Considering a vacation in Orlando, Florida? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, more people visited Orlando than anywhere else in the U.S. in 2018.
Orlando’s popularity comes as no surprise since there are so many fun and interesting ways to spend your days and nights there. Most everyone is familiar with the two big draws, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. But Orlando offers so much more than big amusement parks that can keep you and your traveling companions entertained.
Here are five other options for fun things to do while visiting Orlando.
1. Madame Tussauds Orlando
The west coast may have Hollywood, but you can see plenty of stars at Madame Tussauds Orlando. They may be made of wax, but they are delightful and fun.
They also have superheroes, athletes, race car drivers, presidents, scenes from movies, and more. You can even see all the various James Bonds standing next to each other. Plus there are interactive opportunities to take pictures with some of your favorites.
By buying your tickets online you will pay less for entry. You’ll also get the opportunity to buy combo-deals to get discounts on other nearby attractions like Sea Life, ICON Park, and Legoland.
Orlando is home to over 60 different public and private golf courses. There are also miniature golf courses for family time.
3. ICEBAR Orlando
ICEBAR Orlando is the largest permanent ICEBAR in the world. The ICEBAR features flaming and smoking cocktails that you can enjoy while exploring 70 tons of hand-carved ice. It’s carved into seating areas, tabletops, walls, and more.
The bar provides guests with thermal coats and gloves to help ensure they stay warm and cozy. There is also music every night and plenty of food options to savor.
You can purchase tickets online to get a discount. It’s also conveniently located near Holiday Inn International Drive.
4. Exotic Animal Experience
Love animals? Want to hold a sloth? If so, plan to visit the Exotic Animal Experience. There you can see kangaroos and wallabies without having to go all the way down under (to Australia).
Some of the other animals you will encounter are lemurs, zebras, porcupines, sheep, and monkeys. You can even schedule private and group visits to get hands-on time with all the animals. The hands-on experiences are restricted to people who are at least 8 and 10 years old or older.
5. Art & Cultural Venues
Orlando is home to many galleries, museums, theatre, and music venues. Orlando Museum of Art and Mennello Museum of American Art are some of the bigger spots to view art, but there are small art galleries to stroll through as well.
If you visit in October, plan to check out the Orlando Film Festival. For more options, check out this calendar of events to find out what’s happening when you plan to visit.
Plan Your Vacation in Orlando Now
With so many options to book for a vacation in Orlando, start your planning now. Early planning will increase your chances of getting tickets to the events you want and seeing everything you want to see.
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