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Attraction of the Week: Icon Park in Orlando

A rather new attraction, Icon Park which opened in May of 2015, is a great addition to your non-theme park Orlando itinerary. Featuring a 400 foot Ferris Wheel, a wax museum, an aquarium, and numerous restaurants and shops, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy here for an entire afternoon. On hot summer days, […]

The best things to do in Orlando when it’s TOO hot!

It’s hot, muggy, and sunny pretty much the entire year in Orlando, with the exception of a handful of months. While the theme park water rides, afternoon thunderstorms, cool treats, and air conditioned line queues & shops can help a bit, sometimes it’s just too hot to have much fun. In fact, I’ve found myself […]

5 Nature Escapes in Orlando

After a few crazy days dealing with the crowds, heat, and headache inducing rides at Universal & Disney, you will probably be seeking a relaxing place to escape the tourist congestion. While there are many great beaches in Florida, all are at least an hour’s drive away. Plus, due to the tourist popularity, most are […]

10 Fun Things to do at Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is one of the many great entertainment destinations in Orlando. Being located just a 10-15 min drive from the Walt Disney World theme parks makes it a top choice for post park fun. Additionally, if staying at a WDW resort, you can easily take a bus to Downtown Disney.  Even if you are […]

17 Fun Things to do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks

Who says you can’t have a fantastic time in Orlando without visiting a theme park? Aside from the world famous Disney and Universal theme parks, the Orlando area is home to a number of beautiful parks, interesting museums, great local restaurants and shops, a handful of waterfront attractions, entertaining shows, and much more. All too […]

A Day in Orlando Minus the Theme Parks

Not surprisingly, there are many unique things to do in Orlando besides theme parks. Being the third largest city in Florida, it comes at no surprise that there are a plethora of things to do in and around the area including parks, unique local restaurants, cultural attractions, and interesting local activities. In addition, you also […]