Blooming Once More: The Best Things to Do in Orlando

by Gavin Darvell

Yep, you’ve read that title right, Orlando is blooming once more as the world continues to open up. The theme parks and other attractions are again welcoming back the international traveller, ready to take visitors under their wings, to thrill and enthral. Are you ready for the ride?

It doesn’t matter if it’s single travellers, couples or families or groups. Orlando is a destination that has diversity at its heart and there is perhaps no other place on earth that offers so many unique experiences. Returning here is a must.

For most, coming here means heading to one of the theme parks: Disney and Universal Studios being the stand outs. Away from the theme park fun, if you take the time to explore downtown Orlando you may well be surprised. There are tree-lined neighbourhoods, museums to explore and plenty of Instagrammable places to capture images. Enjoy the theme parks, but venture beyond the thrills. What are we waiting for? Let’s delve into the best things to do in Orlando, starting with those theme parks.



Outside the Universal Studios Plaza – Photo by Juan Pablo Melo on Unsplash


The Theme Parks

It’s no doubt the main reason for visiting, so where better to start than at one of the top theme parks on offer. Universal Orlando Studios and Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort offer their magic depending on your favourite characters and films. Guaranteed fun at these. Away from those big hitters, there are others to meet your theme park needs. You have the aquatic splashes of SeaWorld® Orlando and family fun at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort. With choices like that, you are spoilt.


The attractions

If you’ve had your fill of the rides, music and characters, there are other places to visit. It may surprise you that Orlando has some great alternatives. For instance, there is Gatorland, a place where you’ll get a thrilling mix of animal encounters. Snappy fun to be had there! Or head for space at the Kennedy Space Centre. It’ll be a journey into space for all the budding astronauts.


Heading into nature

If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, then nature is on Orlando’s doorstep. Did you know it’s a haven for birds, for example? Over 360 species infact. So, head out to areas like Lake Apopka. Or how about a trip out into the Everglades? Zooming around on an airboat. Sounds like fun to me.


Orlando the everglades

Into the Everglades – Photo by Laurent B on Unsplash


Around the town

If you can pull yourself away from the theme parks and attractions, the actual city of Orlando also offers some fun. There’s top shopping from the coveted brands, from fashion to well, whatever you need. Head for malls such as The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall and the designer outlets. Hop on a bus and take in the sights. See, there’s more to discover than just rides!


Whichever way you look at it, Orlando offers it! From the thrills and memorable moments to serene nature and top shopping. Visiting here is an experience unlike any other. It’s blooming marvellous!

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.