So, you are going to take the family to Universal Studios and are wondering what else to do after visiting the theme park. One thing is for sure, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Orlando. This list will guide you on some of the activities in Orlando that will be fun for the entire family.
Cool Things To Do In Orlando After Your Universal Studios Visit
1. Go Vintage Clothes Shopping
Orlando has great vintage clothing stores. Orlando Vintage Clothing also has great costumes if you want to get your Halloween shopping done early. Etoile Boutique, Deja Vu Vintage, and Other Peoples Property are also great vintage clothing stores worth seeking out.
2. Take The Kids To The Lego Imagination Center
The Lego Imagination Center has a building area with different types of Legos, a jungle gym, and life-sized Lego statues. The statues include a 12-foot tall T-Rex dinosaur, a family walking their dogs, and a giant sea serpent protruding from the nearby lagoon. The best part is it’s free to visit.
3. Feed The Swans At Lake Eola Park
Do something different and experience nature in Orlando at Lake Eola Park. Visiting the park and feeding the swans (bring lettuce or spinach) is one of the best things to do in Orlando. You can also rent paddle boats or eat at one of the restaurants surrounding the lake. Go on a Sunday for the Sunday Market. This is another one of the great free activities in Orlando.
4. Eat Incredible Food
Orlando has great restaurants that the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy Southern food in an old feed house at Cask & Larder. They serve favorites such as raw oysters, smoked country ham, and Nashville hot chicken. The kids will love having fondue at The Melting Pot. Hawkers Asian Street Fare, in the Little Saigon area of Orlando, is a great place for a pork belly Bao, Banh Mi sliders, or some curry duck noodles.
5. See The Alligators At Black Hammock Adventures
Another one of the great free things to do in Orlando is going to see the wildlife and bird exhibits on Lake Jesup. There’s also a ball python to see. You can also pay for an air boat tour to get out on the water with the alligators. There are also free live bands on the weekends.
6. Go On A Kayak Eco-Tour
Most people are unaware of all the stunning wildlife in Florida. Go on a kayak tour and see bald eagles, dolphins, and manatees. They even offer a full moon tour, and at certain times of the year, you can even see bioluminescence.
7. Take The Kids To The Pop Parlour For Popsicles
The Pop Parlour in Orlando has to be the coolest place to get a popsicle. These popsicles are handmade, all natural, and organic, and you can get flavors such as cookie butter cheesecake, avocado coconut, and peanut butter pie. For the adults, they offer boozy pops. Some of those include the elderly pear, made with aged Zacapa rum and fresh Bartlett pears and, another favorite, the whisky ginger pineapple.
What are your favorite things to do with the family in Orlando? Let me know in the comments below.
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A Kayak eco-tour would be a great way to connect with nature after a Universal Studios visit. It’s always good to experience the natural environment wherever you travel because it may be different than everything you have seen before. – Mary @ Green Global Travel