Orlando is a popular vacation destination for families with kids because of the many theme parks, including Walt Disney World. Visitors will also find other attractions such as championship golf courses, unique shopping experiences, sports events and much more. Here are just a few of the things you might want to do while visiting Orlando on your next vacation.
What’s the weather like? Average Temperatures in Spring are High: 82° and Low: 62° / Average Temperatures in Summer are High: 92° and Low: 75° / Average Temperatures in Fall are High: 84° and Low: 67° / Average Temperatures in Winter are High: 72° and Low: 52°
Pack your bags: Always bring swimsuits, beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable shoes for walking. Tank tops and short sleeve shirts with shorts or capris are great for most of the year but bring pants and some layers including a light jacket or sweater for the cooler winter nights.
Things to Do in Orlando, Florida
Explore Winter Park, a quaint town just 20 minutes from Orlando, as you float through the Winter Park Chain of Lakes on a Scenic Boat Tour.
What better way to see Orlando than from 400 feet in the air while riding on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye ferris wheel.
Challenge your friends and family to a game of miniature golf at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.
Art enthusiasts will want to check out the collection of Tiffany works including jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.
An essential part of the Everglades ecosystem, The Disney Wilderness Preserve in Kissimmee, spans 11,500 acres and is home to over 1,000 species of plants and animals.
Ziplining, alligator wrestling, a petting zoo and so much more is available for your family to enjoy at Gatorland.
If you are a fan or have always wanted to try off-roading, archery, clay shooting or bass fishing then you need to visit Revolution Off Road in Clermont. For some this may be a new experience but for others it may be a reminder of home.
Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour takes you through the process of how a cocoa bean becomes a chocolate bar. A true learning experience with lots of sweet treats to buy at the end.
Of course, the most popular attraction for kids in Orlando is Walt Disney World. From water parks where you can cool off to theme parks featuring movies, fairytales, animals and much more, the whole family will enjoy a Disney experience. Be sure to take some time to visit Downtown Disney for shopping, dining and exciting entertainment, as well!
Explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter or the unique world of Dr. Seuss plus more adventures through the many theme parks and attractions at Universal Orlando.
If your kids love to play with legos then you will want to take them to Legoland, a theme park that offers a water park, rides, shows and other attractions for all ages.
Experience the world of exotic animals at Giraffe Ranch, a hands-on working game farm and wildlife preserve, in Dade City or Safari Wilderness, a working game ranch, in Lakeland. Visit their websites for more information.
Visit Orlando is an excellent source for many more things to do including golf, nightlife, spas and many other attractions.
Festivals & Events
- Florida Film Festival
- Spring Fiesta in the Park
- Florida Music Festival
- Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
- Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
- Winter Park Autumn Art Festival
- Fall Fiesta in the Park
- Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando
- Halloween Horror Nights
- Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
- Festival of Trees
- Annual Christmas Parade in Winter Park
- Blues B-Q
- Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
- Zora! Festival
- Lunar New Year Dragon Parade
- Mount Dora Arts Festival
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