GUEST POST OVERVIEW: I’m 34 years old and I still want to go back to Disney World. It’s a place that brings out the kid in all of us. But, did you know there’s lots more in Orlando other than Mickey? Now, my friend Jennifer is here to tell us about some of those activities.


Epcot Center in Florida
Epcot Center

The exciting city of Orlando is one of the most popular attractions in America.


Orlando holidays are known for being notoriously fun and worthwhile.

Here are the top three things that you should not miss while enjoying a family holiday in Orlando, Florida.


Beautiful Beaches

Orlando is blessed with year round sunshine, which makes unwinding and having fun on one of the area’s gorgeous sandy beaches an experience that should not be missed.

All of the beaches around the city feature golden sand that is lapped by crystal clear water.

Be sure to check out the most popular stretches of sand: including the picturesque Melbourne Beach, Daytona Beach, Canaveral National Shore, New Smyrna Beach and the renowned Cocoa Beach.

While there, you’ll enjoy swimming, surfing, and a myriad of other beach activities


Orlando Beach - Photograph by Chinkerfly
Orlando Beach – Photograph by Chinkerfly

Theme Parks

A large number of world famous theme parks such as SeaWorld Adventure Park Orlando, Discovery Cove and Gatorland.

The whole family is sure to enjoy taking a trip to Walt Disney World, while you can discover how movie magic is created when you visit Universal Orlando Resort.

From offering visitors the chance to get up close and personal with wild animals to a whole host of gravity-defying rides that thrill seekers are sure to love, these theme parks are ideal for the whole family.


You can even find Harry Potter and Hogwarts in Orlando - photo by Marco Becerra
You can even find Harry Potter and Hogwarts in Orlando – photo by Marco Becerra


Orlando’s interesting and informative museums have something for everyone and many of these popular institutions feature interactive exhibitions that are sure to appeal to children.

Art lovers are sure to enjoy spending time at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Meanwhile, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium contains a weird and wonderful collection of bizarre artifacts including a 1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost automobile made from matchsticks.

Other leading Orlando, Florida, museums include the Orlando Science Center and the International Trolley and Train Museum.


Ripley's Believe it or Not museum in Orlando - photo courtesy of the museum.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum in Orlando – photo courtesy of the museum.

Of course, these are just a few of the things that make Orlando an outstanding destination for families.


Some of the other things that are just waiting to be enjoyed in Orlando include excellent restaurants, exciting shopping opportunities, and vibrant nightlife.

All this and more is just waiting to be enjoyed when you take a trip to Orlando.