Must Try Orlando
Uniquely Orlando Things To Do!
Orlando is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, with tens of millions of excited tourists visiting our world famous theme parks every year and of course, our attractions, entertainment, dinners shows and water parks should all on your list of must visits!
However the city beautiful is full of surprises and there are a lot of uniqely Orlando things to do too.
Here's a round up of some of the uniquely Orlando, and lesser known, unusual sights to see and enjoy!
Explose An Orlando Museum
In Orlando, we love our museums just as much as our theme parks, starting with the Grand Bohemian Gallery at Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown, Orlando Museum of Art and The Mennello Museum of Art are just a short 10 minute drive away in Loch Haven Park.
Winter Park is 20 minutes from downtown and has many fine museums, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
Get Into Some Hot Water
There’s no wrong approach to enjoying Orlando’s gorgeous waterways, rent a kayak or a canoe and enjoy the numerous waterways and natural springs.
For a more thrilling ride, book an airboat tour through a beautiful and natural paradise of swamps, marshes and incredible wildlife, including alligators of course!
If a leisurely pace is more your thing, then you can paddle a swan boat on Lake Eola, take in the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour or cruise the St. Johns River aboard the Barbara-Lee, an authentic paddlewheeler.
Cheer On The Home Team
You gotta catch a sports game when your in town! In downtown Orlando the impressive Amway Center hosts NBA basketball with the Orlando Magic and ice hockey too, with the Orlando Solar Bears.
If you love soccer, catch an Orlando City Soccer Club match at their Orlando City Stadium home.
Throw in the NFL Pro Bowl and college bowl games at Camping World Stadium for even more sports.
Gotta Go Downtown
There’s no shortage of exciting things to do in Downtown Orlando including cultural events, museums, nightlife, entertainment and more!
Explore Lake Eola Park on a swan shaped paddle boat then experience the Orlando Farmers Market.
Then you can discover the perfect place to dine before seeing a show at the Bob Carr Theater, Mad Cow Theatre or the Dr. Phillips Center, before enjoying the amazing entertainment and nightlife scene here in downtown.
Trolley On Down I-Drive
Orlando’s International Drive is packed end to end with awesome attractions, restaurants and nightspots.
The easiest way to get around is by hopping aboard the I-Ride Trolley which runs the entire length of I-Drive, and has the convienience of getting around on foot.
Shop Until You Drop
Winter Park is home to acclaimed dining, a robust cultural scene and some of the most sophisticated and exclusive shopping anywhere in Central Florida.
On Winter Park’s tree-lined, cobblestoned central thoroughfare, Park Avenue, and adjacent streets, you can shop until you drop before enjoying a leisurely, gourmet meal at one of the district’s upscale dining options before heading to the nearby Winter Park Village for even more shopping.
Ride To The Top Of The Tower
The Citrus Tower in Clermont is one of Florida’s first ever attractions, built in 1956 so that visitors could see the expansive mile after mile of orange groves belonging to Central Florida's famed citrus industry.
It’s still the highest observation point in Florida, standing at 226 feet tall, the glass enclosed observation deck allows visitors to enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Talk To The Spirit In The Sky
If you’re looking for something different to do, this is as quirky as it gets. Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is in Lake Helen, around 30 minutes from Orlando.
Known as the Psychic Capital of the World, every corner of the small town has a large number of psychics and mediums. there are classes, workshops and you'll have the chance to get a consultation with your own psychic.
Keep On Rolling
If you drive to Spook Hill, just outside of Orlando in Lake Wales, you can see your car rolling up the hill and defying gravity along the way, awesome!
Spook Hill will show you a rare optical illusion that you can see in only a few other places in the world. Known as a gravity hill, you’ll find a sign explaining how to make your car roll upward... happy rolling!
Stay Forever Young
Hoping to stay young forever? Well, yu’re in luck at the Fountain Of Youth in historic St. Augustine.
This is the alleged place in Florida where famous explorer Ponce de Leon arrived, people have been claiming this area as the spot for years. There’s no actual fountain, but there are natural springs which may be the famous explorer’s secret.
Visit The Town That Disney Built
Just a few miles south of Walt Disney World is Celebration, the town that Disney, did in fact build.
Founded by The Walt Disney Company in the mid 90's, Celebration is worth exploring and admiring for its charm and new urbanism ideals.
Although not now owned by Disney, Celebration is a charming and picturesque small town featuring tree lined streets, captivating architecture and a welcoming mix of shops and restaurants.
Visitors can take a self guided walking tour, enjoy a romantic horse drawn carriage ride, or rent a Segway or a bike for a trip around town.