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45 Amazing Things to Do in Florida Other Than Disney

Searching for fun things to do in Florida other than Disney? This post is here to help!

Florida’s sheer size alone makes it an endless haven for every kind of traveler. Located ideally between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s easy to get into a fun summer mood in an instant when you’re here.

Most tourists see the Sunshine State as the Disney capital of the world, but those who know how to navigate this charming state can attest that it’s more than just its man-made attractions.

Get to experience an abundance of culture in its many art museums, historical sights, restaurants, beaches, and, best of all, its unique ecosystem of subtropical wilderness and barrier reefs that supports wildlife unique to Florida.

Consider this list your introduction as you work your way through the country’s charming Sunshine State.

40+ Amazing Things to Do in Florida Other Than Theme Parks

Everglades boat tour in Florida with an airboat cruising along a waterway

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Visit Everglades National Park

The country’s second-largest natural park after Yellowstone, Everglades National Park is a 1.5 million-acre preserve of unspoiled swamp and subtropical marsh with flatwoods and mangroves best explored via hiking, guided boat tours, and tram rides.

It’s also deemed a World Heritage Site and is home to hundreds of animal species, including endangered ones like the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee.

Lindsey of Have Clothes, Will Travel swimming with horses in Bradenton, Florida - great day trip from Ruskin!

Go Swimming With Horses (Bradenton)

Swimming with horses in Bradenton, FL, is truly an unforgettable experience; no horseback riding experience is required. About 95% of these horses are rescues, so you get to share in their experience with a second chance in life. In addition to the unique experience of swimming on horseback, you’ll enjoy stunning bay views and maybe even some wildlife sightings of dolphins, stingrays, and manatees.

The entrance to a cave with a wooden walkway and bright blue water at the end.

Snorkel Devil’s Den – Florida’s Natural Springs (Williston)

Devil’s Den is a hidden gem in Florida and is one of the country’s prehistoric underground rivers. Named for the steam rising from the cave’s opening, it’s now a popular scuba diving and recreational facility.

Dive below the clear waters to see ancient coral reefs with fossils, or swim and explore the icicle-like stalactites dangling above the cave’s open structure.

A large building with palm trees in front of it.

Explore the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota)

Spend hours exploring the eclectic Ringling Museum of Art, an interactive circus museum featuring the personal antiques and art collection of circus magnate John Ringling and his wife, Mabel.

It’s been lovingly restored to include lovely botanical gardens along Sarasota Bay and the couple’s very own Ca’ d’ Zan mansion, a colorful architectural delight.

Wide angle view of Kennedy Space center in Florida.

Visit the Kennedy Space Center

A NASA gem and one of the ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration centers, you’ll find all things space-related at the Kennedy Space Center.

Learn everything there is to know about astronauts, rocket launchers, and see the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close. The center spans a whopping 140,000 acres and has been a historic launch site for shuttle missions over the years.

Snorkeling with Manatees in Crystal River

Snorkeling with Manatees in Crystal River

Known as the Home of the Manatees, Crystal River, FL, is the only place in the United States where it’s legal to swim with manatees in their natural habitat. Crystal River also has the largest concentration of these mild-natured “sea cows” than anywhere else in the world. (Please book a tour with a reputable local company, and DO NOT try to snorkel with them on your own.)

Wide angle view of Miami Beach, Florida.

Live it Up in Miami Beach

The quintessential Florida experience can be found in Miami Beach – Florida’s haven for authentic beach life, culture, and local experiences. Soak up the sun and experience the luxe life in one of the many beachfront rentals.

You can also dabble in watersports, sample local eats, and explore the surrounding galleries, museums, and theatres. You can also head to South Beach and South Pointe Park for a less crowded scene.

Wide angle view of Amelia Island.

Relax on Amelia Island

Amelia Island is part of the barrier island chains that stretch along the East Coast and is a 4-mile wide and 13-mile-long natural wonder. Roaming pirates used to make it their home base, and much of the island’s surroundings remain unspoiled.

Besides the many spas, hotels, dining, and outdoor activities to entertain you during your vacation, the island’s quiet charm, idyllic sceneries, and unspoiled beaches will certainly win you over.

Wide angle view of Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West).

Explore Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West)

Since its discovery in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, Dry Tortugas has been the main hub of merchants, explorers, sailors, and impressive forts—one of which is Fort Jefferson, built in the 1800s.

It’s lived through countless wars and is one of the most historic and beautiful places to visit in Florida accessible only via seaplane or boat. Now a large park, visitors can explore the grounds and try snorkeling on the surrounding beach.

Picture collage of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum (Key West).

Enjoy the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum (Key West)

Over 20 years’ worth of memorabilia from the famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, can be found in this Spanish-inspired home in Key West on Whitehead Street.

The author moved to the house during the 1920s and it’s where he wrote Farewell at Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and To Have and Have Not. While the author lived in many places throughout his life, this one has great significance and is a must-see when in Florida.

A collage of photos of butterflies and plants for the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.

Explore the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Key West’s Butterfly and Nature Conservatory offers a unique and exciting experience for butterfly lovers as it houses hundreds of butterfly species and moths in their natural habitat.

Learn all about metamorphosis and see a variety of exotic birds and flamingos in the conservatory as well. See them take flight in colorful technicolor renditions via the Wings of Imagination art gallery. (One of my favorite memories as a kid was visiting this butterfly conservatory!)

Wide angle view of Morikami Museum and Japanese gardens.

See the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach)

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a tranquil oasis set in the heart of Delray Beach.

Learn about the Japanese culture and how the gardens came to be through the many artifacts featured at the museum, and then head outside the manicured gardens to soak up the beauty of the surrounding nature and Zen out.

Wide angle view of the Florida Caverns State Park (Marianna).

Explore the Florida Caverns State Park (Marianna)

Florida Caverns State Park is the place to go see Florida’s natural and historic limestone beauty that formed 38 million years ago.

The caverns are rich with stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, corals, and even fossils—a testament to how all of the caves’ elements began forming underwater to create unique works of natural art.

Wide angle view of the Ancient Spanish Monastery (North Miami Beach).

Visit the Ancient Spanish Monastery (North Miami Beach)

Another one of Florida’s hidden charms is the Ancient Spanish Monastery built between 1133-1141 AD featuring three cloisters deemed to be the oldest built structure in the Western Hemisphere.

The cloisters served as structures of a Cistercian monastery for almost 700 years. It was finally reconstructed in Florida in 1925 as a tourist spot that takes visitors 12 centuries back to a Romanesque and Gothic old-world monastery.

A tropical garden with a waterfall in the middle.

Experience The Kampong (Miami)

The Kampong (named after a Javanese word “compound”) located in Coconut Grove is a tropical paradise and the best vacation spot in the heart of Miami.

Established by famous plant explorer Dr. David Fairchild, it’s the only one of the five national botanical gardens that are situated in Florida, while the rest are in Hawaii.

Relax and breathe in the lush ambiance as you stroll through over 200,000 varieties of exotic plants, foliage, and tropical flora.

A row of beer glasses on a wooden table.

Taste Your Way Through the Jax Ale Trail (Jacksonville)

Home to dozens of award-winning local breweries in Jacksonville, Jax Ale Trail is a self-guided tour to some of the best beers and tasty bites in town.

Each visitor will be given a brewery passport to be stamped by each brewery; those who complete the challenge will win a surprise gift at the end, although it’s mostly done for the experience.

A colorful building with graffiti on the side of it.

Admire the Wynwood Art District (Miami)

Wynwood District in Miami is the place to be for vibrant art and culture. It’s one of Florida’s hippest neighborhoods graced with colorful murals known as the Wynwood Walls created by famous street artists.

As you stroll around the neighborhood, you’ll also find craft breweries, bistros, boutiques, quaint art galleries, and bars for a splendid night out.

A scuba diver takes a picture of a large fish.

Snorkel or Scuba Dive the Coral Reefs in Key Largo

Self-proclaimed as the Dive Capital of the World, Key Largo is home to the best natural coral reefs in the country, as well as the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the African Queen.

It’s the hub of tourists who want to try snorkeling, diving, and glass-bottom boating. There’s also watching the spectacular sunset with a tropical drink in hand.

Picture collage of The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg).

Feel Surreal at The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)

The Salvador Dali Museum located in St. Petersburg is the world’s second-largest museum featuring the fascinating collection of the famous artist’s life and work.

The building itself epitomizes some of Dali’s artistic essence in its geometric windows, melting clocks, and bubble-like structures. It became an expanded museum in 2011, housing more than 2,000 pieces of various oddities and artful wonders.

Wide angle view of the St. Augustine Florida.

Discover the History of St. Augustine

One of the oldest towns and the first European settlement in Florida, St. Augustine will enchant you with its cobblestone streets, old churches, and stone fronts and even spook you with its cemeteries.

You can explore fascinating buildings and architecture dating back to Spanish colonial times as well as stretches of stunning beach, roads, and quirky eateries.

A man in a suit looking at framed pictures in an art gallery.

Celebrate Art and Culture at Art Basel Fair (Miami)

Art Basel is a comprehensive international art fair where over 250 galleries from various countries showcase the works of more than 4,000 artists.

It’s held at the Miami Beach Convention Center annually and marks the beginning of Miami Art Week. The event draws in thousands of creative aficionados, collectors, and dealers to celebrate a spectacular week of arts and culture.

A tall tower surrounded by trees and moss.

See Bok Tower Gardens (Lake Wales)

Bok Tower Gardens is a stunning garden and bird sanctuary located in Lake Wales, Florida.

The garden has over 250 acres of lush trees, plants, flowers, and art surrounding the Iron Mountain, a 205 ft. tall neo-gothic style “singing tower” that plays the enchanting carillon throughout the day.

Its library is also packed with books, recordings, photographs, scores, and articles about the carillon.

Orlando, Florida, USA aerial cityscape towards Eola Lake.

Explore Downtown Orlando

If you’re looking for things to do in Florida other than Disney, why not take a trip to downtown Orlando?

This bustling city center is a world away from the theme parks, offering a blend of arts, culture, nightlife, and great dining experiences.

For art lovers, the Orlando Museum of Art and the CityArts Factory are a must-visit. They host a variety of exhibitions, showcasing both local and international artists.

When it comes to dining, downtown Orlando has something for everyone. From upscale restaurants to casual food trucks, you’ll find a wide range of cuisines to try.

Visit Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s a little different from the usual theme parks, why not try the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park? This outdoor adventure park offers a thrilling experience for all ages.

Located just a short drive from the Disney area, this park is a hidden gem that tourists often overlook. But trust me, it’s worth the detour. The park features a variety of obstacle courses set high up in the trees, each one more challenging than the last.

You can swing on ropes, climb ladders, navigate swinging logs, and even fly through the air on zip lines. It’s a great way to get some exercise, enjoy the beautiful Florida weather, and have a lot of fun at the same time.

The staff at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park are friendly and professional, ensuring everyone’s safety while also encouraging you to push your limits.

Orlando, Florida, United States - 02-25-2023: A view of wranglers feeding raw meat to alligators in front of a crowd.

Meet Some Alligators At Gatorland (Orlando)

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s uniquely Florida, Gatorland is the place to be.

This 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, located in Orlando, is known as the “Alligator Capital of the World”. It’s a must-visit for those who love nature and wildlife and want to experience something other than the typical theme parks.

At Gatorland, you’ll have the chance to see thousands of alligators and crocodiles, some of which are rare and endangered. You can watch exciting shows like the Gator Jumparoo or the famous Gator Wrestlin’ Show. 

If you’re feeling brave, you can even take a zipline ride over the alligator breeding marsh!

Gatorland also offers a chance to meet other animals, like flamingos and wild cats. And don’t forget to check out the petting zoo, where you can get up close and personal with some friendly farm animals.

ORLANDO, FL -20 JUN 2020- View of the Legoland Florida Resort theme park in Orlando, Florida.

Go to LEGOLAND Florida Resort (Cypress Gardens)

LEGOland is another great option! This vibrant, family-friendly resort is located in Winter Haven, just an hour’s drive from Orlando.

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is a fun alternative to the usual Florida attractions. It’s a theme park, a water park, and a world-famous botanical garden all rolled into one. With over 50 rides, shows, and attractions designed for kids aged 2-12, it’s a place where your little ones can let their imaginations run wild.

What makes LEGOLAND unique is that it’s entirely built from LEGO bricks – over 58 million of them! From the stunning replicas of famous world landmarks in Miniland USA to the heart-pounding roller coasters, there’s something for everyone here.

Bowl a strike at Kings Dining & Entertainment (Orlando)

Looking for a fun-filled evening in Florida? Make your way to Kings Dining & Entertainment. This isn’t your average bowling alley. It’s a vibrant, energetic place that offers a unique blend of fun and relaxation.

But Kings Dining & Entertainment is more than just bowling. It’s a full-service, upscale dining experience. The menu offers a variety of mouth-watering dishes, from juicy burgers to fresh salads. Pair your meal with a cold beer or a hand-crafted cocktail from the extensive drink menu.

If bowling isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Kings Dining & Entertainment also offers a variety of other games, including billiards and shuffleboard. Plus, there’s a spacious lounge area where you can kick back and watch the latest sports games on large-screen TVs.

Orlando, Florida. June 6, 2019 . Mother and daughter enjoying shopping day at Premium Outlet in International Drive area

Eat and have fun at International Drive (Orlando)

You can also try out a ton of fun eateries all in one place. Simply head over to International Drive, fondly referred to as I-Drive, where you’ll find a smorgasbord of dining options. From global cuisines to local seafood specialties, there’s something to satisfy every foodie’s craving.

But I-Drive isn’t just about food. It’s a vibrant, bustling strip that’s packed with entertainment options. I’ll mention some more as we go through this ultimate things to do in Florida list!

Sanford, FL USA - 3/20/19: with lots of wild animals and tons of plants with giraffes and giraffe feeding with children and elderly feeding the giraffe with lettuce

Feed the giraffes at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Sanford)

If you can’t head to the Giraffe Manor in Kenya just yet, then head to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens to feed giraffes! Nestled in the heart of Sanford, this lush oasis offers a ton of activities that are both fun and educational.

The highlight of the zoo, however, is the interactive giraffe feeding experience. It’s so much fun and a one-of-a-kind experience I highly recommend.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The Central Florida Zoo houses over 350 animals from around the world, giving you a chance to get up close and personal with everything from cheetahs to sloths.

Beautiful Cyan Sky Orlando Eye

Hang out at Orlando Icon Park

When you think of Orlando, Disney may be the first thing that comes to mind. But there’s more to this vibrant city than just the mouse house. One of my favorite spots to spend a day is Icon Park.

Icon Park is a lively outdoor entertainment complex located in the heart of Orlando. It’s a great place to take a break from the theme parks and enjoy a different kind of fun. This place is a hub of attractions, restaurants, and shops that cater to all ages and interests.

The centerpiece of Icon Park is The Wheel, a 400-feet tall observation wheel that offers a stunning view of the city. It’s a must-try for everyone, especially at night when the city lights up.

Over and Under picture of a girl kayaking in a lake near an underwater cave formation. Taken in 7 Sisters Springs, Chassahowitzka River, Florida, United States of America.

Go Kayaking at Rock Springs (Apopka)

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s a bit off the beaten path, why not consider kayaking at Rock Springs? This natural spring is located in Apopka, just a short drive from Orlando. 

It’s a perfect alternative to the usual theme park activities and offers an opportunity to connect with Florida’s unique natural beauty.

Rock Springs is a clear, cool spring that’s ideal for kayaking. The spring run is a gentle, winding journey through lush, tropical foliage.

It’s a calm, peaceful experience that’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. You can rent a kayak on site, and there are also guided tours available.

Orlando, Florida - DEC, 2017 - Beautiful blue sky day with flying blue balloon background view at Lake Buena Vista, Downtown, Springs
Taken in Orlando, Florida

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloon rides are available in several parts of Florida. One popular location is the Orlando area, where you can see the city, theme parks, and surrounding natural beauty from above. Other locations include Tampa Bay and the Miami area.

A hot air balloon ride in Florida is a peaceful experience. You’ll rise with the sun, watching as the landscape below comes to life. As you ascend, you’ll see everything from city skylines to rural farmland, forests, and rivers.

Keep in mind, that hot air balloon rides are dependent on the weather, so it’s always a good idea to have a flexible schedule. But once you’re up in the air, you’ll realize it’s worth the wait.

Orlando, FL, USA - January 6, 2022: An iFLY facility in Orlando, FL, USA. iFLY is the world leader in design, manufacturing, sales and operations of wind tunnel systems for indoor skydiving.

Try Indoor Skydive at iFLY Orlando

Looking for an adrenaline rush without the roller coasters? Then, iFLY Orlando is your next stop.

This indoor skydive facility offers a unique experience that you won’t find in any amusement park. Here, you’ll get to feel the thrill of free-falling but within the safety and comfort of a controlled environment.

At iFLY, you’ll be guided by professional instructors who ensure your safety and enjoyment. They’ll guide you through a training session before you step into the wind tunnel.

 Once inside, you’ll experience the sensation of sky diving without actually having to jump out of an airplane. The powerful wind lifts you off your feet and you’re suddenly floating, spinning, and soaring in the air.

Orlando, Florida | United States - August 24, 2024: Facade of exterior building of Andretti Karting and Games Center at Orlando, Florida

Go to Andretti Indoor Karting & Games (Orlando)

Located in Orlando, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offers a high-speed adventure that both adults and kids will definitely love.

The electric superkarts are designed to deliver the ultimate adrenaline rush. They are eco-friendly, providing a quieter and less smelly experience than traditional gas-powered karts.

But that’s not all. Beyond the fun kart racing, the venue also features a variety of arcade games, a ropes course, and a virtual reality racing simulator. The variety of activities ensures there’s something for everyone, regardless of age or interest.

Orlando, USA - July 28th, 2023: Tourists on an airboat ride in Boggy creek in the Florida everglades.

Join an airboat tour at Boggy Creek (Kissimmee)

An airboat tour at Boggy Creek offers a unique opportunity to explore the state’s stunning wetlands.

You’ll glide over the water at high speed, feeling the rush of wind in your hair as you take in the breathtaking scenery. It’s a fun way to experience Florida’s diverse wildlife up close.

Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, turtles, birds, and plenty of other creatures that call these wetlands home.

ORLANDO, FL -21 JUN 2020- View of swan boats at Lake Eola Park, a central lake in downtown Orlando, Florida, United States.

Renting a Swan Boat on Lake Eola (Orlando)

Florida is known for its sunny weather and beautiful beaches, but there’s more to see beyond the coastline. 

For a unique and fun-filled experience, consider renting a swan boat on Lake Eola. Nestled in the heart of downtown Orlando, this beautiful lake is a must-visit for those looking for a leisurely adventure.

Renting a swan boat is a great way to get a different perspective of the city. These adorable pedal-powered boats are designed for fun and relaxation.

As you pedal around the lake, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Orlando skyline, the fountain at the lake’s center, and the diverse variety of birds that call the lake home.

Orlando, Florida - September 21, 2019: Fun Spot America Theme Park features rides and attractions that the whole family can enjoy

Spend the Afternoon at Fun Spot America (Orlando and Kissimmee)

If you’re looking for an alternative to Disney, Fun Spot America should be on your list. This family-owned theme park offers a unique experience that differs from the usual Florida attractions. With locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, Fun Spot America is easily accessible no matter where you are in the state.

One of the highlights of Fun Spot America is its variety of thrilling rides. From roller coasters to classic fairground attractions, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a fan of go-karting, you’re in for a treat. Fun Spot America has multi-level tracks that cater to both beginners and seasoned drivers.

But it’s not just about the rides. Fun Spot America also offers tons of options for games and activities. Try your hand at arcade games, or test your skills at the midway games. If you prefer a more relaxed afternoon, there are plenty of spots to sit back and enjoy some food and drink.

Orlando, Florida / USA - 10th September 2019: Justin Bieber, Singer. Madame Tussauds Wax museum at ICON Park on International Drive, the ultimate fame experience getting close to the stars.

Visit Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds is known for its incredibly lifelike wax figures, and the Orlando location is no exception.

From Hollywood heavyweights like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to music icons like Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift, you’ll be amazed at the level of detail in each figure.

But it’s not just about the celebrities. Madame Tussauds Orlando also features an incredible history section where you can learn about the people and events that shaped our world.

You can even step into the shoes of an astronaut in the space exploration exhibit.

Disney Springs water fall Orlando Florida March 24, 2019 people walking around World of Disney Store

Hang Out at Disney Springs (Lake Buena Vista)

Disney Springs is another fun spot to visit while in Florida. You’ll get to hang out at the scenic waterfront and browse through a ton of different trendy boutiques and iconic brand-name stores. You’ll find everything from unique Disney merchandise to stylish fashion and accessories.

There are tons of great food places there, too, so once the sun sets, Disney Springs truly comes alive. Enjoy live music performances at the outdoor stages, catch the latest blockbuster at the AMC DINE-IN Theatre, or bowl a few games at Splitsville Luxury Lanes.

Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

Marvel At the Titanic Artifact Exhibition (Orlando)

A trip to Florida offers more than just theme parks and beaches. For history buffs, the Titanic Artifact Exhibition in Orlando is a must-visit. This remarkable exhibition transports you back in time to the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

The exhibition houses an impressive collection of over 300 artifacts recovered from the shipwreck. These artifacts include personal belongings of passengers, pieces of the ship’s structure, and even a full-scale recreation of the ship’s grand staircase. Walking through the exhibition, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a time capsule.

What sets this exhibition apart is the storytelling aspect. Each visitor receives a boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard the Titanic. As you navigate the exhibition, you’ll learn about the ship’s journey, the lives of its passengers, and the tragic events that unfolded on that fateful night.

ORLANDO, FL – NOV 24: Sea Life Aquarium at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, as seen on Nov 24, 2019. It has family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures.

Visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

If you’re looking for things to do in Florida, aside from the famous Disney parks, make sure to add SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium to your itinerary.

This magical underwater world is home to thousands of aquatic creatures, from the tiny seahorses to the enormous sharks.

The 360-degree tunnel is incredibly fun. The interactive touchpool experience allows you to get up close with starfish and sea anemones. Plus, the aquarium’s dedicated team offers educational talks and feedings throughout the day, providing a fun learning experience for all ages.

Orlando, FL USA - May 21, 2021: The lazy river pool and landscaping at Discovery Cove Park in Orlando, Florida.

Swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove (Orlando)

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Florida, then swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove should be on your list.

This all-inclusive day resort in Orlando offers an intimate, immersive experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, tropical fish, and exotic birds.

Upon arrival, you’ll be assigned a time for your dolphin swim. The encounter starts with a brief informational session where the trainers share interesting facts about dolphin behavior and biology.

Then, you’ll step into the shallow water of the dolphin lagoon for your personal interaction with one of these amazing creatures.

During the 30-minute swim, you’ll get the chance to hug, kiss, and even ride a dolphin. Plus, the professional photographs taken during your swim will make sure you have a memento of this unforgettable experience.

Orlando, Florida, USA - February 20, 2020: Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Orlando Science Center is a private science museum.

Learn Something at the Orlando Science Center

You need to visit the Orlando Science Center. This isn’t just any ordinary museum – it’s a place where fun meets knowledge. With four floors of exciting exhibits, interactive displays, and engaging programs, it’s a perfect spot for families, especially those with young kids.

Start your trip with a visit to the Crosby Observatory, home to Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope. Here, you can gaze at the stars, planets, and far-off galaxies. Next, step into the world of DinoDigs, where you can uncover fossil replicas of prehistoric creatures.

For the little ones, KidsTown is a must-visit. This interactive zone is specially designed for children aged 7 and under, offering seven different play areas.

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, USA: Beautiful home and boathouse in the Chain of Lakes as seen from a scenic boat tour on March 20, 2021.

Take a Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour (Winter Park)

If you’re looking for something unique to do in Florida, aside from the usual Disney visit, I highly recommend taking a Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. Nestled in the heart of Florida, Winter Park is a charming city that offers activities for all ages.

The scenic boat tour, in particular, is a must-do. It provides an opportunity to explore the beautiful chain of lakes and canals that make up this city.

You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of lush landscapes, towering cypress trees, and extravagant private homes. Plus, the tour guide will share interesting tidbits about the area’s history and wildlife.

Enjoy Dinner Shows in Orlando 

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend an evening in Florida, why not consider attending a dinner show in Orlando? It’s one of the most exciting activities you can do outside of Disney. One of the most popular dinner shows is Medieval Times!

At Medieval Times, you’ll enjoy a hearty four-course meal while watching a thrilling live show. The show features skilled horsemen, brave knights, and beautiful horses. 

The performers are dressed in authentic medieval attire, and the setting is a replica of an 11th-century castle.

But it’s not just about the show – the food is a big part of the experience too. You’ll dine on roast chicken, garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, and a sweet dessert, all served in true medieval style – without silverware!

What is your favorite thing to do in Florida other than Disney? Let me know in the comments!

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