If you are considering a move to Orlando, Florida, then you probably know that it is one of the most exciting places to live in the world. There are plenty of activities to keep you engaged every weekend, and it's more than simply being close to the beach. From family friendly parks to romantic date nights, there is too much to list here!
La Nouba at Walt Disney World Resort
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is a show like no other. We're not really exaggerating here, either. This show is performed in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) dining and entertainment complex. Be amazed by the incredible aerial feats, gymnastic acrobatics, and colorful display of boundless imagination.
La Nouba is great for the entire family and there really isn't a bad seat here.
The Orlando Science Center
When you think of the Florida lifestyle, you might think of beaches and nightlife. But there are several outlets for intellectual stimulation, such as the Orlando Science Center. The science center has exhibits that will educate you about the natural world, including the history of life. There is even a display of a tyrannosaurus skeleton.
Beyond that, there is a DinoDigs exhibit that simulates the prehistoric earth. It is a great way to learn about the world while still enjoying yourself.
Gospel Brunch and Orlando City Tour
For those who like guided tours, try out the Gospel Brunch and Orlando City Tour. Start the day with a southern-style brunch accompanied by a live gospel performance at Orlando's famous House of Blues. The tour takes you to popular landmarks like Lake Eola, Park Ave, and Winter Park and then visit the exclusive Disney created town of Celebration.
Orlando Museum of Art
Throughout the ages, human cultures have been creative. Often, art is the only vestige of a particular society, and it is often telling. The Orlando Museum of Art features many of these pieces descending from the lost world.
You can also listen to one of their esteemed speakers and learn about conceptual art. Something else to consider is that they have a book club. That would be a great way for you to meet kindred spirits in the community.
There are few of us who can look at the night's sky and contemplate the vast space engulfing the earth without feeling a tint of wonder. Unfortunately, we do not always have a clear view of the distant stars. The Crosby Observatory offers the experience by displaying the universe with overwhelmingly inspiring detail.
Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park
Florida has plenty of natural wildlife to see and enjoy on the weekends. Only a stone's throw away, is the Manatee Kayak Tour at Blue Springs State Park. Kayak through the natural habitat in Orange City on a 4-hour tour and watch manatees swim by beside you. Blue Springs State Park is a great place to spend an afternoon on a date or with your whole family.
Orange County Regional History Center
If you're a history buff, then this is for you.
This history center surveys cultural growth across different industries and demographics. They have a permanent exhibit dedicated to African-American history, wherein they explore the tragedy of slavery and the treatment of African-Americans in central Florida. There is also an exhibit featuring Native Americans. It displays the lifestyle, religion and culture of the first people who lived in Florida for thousands of years. The exhibits also outline their first contact with the European settlers. It explores how Native American culture has impacted the growth of the United States. It is a great way to become acquainted with your new home.
Lake Eola Park
If you want something a little quieter and more relaxing, you should check out Lake Eola Park. Spend a day with the family on the water, feeding the swan, and watching the birds bathe. They also host concerts, so sign up for their newsletter so you will know when something is going on!
Congo River Golf
Minigolf is a great complement to a first date or a ten year anniversary. They have several other amenities, such as gator feeding and scavenger hunts. If you are not careful, you might spend the whole afternoon there.
If you are afraid that you might miss the snow, Disney can accommodate you with their Blizzard Beach. The beach is a waterpark with lazy rivers, slides, and of course, snow (or at least snowy themes). There is even a kid's section.
A high-end aquarium like SeaWorld displays the secrets of the deep crevices of the earth. There are habitats and creatures that you would never have the opportunity to see on your own. An environmental benefit is that it preserves marine life that might otherwise go extinct if left in its natural condition.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
You might get lost wandering this 50 acre botanical garden. Also if you have dreamt of a wedding (or a renewal of vows) surrounded by a sea of flowers, this garden will be able to accommodate that.
All of this is to say that you will never be bored when you move to Orlando. Contact one of our Orlando real estate agents so we can survey some of the properties in the area. Also if you have more questions about local attractions, ask our realtor. There is a strong community, lovely homes, and enough attractions to keep you occupied.