Orlando is the Theme Park capital of the world and the gateway to many exciting theme parks. When one has had enough of the glitz and glitter of the theme parks, one can chose some of these day trips from Orlando.
Here Are The 5 Day Trips From Orlando:
Kennedy Space Center
A day trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is an experience of a life time. This is the only Space Center in USA that has launched astronaut in space. One need not be a science buff to enjoy the hands-on-exhibits. Take a virtual flight to moon, experience zero gravity and watch IMAX movies. Get impressed by the sheer magnitudes of space shuttles. The icing on the cake is the Shuttle Launch Simulator. The simulator creates an impression of an actual lift off when future astronauts are strapped into a cockpit and given a high-fidelity ride. The Rocket Garden is jaw dropping collection of engine replicas and spacecraft. The garden also boasts of the 363 ft (110 m) Apollo Saturn 1B rocket. Learn about the US Space program and achievements of US astronauts over the years in the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Walk under Saturn V rocket. Get a close up view of the Space Shuttle launch pad. Interact with real astronauts and take tour of center’s launch facility. Before planning the trip, please confirm that your trip dates are not clashing with special launch days, as the center is closed for general public on those days.
A day trip to Miami should include the Bayside Marketplace , which is a paradise for shoppers. The marketplace along Biscayne Bay has outlets of Brookstone, GAP, Victoria’s Secret to name few. One can take cruise on a two level yacht to man made exclusive Star Island on the Biscayne Bay,which has plush mansions. This is the best way to see Miami by water. Day trip should end with visit to South Beach which is famous for it’s nightlife and entertainment. The area also has many museums and heritage sites,which one should not miss.
The home of world famous alligators, Everglades national park, is about 200 miles from Orlando. The airboat ride over the Everglades is an awesome experience. Just hold on to your hats as it will be sunny. Keep your hands inside the air-boat always, if you want to return back in one piece because you will be having face-to-face encounter with local residents-alligators. If you consider yourself as bravest of the brave, then you can join the alligator handling show.
If one had enough of theme parks, then one can rejuvenate by a visiting the white sandy beachfront of Clearwater Beach,located 100 miles west of Orlando. Just relax, go for a tan and unwind from the maddening hustle of Orlando. One can opt for Screamer Speedboat Ride or Pirate Cruise at the beach.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Watch Florida’s famous manatees by taking a guided boat cruise on the Crystal River. One can also snorkel and swim with the manatees.It is an amazing experience and kids absolutely love it.Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park are home to manatees undergoing rehabilitation from injuries or those otherwise unable to return to the wild. It is a place where many wild manatees stop by for a visit, drawn to the spring waters and food sources of the Homosassa River.Take an air-boat ride on the Homosassa River and round off the tour by watching a manatee-feeding session. It will be a day full of fun and informative session on Florida’s local wildlife.