Things to do in Orlando
Orlando is a great city of entertainment. It is famous for its theme parks but it is definitely not the only thing this city has to offer. There are plenty of things to do in Orlando with kids.
Fun things to do in Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort
Of course, theme parks have become almost the symbol of Orlando as you will find many great amusement parks that can be enjoyed both by the kids and the adults. The most well known probably is the Walt Disney World Resort. Visit Walt Disney World Resort for more information.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Very popular among theme park visitors is also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – one of the islands of the Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for more information.
Other theme parks include SeaWorld Orlando, Gatorland and LEGOLAND Florida. Orlando concentrates on the contemporary entertainment and activities. Ifly Orlando is a great example of that. It is a modern indoor skydiving tunnel that gives its visitors a chance to experience the feeling of flying under the surveillance of professional instructors. Speed lovers can also go to the Orlando Grand Prix - large, well-equipped indoor go kart racing tracks.
The city started to reach the high level of development only in 1980-ties so it is a typical modern city and you will not find many historical buildings or museums there. However, there are places where you can meet the history of Orlando, for example, The Orange County Regional History Center or Hannibal Square Heritage Center.
There are bunch of really interesting science museums as well like John F. Kennedy Space Center and Orlando Science Center. One of the most bizarre museums in Orlando could be Ripley’s Believe It Or Not where you can check out some odd or simply fun displays.
Some culture establishments to visit are the Dr. Philipps Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Orlando Museum of Art.
Free things to do in Orlando
If you are looking for a museum without any admission fee then you should go to the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida as they both are free of charge. Some free-of-charge art museums include The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Galleries like CityArts factory or Grand Bohemian Gallery are also without any admission fee.
There are lots of possibilities for shopping in Orlando as you will find a lot of great shopping centers like The Florida Mall, The Mall at Millenia or Festival Bay Mall. Of course, the nightlife in Orlando is active as well – you can choose from a wide range of various nightclubs, comedy clubs, restaurants and pubs, e.g. Jellyrolls, House of Blues, The Groove or Latin Quarter. When visiting Orlando you have to be ready for a bright city of a non-stop entertainment.