When most people head for Florida the first thing they consider is Disney. If you go to Florida you’re missing a great opportunity if you do not take advantage of all of the other sites that are available in Orlando, from museums to dining opportunities, historical sites and an opportunity to explore the wildlife.
For those who love being outdoors, you’re going to love the Central Florida Zoo, offering not just an educational opportunity for the entire family but a breathtaking botanical garden for flower lovers - from the endangered Amur Leopard to the common South African Crested Porcupine - you can also see reptiles, amphibians, birds and more while you’re here! Children of all ages will delight at the variety of animals. For those that are a little more adventurous you’ll love Gatorland where adventures can be found around every corner!
No trip to Orlando would be complete without a trip to the Center where you can take in sites about all shuttle launches, learn about the history of NASA - only here does our history and our future, nature and technology, young and old meet and take in the story of how we launched men on the moon.
Lovers of the outdoors will love Sea World, Wet and Wild, and Discovery Cove - not only offering a variety of outdoor activities including water sports but also an opportunity to learn about all water mammals in their own environment. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays, the opportunities to see the shows and discover the magic of water mammals.
Shoppers will love the variety of stores where they can shop in Orlando from high end retailers like Neiman Marcus to theme park related stores, to sprawling outlets, you’ll have the opportunity to shop in flea market type shops or trendy college stores. No matter what you’re looking for you’re going to be able to buy it in Orlando!
Whether your palate favours Japanese, American, Latin, Mexican, Italian food or you’re looking for low-carb choices, casual dining or nearly any variety of restaurants you’re sure to find it in Orlando! Asian cuisine options include Lotus Garden for your basic Chinese meal or head over to Fuju Japanese Cuisine for a genuine Japanese meal. Steak and seafood lovers will enjoy Nascar Sports grille or Bubba Gum Shrimp Company for a superb meal at reasonable prices! For true casual dining you can head to Carrino’s Restaurant and Pizza offering something to please the pickiest of palates or for pizza lovers you’ll find many of the standard favourites like Pizza Hut and Little Caesars Pizza for a family meal.
When it’s time to find a night time attraction without the children you can select from vars, comedy clubs, dance clubs, karaoke clubs or a simple sports bar! The WaiTiki features live music and entertainment and is a casual live entertainment venue, while the Up the Ground Nightclub offers a variety of Latin music in a light and dancing in a lively environment. For those who love to participate as part of their night time enjoyment you won’t want to miss Friends Lounge offering Karaoke as part of their regular entertainment!