Pay a visit to historic Eatonville, home of famed writer Zora Neale Hurston.
Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston who penned “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is from a town just north of Orlando called Eatonville. Today, you can visit Hurston’s childhood home, see one of the country’s first black municipalities and then admire the works of African-American artists at the Hurston Museum of Fine Arts. Free admission, www.zoranearlehurstonmuseum.com, 227 E. Kennedy St., 407.647.3307
KID’S NITE OUT‒ Provides professional childcare at all hotels, resorts and vacation homes. 407.828.0920 www.kidsniteout.com.
511‒ Call 511 from a cell phone or go online for information on weather, traffic and construction on interstates and the turnpike. www.fl511.com. AIRLINES‒ AirTran Airways, 800.247.8726; American Airlines/US Airways, 800.433.7300; British Airways, 800.403.0882; United Airlines, 800.523.3273; Delta Air Lines, 800.221.1212; Frontier Airlines, 800.452.2022; Southwest Airlines, 800.435.9792; Jet Blue,800.538.2583; Silver Airways, 800.229.9990. BAGS VIP‒ This luggage delivery service is available 24/7 to make your trip as easy as possible. Check in your luggage at your hotel, and Bags VIP will make sure it arrives on your doorstep, allowing you to travel baggage-free. www.maketraveleasier.com. 877.847.0045. EXECUCAR‒ Book a private car to/from the airport, business meeting or anywhere else around town. www.execucar.com. 800.410.4444. I RIDE TROLLEY‒ Enclosed and air-conditioned, stops at shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels along International Drive. $2. www.iridetrolley.com. 407.248.9590. LIMOUSINE SERVICES‒ Go in style with a limo. Mears Transportation, 407.423.5566; Showtime Limo and Transportation, 800.329.5466. LYNX BUS SYSTEM‒ Look for “paw print” bus stop signs. Fare $2; transfers free. Exact change required. www.golynx.com. Various stops, Information 407.841.5969. MAINGATE TRANSPORTATION‒ Providing taxis, luxury vehicles and shuttle vans to Central Florida, 24/7. 407.870.5553. www.maingatetaxi.com. ORLANDO STROLLER RENTALS‒ A variety of topof-the-line single and double strollers available for rent to visitors to Central Florida. Strollers are delivered free to hotels in the Orlando and Kissimmee area. www.orlandostrollerrentals.com. 800.281.0884. RENTAL CARS‒ Alamo, 800.445.5664; Avis 800.352.7900; Budget, 800.214.6094; Enterprise 800.261.7331.; Hertz, 800.654.3131; National 800.227.7368.; Dollar, 866.434.2226; Thrifty, 877.283.0898. SHOWTIME TRANSPORTATION‒ Providing limousine services in Winter Park, it offers options that include parties and guided tours. Call for location and details. 800.329.5466. 407.699.6060. SUNRAIL‒ All aboard the yellow train! Central Florida’s new commuter rail has 12 stops from Sand Lake Road north to DeBary, including stops at popular tourist destinations downtown, in Winter Park and Sanford. Fares starting at just $1. www. sunrail.com SUPERSHUTTLE‒ Providing affordable airport transportation to or from your home, office or hotel, 24/7. www.supershuttle.com. 800.258.3826. TAXIS‒ Cabs are plentiful at theme parks, hotels and major restaurants and attractions. Diamond Cab Co. 407.523.3333. Yellow Cab: 407.422.2222 CENTRA CARE‒ No appointment, walk-in clinic affiliated with Florida Hospital with four area locations near the major attractions. Provides hotel and resort transportation for visitor convenience. www. centracare.org. 407.200.CARE.
DR. P. PHILLIPS HOSPITAL, ORLANDO HEALTH ‒ State-of-the-art medical facility with 24-hour emergency department. Conveniently located between Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World. www.orlandohealth.com/ drpphillipshospital. 9400 Turkey Lake Road, 407.351.8500. FLORIDA HOSPITAL CELEBRATION ‒ Located near Walt Disney World, Florida Hospital’s newest branch is an acute-care facility with a 24-hour emergency department. Credit cards accepted. www.celebrationhealth.com. 400 Celebration Place, 407.303.4000. THE MEDICAL CONCIERGE‒ Receive medical care from a doctor, dentist or specialist from the comfort of your hotel room or vacation home, both day or night. www.themedicalconcierge.com. 6000 Turkey Lake Road, 855.633.5252.