10 Things to Do in Orlando Apart from DisneyWorld

While DisneyWorld may seem like one of Orlando’s most attractive hotspots, not everyone who holidays in Orlando is a child or an adrenaline junkie. So, why not check out some of the less obvious places to visit?


1. Visit a Botanical Garden.

This tourist attraction gets overlooked and really isn’t one to miss. Harry P. Leu Gardens is located a few miles outside of downtown and among some of the highlights are many historical blooms which have been there since before 1900, there is numerous amounts of ancient oak trees, and a 50-foot floral clock – just some of the amazing things this attraction has to offer. The Leu House Museum once the Leu Family Home, preserves the home and garden of a wealthy, turn-of-the-20th-century Florida family.
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2. Great wine bars.

If you’re a couple travelling without the kids or simply on holiday with your friends then Orlando has some amazing wine bars to offer. Check out Quantum Leap Winery for tasting tours and you can stock up on some of the best wine in Florida for the rest of your holiday! It's also a fantastic venue for weddings and other events.

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3. Go shopping at The Mall at Millenia.

Granted this is probably one thing that most tourists know about - this is the ultimate in luxurious shopping experiences!
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4. See as many movies as you can at the Florida Film Festival.

The festival is more than 20 years and old and is still going strong!
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5. Visit the Redlight Beer Parlour.

Try a beer you’ve never heard of before, ask the staff to recommend one!
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6. Hard Rock Hotel Velvet Sessions.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Café in itself a fantastic experience but, Orlando Velvet Sessions offers you the chance to party with a rock star. Velvet Sessions is Orlando’s only rock’n’roll cocktail party, and one all-inclusive ticket gives you a selection of complimentary themed cocktails, tapas, and access to an exclusive rock show with a world-renowned musician.
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7. Go to vinyl paradise and visit ‘Rock N Roll Heaven’ in Orlando.

If you’re a fan of records and want to extend your collection then this place is a must visit!
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8. Watch the sunset go down over dinner.

What better way to unwind than at Hillstone Restaurant with a glass of wine and to watch the sunset over Lake Killarney. Or you could go paddle-boarding like these two...
Hillstone Restaurant Orlando Picture: orlandodatenightguide.com

9. You can have an off-road hummer experience.

If this isn't the most all-American thing you've ever seen...
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10. Visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

This gallery actually has the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world.
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