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Schools Out - 100 Things To Do in Orlando with the Kids this Summer!

Updated: May 25

Summer has arrived and the kids are out of school, whether your a local or a vistor looking for fun things to do with the kids, Orlando has huge variety of amazing attractions from theme parks to water parks and so much more.


1000 Things To Do in Orlando for under $100

100 Things To Do In Orlando With The Kids This Summer


Cool Off In An Orlando Water Park

Top of the list has to the amazing water parks here in Orlando! Trust us, one of the best this to do in Orlando during the crazy hot summer days is to dive into fun at an Orlando water park.


1: Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World

Disney legend has it that a furious storm once roared across the sea, hurling surfboards into trees, blowing small boats through roofs and impaling a shrimp boat on a peak of a great volcanic mountain. Left in the typhoon's wake are twisting tides, roaring rapids, wonderful waterways and relaxing rivers.


Whether you are navigating the nine exhilarating waterslides and streams or conquering one of the world's largest artificially created waves, Typhoon Lagoon promises the most wild, wonderful and wet water adventure known to man or fish.


2: Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando

A spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. From thrilling water slides to secluded waterfalls, Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando is a water theme park like no other. We’ve taken care of the lines so you don’t have to worry about them.


The park’s Virtual Line means you have the freedom to spend more time with your family, doing the things you want to do instead of spending all day standing in lines. Volcano Bay is the perfect place to get away from it all, a beach paradise you can enjoy without ever leaving Orlando.


3: Aquatica Orlando

Picture a vibrant aquatic landscape, splashed with South Seas spirit and dotted with towering, colorful slides. High-speed adventures get your heart racing, while white-sand beaches offer the perfect spot to slow down. What you’re imagining is Aquatica. It’s more than a water park, with something for everyone and surprises around every corner.


New for 2024, Tassie's Underwater Twist is an all-new immersive waterslide through Australia's Shark Bay seagrass meadow.


4: Island H2O Water Park

Island H2O Water Park is Orlando's most immersive and technologically advanced water park, located at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, you'll discover over 20 experiences, including several exhilarating drop slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a children’s area to ensure fun for the whole family.


This water park is the first of its kind and themed completely around social media. Streaming and posting your experience is all a part of the fun!


5: LEGOLAND Florida Water Park

We hope you've been practicing your cannonball! Get ready to slide, splash and build your way to fun at LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park offering “seasonally heated pools”. From the LEGO   wave pool to the Build-A-Raft lazy river, tube slides, body slides and interactive water-play structures - Joker Soaker and DUPLO Safari - your kids will soak up tons of fun!


6: Adventure Island at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa, Adventure Island is 30 acres of water-drenched fun in the sun featuring the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages.


Within a soothing Key West atmosphere await slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions. Choose to race down rapids, dig your toes into the sand or relax all day in a private cabana.


New for summer 2024, Castaway Falls is an all-new multi-level, interactive water-play attraction featuring more than 100 play elements, including two giant tipping buckets that dump more than 1,300 gallons of water combined.


Experience An After Hours Event at Orlando's Water Parks

Experience An After Hours Event at Orlando's Water Parks

This summer you can experience many of Orlando's water parks at exclusive after-hours events.


7: AquaGlow at Aquatica Orlando

Get ready to light up your summer nights at AquaGlow, a brand-new after-hours event that will transform Aquatica Orlando into a dazzling neon paradise!


On select nights from June 7 - August 10, you can ride the waves of Cutback Cove, while experiencing the awe of the ALL-NEW Electric Tides, a mesmerizing laser light show illuminating the night sky above you. Float down Roa’s Rapids AMP’ED UP, as the currents take you on an adventure through thrilling enhancements including mist effects, captivating projections and immersive light tunnels.


 Burst into an epic foam party, and groove to the hottest music throughout the night, while staying refreshed with complimentary soft drinks. Plus, say goodbye to long lines! With limited capacity, you’ll enjoy reduced wait times for all your favorite attractions, ensuring you make the most of this exclusive experience.


8: Disney H2O Glow After Hours

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will be shimmering bright on select nights this summer


With summer break just around the corner, Walt Disney World Resort guests can get ready to have a “glowing’’ good time when Disney H2O Glow After Hours returns to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon starting May 25. 


Experience the night in a whole new light with three magical hours - after hours - at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. This after-hours party turns the water park into a beach bash extravaganza, creating an energetic atmosphere with waves and pulsating beats.


Guests can immerse themselves in radiant lighting effects, vibrant decor and high-energy DJ dance parties with some of their favorite Disney characters, like Goofy.



9: Dive-In Movies At Island H2O

Every Friday between May 31 - July 26 at 6 pm, at Island H2O catch the coolest flicks under the stars at Central Florida's largest outdoor digital wave pool screen. Enjoy dive-in movies, where you can splash and watch your favorite family films at the wave pool.


And here's the cherry on top - Season Passholders receive free popcorn at every dive-in movie. It's the ultimate cinematic experience with a splash of excitement.


Check Out The New Drone Show At Disney Springs

10: Watch The New Drone Show At Disney Springs

At Disney Springs, drones take to the skies above Lake Buena Vista with “Disney Dreams That Soar,” a summertime experience that will be a late-night perk for visitors.


“You can fly” takes on a whole new meaning as we showcase Disney stories celebrating the joy of flight with state-of-the-art drones choreographed to create designs in the sky and paired with a “soaring” musical score (see what I did there?) and memorable movie quotes.


After spending a day delighting in shopping, discovering fun activities and savoring diverse flavors at Disney Springs, turn your eyes to the skies above the West Side with a show amongst the stars. “Disney Dreams That Soar” will run nightly from May 24 through Sept. 2!



Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream ON A HOT SUMMER'S DAY

11: Chill With An Ice-Cold Treat

When the temperature sizzle, here in Orlando we have some of the best ice cream shops around, from organic gelato, funky soft-serve and old-fashioned sundaes served at the city’s best ice cream shops, locals and visitors have a yummy list of scoop shops to choose from.


Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream is a local, handcrafted ice cream shop. They make all their ice creams and sorbets at their shops right here in Central Florida. In addition to dairy ice creams, they also offer non-dairy alternatives!


Described as Orlando's little ice cream boutique, a visit to Greenery Creamery is a must in downtown Orlando or Sanford. The shop offers a range of dairy and plant-based flavors, some of which are gluten free. of course, no visit to Orlando is complete without soft serve from Twistee Treat, just look for their giant cone buildings! Also serving up yummy soft serve delights is Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard. The much loved brand has local locations on International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Winter Garden, and Kissimmee.


Jeremiah's Italian Ice serves up tasty frozen treats with a smile! The menu hosts refreshing Italian Ice (available in over 40 flavors), rich & creamy soft ice cream, and the Jeremiah's Gelati - the perfect layering of any flavor Italian Ice with soft ice cream! Find Jeremiah's at tons of locations throughout the Orlando area!


Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park

12: Spend The Day Exploring ICON Park & Riding The Orlando Eye

ICON Park is a must visit on International Drive, offering fun adventures for the whole family. Located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, the complex encompasses entertainment attractions, over a dozen world-class restaurants and bars, nightly live music, retail stores and an outdoor marketplace – all anchored under the 400-ft icon of the Orlando skyline, The Orlando Eye, a stunning observation wheel giving you a view of Orlando like no other.


In addition to The Orlando Eye, there is lots of inside attractions at ICON Park including:


13: Carousel On the Promenade at ICON Park

There is nothing more spectacular than the Carousel on the Promenade! It’s a 36-foot, hand-crafted masterpiece with detailed carvings and 30 figures of various animals, including horses, reindeer, rabbits, zebras, and more.


14: Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds Orlando is the only place to get up-close and personal with the hottest celebrities and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. Dazzle your friends with the ultimate selfie as you strike a pose with Taylor Swift, Rhianna, Dua Lipa, and Harry Styles, kick a GOOOAL with Neymar, fly back through history to meet our greatest leaders, and save the world with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.


15: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

At SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans, explore our 360-degree ocean tunnel, meet our friendly rescue sea turtle, and touch exotic starfish and anemones.


16: Museum of Illusions Orlando

Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit the Museum of Illusions Orlando and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!


17: Max Action Park Orlando

With its cutting-edge VR technology and collaborative experiences, Max Action Arena is the perfect place for friends and family to compete and explore together. This is an extreme fun center featuring free-roam Virtual Reality, Axe Throwing, Adventure Rooms, Escape Room and more.


Fun Spot America

18: Enjoy Huge Fun At Fun Spot America's Two Fun Parks

Fun Spot America is Central Florida’s only family owned theme parks. With two locations, Orlando and Kissimmee, both parks offer different levels of thrills for all ages. Unique multi-level racing go-kart tracks are what put them on the map and they also offer roller coasters, kiddie rides and thrill rides.


Home to White Lightning, the only wooden coaster in Orlando and Mine Blower at Kissimmee. Mine Blower is a wooden-steel hybrid roller coaster with an inversion and a one-of-a-kind in the southeast.


For extreme thrill seekers, Fun Spot America is known for having the two tallest SkyCoasters in the world. A mix between skydiving and hang gliding, these structures stand at 300ft and 250ft in Kissimmee and Orlando, respectively. Both parks also offer an arcade and Midway games, perfect for rainy days or for those who prefer to stay on the ground.


Nona Adventure Park

19: Dive Into Nona Adventure Park

Nona Adventure Park is a water-based family entertainment center in Lake Nona. Their inflatable aqua park/obstacle course, Nona Wake cable park, and 60’ climbing tower/ropes course/rock walls provide the ultimate outdoor adventure! It’s a great place to spend quality time with your family and friends as there’s something for everyone – fun, adventure, and fitness.


They provide great experiences to families in the Central Florida area because memories are created when families have a favorite place to meet, have fun, and make friends!


Orlando Watersports Complex

20: Check Out One Of The Largest Cable Wakeboard Parks

A boat and cable park operation that delivers customers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Orlando Watersports Complex, is one of the largest cable wakeboard parks in the U.S. and the most recognized parks in the world


Kennedy Space Center

21: Explore Space At Kennedy Space Center

Have you ever wanted to go behind the gates of NASA? Have you ever wanted to get an up-close look at the largest building on Earth? Have you ever wanted to get so close to a rocket that you could almost touch it?


Explore space with more space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Come and walk through the giants of space travel in our famous Rocket Garden, learn about the men and women who’ve lived and worked among the stars at our Heroes and Legends exhibit, and stand nose-to-nose with the actual Space Shuttle Atlantis. But if that’s not enough, you can come and watch an actual rocket launch.


Visitors of all ages, and from all over the world, can witness the most amazing things on Earth—leave Earth. Plan your visit today and see some of humanity’s greatest achievements just one small step from Orlando.


Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!”

22: Take A Bite Out Of Gatorland

Come on out and enjoy all the alligator awesomeness of a day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!” There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call the Breeding Marsh home. Gatorlando also has the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators.


But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park! Take a ride on the Screamin' Gator Zip Line! Then take the Gatorland Express train and then head on over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good ol' fashion squirtfest!



23: Explore A New Land At Universal Orlando Resort

Meet Shrek and splash in his swamp. Scream with laughter on the Trollercoaster. And learn kung fu moves with Po, at DreamWorks Animation Land within Universal Studios Florida.


The colourful new DreamWorks Animation land includes favorite characters like Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse in the DreamWorks Character Zone, plus themed, interactive play spaces and attractions that will feature popular franchises Shrek, Trolls and Kung Fu Panda.


Entertainment includes a new live show, DreamWorks Imagination Celebration, where DreamWorks Animation stories leap off the screen and come to life. The multisensory adventure combines hit pop songs, high-energy dancing, advanced technology, and more to create an imaginative party atmosphere that transports guests to the worlds of their favorite characters within the all-new DreamWorks Theater.


Food options include Swamp Snacks and Troll Treats, plus High Five Hideaway is the land’s retail location, offering merchandise including plush and apparel from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, Gabby’s Dollhouse, and more.



Check Out The New Nighttime Shows And A Parade At Universal

24: Cinesational: A Symphonic Spectacular

The waters of the Universal Studios Florida lagoon will come to life from June 14 with an all-new nighttime show, CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular.


The exhilarating new show will celebrate the emotional power of music by leveraging the iconic scores and scenes from blockbuster films that have inspired Universal Orlando’s past, present and future attractions – including Warner Bros. Pictures Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, Jurassic World, Jaws, Shrek, Ghostbusters, Trolls, Back to the Future, Universal Monsters, Transformers, How to Train Your Dragon, E.T., Fast and Furious, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Minions, The Mummy and King Kong.


The next-level lagoon show will feature 228 fountains that reach heights up to 131 feet, incredible 4K projection mapping, an original composition featuring newly arranged scores meticulously crafted to each scene, and more than 600 drones – all coming together to envelop guests in a breathtaking display of unforgettable cinematic moments.


25: Universal Mega Movie Parade

Beginning July 3, some of the most beloved stories from Universal’s films will leap off the screen and land on the streets of Universal Studios Florida for Universal Mega Movie Parade – a spectacular celebration of iconic movies E.T., Back to the Future, Jaws, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World, Illumination’s Minions and Sing and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and Kung Fu Panda.


Universal Mega Movie Parade will be Universal Orlando’s biggest daytime parade to date and combine 13 brand new floats, nearly 100 performers – including dancers, skaters, stilt walkers, poi performers and more – and special effects to create a jaw-dropping experience where guests can relive classic film moments in a whole new way.


Guests will watch in awe as they see the massive 16-foot Stay Puft Marshmallow Man atop the Ghostbusters float, the colorful Caterbus and giant rainbows on the vibrant Trolls float, a live marching drum line perform the iconic movie score of Jaws alongside a float themed to the film, and – for the epic finale – a Gyrosphere, Raptors and the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex aboard the Jurassic World float – and so much more.


26: Hogwarts Always Castle Projection Show

On select nights from June 14, guests visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade will delight in the nighttime extravaganza, Hogwarts Always – an incredible new projection show that will take guests on a journey through iconic moments of a school year at Hogwarts – all set against the majestic backdrop of Hogwarts castle. From supply shopping in Diagon Alley, and the exhilarating ride aboard the Hogwarts Express, to participating in the Sorting Ceremony, celebrating the House Cup winner and so much more, this visually stunning experience promises to captivate witches, wizards and Muggles of all ages.


The show will also feature four different endings that celebrate each Hogwarts house and will culminate with a colorful pyrotechnic display. Fans should also listen for dialogue from beloved characters like Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, the Sorting Hat and more throughout the show.


Orlando Tree Trek Adventure

27: Swing High At Orlando Tree Trek Adventure

If a challenging and unforgettable outdoor experience is what you're after, Orlando Tree Trek is the place for you!


Orlando Tree Trek is a unique adventure you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Ziplining, climbing, running and jumping come together to create an incredible obstacle course! Climbers navigate their way through a maze of obstacles to truly test their limits and to have some FUN! Duration is 2.5-3 hours. The Park employs state of the art safety equipment and all games are securely suspended on specially designed poles set in a lush pine forest.


With challenges for all skill (and bravery) levels and trained guides to help you navigate, this adrenaline-pumping adventure is the perfect outdoor activity for everyone from ages 7+.



Meet Wild Animals At Orlando's Amazing Animal Encounters

28: Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari Park

Buckle up and take a road trip through the Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari Park where you and your family can see more than 150 exotic and native animals roaming freely. In addition to exploring the drive thru safari, there are also a variety of animal encounters and experiences you and your family will enjoy. From feeding to painting with the tallest living animals on Earth, this adventure will definitely reach new heights.


To make your adventure truly one to remember, admission to the Wild Florida Gator Park is included in with the Drive-thru Safari Park experience.


29: Wild Florida Alligator & Nature Park

Wild Florida Alligator Park gives visitors the opportunity to watch, touch and even feed native Florida animals, various species of tropical birds and exotic animals from all over the world.


Explore an amazing park full of deer, turkey, bobcats, sloths, crocodiles, monster alligators and much more! Visit the tropical bird aviary, alligator demonstrations, gift shop and Crusher Show. Discover the Hawk Swamp boardwalk through a pristine Florida cypress swamp ecosystem.


30: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

See more than 500 animals, including rare and endangered species at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, as well as 23 acres of lush natural beauty.


31: Brevard Zoo

Discover more than 900 animals from around the world set within the natural beauty of Florida landscapes. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, kayak next to giraffe, touch a rhino, feed colorful parrots, walk with kangaroos, splash around the Paws On water play area or soar high above a South American rainforest. It’s just a typical day at Brevard Zoo!


Aerophile Balloon Rides Disney Springs

32: Enjoy A Balloon Ride High Above Disney

Soar sky-high during an 8-minute tethered adventure in the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon at Disney Springs. Aerophile Balloon Rides will give you a birds eye view of Walt Disney World!


33: Swing High Over I-Drive On The Orlando StarFlyer

The Orlando StarFlyer is the world’s tallest stand-alone swing ride attraction standing 450 feet high. It has 24 seats (12 x 2 seats), has no age limit, has no weight limit (you must be able to fit the seat safely and fasten the seat belt/lap belt properly), and the minimum height for the ride is 44 inches which makes this a unique attraction that appeals to the young and old and the adventurous and not so adventurous. A family friendly high thrill experience.


The Showcase of Citrus Monster Truck Tour

34: Ride The Showcase of Citrus Monster Truck Tour

The Showcase of Citrus’s Park Rangers drive guests aboard monster trucks into the vast Florida Outback. Guests will explore Native Woodlands, Citrus Groves, and Bigfoot territory. Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for Giant Bigfoot, Woodfairies, and Friendly Gnomes!

Passengers who purchase animal feed buckets will also get to feed exotic animals, like zebras, bison, water buffalo, and others.


 Lazy H Ranch Kissimmee

35: Mosey On Down To The Lazy H Ranch

The Lazy H Ranch offers scenic trail rides through hundreds of acres of pristine Florida ranch lands.


Mosey along and ride across the Kissimmee Valley, through hundred-year-old oak hammocks and along the shores of beautiful lake Tohopekaliga. Take in the beautiful scenery while you hear the tales of Florida's cattlemen, Kissimmee's cow town heritage, and what it means to be a Florida Cracker.


Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

36: All Aboard The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, located on Lake Osceola in the quiet suburb less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, the boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.

On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank. Every tour guarantees plenty of swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers. Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.



37: Visit Lake Eola Park And Ride An Iconic Swan Boat at Lake Eola

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running


Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.


Plus, The City of Orlando rents pedal-powered swan boats on historic Lake Eola so guests can view the park from the lake and enjoy the fountain up close.


WonderWorks Orlando

38: Visit The Upside Down WonderWorks Orlando

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 28,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.


This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda Triangle. An experiment gone awry lifted the laboratory, carrying it to International Drive in Orlando, Florida where it landed upside down. Luckily, all of the exhibits remained intact and available for guests to explore.


39: Fly High At iFLY Orlando

Discover the dream of flight at iFLY Orlando! Experience the true free fall conditions of skydiving without jumping from an airplane. iFLY's vertical wind tunnel technology creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float.


There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air. Super fun, super safe, and super cool! Children as young as three, to adults as old (or young at heart) as 103 can fly with us. It’s safe for kids, challenging for adults and realistic for skydivers. They provide all the gear and a personal instructor will guide you through your flight.


40: Visit A Huge Arcade

They say it’s not about winning or losing. But those people obviously haven't been to Dave & Buster’s on I-Drive, because with hundreds of games to play, everyone leaves feeling like a champion. We offer arcade games, tabletop, air hockey, ping pong, billiards and more!


Also on I-Drive, Arcade Monsters features over 16,000 square feet of arcade gaming, restaurant, bar, merchandise store, and anime art exhibit space.


Enjoy pinball, rhythm games, retro classics, consoles, driving, shooting, fighting, the hottest new releases, and greatest games of all time are offered on Free Play for one low price per person.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

41: Believe It Or Not At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

Sure to entertain the entire family, adults and children alike will be astounded by incredibly hard to believe, but undeniably true stories from around the world at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando.


Admire hundreds of artifacts, incredible art, animal oddities, pop-culture memorabilia, interactive games, and more that you won’t find anywhere else!


42: Get Lost In Ripley's Mirror Maze

At Ripley's Mirror Maze on I-Drive, find your way out or lose yourself in an enchanting labyrinth! Embellished with LED lights and infinity mirrors, it’s time to challenge your perception and sense of direction.


43: Visit The Chocolate Kingdom

Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar.


Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery.


44: Experience Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

When you visit the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, you embark on a journey back in time to April 1912, when the ship embarked on its maiden voyage!


You receive a replica boarding pass, assume the role of a passenger, and follow a chronological journey through life on Titanic. The Exhibition features more than 300 artifacts and historical items as well as full-scale room recreations.


Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction Located in Old Town Kissimmee

45: Pretend It Halloween At Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction

Located in Old Town Kissimmee, Mortem Manor is the only year-round haunted attraction! Named "One of America's Scariest Haunted Attractions".


Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects.


46: Grind Your Axe At Axecelsior Axe Throwing

With the only projection targets in all of Orlando, Axecelsior Axe Throwing offer a fun twist on your average axe throwing experience. With moving targets, a variety of games and end-grain wood, throwing just got more Axe-citing! Located inside Dezerland Park.


Andretti Karting and Games Orlando

47: Feel The Rush At Andretti Karting and Games Orlando

Experience the adrenaline rush of electric go-kart races with instant acceleration as you put the pedal to the metal around hairpin turns, up and down elevation changes, and long straightaways on our indoor climate-controlled tracks.


The karts at Andretti Karting and Games Orlando are powerful, ergonomic, safe, and environmentally friendly plus pack enough torque to take you all the way to victory lane.


48: Drive Into Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Action Park

Visit Orlando Auto Museum to see the country’s largest auto museum which is home to more than 2,000 vehicles worth over $200 million, featuring everything from military vehicles used in combat to cars made famous by television and movies and vehicles from a variety of decades and countries around the world.


Pirates Dinner Adventure with “In Search for Neptune’s Treasure.”

49: Check Out Pirates Dinner Adventure New Show

Orlando Dinner Entertainment has introduced a brand-new adventure for the beloved characters of its legendary dinner show, Pirates Dinner Adventure with “In Search for Neptune’s Treasure.”


“In Search of Neptune’s Treasure” features a new script, stunts, songs, set pieces, costumes and of course, plenty of opportunities for audience participation. Guests can expect to see the re-imagined, swashbuckling cast of characters embark on another high-seas journey full of action, adventure and romance as Princess Anita finds herself aboard Captain Sebastian the Black’s ship with a crew of rouge pirates.


Audiences will be fully immersed in the adventure thanks to new, upbeat songs, Magic Nights and Nick of Time, paired with new special effects and Broadway-quality lighting.



Check Out What's New at Walt Disney World

This summer at Walt Disney World is going to be extra magical this year! Not only will you be able to join the party in The Big Easy when Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens at Magic Kingdom, the resort is hosting new, limited-time summer celebrations happening across the resort!


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom

50: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

The big news from Walt Disney World is that this summer on June 28 , Walt Disney World will unveil the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom.


The story will pick up where the film left off as guests join Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis on an adventure down the bayou as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration during Mardi Gras season where everyone is welcome.


51: Encanto Show

Everyone will be talking about Bruno from June 10-Sept. 6 because a new summer sing-along featuring the beloved songs and story of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” will take place at EPCOT.


This new limited-time show, “¡Celebración Encanto!” runs several times throughout the day and will not only invite you and your family to sing along with some of your favorite songs, but you’ll also spot Mirabel and Bruno on the newly opened CommuniCore Plaza stage. 


52: Enjoy Unlimited Play At Main Event

Every occasion is a celebration when you visit Main Event Entertainment, your headquarters for family FUN and entertainment at Pointe Orlando.


Main Event Entertainment combines dining, state of the art bowling, high ropes adventure course, billiards, and a brand NEW laser tag arena! Come in and Eat. Play. Bowl. It’s the most fun you can have under one roof!


Enjoy unlimited play, all day, including bowling, lazer tag, and gravity ropes. Full details here.


53: Take The Kids Bowling At Alamo Bowl's Three Area Locations

Boardwalk Bowl

Boardwalk Bowl offers 80 lanes of mega fun at the largest bowling center in the southeast! Boardwalk Bowl was made for all bowling lovers – From the pros and league bowlers to open-play guests.


Aloma Bowl

Aloma Bowl boasts a great mix of bowling action with the relaxing feel of a lounge. Come smash some pins while relaxing on our comfortable couches!


Airport Lanes

Located near Sanford Airport, Airport Lanes has 32 lanes to satisfy your bowling needs.


Ice Factory of Central Florida

54: Cool Off Inside The Ice Factory of Central Florida

​It might surprise you to know that right here in the heat and humidity of Central Florida, you can enjoy daily public skating sessions at the Ice Factory, the kids will love it and yes, it's really cool!


The Ice Factory is conveniently located just off of the Florida Turnpike exit 244 in Kissimmee.



55: Play A Round Of Put Put

Play award-winning miniature golf at Congo River Golf, with locations on I-Drive, Kissimmee, and Altamonte Springs. Also on I-Drive you'll discover Bonanza Golf featuring two 18-hole miniature golf courses with an Old West mining theme.


An indoor mini golf option is Putting Edge at Dezerland Park, a “Black Lit” courses, offering a dizzying universe full of fun, imagination, and activity. You will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling “Glow-in-the-Dark” colors, images and sounds, rocking your senses in extraordinary and unbelievable ways.


Experience Central Florida's most outrageously themed miniature golf - Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk Orlando! Inspired by the 1950's era, guests enter a classic drive-in theater box office area where they select either a "single feature" (18-holes) or "double feature" (36-holes) with a choice of two family friendly courses, "The Haunting of Ghostly Greens" and "Invaders From Planet Putt."


Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Kissimmee offers a unique “Adventure Golf” experience for ages 3 to 93. Follow in the footsteps of notorious pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. d their booty and explore the mountain to view a panorama of the entire pirate adventure.Extraordinary landscapes, waterfalls, streams and bridges await, as you stroll through this themed setting.


56: All Aboard The Central Florida Railroad Museum

The Central Florida Railroad Museum shares the history of railroading in Central Florida through photos, exhibits, maps, signage, charts, historic railroad artifacts and more.


Young rail fans will enjoy the model railroad and the hands-on Thomas layout. Admission here is free and donations are greatly appreciated.


57: Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art was established in 1998 to preserve, exhibit, and interpret the outstanding permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham. The Mennello Museum of American Art strives to enrich the public through renowned temporary exhibitions, exciting programs, educational initiatives, and publications that celebrate outstanding traditional and contemporary American art and artists across a broad range of disciplines.


The Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden is always free and open to the public and is most recognized for the 350-year-plus sprawling live oak tree draped with Spanish moss that is called “The Mayor.” You can find numerous sculptures in the surrounding Old Florida landscape and walking paths, which merge into the larger Orlando Urban Trail with over 4000 acres of art and nature.


Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! On the 2nd Sunday of each month with families offered free admission all day, plus a fine art project!


Topgolf Orlando

58: Fore! Take A Swing At Topgolf Orlando

At Topgolf Orlando, enjoy our climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay. Using complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and our high-tech balls will score themselves.



59: Enjoy A Birds Eye View Of Orlando

International HeliTours

International HeliTours helicopter flights are a favorite with Florida's tourists, HeliTours is the ONLY 5 passenger Tour provider in Orlando that offers Air conditioned comfort.


Air Force Fun Helicopter Tours

An amazing team of pilots and brand new helicopters at Air Force Fun give you and your family a fun and safe bird's eye view of Orlando!


Free Orlando Splash Pads

60: Let The Kids Cool Off In An Orlando Splash Pad

When it comes to the hottest months of the year, you just gotta cool off, and one of the best free things to do in Orlando during the sizzling hot days of summer is to cool off in a splash pad!


Many parks in the area have free splash pads, which are an awesome place to have lots of fun. Downey Park Splash Pad in East Orlando is a beautiful park that includes a splash playground, and an inclusive playground for kids with special abilities, Fort Mellon Splash Pad in Sanford is located at First Mellon Park and features a splash pad for anyone to come and cool off, and also has a a playground fit for all ages.


The City of Oviedo Splash Zone in Oviedo is located at the Oviedo Aquatic Center and features a huge outdoor splash zone. There is two spas pads in Winter Springs, The Splash Playgrounds are open each year from April through October and are located at Torcaso and Trotwood Parks.


In Orlando's Bithlo Community Park the kids will love Bithlo Splash Pad, and in Capehart Park, Orlando there is a splash pad, and a tot lot playground.


Another Orlando splash pad is located at Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, Orlando, while over in Kissimmee the kids will love the El Yunque Splash Pad featuring over 30 splash pad elements from bubblers to a 250-gallon dump bucket.


61: Explore Local History At Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also offers visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for families, children, and adults.


62: Visit The Orlando Fire Museum

Want to make history as appealing to kids as it is to adults? Serving it up inside a restored 1926 fire house is a very good start. The Orlando Fire Museum showcases the history of the City Beautiful's bravest along with a host of antique equipment that includes an array of impressive fire engines: LaFrance apparatus from the early 1900s, a 1919 ladder truck and another from 1926 just to name a few. Additional artifacts on display include helmets and other tool along with lithographs. Volunteer guides here are retired Orlando firefighters; they really know their stuff. This free attraction is open on Friday and Saturday; donations for its upkeep are greatly appreciated.



63: Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center, one of the popular children's museums in Orlando, boasts over 50,000 square feet of kid-friendly exhibits. There's also a movie theater with an 8-story screen, a planetarium and a 4-story atrium that houses live turtles, alligators and fish.


One of the Orlando museum’s biggest hits is KidsTown, a family-favorite exhibit designed for children ages seven and under. It's taken taken over the second floor, with 11,000 square feet of skill-based activities that encourage your gang to invent and create, build and test, spark their innate curiosity, and make exciting discoveries as they play and learn. It includes an adventure in the Orange Grove, complete with an interactive factory and farmers market where guests will learn how oranges travel from tree to table. But that’s just the beginning of the fun; have a blast as you climb, design, build, and splash your way through KidsTown’s other interactive zones.


Skate Reflections Kissimmee

64: Roll Back In Time With Skate Reflections

Skate Reflections is a family owned and operated business that strives to be one of the best family skating centers in the country. They play a variety of music that is appropriate for all ages from a music library of nearly 40,000 songs. Their goal is to interact and entertain during all sessions.


Summer Brick Party at LEGOLAND Florida

65: Party At The Summer Brick Party at LEGOLAND Florida

In the summer, every day deserves to be a party! Summer Brick Party at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the best way to celebrate the sunny season June 1 - August 11! Jump into extreme levels of fun with thrilling shows, fan-favorite characters, refreshing limited time food and beverage offerings and tons of bricktastic fun under the sun- all included in general Park admission


66: 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 the kids will love the ride, and the break from the heat.


67: Step Back In Time At Old Town Kissimmee

Old Town in Kissimmee is a much loved and very popular free entertainment district featuring unique shopping, dining, rides and more with free weekly events, live music, and of course, Old Town's legendary car shows which the kids will love.


 Celebrate 60 Years Of SeaWorld At SeaWorld Orlando

68: Celebrate 60 Years Of SeaWorld At SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld commemorates a remarkable 60-year journey this year, and to celebrate, SeaWorld is throwing a party! A new exciting Cirque-style show will debut at SeaWorld Orlando. Also making its debut this summer, guests of all ages will enjoy a new 60th Anniversary celebration parade featuring fan favorite live costumed characters.


69: Ride The Cool New Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando

Prepare for Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando, an unforgettable family launch coaster adventure where you will board your snowmobile and race along with your expedition team at up to 43 miles per hour, navigating twists and turns and narrowly escaping the crumbling hazards of an icy cavern.


This new indoor/outdoor family ride opening soon, is the most immersive addition to the Coaster Capital of Orlando, and with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect journey for families to share.


Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando will be a unique family friendly coaster experience with riders aboard a snowmobile styled ride car on an indoor and outdoor tack that will conclude in SeaWorld's Penguin Habitat.


enter Lake Park is the crown jewel of the city’s new Oviedo on the Park development area

70: Take The Kids To Center Lake Park In Oviedo

Center Lake Park in Oviedo is a great place for families to spend time together this summer. The park includes a splash pad and wet deck, a lakeside promenade and boardwalk around Center Lake, with a boat house that includes Swan Boat paddle boat rentals.


There is also a large children's playground, and a elaxing outdoor chess lounge with Adirondack chairs.


Wild Florida Airboat Ride

71: See Natural Florida First-Hand Aboard An Airboat Ride

Travel the beautiful wetlands at Wild Florida and see natural Florida first-hand. 100% pure Florida wilderness at its finest. Come explore the real Florida and the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades.


Boggy Creek Airboat Tours is set in an enchanted 32 acre landscaped park with lighted brick pathways along the shore of a beautiful lake where nature is abound. Experience the ultimate outdoor fun under a canopy of majestic oak trees. View juvenile alligators for an up-close and personal view of Florida favorite reptile.


Orlando’s highest-rated Airboat Ride company is Spirit of the Swamp. Marvel at the beautiful Florida scenery that includes Florida’s most famous resident - the Alligator!


Friendly and knowledgeable Spirit of the Swamps' airboat Captains take guests on a spectacular airboat ride, gliding through a beautiful natural paradise of swamps and marshes, offering a panoramic setting of stunning birds and wild critters of all types. This "must see and do" activity is an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime!


Kissimmee Swamp Tours offers Real Florida Airboat Tours in Real Florida Swamps and protected wetlands where there is an abundant amount of wildlife.


Black Hammock Adventures is an exciting "Real Florida" lakeside experience like nowhere else just outside the City Beautiful, Orlando! Their airboat rides will take you on a thrilling exploration of Lake Jesup which has the largest alligator population in Florida.


Catboat Escapes

72: Enjoy A Refreshing Tour On Clermont's Chain Of Lakes!

This isn’t your typical watercraft - and it isn't your typical lake cruise either: At Catboat Escapes you'll be captaining your own personal catamaran across some of the cleanest waterways in all of Florida - pushing the throttle at up to 25MPH while enjoying some of the best scenery you can find during a 2 hour adventure out on the Clermont Chain of lakes.


Over the course of your tour, expect to see breathtaking waterways, Lake Minnehaha, tons of flora and fauna, and learn the significance of being at the top of the Florida peninsula. It’s like your own personal Jungle Cruise.


Launch Entertainment Park Orlando

73: Jump Into A Trampoline Park

At Launch Entertainment Park Orlando there is something for everyone to enjoy. You will be sure to launch on trampolines, put your ninja skills to the test, battle each other, and so much more.

Featuring up to 35,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other attractions, Altitude Trampoline Park Kissimmee is an exciting destination for families, groups, and individual jumpers to have healthy, athletic fun.


Located at Dezerland Park,Jump Start features 20,000 square feet of fun, adventure and excitement with Dodge Ball, Super Slam, Trampoline Courts, and more.


Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Horizon West features a very impressive line-up of activities the entire family can enjoy Urban Air’s award-winning wall-to-wall trampolines, dodgeball courts, and obstacle courses, plus tube playgrounds with multi-level climbing ropes and twisting tubes. Attractions also include a drop tower, bumper cars, climbing wall, sky ride and more.


Family entertainment center located in Sanford. Attractions at Elev8 Fun include go karts, laser tag, mini-golf, ropes course, bowling, arcade and more.


An indoor play space where young ones find their happy space with unlimited play on inflatable-filled jumps, obstacle courses, arcade action and more, Monkey Joe's within Pointe Orlando on I-Drive is a fun, interactive experience for the whole family.


Florida Children’s Museum  600 Bonnet Spgs Blvd, Lakeland

74: Visit The Florida Children’s Museum In Lakeland

Florida Children’s Museum is located in Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland. With two floors of interactive exhibits, your child can spend hours delving into fun learning opportunities. The Museum has something to offer for babies up to children aged 12.



75: Check Out The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show

Enjoy Orlando’s longest-running dinner show! Guests can expect to be impressed by this interactive, entertaining, and hilariously funny dinner show.


The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner show is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter and engaging audience participation. Don’t just watch the show – be a part of it! The dinner includes unlimited fresh, hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert.



76: Roll Up, Roll Up And Visit The Circus

On select dates this summer, from June 22 - August 17, Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus presents a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Opening on June 22 and running through August 17, Venardos Circus will present dazzling, 90-minute Broadway-style performances every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 pm, alongside double showtimes at 5 pm and 8 pm each Saturday and Sunday.


77: Get Up And Go Kayaking

About 40 minutes north of Orlando’s main tourism districts, Rock Springs at Kelly Park boasts a free-flowing spring that Mother Nature keeps at a consistently cool 68 degrees. It’s an ideal location for a memorable family adventure — and there’s no better way to really see it all than renting 100% clear kayaks from Get Up and Go Kayaking.


78: Color Your World At Crayola Experience

Enjoy a full day of creative play and colorful fun with more than two dozen hands-on activities at the family-friendly Crayola Experience, located at The Florida Mall . Covering two stories and 70,000 square feet, Crayola Experience invites you to name and wrap your own Crayola crayon, and learn how crayons are made in a fun live show. You can also sculpt colorful creations at the Crayola Model Magic compound, watch as your digital art comes to life on a huge interactive wall, and melt crayons down into shapes.


79: Swim With Dolphins At Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort where guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed hundreds of exotic birds, encounter playful otters and more.


Relax and explore rocky lagoons surrounded by lush landscaping, colorful reefs, winding rivers and white, sandy beaches. Guests will experience the most exciting animal encounters the world Iin a breathtaking tropical atmosphere.


80: Go On An Epic Paddle Adventure

Epic Paddle Adventures invites you to explore crystal-clear springs, , and enjoy some local sunshine on one of Orlando’s many gorgeous lakes. They provide hands-on, intensive instruction so everyone in the family can feel comfortable on the water and focus on having a memorable adventure.


Inter&Co Stadium Orlando

81: Goal! Watch An International Soccer Match

International soccer matches are coming to Orlando this summer with star teams and players taking to the field, and soccer fans of all ages won’t want to miss a second of the action.


The Allstate Continental Clásico: USA vs. Brazil - June 12, 2024

The U.S. Men’s National Team will take on world power Brazil in the second edition of the Allstate Continental Clásico on June 12 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.


CONMEBOL Copa América 2024: June 29 & July 1, 2024

CONMEBOL Copa América 2024 is coming to 14 stadiums across the U.S. this summer with two matches at Inter&Co Stadium. Chile and Canada will face each other on June 29, with Bolivia and Panama taking to the field on July 1.


The 2024 Leagues Cup: July 26 & August 4, 2024

Orlando City Soccer Club will host two matches of the opening round of the 2024 Leagues Cup at Inter&Co Stadium. They include a game against fellow MLS side CF Montréal on July 26, followed by a match vs. Liga MX side Atlético de San Luis on Aug. 4.


 FC Series 2024: Barcelona vs. Manchester City, July 30, 2024

Three-time reigning Premier League champions Manchester City faces off against Spanish powerhouse Barcelona in this FC Series match at Camping World Stadium. The friendly marks the fourth consecutive year that Orlando has hosted top European teams as part of the FC Series.


Cruise The St. John’s River With St. Johns Rivership Co.

82: Cruise The St. John’s River With St. Johns Rivership Co.

Take a cruise aboard the Rivership Barbara-Lee, an authentic sternwheeler that sails the St. Johns River from Sanford.. The ship measures 105 feet from stem to stern and features ornate wrought iron railings and wooden paddle wheels, the Barbara-Lee exudes the elegance of historical steamers on the St. Johns River.

83: Roar Your Way Into Dinosaur World

Go back in time - see over 200 life size dinosaurs at Dinosaur World! Dig for fossils and keep three at the Fossil Dig. Pan for real minerals and gems at the Dino Gem Excavation and crack your own geode with the Geode Cracker. Learn what it's like to be a Paleontologist at the Exploration Cave Show and later test your knowledge at the Triviasaurus Rex Game Show.


Put your paleontology fieldwork knowledge to the test at the Boneyard and uncover a life size stegosaurus skeleton from under the sand. At the Touch-and-Tell guess the dinosaur inside a hole without sight. Visit Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age and see woolly mammoths as they appeared during their time.


Phoenix Rising at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

84: Rise Like A Phoenix On Phoenix Rising at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has revealed that Phoenix Rising, a brand new family roller coaster is coming to the theme park in summer 2024.


Phoenix Rising will take thrill seeking families on a hair raising journey swinging them side to side as it does so, reaching speeds of up to 44 mph throughout it's 1,831 ft of inverted steel track.


The new ride will be the first ride at the park to feature onboard audio and will sport a minimum height requirement of only 42 inches to ride. This exhilarating new attraction will have riders soaring over the Serengeti Plain, and will be the largest family-friendly addition to the Tampa Bay theme park.

85: Enjoy Family Fun Day at Boxi Park

Enjoy Family Fun Day every Sunday at Boxi Park, with face painters, balloon artists entertainers, and live music. FREE fun for the whole family! 1 pm - 9 pm.


86: Saddle Up For The Rodeo

Watch in amazement as expert riders at the Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo fight to hold onto a wild, bucking bull! Experience all the excitement of the weekly Saturday night Rodeo as athletes compete in trick riding, barrel racing and bull riding.


Saddle up and come on down to Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the Saturday Night Rodeo! Be mesmerized by the excitement as rodeo athletes from across the region compete weekly at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena in trick riding, barrel racing, and bull riding. The Florida rodeo is a guest favorite to watch talented contestants and enjoy a patriotic tribute to our armed forces.


87: Visit The World's Largest Entertainment McDonald's & PlayPlace

You are invited to experience McDonald’s in an unexpected way, the custom menu includes Omelets, Belgian Waffles, Pasta and Brick-oven Pizza. Stop by our Dessert Counter and indulge before heading upstairs to experience the 22ft. tall Play Place and video arcade. Located on Sand Lake Road at the junction with I-Drive.



88: Visit Reptile World Serpentarium

Reptile World is more than snake displays. It is a working farm providing venom for use worldwide in medicine and herpetological research. There is hundreds of venomous snakes just waiting to be "milked" for their valuable venom. Reptile World Serpentarium ships this precious commodity worldwide for use in medical and herpetological research. The regular "milking" of these dangerous snakes is done in public and makes Reptile World Serpentarium more than just another snake house.


89: Take A Trip To Cow Camp

Travel back in time to 1876 as you meander down the trail at at Lake Kissimmee State Park to the Cow Camp. You'll find a Florida cow hunter in a frontier camp nestled under a picturesque oak hammock within the route of the cattle drive. The cow hunter will be cooking, making coffee, tending to the cattle, or just resting up until he has caught the cows in the area and moves to the next camp.


90: Go On A Jungle Adventures At A Real Florida Animal Park

Jungle Adventures, a Real Florida Animal Park in Ocala, isJungle Adventures, A Real Florida Animal Park is the natural habitat jungle home of the rare Florida Panther, small exotic cats, various Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, and other critters. When you enter this timeless old Florida Hidden Treasure attraction on a journey into a lost world that time forgot.


91: Visit Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Step back in time at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and enjoy the classic mermaid show, but remember this quintessential Old Florida site is also home to the deepest freshwater cave system in the country and abundant protected wildlife.


Perhaps the best-known symbol of the yesteryear of Florida tourism, Weeki Wachee’s iconic mermaids perform in pure aquamarine water that flows from a first-magnitude spring.

Kids and adults alike can splash and play against a background of stunning blues and greens, and a kayak trip down the spring run offers an escape into the quiet of nature.


In 2007, underwater explorers discovered new passages in the spring’s cave system and confirmed Weeki Wachee as the deepest known freshwater cave system in the United States, marking another unique feature of this classic Florida destination.


Expore Orlando parks and gardens for free

91: Explore Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details.


92: Visit The Beautiful Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.



Promenade at Sunset Walk

93: Promenade at Sunset Walk

Enjoy a truly unique entertainment, shopping, and resort destination in Central Florida.


Enjoy a delicious meal at over a dozen restaurants, discover fashion, beauty, clothing, and fun in the shops, dance to the rhythm of the live-music entertainment,take in the classic cars in the weekely car show, and thrill to the splashes of Island H2O Water Park. Set your sights on the Promenade at Sunset Walk.


Dinky Dock in Winter Park

94: Enjoy Family Time At Dinky Dock Park

Spend a day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram.Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted.


Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

95: Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team perform free ski shows throughout the year in Winter Haven, the show is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month on Lake River in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Winter Haven.


From the pyramid to one ski, to even barefoot, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team pulls out all the tricks on Lake Silver. A world famous show that started at the old Cypress Gardens theme park in 1943 and continues on in Winter Haven to this day.


96: All Aboard A Train Ride Through Orlando Aboard SunRail

The kids will love a ride aboard SunRail. Uncover hidden gems in Orlando and beyond with things to do at SunRail stops throughout Central Florida.


All aboard for adventure! Discover must-dos and hidden gems on an off-the-rails SunRail journey from downtown Orlando and beyond. From Poinciana to DeBary,


97: Check out Wekiva Island

Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun.


Enjoy kayak, canoe and paddleboard rental so you can explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife. Stick around and enjoy more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun. Play volleyball or cornhole, soak up the sun on the picturesque boardwalk or take a dip in the refreshing water. What better way to cool off than to jump in the river?


Wekiva River remains a constant 72 degrees all year round, and guests are welcome to enjoy swimming along the boardwalk area or in other designated swimming locations along the river.



98: Explore Silver Springs And Ride A Glass Bottom Boat

For millennia, humans have been captivated by the stunning beauty and crystal clear waters of one of America’s largest springs. At Silver Springs State Park experience a Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat tour. Kayak the five-mile Silver River. Explore the Silver River Museum and Cracker Village. Camping, hiking, dining and shopping as well!


Glass Bottom Boats have wowed visitors to Silver Springs since the 1870s with breathtaking views of underwater life and the many springs that feed the Silver River. In fact, the Glass Bottom Boat was invented here! Take a tour aboard one of our historic Glass Bottom Boats and marvel at the beauty and sheer size of Mammoth Spring, the river’s head spring. You’ll explore many other beautiful feeder springs and see countless species of fish, ancient Native American and Spanish artifacts and even underwater movie props from the days when Hollywood productions flourished at the park! 


99: Enjoy A Day Or A Few Days At Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach is the closest beach to Orlando, only a one hour drive will find you at one of the best surfing locations in the country, and Cocoa Beach’s Ron Jon Surf Shop stays open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


A must visit is Cocoa Beach Pier, with a great choice of food and drink. Also in Cocoa, head to the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory or plan a family beach day at Fischer Park.


100: A Must Do This Summer Is A Visit To Daytona Beach

Though the races moved to Daytona International Speedway in 1959, the beach is where it all began. More than a century later, the sand is just as smooth, compact and driveable (look for access point along Atlantic Avenue).


While you’re there, do the Daytona classics – surf the Atlantic, and take a thrill ride on "The Slingshot" on the boardwalk – then check out the newer, colorific Ocean Walk Village for souvenir shopping and refreshments.


A Must Do This Summer Is A Visit To Daytona Beach

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