Millions of people visit Orlando every year to head to its nine theme parks (including Volcano Bay).
Here’s 10 easy day trips for you and your family to enjoy on the days when you need a break from the busy and crowded parks.
26205 E Colonial Dr. | Christmas, FL 32709
FTG TIP: Awesome way to spend an afternoon! You get so close to the animals it’s unbelievable! You’ll love the Jungle Swamp Queen River Boat ride!
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
FTG TIP: We love going to this beach because it’s about 75 minutes from Orlando and it’s more of a local beach. Awesome place to relax and get some sun!
5145 Harvey Tew Rd. | Plant City, FL 33565
FTG TIP: Hands down, this place rocks! From the life size dinosaurs to their dino-themed playground, Dinosaur World is a must see for all ages! Located right off I-4!
FTG TIP: Lots of great local restaurants and stores along the main strip. Perfect for a date night. If you go on the first Friday of every month you will get to experience a local festival filled with vendors from 6p-9p!
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
19239 US-27 | Clermont, FL 34715
FTG TIP: Complimentary Winery tours and tastings are offered every day of the week from 10a-5p (Monday-Saturday) and 11a-5p on Sunday! They also host some awesome events throughout the year!
FTG TIP: Great place to go for an afternoon stroll. Lots of shops and places to grab a snack. The Downtown area features more than 68 historical buildings!
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center, SR 405 | Titusville, FL 32899
FTG TIP: Everyone needs to spend a day here. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare to be amazed!
Cocoa Beach, Florida
FTG TIP: The closest beach to Orlando is a very touristy beach. You can find great restaurants, attractions, parks and of course the Ron Jon Surf Shop! Be sure to bring your sunscreen.
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd. | Lake Wales, FL 33853
FTG TIP: When you get there, be sure to pick up a grounds map. Bring your camera and sit and listen to the bells at the base of the tower.
Mt. Dora, Florida
FTG TIP: Quaint Downtown that features some cute little shops, places to eat and some really cool art galleries. Just a short drive from Orlando!