5 things to do in Orlando, Florida
One of the best things about Orlando is that it is a great vacation spot for people of all ages, from the young, to the young at heart. If you are in your 20’s and looking to get away from the cold and spend your spring break, Orlando is a great option. It is also an ideal locale for family vacations, and if you are a grandparent, Orlando is a great place to take your grandkids. To help you make the most of your trip, here are some attraction recommendations to check out while you are there.
This is my humble writer’s opinion, Universal Studios is the best part of Orlando, Florida, and is a must see for anyone who visits the area. If you are a fan of cinema and adventure, then Universal is the perfect place for you. Divided into three parks, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, and the most recently Volcano Bay, there is no shortage of things to do and see. Even going back year after year, you can discover something new. With the magical worlds of Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, Jurassic Park, Springfield, and so many more featured throughout the park, you are transported away from the ordinary and are able to experience something truly magical. Universal often has deals for Canadians looking to escape the cold, so be sure to look out for those! For ticket and accommodation information, you can check out Universal Studio’s website.
Disney World is probably one of the most classic Orlando designations, and with the title of being “the most magical place on earth”, it is easy to see why. The magic of the park is like none other, and is simply ageless. No matter how old you are, and what generation of Disney you grew up with, the park is guaranteed to fill your heart with joy. From the iconic characters roaming the park, immersive movie themed rides, to the spectacular castle, and awe-inspiring nightly parade and fireworks show, there is no shortage of things to experience. Head over to Disney World’s website for more information on tickets, attractions, and accommodations.
International Drive is a center of fun and activity in Orlando. Featuring many attractions to appeal to everyone, it is sure to provide a fun filled day with the whole family. The city’s strip provides many attractions throughout the day for all to enjoy, and comes alive at night, providing a fun and bright nightlife for those wanting to paint the town red. To see all that Orlando’s International Drive has to offer, head on over to their website!
Orlando Science Center
If you have a young one with you who loves to be hands on, and needs to learn how things work, be sure to check out the Orlando Science Center. The center is interactive, and allows kids, and those who are still kids at heart, to interact with the exhibits and learn a bit about science along the way! Keep an eye out on the OSC's website, as depending on the season they will have special exhibits for you to experience. And, if you are part of the over 21 crowd, the OSC opens up their doors after hours, and transforms the center into an adult playground. The night features specialty drinks, live music, and interactive exhibits.
Wild Florida Boat Tours
If you are looking for something a little closer to nature, check out one of the Wild Florida boat tours! The tours take you through the Florida Everglades and allow you experience the untouched habitats of alligators, birds, and many other native species of wildlife. Wild Florida boat tours also offers a gator and wildlife park experience, including interactive animal shows, and lunches. You can get addition attraction information and ticket pricing on their website.