Sightseeing in Cocoa Beach

$17 for a Boat Tour of Thousand Islands 

Cocoa Beach

$28 $17

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Naturalists and certified captains narrate tours and guide boats to Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands, seeking views of Florida wildlife

40% Off a Scenic Historical Cruise

Cocoa Village Marina

$58 $35

Beautiful sights and tidbits about area history and nature entertain passengers during two-hour cruises aboard 99-foot paddlewheel boat

Up to 75% Off a Two-Hour Dolphin Boat Tour

Melbourne

$112 $28

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Boat tours sail through the Indian River's estuary full of dolphins, manatees, and more than 4,000 bird and fish species

Up to 59% Off a Two-Hour Wildlife Boat Tour

Grills River Side

$34 $17

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Cruise through the space coast estuary on the scenic Indian River Lagoon, glimpsing dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife

Up to 51% Off Animal-Park Visit

East Orange

$43.90 $22.99

Nature park showcases rare breeds of panthers, bears, and jungle creatures in natural habitats during live exhibitions and guided tours

38% Off Pub Crawl from Kissimmee Main Street

Toho Square, Historic Downtown Kissimmee

$40 $25

Crawlers stop at local galleries and outdoor sculptures as well as bars and restaurants throughout Kissimmee's downtown

Up to 41% Off Sunrise Balloon Flights

Kissimmee

$219 $129

Get a bird's-eye view of the sunrise, swampland, or Disney World; FAA-certified pilots with a flawless safety record lead the trip

50% Off at Museum of Military History

Kissimmee

$14 $7

Museum hosts workshops, lectures, and interactive exhibits to help museum-goers better understand the combat experience of American veterans

Up to 54% Off at Orange County Regional History Center

Central Business District

$12 $6

The museum illustrates Orange County's cultural lineage with artifacts and explores the rise of tourism, including Disney

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Orlando

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

50% Off from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

Up to 48% Off Miami and St. Augustine Tours

Florida Center

$85 $48

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Miami tours hit the Bayside and South Beach areas for shopping and sightseeing; St. Augustine tours cross the town by hop-on/hop-off trolley

Half Off Night Helicopter Tours with Champagne

Orlando

$400 $179

The 40-minute tour of the Orlando skies includes a champagne toast and commemorative photos

Up to 47% Off at World of Chocolate Museum & Cafe

Southwest Orlando

$16.95 $9

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Two dozen chocolate sculptures of world monuments complement a historical tour of cacao's discovery, early use, and industry growth

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Before paved streets and residential blocks took its place, a maze of wetlands rife with rustling wildlife thrived in Central Florida. Such a scene is hard to imagine amid a backdrop of loud car horns, but skeptical visitors to The Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science can travel back in time and see it for themselves on a stroll through the museum’s 19.5-acre nature preserve.

This remarkable preserve joins special exhibits dedicated to regional and cultural artifacts in fulfilling the museum’s mission to keep Florida’s heritage alive in the minds of its current inhabitants. Since the nonprofit facility first opened in 1973, an influx of state and philanthropic funding has spawned further expansion. One of the most crucial add-ons, the Taylor Wing, now houses a nonstop procession of visiting exhibitions and the kid-themed Imagination Center, where young hands can touch actual fossils of mammoths and 8-track tapes. Popular ongoing exhibits include large dioramas of local ecosystems and the Windover Story exhibit, which illustrates how the residents of Brevard County lived 7,000 years ago.

2201 Michigan Ave
Cocoa,
FL
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Only at Brevard Zoo can you take a kayaking safari through the wilderness or experience the magic of feeding gentle giraffe or coming in contact with a colossal rhino. Enjoy Florida's weather in the comfort of our shaded boardwalk, surrounded by wildlife, or splash into our play lagoon!

8225 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne,
FL
US

Named the best museum in Orlando by Cityvoters in 2008, Cornell Fine Arts Museum awakens retinas with a vast collection of more than 5,000 artworks. Patrons can meander through this elegant facility overlooking picturesque Lake Virginia, checking out a multifarious slew of permanent and travelling exhibitions, which feature chromatic canvases ranging from the early Renaissance to the modern day. The complimentary Corps Exquis catalogue is a bound anthology of famous etchings, mixed media, poems, and drawings by artists such as Paul Cezanne and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Bring home a copy to inspire burgeoning brush buffs or keep uncultured coffee tables company.

1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park,
FL
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Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray schools have upheld since 1912. Students can bring a partner to their lessons or fly solo and dance with the instructor. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or when blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in the cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close, and rumba moves or swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to a repertoire.

The Winter Park studio provides a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons. The full class schedule is well suited to teaching feet to slice and dice a rug until it is no longer recognizable.

5562 Lake Howell Rd
Winter Park,
FL
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The only way to get into Gatorland is to walk straight into an alligator's toothy maw. The giant mouth provides entrance to 110 acres of marshy wildlife preserve––home to a vast ecosystem populated by thousands of alligators, crocodiles, and birds, including rare wading birds and four rare white alligators. Among these, more than 130 gators splash and lounge in the park’s breeding marsh, which visitors can view safely from a three-story observation tower or while sitting on the shoulders of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Yet one of the biggest thrills of Gatorland is the reptile's raw power. Visitors can see this on full display during the Gator Jumparoo show, where alligators leap four to five feet out of the water to snag food directly from a trainer’s hands, or during the Gator Wrestlin' Show, where a handler demonstrates survival skills. True thrill-seekers can even dangle over the breeding marsh while riding the 65-foot-tall Screamin’ Gator Zip Line. And to experience the unsettling sensation of stumbling upon a swamp filled with alligators at night, the Night Shine takes participants deep into gator territory armed with only a flashlight and a few hot dogs.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando,
FL
US

Tantalizing Tastes & Tours guides Jerry and Jasmine Bacon shepherd diners through the Fine Dining Tour, introducing palates to the seasonings and styles of four or five handpicked restaurants. Private chauffeurs depart at 6 p.m., driving guests to gourmand gems such as City Fire, at which diners indulge in upscale American fare, and The Nile, whose chef populates a menu with authentic Ethiopian dishes. As journeys roll along, panoramic views of downtown unfold, guides elaborate on places of interest, including Amway Center and City Hall, and rousing games of trivia require guests to consult their noggins to answer questions such as "Is Antarctica actually real?" Drivers will also pick up and drop off residents of other cities for an additional cost, including Kissimmee ($25), Lake Buena Vista ($20), and International Drive ($10). The directors request that guests refrain from wearing shorts, flip-flops, or clown noses on the excursion.

1929 South Kirkman Road
Orlando,
FL
US