The Best Things to Do in Orlando

The Best Things to Do in Orlando

On January 29, 2019

Orlando is one of the most popular vacation cities in the country. There are so many Orlando, Florida attractions to choose from, that it can seem like an overwhelming list of possibilities.

Since one visit just isn’t enough time to see everything, it’s important to schedule your time wisely. To help narrow down the things to do, here is a list of the best things to do in Orlando.

Must-See Things to Do in Orlando

The Orlando Science Center This museum is a fun stop to learn more about space, science, and more. With a domed planetarium and the largest public refracting telescope, visitors learn about space and stars. There are also changing temporary exhibits, so it is never the same. [More Information.]

Kennedy Space Center – This is the NASA complex for visitors, located about 30 minutes outside of Orlando in Cocoa. Try the Shuttle Launch Experience, fly to space on a simulator, check out the Astronaut Hall of Fame, or watch how rockets are built, moved, and launched. This is one place you’ll never forget. [More Information.]

The Orlando Eye – From the creators of the London Eye, comes this Orlando piece of magic. This Ferris Wheel is 400 feet high and gives its riders the most incredible views of the city. [More Information.]

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Free/Cheap Things to Do in Orlando

Orlando Brewing Company – Take a free tour from Monday to Saturday at 6 pm and learn how beer is made. This genuine, USDA-certified brewery makes almost 20 ales, lagers, and seasonal microbrews. After the tour, buy a pint and stick around for live music on Friday and Saturday nights. [More Information.]

Daytona Beach – Check out the “World’s Most Famous Beach” where racing was born. Check out the International Speedway, or just go swimming. The beach pier is perfect for taking the whole family to hang out and relax. It’s free for pedestrians and cyclists, with a small fee for parking a vehicle. [More Information.]

Walking Tour – Pick up a brochure from Winter Park Historical Museum for a free walking tour. Included are 21 stops, but you can pick and choose your favorites if you are short on time. This tour is fun and relaxing. [More Information.]

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Things to Do in Orlando for Families/Kid-Friendly Things to Do

Ripley’s Believe or Not – People of all ages will love to see the unexplainable, odd, and fun things that this museum holds. The hours on the museum are from 9 a.m. until midnight, so you can fit it into an otherwise busy schedule to come see some incredible exhibits. [More Information.]

World’s Largest McDonalds – Enjoy having a meal at this unique McDonald’s location. With an expanded menu and full dessert bar, you can find new favorites. While you wait for food, let the kids play on the cheap arcade games.

Crayola World – At this colorful place, you and your family can explore art and technology in a new and colorful way. Create your own amazing works of art, take a tour to see how crayons are made, and finish it off with a tasty treat from the café. [More Information.]

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Things to Do in Orlando for Adults

House of Blues Orlando – Experience local culture with a fun music scene, great alcohol, and exceptional food. Of course, there are music performances from some of the top blues musicians, just check the schedule if you’re looking for someone you love. [More Information.]

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art – See the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world. The glass is featured in stained glass windows, jewelry, pottery, lamps, and more. Learn more about how the glass and products are made or just go to admire. [More Information.]

Romantic Cruise – Take a romantic ride through Clearwater Harbor on a daytime cruise. There are options for dining aboard some cruises. You can also just take a romantic walk along the water. 

The Ice Bar – Looking for a truly unique bar experience? Check out the largest permanent Ice Bar. Upon entering, you will be greeted by the Ice Princess herself and given thermal coats and some gloves. You can hang out here, admiring the ice sculptures, or make your way to the Fire Lounge portion of the building for dancing. [More Information.]

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