Situated around 30 minutes’ drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards sit on a 127 acre estate in Clermont, offering daily winery tours and tastings.
A popular activity in Orlando, Airboat rides offer the opportunity to learn about the environment and the animals that live within the waters of Orlando. With many companies offering daily excursions from 30 minute rides to day tours.
Local sporting events
The Amway Center, situated in downtown Orlando, is a great place to visit for sporting fans, with regular basketball, arena football and ice hockey games held here.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is a 220-acre facility playing host to over 170 amateur and professional events each year, hosting more than 60 sports across ten world-class venues. More than 200 events take place each year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, from baseball to basketball, soccer to golf.
Harry P.Leu Gardens
A beautiful 50-acre botanical oasis minutes from downtown Orlando, hours can be spent at Harry P.Leu Gardens exploring the gardens, and taking in the wide variety of plants and flowers on show. Amidst the gardens is a mansion house, with guided tours on offer, it is well worth a visit.
A theme park paradise, Florida has a whole host on offer to keep all ages entertained! There’s Legoland - a 150-acre family park with fantastic interactive attractions geared for families and Lego lovers from ages 3-12. How about SeaWorld®? A wonderful marine-animal park for some and an aquatic thrill-seeker spectacular for others, home to Orlando’s longest, tallest and fastest coaster - Mako™. Busch Gardens® too has impressive shows and animal attractions galore, but if family-fun is more your style, brand new coaster Cobra’s Curse™ will have you spinning out of control. And of course who can forget Walt Disney World Resort; with not only six renowned Disney Parks, but also two exciting entertainment districts and a state of the art sports complex. If that still isn’t enough for even the most insatiable entertainment enthusiast, then there’s Universal Orlando Resort, with two great theme parks on offer and the non-stop nightlife of the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex.
You will be spoilt for choice for water parks in Orlando. If swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list, Discovery Cove® should be your first stop. This lush and tropical paradise of rocky lagoons, winding rivers and cascading waterfalls is teeming with animal encounters, including these most friendly and fascinating of creatures. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® is another favourite - inspired by the exotic South Sea Islands, it’s a clever combination of wild and wacky water rides, azure lagoons, aquatic animal attractions and pristine white sandy beaches. There’s also Wet ‘n Wild, giving you more themed multi-person thrill rides than any other waterpark and the largest family water play area in Florida. Disney is also in on the watery action at Blizzard Beach - a one-time ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland, and Typhoon Lagoon offering a storm of fun in the sun.
Regions to visit
The pretty town of Celebration, originally created by Walt Disney for staff to reside, is now what can only be described as an idealistic community brimming with locals, with its’ streets lined with pretty and impressive houses. At the heart is the Town Center, with a lake at its centre, overlooked by a choice of shops, cafes and restaurants – an idyllic place to spend time away from the parks and mixing with the locals.
Gatorland is a popular 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining ‘Old Florida’ charm with exciting exhibits and entertainment, showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles. From the free-flight aviary, petting zoo and animal shows, to the natural alligator breeding marsh and Screamin’ Gator Zip Line – it is certainly a unique experience while in Florida!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
If you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, you'll have the chance to live out those dreams at the Kennedy Space Center. You can discover the reality of life as an astronaut in a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits and larger-than-life 3D space films. It’s an awe inspiring day for the whole family. Don’t miss the Space Shuttle Atlantis SM, featuring the Shuttle Launch Experience®, plus the Kennedy SpaceCenter Bus Tour with the Apollo/Saturn V Center and an actual Saturn V moon rocket. There’s even an Astronaut Encounter featuring a veteran NASA astronaut daily.
Ever thought about seeing Orlando from the air, this popular excursion allows you to enjoy a birds eye view over not only the parks but the other scenery and wildlife Florida has to offer.
Ripley's Believe It or Not
Situated on International Drive, Ripley’s Believe It or Not gives you the chance to explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable. Marvel at the collection of weird and unusual relics and rare treasures.
With many lakes in Orlando, there are plenty of opportunities for water sports enthusiasts, from paddle boarding, to jet skiing and wakeboarding.
It would be difficult to drive through Orlando without a mini or crazy golf catching your eye, from pirate themed to a glow in the dark course, even one where you can meet a gator! Ideal for enjoying some time away from the parks.
Located on International Drive, this zany attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. Set up as a once top secret laboratory, that was home to an experiment gone wrong which lifted the laboratory carrying it to Orlando, where it landed upside done, along with everything inside of it!
Located just off of International Drive, this classic family owned theme park offers entertainment for the whole family at a reasonable cost, with 4 multi level go kart tacks, arcades and a good selection of rides.
Renowned for its array of championship golf courses, Orlando offers a whole host of courses to challenge your skills.