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Top Unique Things To Do in Orlando

When you say Orlando, you’ll likely be thinking about Walt Disney World. But aside from the marvelous theme parks here that have been drawing crowds from different parts of the world every year, there are plenty of other indoor and outdoor activities that you can choose from. Let’s take a look at some  unique things to do in Orlando both indoor and out in the Orlando area.

Outdoor Attractions and Things to Do

You will not run out of great outdoor activities while you’re in Orlando as there are dozens of attractions waiting for you to discover them. Here are a few that are worth taking note of: 

Bok Tower Gardens

Just half an hour away from Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens is a place where peace and tranquility amidst the flora and fauna of Florida can be experienced. There’s the Hammock Hollow children’s garden and an Outdoor Kitchen and Edible Garden where you can get fresh produce. A great place to take a break from the crowds of the parks.

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Looking for really  unique things to do in Orlando? Why not take an airboat ride around the famous Florida swamps? Whether you head out to the swamps in the morning, sunset, or even at night, you’ll see wildlife up close which is an amazing experience on its own. You’ll learn a thing or two about how the Native Americans lived before and even experience what it is like to mine for gems. Now that is a unique experience indeed!

Gatorland

Florida is well-known for being home to alligators and crocodiles so don’t pass up the chance to see them in their own habitat in Gatorland. Here you’ll get to visit their petting zoo, observation tower in their breeding marsh, and cool down in their Splash Pad for the little ones.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

How about playing a round of golf with the family? This pirate themed golf course is perfect for beginners and professionals with different golf courses to choose from. From challenging hole designs, entertaining themes, and lush landscape, this outdoor activity is going to make your family bonding super fun. 

Safari Wilderness Ranch

Another must-try outdoor activity in Orlando is Safari Wilderness Ranch. This is not your usual zoo nor is it a theme park. What this ranch is all about is bringing you closer to wildlife in a natural setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are several ways in which you can enjoy this spot such as riding a customized vehicle safari, doing a llama trek, or even take a Camel Expedition just to name a few. 

Indoor Attractions in Orlando

The weather in Orlando can be tricky at times. Sudden downpours can happen from time to time. And although they give you some reprieve from the heat, they may dampen your excitement. Or will it? Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor attractions in Orlando just for these instances, like the ones below. 

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games

Bring out your need for speed at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games where you can drive their electric karts on long straightways and sharp hairpin bends like a pro. Of course, there are other activities available here such as the arcade center where classic games are available, laser tag, racing simulators and more. 

Breakout Escape Rooms

Use your wit and problem-solving skills to find your way out from Breakout Escape Rooms in Orlando. Race against time to solve the room that you are locked in along with others and see if you are capable of making it out in one piece. There are several thrilling themes for escape game here that are well worth a visit.

Crayola Experience

If you find yourself in the Florida Mall, don’t hesitate to make your way to the Crayola Experience. Within it you’ll find 26 more attractions that will surely take up your time while the rain pours doen. Learn how crayons are made here or head out to Scribble Square where you can draw and paint to your heart’s content. And if you are feeling hungry, there is a Café Crayola to turn to. 

Chocolate Kingdom

Ever wonder how chocolate is made? Chocolate Kingdom is an informative and interactive tour that you and your kids will enjoy. Follow the Prince and his Dragon as he discovers how chocolate is made from harvesting the beans to the processing. You can even make your own chocolate!

Kings Dining & Entertainment

Regardless of whether you are looking for a place to dine, lounge, or go bowling, this entertainment center is where lots of  fun can be  found. The food here is made from the freshest ingredients, and prepared by the experts which is why, every bite is a gastronomical experience. There are billiards and ping pong tables here, karaoke, and even a Bocce ball court. 

Madame Tussauds

If you want to get a selfie with your favorite stars, Madame Tussauds is one unique experience you’ll not soon forget. The wax figures here have captured the image of popular personalities, presidents, and the like. It’s like meeting the stars in real life!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Talk about unique things to do in the city of Orlando! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is worth visiting especially if you want to see rare oddities from vampire killing kits, shrunken heads, to the tallest man in the world and everything in between. Everyone will be talking about this for a long time. 

The Wheel at ICON Park

What other unique things you can do while in Orlando? Why not check out the Wheel at ICON Park? The Wheel stands at 400 feet high with 30 climate-controlled capsules that will give you an impressive view of the cityscape. Carrying 15 people per capsule, you can celebrate your special occasion here for that memorable moment. 

Fun Dining Entertainment

Mango’s Tropical Café

Dinner and entertainment in one? Mango’s Tropical Café delivers international talent, entertainment, and delicious cuisine that caters to both the young and the old. Dance the night away or taste their specialty drinks, spending a night here is going to be an enjoyable experience for sure.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Travel back to the medieval times where kings, knights, and jousting were the norm. Get to witness the bravery of knights jousting and even superb falconry as you dig your way through your dinner. There is also a castle, a village, and a museum to explore that all add to the authenticity of this fun place. 

The ROCK Dinner Show at Orlando Forum

Another out-of-this-world dining and entertainment experience that you shouldn’t miss out on is the ROCK Dinner Show at Orlando Forum. You’ll be experiencing Vegas-level show and entertainment that everyone, both young and old, will enjoy.

From seeing the Kings of Rock and Pop come alive right before your eyes, to energizing music that will make you tap your toes, to visual effects that will stay with you  for hours, you’ll be standing and clapping along with the rest of the audience at the end of the show. 

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show

This is not your ordinary restaurant because you will be using your powers of observation to solve mysteries as you dine on epic meals. This two-and-a-half hour mystery dinner is every bit entertaining and enjoyable as you get to meet the cast and the crew of Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show.

Audience participation is highly recommended as you and your dinner companions will be tapped to discuss the clues found in the area while having lots of laughs in the process. Of course, all that hard work will not go unrewarded, because aside from the feast laid on your table, there are prizes that await the most successful sleuths.

More Unique Things to Do in Orlando

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are other places to visit in Orlando such as LEGOLAND Resort where, with LEGOLAND tickets, you’ll be able to explore and enjoy the fun activities here to your heart’s content. Don’t forget to add WonderWorks to your list of places to visit.

Why here? Well, everything is upside down here unless you pass through their inversion tunnel to bring everything back to normal. There are six wonder zones that you can explore from their space discovery, far out art gallery, imagination lab, light and sound zone, natural disasters, and physical challenge zone. There’s more to discover  here such as their laser tag arena, indoor ropes challenge, and their simulator ride as well.

With everyone crowding in the theme parks in Orlando, why not try out some other attractions? You’re sure to enjoy exploring all the unique attractions in the city, plus you can choose either indoors or outdoors. Orlando has much to offer so if you are looking for a truly different adventure, be sure to check out the places mentioned above for a whole new level of vacation


Unique Things To Do In Orlando Resources:

[1] Things To Do Visit Orlando; Things to Do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks, 2019.
[2] Orlando Insider Vacations; 25 Things to Do in Orlando When it Rains A Rainy Day Won't Spoil The Fun, 2019.
[3] Trips To Discover; 6 Unique Things To Do in Orlando, 2019.
[4] Tripadvisor Orlando; Mango's Tropical Cafe, 2019.
[5] 10 Best USA Today; Sink, sleuth and swashbuckle while you sup at these Orlando dinner shows, A.D. Thompson, Orlando Local Expert, 2019.
[6] WonderWorks Orlando, Fl; The Wonderworks Experience, 2019.


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