Orlando, Florida is a family destination about 100 miles inland from Tampa. People do not usually go there to visit the beach. They go to see attractions like Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. Most of the people that want to go to theme parks are minors. All children want to go to Disney World. Take the kids to Disney World already.
After a few days of Walt Disney’s magical experience, you might be ready to see what else Orlando has to offer. We have assembled a list of the best fun family activities in Orlando with some help from the resources at Expedia. Remember that you can save money off of a vacation by booking your flight, hotel, and rental car together in one travel package.
Discovery Cove + Dolphin Swim
A day trip to SeaWorld's Discovery Cove is fun and educational for children. Kids will think they are having fun while they actually learn marine biology. Not only do they get to go swimming, but they can do it with manta rays and otters. A Discovery Cove Day Resort Package also comes with a Dolphin Swim as well as a SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Combo Ticket.
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is a richly appointed facility that is built in the style of of a yacht club on the Eastern Seaboard. There are two swimming pools, one for children and one with a poolside bar. There is also a private beach and a marina on site. Take the ferryboat to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Kennedy Space Center Complex
The historic Kennedy Space Center has a visitor complex with an air and space museum. Visit the NASA launch headquarters and receive the Space Shuttle Atlantis Experience. Opt for a self-guided tour of that includes IMAX® space films, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, and astronaut memorabilia. Learn about the International Space Station and Hubble Telescope.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
If boats aren’t really your thing, then perhaps we can interest you in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. It is more like a woodland cabin near Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. The decor of the resort complex is inspired by National Parks. There is a marina on site where they have a ferry to Magic Kingdom® Park and transportation to Walt Disney World® Resort.
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
Don’t go to central Florida without taking at least one airboat ride to look for alligators. The wetlands of the Florida Everglades are rich with gators, turtles, exotic birds, bald eagles, and even more swamp critters. The airboats glide along the water at 45 mph (72 km/h) and hold up to 17 people. You can choose a day or nighttime airboat ride for the whole family.
For more deals and tips on how to get discounts on fun family activities in Orlando check out these Expedia coupon codes.