The Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum

The Morse Museum is home to an incredible collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including stained glass windows, lamps, furniture, and more. The crown jewel is the Tiffany Chapel, which was originally built for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. After the fair ended, the chapel was disassembled and put into storage for decades. Finally in 1999, it was reconstructed at the Morse Museum for all to see. With over one million pieces of iridescent glass, this intricate chapel is a breathtaking sight. The Morse Museum is located right in downtown Orlando, just minutes from restaurants, shops, and lodging. Be sure to allot enough time to not only see the Tiffany Chapel, but also peruse the museum’s vast collection of Tiffany lamps, art glass, and decorative objects. You’ll gain a deep appreciation for Tiffany’s artistry and innovation.

Address: 445 N Park Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 645-5311

Airboat Rides in Boggy Creek

Experience the wild side of Orlando with an exhilarating airboat ride at Boggy Creek Airboat Rides. Zoom through the Central Florida wetlands and swamps at top speeds while keeping an eye out for native wildlife like alligators, birds, and more. Airboat rides last about 30 minutes and take place on a specially designed boat that can glide over the shallow waters with ease. Boggy Creek is located just 20 minutes from Orlando’s attractions, making it a convenient option for nature-loving visitors. Don’t forget your sunscreen and camera to fully enjoy this high-thrill hidden gem.

Address: 2001 East Southport Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 344-9550

Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve

Nature lovers will rejoice at this 400-acre nature preserve, featuring 9 distinct Florida ecosystems perfect for hiking and wildlife viewing. Wander through sand pine scrub, oak hammocks, cypress domes, and more as you escape the city. Keep an eye out for gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, bobcats, and bald eagles. The preserve also features a boardwalk through the marsh areas, allowing you to get an up-close view. Download a trail map online and bring along a picnic to make it a full morning or afternoon of outdoor fun. It’s hard to believe such a serene wilderness is located just minutes from Orlando’s attractions.

Address: 8777 County Rd 535, Orlando, FL 32836
Phone: (407) 836-1824

Wekiva Island

This hidden oasis is situated along the Wekiva River in Longwood, just north of Orlando. Visitors can rent kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards to explore the spring-fed river. For the adventurous type, opt for the jungle cruise to see monkeys, alligators, and other wildlife along the shore. When you’re ready to relax, grab a drink at the tiki bar and lounge in a cabana or hammock along the river. There are also picnic areas, a playground, and small beach for swimming. With food trucks and live music on the weekends, Wekiva Island really does feel like an island escape just minutes from the city.

Address: 1010 E SR 46, Longwood, FL 32750
Phone: (407) 474-8440

CityArts Factory

Located in downtown Orlando, this multifaceted arts complex is comprised of a gallery, theater, and event spaces showcasing artists and performers from around the state. Visit the Factory to take in rotating gallery exhibits, see a provocative theater production, or even enjoy happy hour while local musicians play. The complex spans 70,000 square feet, so there is plenty of creativity packed into the various studios, theaters, and event rooms. Look up what productions or exhibits are happening during your Orlando visit, or simply stop by the Factory’s courtyard bar to immerse yourself in the local arts scene. It’s the perfect spot for free-spirited travelers looking to do something off the well-beaten tourist path.

Address: 29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 648-7060

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Escape the city at this 50-acre oasis, featuring rose gardens, fruit groves, tropical forests, and stunning lakeside views. Take a tranquil stroll through various themed gardens blooming with colorful flowers and plants. Don’t miss the butterfly garden, home to hundreds of fluttering wings from both local and exotic species. Bring along a blanket and relax on the lawn overlooking the lake, where you can peek at wildlife like turtles and egrets. The scenic gardens are ideal for a romantic date or an afternoon enjoying nature with the family. You’ll forget you’re just minutes from Orlando while wandering this peaceful respite.

Address: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 246-2620

Orlando Starflyer

For thrill-seekers visiting Orlando, the 450-foot tall Starflyer offers incredible panoramic views of the city’s skyline. This chair swing ride hoists guests up into the air and gently spins them around as they ascend higher and higher for a bird’s eye view of downtown. Located at ICON Park, the Starflyer stands taller than the famous observation wheel overlooking Orlando. Experience the city from new heights and snap incredible aerial photos. The ride lasts about six minutes roundtrip, giving you plenty of time to take in the sights. It runs daily from 11am to around 10pm, though hours vary by season.

Address: 8375 International Dr Suite F101, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 541-9342

Fun Spot America

Fun Spot America is Central Florida’s only family-owned and operated theme park. With locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, this hidden gem offers world-class roller coasters and thrill rides without the high theme park prices. Speed down their multi-inversion coasters, ride one of the world’s tallest pendulum rides, or try the park’s go-kart tracks and bumper cars. When you need a break, hit the arcade or grab fair food like funnel cakes and corn dogs. Fun Spot offers fun for all ages at a fraction of the cost of bigger parks.

Fun Spot America Orlando
Address: 5700 Fun Spot Way, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 363-3867

Fun Spot America Kissimmee
Address: 2850 Florida Plaza Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 574-1168

Icon Orlando 360° Panoramic Wheel

Get a bird’s eye view of Orlando from 400 feet in the air at the Icon Orlando observation wheel. Each climate-controlled gondola offers incredible 360-degree views of downtown Orlando, nearby theme parks, and distant horizons. Located at the center of Orlando’s restaurant and entertainment district, the Icon Orlando wheel dazzles at night with over 64,000 LED lights. During your 12-15 minute ride, snap epic photos of the unforgettable scenery below. It’s one of the best ways to take in the full scale of Orlando.

Address: 8375 International Dr Suite F101, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 514-8318

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