If you live in Florida, chances are you may have been rained in a time or 2 - especially since the rainy season is here. While the sound of rain is relaxing and necessary for our plant and animal life, it really tends to put a damper on all those outdoor adventures we have planned. Thankfully, there are a few fun hidden indoor places in Orlando to get you by and keep you dry this summer season.
On this list of 8 indoor hideaways in Orlando, you'll find a little bit of everything from delicious build your own meals, retro gaming bliss, hidden bars, museums to indoor ways to feed your adrenaline addiction; we won't let you feel stuck at home on a rainy day this summer.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
Price: 💸💸 - they're known to run limited-time deals too.
Address: 8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: 9am-12am, 7 days a week; Hours differ on holidays.
Why you need to go: Crazy world records, incredible artwork, weird and creepy exhibits, and even interactive optical illusions & exhibits - this Odditorium will blow your mind with something new around every corner.
Escape Company Orlando
Address: 8580 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL 32836
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10:45pm
Sundays 9am- 10:45pm
Why you need to go: Test your puzzle-solving skills under pressure in a variety of themed escape rooms. After you've finished your game, chill in the bar area and grab a boozy beverage or play a board game. They even have an escape room that traps you in a serial killer's twisted game.
Address: 5689 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12pm-9pm; Open until 8pm on Sundays
Why you need to go: The coolest Dragon Ball Z Themed Noodle Shop; HUGE soup portions, build your own options, and even sweets like Japanese Cheesecake and Pocky. Super cool art everywhere you look and delicious food.
Address: 1830 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Why you need to go: Sushi - Chipotle style. Build your own delicious wraps, rolls, & bowls and relax in their newest location in downtown Orlando; super trendy and inviting space. We love their grass 'Sushi Is Bae' wall.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
Price: 💸💸 - 💸💸💸💸
Dependent on what all you decide to do; however, they are running a summer promotion right now. Get 1/2 off games Monday-Friday from 9am-11am until August 2nd, 2019.
Address: 9299 Universal BlvdOrlando, FL 32819
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-12am
Why you need to go: Retro arcade lounge, VR, bowling, air hockey, go-karting, laser tag, 2 bars, a spot to grab a bite to eat and more - a 1 stop spot for a day full of indoor entertainment.
Price: 💸-💸💸 They're known to run deals on Groupon for 2 for $22 and 4 for $40.
Address: 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Monday-Thursday 2pm-10pm
Why you need to go: Putt your way through 18 themed holes, such as 'Under the Sea','Aztec Jungle', and 'Space' - all black light glowing and gives some serious nostalgia, set to upbeat music. They have a spot to grab a snack and some drinks, making it a super cute date idea.
Address: 69 East Pine St. FL 2, Orlando, FL 32801
Hours: Closed Monday
Why you need to go: Super fun bar and acade with the most fleshed out bar that looks like a real-life version of 'Donkey Kong' from 1981. Fun decor everywhere you look, boozy beverages, blacklight murals, and retro games so you can sip and slay. Joysticks is known to host Nintendo 64 tournaments from time to time too!
Address: 5421 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Wednesdays 5pm-10pm or
Friday-Saturday 5pm to 1am
Closed Sunday-Tuesday and Thursdays to the public but are still open by advanced booking only through their contact page.
Why you need to go: The coolest post-apocalyptic 'Fallout' themed bar hidden inside of a comic shop. Nerd and videogame culture references are everywhere you look from the decor to the drinks. Get tipsy and choose from over 200 games to play hard. Go home with a new comic, some artwork, even collectible figures or stickers! Their 2-year anniversary event is coming up and are opening an escape room experience.
What are you waiting for? Whip out your umbrella and hit the streets to check out some of the coolest indoor hideaways in Orlando - don't let this rain stop your parade.