumpkin Patch in Winter Park. They also offer a train ride and have a party planned for October 23. There are other activities these locations available for you and the kids too so be prepared for a full day.

And when you are ready to return home with that perfect pumpkin you can settle in at an apartment located at 420 East in Orlando. Many more fun days await you at one of Orlando’s most luxurious apartments.

Hiking in Orlando – Outside of Disney World

Best places to hike in Orlando

Sometimes being a resident in the town of Orlando can be a little hectic and may leave you thinking there are too many tourists’ activities and not enough for me to do. Well, that is just not true. There are some refreshing out of the way places close by so why not pick up your spirits with an outdoor adventure.

Start out big by going to Bill Frederick Park. Talk about outdoor activities, hiking on the 2.4-mile trail around the park can be combined with camping, golf, and biking. Not adventurous enough, then try Black Bear Wilderness Loop Trail. The 7.1-mile loop will be good exercise and have you totally immersed in the outdoors.

If you feel a little out of shape and want to get in some cardio before venturing out, living at 420 East Apartments will be a great option. Our full fitness center and a beautiful pool can prepare you for any hike and then you can return to your home and enjoy a fine meal cooked in your chef-inspired kitchen. When you call 420 East luxury apartments home, the perfect weekend stroll or hike is literally always just outside your door.

Orlando has More Than Just Theme Parks

Orlando is known throughout the country as the go to place for family entertainment. That doesn’t stop when you leave Walt Disney World. Rather, it’s a launching pad for all Orlando has to offer!

Universal Studios theme park has recently added many new attractions for you to enjoy. Regardless if you’re a fan of theme parks, there are also many places a bit off the beaten track that can offer the adults some fun too.  Often at prices lower than the more famous spots charge.

This Labor Day, for instance, the Harry P. Leu Gardens is offering free admission to those interested in a restful walk through one of Florida’s premiere cultivated outdoor gardens with fifty acres of lush land filled with many different plants species. Another free entry is available Saturday and Sunday at three different Museums in Orlando as well.

Free entry into an art museum is nothing new to residents in the Orlando area lucky enough to live at the 420 East Luxury Apartments. Three curated galleries await the art enthusiast with no admission charge and plenty of interesting art works by many different artists for every resident to enjoy.

Explore the Arts Right in Your Backyard

Orlando Art Gallery

There are plenty of Orlando rentals that offer nice floor plans, laundry service and a pool.  Heck some have gyms, pools and spas for their residents to enjoy – but how many offer a curated art gallery?

420 East goes above and beyond just a single place to check out art, with three different fully curated art galleries on the premises with rotating features from different artists and in different styles.

Imagine being able to stay up on the local art scene, have someplace cultured to bring a date or just someplace quiet to take your mind off of a rough day at the office?

What’s even better is that you won’t encounter any long lines, you won’t have to break out your wallet – and you won’t even have to get in your car to enjoy hundreds of incredible works of art.  You get full access to the galleries simply by joining our beautiful apartment community.

Get Up Close and Personal with the Wonders of the Sea

Fun things to do in Orlando

As a resident or visitor to the Orlando area, odds are fairly high that you’ve spent at least some time in and around the Ocean.  In fact, you may have spent hour after hour cruising the shore line or exploring the surf.

What most people don’t realize is just how truly expensive the ocean is, and just how many incredible things there are out of our sight below the surface.

That’s precisely what makes Sea Life Orlando Aquarium a prime time weekend destination for both tourists and Orlando residents. Sea Life lets you get up close to a Giant Pacific Octopus, stingrays, sea turtles and everyone’s favorite ocean predator, the shark.

The aquarium is loaded with weird, wild and unusual undersea wonders and puts you in the prime position for examining these creatures without any threat of danger.

The tickets are affordably priced (at around $20 for adults), and it is located just a short drive from the 420 East Luxury apartments.  This means that residents get to experience the trip of a lifetime, without any long commute and without any expensive hotels.  This is a prime weekend (or any day off) trip that is close to home and filled with fun.

Summer Theme Park Fun in Orlando, FL

Theme Park Fun

Orlando, FL, is the hotbed of summer theme park fun. Millions of tourists flood the area for Sea World, Disney World, and Universal Studios every summer. This year, tourists have even more to look forward to, as these major parks compete to get more business.

Universal Studios just opened its brand-new water park AND an additional resort hotel via its partnership with Loew’s Hotels and Resorts. The water park sits behind the newest resort hotel, placing it far from Universal’s typical attractions. You need separate passes to go to the water park, of course, but it provides some thrilling, entertaining rides and water park adventures.

Disney World opened its Arendelle and Frozen rides and entertainment mid-summer 2016. It also has a brand new interactive ride and show in Animal Kingdom park that features the world of Avatar. Guests will also not want to miss the new Soaring Around the World exhibit/ride in Epcot, which is a virtual, wraparound, swing-in-the-air entertainment ride that takes you on a global tour.

Not to be outdone by the two biggest theme parks in the area, Sea World has also amped up its entertainment options. For a wad of extra cash, you can swim with a dolphin, learn how to make a killer whale do tricks, and feed the animals. New rides and water park attractions have also been added!

With so many options, it’s easy to see why our residents love living at 420 East Apartments; there is always something to do!

Enjoying 4th of July in Orlando

Orlando is bursting with many exciting ways to make your 4th of July memorable with family fun activities. This summer, there are more things to do in Orlando that will take your family’s holiday to a whole new level. Celebrate this 4th of July with the sparkling activities guaranteed to make your family has a booming time. There will be fireworks shows which make the day even more exciting. Some of the places to attend the celebrations in Orlando are:

Knight Lights at LEGOLAND Florida

Get to enjoy the extended park hours during the independence celebrations with LEGO lights displays, and you get a chance to build along Master Model Builders. You will have the opportunity to meet the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS one on one and later enjoy the spectacular themed fireworks show which will be viewed over Lake Eloise to complete the night and a patriotic show.

Fireworks at the Fountain

Celebrate Independence Day at the free fireworks display show near Lake Eola located in downtown Orlando. You can go with a packed picnic basket and blankets and extend your summer vacation at Lake Eola which will be happening from 4 to 10 p.m. The admission will be free.

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye

Not only is summer the busiest time for Orlando, but it is also the prime time to any of Orlando’s many summer attractions. One of these is the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, which may not be as popular as Disney World or Universal Studios, but is still a great attraction for Orlando residents.

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is a 400-foot tall observation wheel that offers a 360-degree view of downtown Orlando’s skyline, Orlando’s various amusement parks and the pristine landscape of Central Florida. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye offers a variety of ticket packages including a deal for Florida residents. If you present the staff with proof of residency, you can purchase an adult ticket for $22.50 and a child ticket for only $17.50.

The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye is only 10 miles away from 420 East Apartments and will no doubt be a fun experience for all involved. If you would like more information about The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, visit their website here.

Father’s Day Gifts That Keep On Giving

It’s Father’s Day again and you are more than likely left wondering what to buy a Dad that has just about everything.  Instead of buying him a gift, why not give him the gift that keeps on giving? A subscription service is not only a useful idea, it also guarantees you that he will be reminded how much he means to you all year round!

If Dad loves to snack, Love with Food offers memberships from as low as $7.99 a month! In addition, every box purchased buys a one meal donation through the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength—No Kid Hungry.  They also have a special Father’s Day gift box called Rad Dad with over $20 different snacks!  There’s still time to get it to him for Father’s Day so don’t wait a second more!

Harry’s Razor and Dollar Shave Club both deliver high quality razors, blades and shaving supplies directly to your Dad’s door.  Dad has to shave right?  Why not surprise him with a useful and thoughtful gift?

Birchbox Man not only has subscriptions ideal for men’s grooming, but they also have a number of great Father’s Day gifts still available for delivery in time for his big day!

Beer of the Month Club is a great gift idea for a Dad who loves craft beers.  Every month Dad will have 12 craft brews delivered, starting at only $32.95 per month.

These are just a few of the clubs and subscriptions that make perfect Father’s Day gifts and you don’t even need to leave your apartment in Orlando to buy them!