Orlando is a popular tourist destination and also home to more than 250,000 people. It is home to many theme parks, but also many other family-fun things to do in the summer.
The Orlando theme parks are naturally popular and you probably already know about them, but what else can you do for fun?
Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba
This is a beautiful show featuring absolutely amazing performers from all over the world. La Nouba is located in Disney’s newly renovated Disney Springs. So not only can you watch a cool show but you can also walk around Disney Springs which offers a bowling alley, movies, hot air balloon, and many shops. Checkout La Nouba’s prices and deals here.
Blue Man Group: Universal Orlando Resort
This is also an entertaining show in Orlando. Click here for information on tickets. Don’t forget you usually have to pay for parking, Florida Resident parking is free after 6pm but if you do not have an annual pass that includes parking, it can be $20. So, it might be cheaper to uber there and back.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
In Orlando we have Leu Gardens which is 50 acres of varying gardens. You can wander through the gardens at your own pace and admission for adults is only $10, and that includes admission and guided tour of the Leu House Museum in the garden. You can find more information here.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
This museum is actually located in Winter Park, and has the largest Tiffany glass collection in the world. It is also home to paintings, jewelry, pottery, lamps and windows. See visitor information here.
Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center is an awesome place to go with your family. It is both fun and educational with its many hands-on displays. View more information here.
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art is a must-see. Not only can you view art but they even have a workshop for you to make art of your very own. Head to their website to check out their special events and exhibitions here.
They not only take you on paddleboard tours through Orlando canals and lakes but they can also teach you to paddleboard first. View more information here.
There are also many things to do in Kissimmee, which is near Disney.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure
Do you love adventure and the outdoors? Then this is for you! The Tree Trek adventure park allows you to zip line and do courses to challenge yourself. Check it out here.
Friday and Saturday night at Old Town is very popular for people who really love cars. On Saturdays they have tons of classic cars on the main street, and on Fridays there are muscle cars. Old Town also has carnival-type attractions and many places to shop and dine. View more information here.
This is a dinner show featuring knights and horses with interesting medieval events. Your ticket includes a four-course meal and jousting tournament.View more information here.
Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours
If you want to see Florida’s wildlife but not venture too far from Orlando, Wild Willy’s is perfect. You can see gators from the safety of your boat. You can also view many species of birds and amphibians. View more information here.
Don’t forget about all of the awesome lakes and parks to be explored in the Orlando area as well. In the summer, the lakes are filled with boats, jet skis, and various flotation devices.
Enjoy your summer!
The DeVito Homes Team