Have the Time of Your Life in Orlando

“It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.” ~ Polkadot Passport

Florida Flag

I live in Florida – precisely Orlando! One of the top destinations for families, couples, lone travelers and everyone in between. So, what is there to do in Florida besides Disney World? Most everyone, when they hear Florida, thinks about Disney World and Mickey Mouse. And that’s great, but, there are tons of things to do in Florida other than Disney World.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center
Photography by Miguel D. Lopez

For starters, the Kennedy Space Center is located in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers tours and attractions relating back to the beginning of space exploration until today. Do you want to know what it feels like to be an astronaut or be up, close and personal to a spacecraft? This is your opportunity to experience it. Visit Kennedy Space Center and book your visit.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Lakeridge Winery

Do you love wine tasting in a real vineyard? We have that too! Lakeridge Winery, in 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont; is home of a 127-acres of grape vines and Florida’s largest premium winery. Lakeridge Winery opened its doors in 1989 and offers winery tours and wine tasting. For tours and wine, tasting times visit Lakeridge Winery.

Beaches, beaches, and beaches…

Photography by Manuel Centeno

Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, St. Pete, St. Augustine, Vero Beach, Port Canaveral, New Smyrna, Sanibel Island, Clearwater … just too many to mention them all. Wherever you visit in central Florida you will most likely encounter a beach nearby or as far as only a 2-hour drive!

Photography by Cecilia Ramos

Sights and Landmarks

Visit Orlando’s International Drive where you will find the famous Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. Test your mind at Wonder Works Indoor Amusement Park. Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and interact with your favorite celebrity. Ride the newest ICON Orlando 360 for a splendid 400 ft high view of the city. Or try to escape from one of the many Escape Room games in Orlando! And this is just a few of them.

Tussauds Wax Museum
Tussauds Wax Museum – photo courtesy of JMI

Shop, Eat and Drink!

You can’t miss Church Street in Downtown Orlando with its trendy shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, and nightly entertainment. Disney Springs on Buena Vista Dr. has the best of the best of restaurants, shops, and daily entertainment as well. Visit the Orlando Science Center on E. Princeton Street, and discover the latest in science and technology. Or just stop by Old Town on Irlo Bronson Hwy for some fun.

Old Town
Old Town – Photo courtesy of JMI

Adventures and Thrill Rides

Ready for thrills and adventure? If you prefer the parks, there is no shortage of those. Orlando is home of Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland in Winter Haven, Busch Gardens in Tampa, and of course, Disney World! Visit one of the famous parks in Central Florida.

Yes, as you can see, there is a lot more to do in Orlando which I haven’t mentioned. You just need the time and energy to go through it all. What’s your favorite place in Orlando?




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