When you think of Orlando, what typically comes to mind first? More often than not, it’s Disney World or one of the many other theme parks located in the city. Orlando, however, is home to many great attractions that, believe it or not, are not theme parks. From day trips and excursions to tours and boat rides, here we’ll cover some of our favorite things to do in and around Orlando!
Florida Bioluminescent Paddleboard/Kayak Excursion
Cruise along the surface of the Indian River on a stand up paddleboard or in a kayak and observe the beautiful bioluminescence beneath the water. This highly-rated excursion is about 2 hours long and guided by knowledgeable experts who make your tour fun and exciting. Some people taking this excursion were even lucky enough to see a rocket launch during their tour!
Florida Manatee Adventure
This is 3 excursions wrapped into one day-long adventure! You’ll start the day by heading out to the Crystal River area which is the manatee capital of the world. It is also the only place in America where it is legal to swim with manatees, in their natural habitat. Here you’ll get to learn all about and snorkel with these gentle giants. Next you’ll head to Homosassa Springs State Park where you will have the chance to see and learn about a vast array of Florida wildlife. You’ll also get to see an underwater observatory called Nature’s Fish Bowl, where all the fish like to hang out. You’ll finish your journey with an exciting airboat ride along the Withlacoochee River!
Tour of Lakes Escape
This tour is a bit different than the others – you get to be your own captain! With this excursion you’ll cruise your own personal catamaran around Clermont’s chain of lakes. You will be led by a guide that will provide commentary on the local flora and fauna of the area. Finish off the tour by enjoying a rest at Cypress Cove Marina & Resort.
Orlando Deep Sea Fishing Charter
You can find some of the best locations for fishing around Orlando. Head out into open waters to try your luck at catching the big one! You’ll have the opportunity to land Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, Amberjack, and more! Whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice, the opportunity to engage in this exhilarating oceanic pursuit awaits, promising unforgettable moments and the chance to bring home remarkable stories of the sea.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Come experience the only indoor karting experience endorsed by Mario Andretti! This activity center consists of multi-level indoor karting, bowling, an impressive collection of arcade games, a dynamic two-story laser tag arena,and much, much more. A day here is guaranteed to be a day of fun!
As you venture beyond the iconic theme parks, Orlando unveils a world of captivating experiences that might just reshape your perception of the city. So, while Orlando’s theme parks are undoubtedly magnetic, remember that this city holds a treasure trove of experiences beyond the ordinary. Embrace the adventure, explore the uncharted, and weave your own tapestry of Orlando memories that go beyond the expected.