Orlando, or ‘The City Beautiful’ as it is also called, has something for everyone. Most people think that Orlando is a great place for kids with all its theme parks and other stuff, but Orlando has a plethora of experiences to offer to everyone. Whether you are traveling with a group, traveling with family, or you are looking for a romantic experience with your spouse or your girlfriend, Orlando is the place to go. That is not all; Orlando has some of the best eating experiences that you can ever have as well as something for nature and adventure lovers. It is also home to some of the best spas for relaxation and tranquility. Whether you want to stay in Orlando within your budget or you want to go all the way and have an extravagant time; you can do it all and everything in between. Select the West Gate Special or any other resort and you can literally feel your tension and your anxiety ebbing away. You can bring your entire family and have a great old time that you will be talking about for years to come.
Everyone knows about Disney World and Universal’s Island of Adventure, but there is more to Orlando than that. Here are some of the best fun places to visit with kids in Orlando:
Orlando Science Center Observatory
For all, young scientists and coming up with STEM experts, the Orlando Science Center Observatory is the place to go for exhibitions as well as live movies and other programs. This is your chance to actually see the sky with a refractor telescope at the Crosby Observatory. The telescope is so powerful that you and your kids will be able to look at everything from the moon to Saturn’s rings as well as Jupiter’s moons. This is an experience that kids don’t get to have otherwise, so make it one of the must-visit destinations in your Orlando bucket list. It is one of the few experiences that offers fun as well as educational value to visitors. Want to do more at the center? Go and catch the various exhibitions that are available for you or catch a movie at the Digital Adventure Theater.
The World of Chocolate Museum
Who doesn’t like Chocolate? Everybody loves chocolate. It has become a staple in our lives and especially in our celebrations, whether we talk about birthdays, anniversaries, or other days like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and more.
Have you ever thought about how chocolate is made?
If you want to teach your kids about the way chocolate is made and where it comes from, then this is the place to bring your kids. Bring your kids to the guided tour of the Chocolate Museum and let them find out everything about chocolate; it’s origins, history, where it comes from, and what are the processes it goes through to end up in their hands. They will learn how to make chocolate as well as visit the famous landmarks of the world that are made entirely out of chocolate. You can even taste different types of chocolate that are made around the world. Haven’t had your fill of chocolate? Go to the cafeteria and eat your heart out. You can have treats like chocolate croissants, hot chocolate, fondue, and so much more. Talk about a chocolate overdose!
Sealife Orlando Aquarium
Another must-visit place in Orlando for the kids is the Sea Life Aquarium. There are a wide variety of sea creatures that you kids can observe that they won’t be able to see otherwise. Enter the 360 degrees Ocean Tunnel and experience the sea life like never before. Learn everything there is to know about the habitats of different sea creatures and see how you can help them out. These include, among others, lobsters, sharks, octopuses, and other different kinds of fish. You will see that there is a special focus on ocean ecology and how to maintain them. There are only a handful of experiences that offer you entertainment as well as education.
Kennedy Space Center
Want to unleash your kids’ imagination and creativity?
Then plan a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will feel like you have stepped into a goldmine of educational content and information. The kids will especially love the museums and the exhibits that they can visit. They will see and learn everything there is to learn about the moon landing or the Apollo 13 mission. Find out what NASA is all about and how they can make a career out of it. There are various events that the kids will thoroughly enjoy like the Cosmic Quest where they get to act out their fantasies like launching a rocket or redirecting a space asteroid that is hurtling at breakneck speed towards the Earth.
Mennello Museum of American Art
Depending on your children’s learning styles and their interests, you can take them to a plethora of places that can help them expand their vision and find out their role in society. One of these places is the Mennello Museum of Art. There are always some special events that are being offered for kids. There is the ‘Free Family Funday’ as well as the tours. The themes change from month to month and that means that you will always find something new whenever you visit. Let your kids’ creative juices flow as they make their own pop-up poems. Who knows? Maybe you are the parent of the next Van Gogh!
Bringing it altogether
Known for its beauty as well as the various and diverse tourist attractions that it has to offer, Orlando is one place that you will want to visit again and again. Do a little bit of research and find out where exactly you want to go so you can utilize your time wisely.