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.

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Jungle Adventures

26205 E Colonial Dr. | Christmas, FL 32709

(407) 568-2885

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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! 

 

Dinosaur World

5145 Harvey Tew Rd. | Plant City, FL 33565

(813) 717-9865

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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! 

 

Downtown Lakeland

Lakeland, Florida

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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

(352) 394-8627

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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! 

 

Downtown DeLand

DeLand, Florida

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

(855) 433-4210

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FTG TIP: Everyone needs to spend a day here. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare to be amazed! 

 

Cocoa Beach

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

(863) 676-1408

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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

Mt. Dora, Florida

(850) 492-1595

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! 

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