Even some die-hard theme park fans may need a break! We are excited to suggest a few awesome trips that you and the family can take. Here are our top suggestions to try out on your vacation with us:
1. Kennedy Space Center
About 1 hour drive east of Orlando, this is fun trip for adults and kids to visit a NASA facility. From rocket exhibits, launch pads to astronaut encouters, 3D IMAX films to cool tours, videos and souvenir shopping! Visit http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com.
2. St. Augustine
About a 2 hour drive from Orlando, St. Augustine is the oldest European-settled town in US, founded in 1565. Stroll down the cobblestone streets, stop by the local museums, soak up the Spanish colonial charm. Check out the 17th century fortress Castillo de San Marcos, hop on the trolley to explore the town on wheels, shop small boutiques and gift shops and try some superb restaurants. And don’t forget to visit the white sand beach!
3. Clearwater Beach
In under 2 hours you can be at one of the most beautiful beaches in US. Stretching over 2 miles of shoreline, the silky smooth sand is actually finely crushed seashells, so it never gets hot under your feet! The water is turquoise clear, the restaurants are amazing!
4. Airboat rides
Zipping at high speed through Florida’s swamp lands is a great way to explore Florida’s nature. Less than an hour from Orlando, there are a few different tours that offer pretty cool excursions to see all kinds of wildlife such as birds, alligators and other interesting species. Check out Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Tours, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Wild Florida Airboat Rides. Aftewards, you can also visit Gator and Wildlife Park to see lemurs, wild boars, sloths, zebras and other cool animals.
5. Daytona Beach
Head down to the ocean side of Florida towards this motor sports destination. Home of Daytona 500 NASCAR racing, this beach town has much to over. Get a tour of Daytona International Speedway, take a stroll on Daytona Beach Boardwalk and check out restaurants and gift shops!