Fun for the whole family in Orlando
Few places in the world are better equipped to entertain a large family with different interests. That is if everyone in the family likes nice weather, of course. The sunshine state of Florida is a sunny and happy place and it's packed with fun activities for young and old.
Walt Disney World
Those who have never been to Walt Disney World might think it’s just a Mickey Mouse version of an amusement park. That is not the case. We’re talking 4 enormous amusement parks and 2 water parks, complete with rollercoasters, slides, rides, musical numbers and all the fun in the world. This will likely be the only topic of discussion in your household for a long time because this is a real life adventure.
Meet Harry Potter, ride a bike to the moon with E.T. and sit back on the Simpson’s couch in virtual reality. Universal Studios is a place where you can step into make belief, meet your heroes and above all, have some serious fun all day long.
To outer space!
The Kennedy Space Center is a great destination where you can experience life outside the ozone layer, meet actual space shuttles face to face and gain a deeper understanding of NASA’s space program. This is an otherworldly experience if there ever was one.
Who doesn’t love Lego? Who doesn’t love giant Lego-models of famous places? Not to mention the rides and the slides and all the wonderful entertainment. It doesn’t hurt that the Legoland in Florida is the second largest Legoland in the world. Let your inner child go free, pretend you’re doing it for your own kids and “Leg godt”!
All the glorious golf
You can’t talk about Orlando without mentioning the golf, cause if there’s one thing the good people of Florida know, it’s making world-class golf courses. You can’t throw a rock in this state without it ending up on a golf course so be sure to do your homework to find the right course to suit both your ability and budget. In the meantime, here are three amazing courses, all a stone’s throw away from the airport, in case you’re in a real rush to tee off:
• The amazing Grand Cypress has no less than 45 holes and has been the home of many big tournaments. This is a place of luxury so have a glorious breakfast, stretch those arms of potential and play the best golf of your life. It’s now or never.
• Waldorf Astoria Golf Club is one of those glorious courses in the Orlando area. It was designed by the renowned Rees Jones and has received numerous awards. It’s also been named as one of America’s top golf courses open to the public.
• Reunion Resort is a very popular destination among golfers and for good reason. You’ll find no less than three golf courses here, designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. No wonder Reunion Resort was chosen as one of Florida’s six best golf destinations by Golf Digest Magazine.
If the fun is getting overwhelming and golfing isn’t your thing, just head to the beach and set yourself on relaxation mode. Given that Orlando is in the middle of the Florida peninsula, you’ll find an abundance of beaches east, west and south of the city. Go east to catch the sunrise by the Atlantic Ocean or west for a beautiful sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.
Don’t miss out on the vacation of a lifetime for the whole family in Orlando, Florida this winter.