Bluegreen Resorts Southeast Region: Rich in Tradition and Culture

Bluegreen SoutheastBluegreen Resorts offers family vacationers dozens of popular destinations in the United States and the Caribbean. Travelers can select from among many favorite locations throughout the Southeast region of the country, including 20 resort venues and affiliates in Florida alone, from the Keys to historic St. Augustine. The American South is rich in history, tradition, culture, and architecture, as exemplified in cities of the Old South such as Savannah, Georgia, or Charleston, South Carolina. And landscapes vary widely, whether you seek the cool breezes and fish-rich lakes of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Marble Hill, Georgia, or the non-stop family theme parks, golfing, biking, and tennis activities that surround Orlando, Florida.

Your Bluegreen Resorts Orlando vacation puts you at the center of nearly year-round sunshine and blue skies. Spend a day or a week at one of Walt Disney World’s parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, or Downtown Disney and the Disney Boardwalk, which offer some of the finest shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Visit the seals, dolphins, and other marine mammals of Sea World, just down the road from the Disney complex, or take a ride along the stunning Winter Park chain of lakes to view the historic homes of old-style Orlando.

Other Florida showpiece destinations include the shorelines of Daytona Beach to the east and St. Petersburg Beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a day of surfing or shell-gathering, walk along the pier at Daytona Beach or take a walking tour amidst the white sands of St. Pete Beach on Long Key. The Florida Keys also offer miles of opportunities for water sports, boating, and fishing, and the Bluegreen Resorts property at Marathon offers access to sailing, snorkeling, and even diving tours to sunken ships. The town of Surfside, on Florida’s southeast coast, is your gateway to the international color and flavor of Miami, a truly international, multilingual city whose cuisine and music feature a strong Cuban influence.

St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century. Today, visitors can still walk through the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and watch the regular cannon firing, visit the old wooden schoolhouse, and tour other historic buildings. They can also enjoy more light-hearted trips to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum and other attractions.

On the other side of the Gulf of Mexico, try the Bluegreen Resorts property at Gulf Shores, Alabama, recently named one of the country’s top sleepy beach towns. In addition to its relaxing shoreline atmosphere, the town also offers access to tours of historic Civil War sites and battleships.

Farther north, Lake Lure in North Carolina, east of Ashville, provides some of western North Carolina’s most picturesque settings. The temperate climate is a popular summer retreat for visitors who love the variety of hiking, swimming, fishing, and rock-climbing opportunities, as well as the beauty of the long stretches of lakes. The Bluegreen Resorts properties in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, also offer refreshing mountain breezes and some of the world’s best hiking, with easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Enjoy a ride high over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on the SkyWheel Ferris wheel, with views that sweep the coastline. Charleston, South Carolina, is another rich venue for history lovers, with its American Revolutionary and Civil War sites. Or soak up the history made famous in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil when you visit Savannah’s intricate wrought iron courtyards, cafes, and shaded gardens.