Our Favorite Things to Do In Central Florida (Beyond Disney)

You can spend weeks exploring all the things to do in Central Florida beyond just Universal and The Mouse. Time to add a few extra days to your vacation.



It’s different than your typical wild animal “zoo” – and much better. Ride along the 260 acres in a customized safari vehicle to get up close. Our favorite? Feeding ring-tailed lemurs.



The Legoland Florida Resort & Water Park, is our favorite of all the Florida theme parks. Enjoy roller coasters, shows and splish-splashing. Stay overnight in the new Pirate Hotel!

bok tower gardens


The 200-ft tall tower was built in 1929. Listen for the carillon bells that ring on the hour. Kids? Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden is a must.

westgate river ranch


An authentic kid-friendly guest ranch where families can experience the Old Florida cowboy lifestyle as a day visitor or overnight guest. We loved our glamping stay.

kennedy space center


3, 2, 1…BLAST OFF! Enjoy the many exhibits, shows, and attractions including Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, Rocket Garden, and more.

grape hammock fish camp


Ride along the shoreline of Lake Kissimmee in an air boat and see Old Florida! Or stay overnight and catch “the big one” at this top-rated Fish Camp in the state.

frank lloyd wright tours


Pick from four tours on the Florida Southern College campus. Each offers an interesting and educational look at the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Reservations required.

sea life orlando aquarium


Home to Florida’s only 360° underwater tunnel, you’ll find touch-tanks, 9+ exhibit areas, thousands of sea creatures and fun behind-the-scenes tours.

43+ Unique & Awesome Things To Do In Central Florida (Beyond Disney)

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