March 22, 2021
Already checked out the theme parks and looking for something else awesome to do during your stay in Orlando? Make sure you check out our list of the best tours and activities in and around Orlando for ideas. Whether it’s a helicopter flight over Disney, a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center, or swimming with the manatee, you are sure to have a great time with these unforgettable Orlando things to do!
#1 – See the Highlights of Orlando from Above
Board your helicopter and head off for a spin over the best Orlando sights. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the theme parks, celebrity homes, and more. This is the perfect way to check that Orlando Helicopter Ride off your bucket list and see the sights of Orlando and Kissimmee like never before, all in one unforgettable trip.
If you’re looking for a shorter helicopter trip just over the Disney area, check out the Disney Helicopter Tour.
Bucket List | Infants Ride Free
#2 – Swim with the Manatee
If you’re looking for the best way to experience Florida’s wildlife, check out this full day Manatee Swim & Airboat Tour. You’ll first head to the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River, which is the only place in America where it is legal to swim with manatees. After your swim, you’ll visit the 210-acre Homosassa Springs State Park, home to the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, and alligators. Finally, you’ll cruise the Withlacoochee River on an exciting airboat ride before returning to Orlando.
Food & Drink Included | All Equipment Provided
#3 – Day Trip to Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center is a must-see during your time in Florida. On this day trip, you’ll be picked up in Orlando and whisked off to the Space Center where you’ll spend the day learning all there is to know about space, experiencing what it’s like to blast off in a Space Shuttle, and visiting the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Then at the end of the day, you’ll sit back and relax while your guide shuttles you back to Orlando.
If you have your own transportation, you can also just book your Kennedy Space Center Admission Tickets.
Roundtrip Transportation from Orlando | Admission Ticket
#4 – Paddle through Wekiva River
For a fun outdoor adventure, grab a kayak or canoe and head for a Guided River Kayak Paddle down Wekiva River, just north of Orlando. As you paddle along, be on the lookout for a variety of animals including alligators, black bears, manatees, and more! You’ll also stop for a riverside picnic where you can enjoy your lunch while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Ages 6+ | Picnic Lunch Included
#5 – Spend a Day at Clearwater Beach
Staying in Orlando but hoping to spend a day at the beach? Check out this Day Trip to Clearwater Beach. You’ll spend the day enjoying the Florida weather and swimming in the warm ocean water. Roundtrip transportation is included to ensure your beach day is relaxing and fun for the whole family!
Lunch Included | Roundtrip Transportation from Orlando
#6 – Enjoy the Sunset from the Water
End your day in Orlando with a Private Sunset Sail on Lake Fairview. Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, plan a romantic date night, or enjoy an evening sail with your family, a sunset cruise is the perfect way to end the day. Sit back, relax, and take in the incredible colors as the sun sets over the water.
If you’d prefer a daytime sailing trip, check out their Two Hour Day Sail.
Great Value | Family-friendly
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