6 Things to Try When Visiting Orlando


6 Things to Try When Visiting Orlando

6 Things to Try When Visiting Orlando

Experiencing Orlando theme parks is a fantastic experience, but there are many ways to enjoy the city, and you will want to explore as many as possible. Thanks to robust safety and health measures at Orlando theme parks, you can easily explore the city with confidence. From shopping on cobblestone streets to Broadway shows dining with world-famous chefs, our experts present the following top experiences you should try in Orlando. Keep in mind that some experiences may be closed or temporarily modified depending on the timing of your visit, so always check with featured attractions for their current status before visiting.

Biking the West Orange Trail

This 22-mile paved trail stretches from the banks of Lake Apopka to Winter Garden. You can find weekly, daily, and hourly bike rentals for every age, along with trailers for traveling with your little ones at West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades. The company also offers group tours and hotel delivery packages for convenience.

Dine at the restaurant of a celebrity chef

Orlando is overflowing with celebrity chefs. Walt Disney World Resort's Disney Springs alone has Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Morimoto Asia, Wolfgang Puck Express and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen, and Rick Bayless's Frontera Cocina. In addition, you can find Guy Fieri's flavorful meals at Planet Hollywood and Chicken Guy! Other celebrity chef options in Orlando include Todd English's Bluezoo and Primo by Melissa Kelly.

Experience Orlando museums

In Orlando, museums are loved just as much as theme parks. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Grand Bohemian Gallery at Grand Bohemian Hotel in the downtown area. In addition, the Menello Museum of American Art and Orlando Art Museum are located in Loch Haven Park, just 10 minutes from the city. Twenty minutes from downtown in Winter Park, visitors can find the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Rollins Museum of Art, and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. If you are an art lover, you will enjoy visiting these galleries and seeing what they have to offer.

Visit the Dr. Phillips Center to see a show.

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Orlando and is the art scene's crown jewel. The center consists of three theaters ranging from 300 to 2,700 seats, with an outdoor plaza. This venue hosts the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Broadway shows, the Orlando ballet, top-name public personages, comedians, and musicians.

Do some shopping on Park Avenue.

Park Avenue features gurgling fountains, pleasing greenery, and brick roadways in the heart of Winter Park. This area is the home to sophisticated shopping experiences. In addition to national names, like Alex and Ani and Lily Pulitzer, you will uncover other regional treasures like Tuni. Once you're finished shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of the district's upscale dining locales, or head over to Winter Park Village's outdoor shopping center to find more amazing retailers.

Experience an airboat tour in Orlando

Switchgrass Outfitters and Airboat Tours provide airboat rides for the family into the Florida swamplands. Here, you will experience various species of local wildlife, as well as the opportunity to take guided gator, turkey, or hog hunts. This airboat tour in Orlando allows you to see hawks, deer, bald eagles, alligators, wild turkeys, migratory birds, turtles, and all kinds of other Florida wildlife. You will also view ancient Indian mounds, beautiful marshes, and Cypress swamps. The river remains untouched with no development or houses and is surrounded by protected wetlands and state wildlife parks.

These are just a few of the experiences you should take advantage of while in Orlando. Contact us today to book your airboat tour in Orlando.

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