Legacy Vacation Resorts is headquartered in the Sunshine State. We’re very proud to call Florida our home and love to share the various things you can do around each of our properties! With properties located in Palm Coast, Indian Shores, Lake Buena Vista, and Orlando/Kissimmee there is a ton that you can experience. Central Florida is brimming with so many things to do outside the theme parks. Take time out of your busy vacation to explore and experience a memory-filled vacation to Florida.
Orlando/Kissimmee is probably the most well-known areas in Florida. Orlando is home to some of the best theme parks in the world and Kissimmee (Orlando’s next-door neighbor) is home to various adventure parks and so much more. Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers, or a group of friends, the Orlando and Kissimmee area is the perfect destination that ensures an unforgettable vacation filled with diverse, and unique experiences for every visitor.
- Harry P. Leu Gardens – Explore visually appealing gardens, boasting over 50-acres of beautiful flowers, only minutes away from Downtown Orlando. Each featured garden is designed to inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants.
- Kissimmee Lakefront Park/Lake Toho – With well laid out walking paths, water splash pads, covered picnic areas, and a beautiful lakefront filled with native flora and fauna, the Kissimmee Lakefront Park is a must-see when you need serenity. The lake’s native wildlife includes gators, otters, wading birds, and large mouth bass. It’s a prime outdoor recreation spot for nature lovers and outdoorsy types alike.
- Shingle Creek Regional Park – Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! This park can be experienced by foot, bike, or boat. Shingle Creek is an urban oasis located at the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Shingle Creek begins in Orlando and meanders 23 miles before flowing into Lake Tohopekaliga. Water from Shingle Creek will make a 350-mile journey through the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, down the Kissimmee River, and into Lake Okeechobee, before flowing out to the Everglades or the Gulf of Mexico. This regional park allows bird watching, biking, fishing, paddling, kayaking and picnicking.
- Boggy Creek Airboat Tours – Visitors have journeyed from across the world to enjoy a front seat view of authentic Florida wildlife. After your tour, explore the grounds along lighted brick pathways winding across a lush lawn hugging the shores of the lake and experience the Native American Village and gator oasis pond.
Indian Shores is found along the Gulf of Mexico and is located just west of St. Petersburg and Tampa. Home to an enchanting landscape of white sand and calm waters makes it an ideal destination to watch the Florida sunset (especially from our back dock).
- Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary – A wildlife rehabilitation facility & tourist attraction dedicated to the rescue & treatment of sick & injured wild birds. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the 1.5-acre sanctuary, which is home to nearly 100 permanently disabled birds which are on display in large aviaries. Some of the permanent residents include Eastern Brown Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls, Oyster Catchers, American White Pelicans, Hawks, Vultures, Blue Jays, Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, Owls, macaws, and much more.
- Clearwater Marine Aquarium – This isn’t your typical aquarium! Part wildlife conservatory,part educational center, part rehabilitation center, this aquarium has it all, including Winter, the Dolphin,who starred in the “Dolphin Tales” movies.
- Florida Botanical Gardens – Bring the family and enjoy a day filled with blossoming flora, fauna and natural resources that make Florida the peaceful sanctuary that it is. These gardens feature over 30-acres and admission is always free!
- Starlite Cruises – Home to Florida’s largest daily excursion fleet of lunch or dinner cruises. Do not miss your chance to experience a picturesque sightseeing cruise and sail on deck. Each day, several expeditions are set out upon; there are a number of different tours available, all aboard a sleek dining yacht, so there is sure to be something to fit your needs and leave a lasting impression.
Palm Coast is located on Florida’s northern Atlantic coast, Palm Coast is part of the Daytona Beach metropolitan area. It’s also the most popular beach destination in Flagler County and is conveniently close to Interstate 95, Florida’s main north-south highway that leads to Miami at the state’s southern end. A number of the state’s oldest historical sites are just a few miles away, and it has its fair share of quirky curiosities too, many of which are one of a kind.
- Graham Swamp Preserve – Palm Coast’s Graham Swamp Preserve is comprised of more than 3,000 acres of protected wilderness, and much of it is open to the public. It is well-known for its seven-mile-long mountain bike trail –that’s full of natural and man-made obstacles and features that make it both beautiful, fun and challenging. The preserve supports an impressive array of plant and animal species and is a favorite destination for naturalists, wildlife photographers, and all-around outdoor enthusiasts.
- Florida Agricultural Museum – The Florida Agricultural Museum was established in the early ’80s to preserve and promote the state’s rich agricultural tradition. Its main attractions are its homestead, dairy barn, and citrus farm that dates back to the 1930s. This lovely and quaint museum also offers a farmer’s market on Thursdays and guided horseback tours, but you’ll need to book in advance to enjoy the latter.
- Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park – While the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park doesn’t hold the key to eternal life, it does offer a fascinating glimpse into the past, when fearless explorers scoured the world for the mythical spring that would allow them to live forever. This site was the official landing point for explorer Ponce de Leon back in 1513 and has remained just as ethereal since that day.
- Princess Place Preserve – Speaking of Florida’s history, the Princess Place Preserve is an ideal destination for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike. Visitors can take in its splendor while on one of the many hiking trails, fishing the salt marshes along the Matanzas River and Pellicer Creek, or camping out under the stars. The original lodge, stills stands as Flagler County’s oldest intact structure. It is also home to Florida’s very first in-ground swimming pool.
- Looking for more? Don’t forget about the shopping that Florida has to offer! There is a vast array of outlet malls to satisfy your much-needed retail therapy. There is so much to experience in Central Florida. What are you looking forward to during your next stay?