Things To Do In Orlando, Other Than Amusement Parks

Orlando is a hot spot for travelers who love amusement parks. The area is full of them: Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland, and many, many more. We fully support you and your family visiting these amusement parks, as they have entertainment for the whole family. But, what if you want to take a day off from the thrill rides and long lines? There is so much to do in Orlando that is always left forgotten behind the colossal amusement parks.

I-Drive 360

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I-drive 360 is one of Orlando’s newest entertainment installments. In one convenient location, there are 4 unique attractions, live entertainment, and a variety of dining and shopping. Some main features include the The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast of the United States, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, which includes prominent Orlando figures, and SEA Life Aquarium, an aquarium that features a 360° underwater tunnel.

Enjoy Nature

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Florida is home to some pretty amazing wildlife. However, with the big coasters and bright lights, it’s hard to appreciate the nature around you. There are lots of water sports companies that offer activities such as kayaking and water skiing. However, if you really want to get in touch with nature, there are a variety of boat tours. Boggy Creek Airboat Rides takes you through Lake Toho, at night, for your chance to see all the nocturnal animals. Wild Florida offers airboat rides over the Florida everglades which is home to gators, birds and many other exotic animals.

Catch A Game Or A Show

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Downtown Orlando has so much to offer, and so many people don’t take advantage of it. If your family enjoys sports, catch an Orlando Magic basketball or Orlando City Soccer Club game. There are also lots of options for dinner shows, depending on your mood there are mystery dinner shows and comedy dinner shows.

Kennedy Space Center

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Although not located within the city limits, Kennedy Space Center is a quick drive from Orlando. It is a definite must-see for every family. The visitor center gives a great look into the United State’s involvement with space exploration. They have several exhibits on different topics such as prominent figures, past shuttles, and the future of NASA. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex also offers the closest public viewing of launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. All launches are listed on the center’s website.