When you think Orlando, you almost always think Walt Disney World®. Walt Disney created a fantasyland that brings out the dreamer in all of us. Kids are welcome to dream of the future and while grownups are invited to reminisce about the days of old. Universal Studios® also allows us to tap into our imaginations for a day or two. If bringing out your inner animal lover is the theme of the trip, then SeaWorld® or Animal Kingdom is your answer. These magical theme parks are growing larger and larger everyday, yet now the parks are only a relatively small part of what Orlando has to offer. Here are some of our Top Nine Things To Do In Orlando:
Top 9 Things To Do In Orlando
1. Lake Eola Park
This park is nestled in downtown Orlando. The enchanting lake is surrounded by a sidewalk path, which makes it the perfect place for locals to get in their outdoor exercise. Swan boats can be rented here to take you around the lake to get a better view of the downtown area.
The Cady Way hiking trail is completely urban. It runs from the Fashion Square Mall area in Orlando to Cady Way Park in the community of Winter Park. Along the trail you can catch a glimpse of the Orlando Naval Training Center, a golf course, and a memorial garden.
3. Outlet Malls
Orlando Premium Outlets is a shopper’s heaven. There isn’t a style or name brand missing from these outlets. Get your favorite clothing for great sales prices.
4. Sanford Flea World
Don’t limit unique shopping experiences to the outlets. Orlando is home to the biggest flea market in the world.
5. Wall Street Plaza
The fun in Orlando doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. If lounging after a long day is appealing then the bars along Wall Street Plaza should be the first pick. The plaza houses eight bars that offer up their own unique atmosphere.
6. Taverna Opa
Not only does the food make you want to dance so does the service! It is such a
great time dancing on the tables while food awaits underneath your feet. Dance then eat; Eat then dance; Dance AND eat! They are both equally fun.
7. Mini Golf
Make sure you don’t lose your ball in the lava flowing down the volcano at Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf. Why not hit the ball around while feeling as if you are on a tropical island?
8. Bok Tower Gardens
Looking for a little tranquility? This fabulous, sprawling wooded floral garden less than an hour south of the city will leave you renewed and ready to resume your high-energy vacation. The centerpiece of the gardens is the 205-foot Singing Tower, a neo-Gothic and Art Deco masterpiece that houses a 60-bell carillon. Make sure to stick around for one of the twice-daily carillon concerts.
9. Blue Man Group
Orlando is the place for imagination right? Get ready for an experience that is definitely out of the ordinary. This is a show for the whole family filled with lights, colors, and humor.