Orlando’s sunny weather makes for great outdoor fun year round. Get active: bike, hike, canoe, or zoom through Orlando’s subtropical terrain on an airboat or zipline at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park or Adrenaline adventures. SUP (stand up paddleboard) enthusiasts will thrive in Orlando’s canals; contact Paddleboard Orlando for details.
Don’t just pass through Orlando on your way to your favorite theme park. Stay a while. The City Beautiful’s happenings are as varied as its many lakes. Orlando has just what you need for your warm winter escape or summer getaway.
Parks & Museums
Take advantage of Orlando’s impressive collections of art and nature. There are over 80 public parks, countless bodies of water, and over 20 museums to choose from. Check out the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orlando Science Center, or the Mennello Museum of American Art.
Dining & Nightlife
Go out and eat well. Orlando has mouthwatering food destinations that are among the best in the South, and bars to match the way you like to hang out. Taste global flavors, go down home for a little soul food and barbecue, or try a bite of alligator. Top barbecue spots worth checking out include 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa and Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que.
Orlando might have more golf courses than it does lakes. Tee off on expertly-designed golf courses that are highly praised by pros and amateurs alike; there are over 150 of them. Newcomers can take a swing at the sport by visiting one of over 20 golf academies.
While there is more to do in Orlando than visit nearby theme parks, it would be hard to pass on going to at least one. Enter Harry Potter’s wizarding world, tour the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney, and visit the second-largest Legoland in the world.