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Other Side of Orlando

About 7 month(s) ago by Perri Faulk

   The Other Side of Orlando

 

The Vacation Effect: When you leave your everyday routine to have a good time and come home more tired and stressed than before.

 Visit the “other side” of Orlando to reconnect with nature, live like a local and leave the jam packed schedule and waiting in lines behind.

The Great Outdoors:

Disney's Animal Kingdom offers a 20-minute safari ride where visitors are driven by a guide into the savannah where rhinos, zebras and giraffes get close enough for selfies. Throughout the tour your guide will give you information about the animals and their natural habitat. Animal Kingdom’s Safari is wonderful experience for kids and adults alike.

Discovery Cove gives you the chance to swim with dolphins and stingrays in a beautiful, tropical setting without traveling to the islands. Between adventures, enjoy unlimited access to a fantastic selection of food and drinks all day long. A paradise of rocky lagoons, tropical reefs, winding rivers,  waterfalls, and pristine white-sand beaches; leaves you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Orlando's Only Airboat & Wildlife Park Experience!  Just 45 mins from the attractions are beautiful day tours, relaxing sunset tours and exciting night tours for guests of all ages.  Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Headwaters of the Everglades.  Get an in depth look at the gators, birds, eagles, trees and plants as you glide through endless miles of beautiful wilderness. See for yourself how good it feels to be in the middle of nowhere.

Tree Trek Adventure Park

An aerial adventure course built in a 15-acre tree canopy allows visitors to test their mental and physical skills in a series of obstacles including Tarzan-like swings, ladders, suspended bridges, scramble nets, swinging logs, surf boards and more. A highlight of the course is a pair of giant 425-foot zip lines through the trees. Designed for ages 7 and up. Open daily from 8 am to dusk.

For more water based activities check out some of Central Florida’s closest springs including; Wekiwa Springs, Rock Springs, and Blue Springs.

If the outdoors isn’t for you don’t worry! Orlando has more to offer than theme parks and walking in the woods.

Shopping, attractions and areas to explore:

The Mall at Millenia: Is a luxury mall featuring  anchor stores Bloomingdale's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus. There are also 150 other stores and an abundance of dining options. High-end specialty shops include: Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Bebe, Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Guess, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Pottery Barn Kids, Sephora, St. John Boutique, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch and Urban Outfitters. Open daily.

 

The Florida Mall: An upscale mall, just east of International Drive, has 260 specialty shops and major department stores including Macy’s, Dillards, JC Penney and Sears. Other popular shops include American Girl, Aldo, Abercrombie, Apple, Coach, Crayola, Crocs, Disney, Forever XXI, Guess, Michael Kors, Rolex, Sperry, Stride Rite, United World Soccer and Zara

Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts: Named by Travel + Leisure magazine as "World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions 2015" and among their “Best Places to Travel in 2015,” the two-block downtown destination includes the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. This state-of-the-art acoustical theater in downtown Orlando and sets the stage for Broadway shows, the Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Winter Park: This upscale enclave is known for its main street, Park Avenue, which is lined with fashionable boutiques and restaurants. Other highlights include Rollins College, Hannibal Square and the Morse museum.

 

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