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50 Things to do in Orlando besides Theme Parks

Orlando, FL is home to some of the best theme parks in the world but it is also home to so many attractions and unique experiences. From family-friendly dinner shows to thrilling zip-lines, Orlando has so many incredible things to do in Orlando besides theme parks! Don’t get us wrong, we love Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando, but for those days that you want to take a break from the theme parks, here is a list of 50 things that you and your whole family are going to love about Orlando, FL:



  1. Race on Orlando’s best go-kart tracks & fun roller coasters in Fun Spot America

  2. Get the best view of the city with a ride on the ICON Orlando

  3. Challenge your mind with educational & exciting attractions at Wonder Works

  4. Be amazed by the incredible oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not

  5. Go on an epic mini-golf adventure at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

  6. Step back in time and experience a classic Florida town with Old Town Kissimmee

  7. Create your own custom crayon in the Crayola Experience

  8. Explore the galaxy & become an Astronaut for a day at the Kennedy Space Center

  9. Experience the art of Magic at The Great Magic Hall


Nature & Parks

  1. Admire 50 acres of gorgeous trees, palms, vines, roses, camellias and more at Harry P. Leu Gardens

  2. Go for a stroll around Lake Eola Park or rent a swan-shaped paddle boat

  3. Explore the ocean and feed marine creatures at SEA Life Orlando Aquarium

  4. Interact with lovely Florida native animals with the Exotic Animal Experience

  5. Learn about Florida’s amazing ecosystem in the Tibet-Butler Preserve

  6. Get up close to unique animals like zebras, elands, and many more at the Safari Wilderness Ranch

  7. Become Trainer-for-a-Day at Gatorland!



  1. Go shopping, have a family meal, catch a movie or go on a hot air balloon ride in Disney Springs

  2. Enjoy popular brands at affordable prices at the Orlando Premium Outlets

  3. Find some of your favorite designer brands at Mall at Millennia

  4. Shop in one of the most popular malls in the area, The Florida Mall

  5. Catch a movie, shop around or have dinner next to some of the best attractions at Pointe Orlando

  6. Play golf, buy souvenirs or have lunch at Universal’s City Walk


Outdoor Activities

  1. Rent a Paddleboard at beautiful Wekiva Island or Lake Killarney with Paddleboard Orlando

  2. Create beautiful memories from the sky with Orlando Balloon Rides

  3. Enjoy the best Orlando Jet Ski experience with Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando

  4. Swim with some of the happiest and friendliest dolphins with Florida Dolphin Tours

  5. Explore mangrove tunnels or skim across Everglades grasslands with Florida Everglades Airboat Tour

  6. Ride a horse along one of the best trails in the area with Florida Wildlife Horseback Safari

  7. Get a unique view of Orlando with one of the many Helicopter Tours

  8. Enjoy the beautiful Florida weather in ShipWreck Island Water Park



  1. See over 40 exhibits and 400 real animal skeletons at SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled

  2. Get up close with some of your favorite celebrities and historical figures at Madame Tussauds Orlando

  3. Investigate, discover, and become curious of Orlando Science Center

  4. Experience America’s history through paintings at the Orlando Museum of Art

  5. See a glimpse of the artifacts and objects found in the Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

  6. Taste different types of chocolate at The World of Chocolate Museum

  7. Check out the Tiffany collection at Morse Museum of American Art!


Concerts & Shows

  1. Escape on an out of this world experience with the amazing acrobats of La Nouba Cirque Du Soleil

  2. Celebrate art, technology, and music with an incredible performance by the Blue Man Group

  3. Become part of the biggest battle between knights at Medieval Times

  4. Catch a Broadway Show at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

  5. Set sail and go on a thrilling and savory adventure at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

  6. Become a detective and solve the big mystery in Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show

Thrills & Adventure

  1. Have an indoor skydiving experience like no other at iFly Orlando

  2. Solve puzzles and riddles and try to escape at Escapology or The Escape Game

  3. Race against your friends and become the ultimate champion at I-Drive NASCAR Kart Racing

  4. Travel through a military base full of zombies and survive the mission at Zombie Outbreak

  5. Ride through 220 acres with an ATV, buggy or mucky duck with Revolution Off Road

  6. Enjoy a 1,200-foot long high-flying journey on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line

  7. Play the ultimate dodge ball in a trampoline court at AirHeads Trampoline Arena