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Welcome to Rosen Inn International’s Orlando Travel Tips page. This is where you'll find articles on upcoming events in Orlando, the latest news about our hotel, and just about anything else that's on our minds.

Your August & September Lineup at Plaza Live Orlando

Every month, Plaza Live Orlando brings a myriad of events to “The City Beautiful” to keep visitors and locals alike entertained and broaden their horizons with new, exciting acts and artists.

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3 Points for Packing for Florida’s Summer Weather

The notoriously extreme heat and regular afternoon thunderstorms of Florida summers make it tricky to plan and pack for a trip to the Sunshine State. While there are many things to consider when packing for a trip to Florida, the most important thing...

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Best and Worst Times to Visit the Theme Parks

Orlando is home to some of the most popular theme parks in the world, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. If you’re planning a trip to these parks, you’ll want to make the most of your visit, so here are some of the best and worst times to plan your Orlando theme park vacation.

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Embrace the Longest Day in Orlando: Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is here, and Orlando, Florida, is calling all adventurers to seize the day with excitement, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences.  

From sunrise to sunset, the city beautiful has a lineup of activities that promise to make the most of the year's longest day.  

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50 Years of Rosen Inn International

Get ready for a celebration of historic wins! Our very own Rosen Inn International is celebrating 50 years under Mr. Harris Rosen’s ownership. Below are some ways you can celebrate this milestone with us!  

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Axe Throwing in the Heart of Orlando

How good is your aim? Put your axe throwing skills to the test at these axe throwing establishments in Orlando.

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Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, let us help you by sharing gift ideas that really show her some appreciation. Orlando is brimming with activities and specials that Mom is sure to love, and we’ve got your guide to making this Mother’s Day one to remember right here!

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5 Ways to Spend Memorial Day in Orlando 

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have served while also enjoying quality time with loved ones.  

If you're spending Memorial Day in Orlando, you're in for a treat.  

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Electrifying Live Sporting Events to Attend in May

If you’re looking for excitement during your time in Orlando, here are the top sporting events you should visit this month while in the City Beautiful.   

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Things to Do at Southern Hills Farm in the Spring

Spring has arrived in Central Florida. Take advantage of the longer and brighter days with a trip to Southern Hills Farm, less than a 30-minute drive from Rosen Inn International.

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7 Best Spots for Arcade Games in Orlando

Are you ready to put your gaming skills to the test? Orlando is brimming with arcade rooms that are waiting for gamers like you to put the work in.

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4 Steps to Navigating Spring Break in Orlando 

It’s time to trade in those textbooks for sunglasses and celebrate the hard work you’ve put in to the first quarter of the year.  

With spring break approaching fast, and Florida leading once again as the top destination in the US for spring breakers, here are some tips and tricks to surviving your spring-vacay here in sunny Orlando. 

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How to Have the Perfect Date Night at the Central Florida Fair 

If your date nights have been a little stale or even non-existent recently, try taking your sweetheart to the Central Florida Fair.  

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Orlando Outside: Top 4 Outdoor Activities

February is undoubtedly one of the best months for Orlando in terms of weather. With rain clouds basically in hibernation and the air at an average temp of a crisp 70 degrees, it’s safe to say we’ll be planning our weekend to-do’s around being outside. Here are four affordable and fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors here in central Florida.

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10 Black-Owned Businesses to Support

February is Black History Month, which serves to recognize the history of African Americans, celebrate their achievements, and honor their critical contributions to society. As a way to support Orlando’s Black community, we want to highlight 10 of the many Black-owned businesses you can support during your stay in the City Beautiful. 

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What’s on the Playbill this February at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

The performing arts have captured the heart of Orlando. This February at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, fall in love with the talent gracing this wonderful city.

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Valentine’s Day in Orlando on a Budget

Romance doesn’t always have to be extravagant. There are plenty of ways to put a smile on your partner’s face without breaking the bank.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, your time to let your heart sing has never shined brighter.

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A Half-Century of Heart and Hospitality: Harris Rosen 

In the heart of sunny Orlando, a tale of ambition, resilience, and bravery began to unfold half a century ago. 

In 1974, a visionary named Harris Rosen set out on a journey that would not only transform the hospitality industry but also make a profound impact on the Orlando community. 

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Celebrating Christmas at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort always has something in store for the holidays. This Christmas, get festive at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure.

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Shows to Watch This November at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

Live theater and performing arts are one of the oldest means of entertainment, and it still thrives to this day. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts keeps theater alive and well in the Orlando community and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

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Empowering Orlando: 4 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. Between gift shopping, dinner hosting, and everything in the middle, many tend to forget what Christmas time is truly about. 

This year, we want to make prioritizing philanthropy and serving your community both easy and accessible. 

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5 Must-Try Restaurants on I-Drive for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically all about tradition, but who says you can’t switch it up every now and then and create new ones?

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Moonlit Tour of Orlando’s Historic Greenwood Cemetery

If the glossy magic and fairy-tale stories of the Orlando theme parks don’t speak to your soul, it’s time to venture beyond those carefully curated worlds. Orlando’s rich history extends way beyond the theme parks and tourist attractions; in fa...

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Haunted or Hoax: Seven Spooky Places in Orlando

It’s the season of tricks and treats, and Orlando serves up healthy helpings of both. Long before Halloween Horror Nights™ began thrilling visitors, these Orlando ghost stories kept the Halloween spirit alive year round. But as the stories get pa...

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 32

The “World’s Premier Halloween Event” is returning to Universal Orlando this fall. Experience the excitement and horror of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 32 on select nights from Friday, September 1, to Tuesday, October 31, 2023.


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Seaworld’s Halloween Spooktacular

If you’re looking for a Halloween treat the whole family will love, visit SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. The annual event will run every weekend from September 17 to October 31, 2022.
Over a Decade of Spooktacular Fun

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The Enzian Presents 13 Films of Halloween

Starting in October, the Enzian Theater will be getting into the Halloween spirit by featuring 13 classic films in addition to different events, including games and costume contests. The lineup includes a variety of movies from family friendly to sca...

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An Orlando Plant-Based Dining Guide: 10 Must-Try Dishes

Did you know that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month?

If you’ll be in Orlando this October and want to join in, you’ll find plenty of plant-based options. During your next Orlando vacation, try one (or all) of these 10 plant-based meals and snacks.  

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6 Ghastly Gatherings for Halloween in Orlando

As fun as Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights can be, sometimes, you want to switch up your yearly routine. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your Halloween in Orlando.

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Steinmetz Hall is an Architectural Marvel 

When discussing cities that house world-renowned music halls, perhaps Orlando wouldn’t be the first one that comes to your mind. However, in early 2022, Orlando’s credibility started to crescendo with the opening of Steinmetz Hall, the third installment at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Top 5 Orlando Foodie Destinations

Big news hit Orlando when it was rated #2 of the best foodie cities in America.

The term “foodie” has been growing in popularity, but it isn’t limited to gourmet dining and restaurant. A true foodie wants the experience of trying somethi...

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8 Best Mini-Golf Attractions in Orlando, Fl

Miniature Golf Day comes every year on September 21. To celebrate, we’re bringing you the best mini-golf locations in Orlando, Florida.
Mini-golf Courses on International Drive
Orlando’s International Drive is a must-visit strip featuring f...

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Terrifying Details of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 32

Returning again to celebrate its 32nd year of chills and thrills, Halloween Horror Nights is lurking just around the corner. Given the impressive houses we’ve seen in previous years, we’re expecting Orlando’s premier Halloween event to be nothing short of terrifying. 

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Orlando’s Magical Dining Month

Magical Dining Month is almost here! Make reservations now to secure a spot in Orlando’s most anticipated dining event of the year. Every night, from August 25th to October 1st, you can visit onemagical dining of the 80 participating restaurants around Orlando f...

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Orlando Made: 6 Tasty Ways to Eat Local at Exploria Stadium

According to WalletHub, Orlando is the fourth-best city in the U.S. for soccer fans. We’re also the second-best city for foodies. At Exploria Stadium you can celebrate both accolades at once. The stadium is home to Orlando City SC (our men’s team) and Orlando Pride (our women’s team). Here’s a glimpse at the restaurants opening new locations at Exploria Stadium as part of Orlando Made.  

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Tips for Attending Red Hot & Boom

Red Hot & Boom is one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the state—and one of the most popular, too. The City of Altamonte Springs and local radio station XL 106.7 host Red H...

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Orlando’s Best Juice Bars

Juice bars are more popular now than ever. What used to seem more like a trend has become a lifestyle for many. Cold-pressed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, salads, and other healthy snacks made with locally sourced organic ingredients are just so...

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9 Fascinating & Free Things to Do in Orlando with Kids

It’s no secret that Central Florida is a magical place. But with so many things to do in Orlando, it’s common for visitors’ vacation budgets to perform a disappearing act — especially when they’re traveling with the whole family. 

Luckily, there are free, kid-approved things to do all around the city. Here are nine ways to keep the family entertained without breaking the bank.

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Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast Opening in 2023

Minions, assemble! In summer 2023, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast will open at Universal Orlando Resort. 

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7 Picture Perfect Photo Spots in Orlando for Any Shutterbug

Orlando is known as the “City Beautiful” and with good reason.

Central Florida boasts countless backdrops for the perfect photo op, from the fireworks and light shows that dazzle parkgoers to the majestic Spanish moss that shades the region’...

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5 Easy Ways to Find Cheap Flights to Orlando

As any seasoned traveler knows, plane tickets can quickly eat into even the most carefully planned vacation budgets. And, unfortunately, airfares are expected to rise throughout spring 2023. But don’t change your plans just yet!

With a little re...

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Orlando’s Best Acai Bowls

Even if you haven’t tried acai bowls, you’ve likely seen pictures of them online or being made in your favorite juice bar or smoothie shop. Acai berries are reddish-purple fruits about an inch around that grow on acai palm trees found in Central ...

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Florida Strawberry Festival

Each March, Plant City, Florida, celebrates its strawberry harvest for 11 straight days and nights. This year, they’re starting the festivities a day early when the Florida Strawberry Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 29 and runs until Sunday, March 10, 2024.

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Tea Rooms and Restaurants in Orlando

Vacation is a time to try new things, but there are moments where you simply need the comfort of daily traditions, such as tea time. Even if tea time isn’t part of your daily routine at home, make a special occasion of it while on vacation in O...

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Discover Family-Friendly Fun at The Central Florida Kids & Family Expo

Beat summer boredom with a family trip to the Central Florida Kids & Family Expo.

Held at the spacious Orange County Convention Center, the expo takes place Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14 and connects families in Central Florida...

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Hard Rock Live Orlando May Events

May Shows at Hard Rock Live Orlando

Koe Wetzel: Live in Concert (Thursday, May 4, 2022)

You may know Texas singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel for his songs “Sundy or Mundy,” “Good Die Young,” and “Something to Talk About.” …

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Sad Summer Festival at Orlando Amphitheater

The fun never stops in Orlando, and this summer The City Beautiful will play host to an especially high-energy musical event that features the best of rock music and all its subgenres. If you are looking for new and lively music and entertainment exp...

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