With plenty of theme parks and a hipart and restaurant scene, there’s never a sleepy moment in this Florida city. If you’re looking for a magical time with the little ones, younger kids will love the well-known castles and characters of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. At Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, super fans can journey on The Hogwarts Express or visit Ollivanders, to collect their very own wand. More of a thrill seeker? Rollercoaster lovers are in for a wild ride on The Incredible Hulk at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Put your building skills to the test by and get creative at LEGOLAND’s hands-on theme park. For an educational family outing venture to The Kennedy Space Centre for an interactive simulated space exploration.
When the theme parks aren’t occupying your time, downtown Orlando also has plenty to offer. Visit the Orlando Museum of Art for an eclectic mix of classic American art and contemporary works. Get a taste of Florida’s new food scene at East End Market, where Domu serves up delicious ramen, and Lineage Coffee Roasting keeps the city well-caffeinated. With lots of independent stores, boutiques and restaurants, strolling along the cobbled streets of the Church Street District makes for an interesting afternoon out.
If you prefer cycling over strolling, rent a bike and enjoy the scenic trail through Loch Haven Park. Worked up an appetite? Grab a burger at The Strand. A cosy space where new American dishes fuse with old school classics. End your night with some live music at Will’s Pub or see if you can score the password to get into the secret bar, Hanson’s Shoe Repair. No matter what kind of adventure you’re up for, you’re sure to find it in Orlando.