Need a little inspiration on what to do next with your kids? Whether you’re a Florida local or just vacationing with the family, Orlando is packed with fun and safe activities for kids of all ages. And since we specialize in savings, you can fill up the itinerary without emptying your wallet. Check out our discounts on some of the best things to do with kids in Orlando.
Orlando is the place where childhood dreams come true. But you don’t have to fall into tourist traps and prices. Here are some of the best local attractions (that aren’t Disney) for kids and adults alike.
For kids, SEA LIFE Orlando goes beyond your run-of-the-mill aquarium. For one, they can touch some of the creatures—and feel some of their odd textures—at the Touch Tank. Then, they can get a whole new perspective of their favorite aquatic pal in the 360° glass tunnel. Along the way, they'll meet sharks, seahorses, hermit crabs, turtles, jellyfish, and more.
Hogwarts. Diagon Alley. Ollivander's. There’s magic in the air at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando Resort. For lovers of the book, movie, or excitement in general, this is a must-do for the entire family.
You don't really understand someone until you see what's inside them. Take that maxim to a whole new level with a visit to SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, where you'll see of 500 real-life skeletons. Study the bone structures of Florida gators, jaguars, orcas, and much more, even a human being.
One of the most delicious yet unique things to do in Orlando is to visit the World of Chocolate, a museum dedicated to the planet's most-beloved sweet treat. Here, you'll witness chocolate versions of the Great Wall of China and the Statue of Liberty, plus 20 other replicas. Finish off your day with a hot cup of cocoa at the cafe.
Thrill seekers love to travel around the country searching for the best and most innovative coasters. But perhaps you’re looking for a ride that the entire family can enjoy. This exciting family-friendly flume/coaster ride has more than its share of surprises. Explore dark, watery passageways through the sunken city before being plunged from its gates into the waters below. Height requirement: 42 inches.
Rent a swan boat and sail Lake Eola.
If you're a local, you know one of the cool things to do in Orlando is to set sail on Lake Eola. Surrounded by the Orlando skyline, Lake Eola Park acts like a green and blue oasis amidst the sprawling city. The best part are these iconic swan-shaped paddle boats.
Go wakeboarding at Orlando Watersports Complex.
If your kids are a bit older and slightly athletic, give them a fun, thrilling activity: wakeboarding.This class at the Orlando Watersports Complex will teach you how to board and stand, and get a rental wakeboard with Velcro boots, personal flotation device, and helmet, so you can practice on your own.
Take I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing for a spin.
Maybe you've go-karted before, but have you raced in go-karts designed by America's most-popular racing league? At I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart Racing, you'll race in state-of-the-art karts with eco-friendly electric motors along tight, hairpin turns. And at the end of the race, you'll be shown your precise track times, so you can try to best yourself in the next race.