Things To Do

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Orlando is one of the most widely known cities in Florida and it has no shortage of activities. While some are so overdone, the central Florida hot spot also has so many Airbnb experiences that aren't basic and totally worth the value.

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There are tons of fun things to do in Orlando, FL besides going to the typical Walt Disney World or even Universal Studios.

While locals do their best to keep these spots hidden, they are what make the city an attractive destination to live in, while tourists spend their days at the theme parks.

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When you think of central Florida, you might think of its iconic nightlife. After all, the area includes college towns and theme park dining areas with fun entertainment.

Contrary to popular belief, Orlando and its surrounding areas have tons of fun things available that don’t require you to have a drink in hand! From kayaking to going to a museum, you can have fun with your friends without paying a bar tab.

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Walt Disney's Alice In Wonderland is no doubt a childhood classic, and, now, you can sip boozy tea and feel like you've been sucked down the rabbit hole at a pop-up venue which opened in Florida today.

It's called The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience, and it's worldwide, though the magical story venue is now at The Oliv Bar in Downtown Orlando.

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The biggest Mcdonald's in the world calls Florida home, and it's two stories high! It's located in Orlando, which proves there's more to the city than just Walt Disney World... even more than just hamburgers and chicken nuggets.

The location, aka "Epic McD", has a specialized mouth-watering menu that ranges from pizza made in a firestone oven to slices of cake. It even plays into the "create your own" trend that many modern restaurants have.

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In the colorful town of Celebration, Florida, you can actually see "snowfall" during the month of December.

Every night from November 28 through December 31, the Celebration Town Center transforms into a snowy winter wonderland.

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From the outside, it looks like any other suburb in Florida. Filled with homes, apartments, and shopping centers, Lake Nona in Orlando has all of the same amenities as other neighborhoods in Central Florida. Take a deeper look, however, and you'll see this isn't your normal neighborhood.

When Lake Nona was conceived and built, unique public art displays popped up around the center of the neighborhood.

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Sitting in the heart of this Central Florida town is a surreal pyramid hidden in plain sight. Once you find it and your eyes gaze upon it, you will be astonished by its size and stature. This pyramid is the Monument Of States near Orlando.

Built right in the middle of downtown Kissimmee, the Monument of States is a cross between a pyramid and obelisk, and it has an interesting history behind its conception and construction.

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Sitting in the middle of The Sunshine State lies a paranormal oddity that is begging to be explored. Cassadaga is a magnet for all things spiritual, creepy, and cool. This season, Cassadaga will have a haunted house that will transform the local museum into a spookfest just in time for Halloween.

The museum sits in the heart of the town and makes for a unique getaway to experience one of Florida's spookiest spots.

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There are probably two animals that spring to mind when thinking of Florida, and each are considerably old and massive. One is a giant mouse, and the other, a modern-day dinosaur! For the latter, you can experience these toothy predators at a number of different exciting excursions across The Sunshine State. At Gatorland Orlando, their nighttime adventure will have you facing hungry alligators in the dark with nothing but a flashlight.

This thrilling nighttime tour will take you on a trek through the park under the cover of darkness, where you’ll experience a side of Florida’s wildlife rarely seen elsewhere.

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Bringing a little bit of the outdoors to your indoor space is a great way to liven up a room. Besides improving air quality, house plants are like cute, low-maintenance pets that won’t wake you up for food in the morning. Succulents in particular can be the perfect addition to any space, and at this Orlando cactus garden shop, you’re bound to find the perfect new plant baby to take home.

True to their name, Succulents Empire has a ton of various succulents and plant types to browse through.

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There are plenty of spots in Florida where you and your BFFs get that picture-perfect shot. At Wall Crawl in Orlando, this photography studio will give you the perfect background for that Instagram-worthy shot. You can shake up a day date with your besties at this unique Orlando spot.

For just $25 per person, you and your crew can explore fun and creative backgrounds and shoot with your own cameras. To have your antics shot by a professional photographer will be a separate cost.

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