Wandering around the streets of a city can be a really interesting activity. It is a great way to get an overview of what the city is all about and even learn a bit about the history behind it. Orlando, which is nicknamed “The Beautiful City Beautiful” and also being famous of being the Theme Park Capital of the World, definitely not only about theme parks.
A quick glance at the history of the city will quickly teach you that it is not only the Walt Disney World Resort. The cityscape of Orlando is beautiful. A lot of the tall buildings around the city function as offices, apartments, observation towers and hotels, but these are mixed in with large public open spaces such as public parks, public highways and roads.
However, before you can explore Orlando, you need to get there. To get the best value holiday experience, don’t forget to do a bit research on how to get cheap flights to Orlando. Afterwards, set up an awesome itinerary and pack all the holiday essential in your luggage. Here are some ideas on what you can do while you are here:
Going to the Malls
Though visiting shopping malls sounds a bit odd for a tourist, there are plenty of great places to just wander around (and probably do some shopping too!). You should check out the Florida Mall and the Premium Outlets Orlando. I prefer the last one, because it has a nice open area to walk around and enjoy the day.
Visit Something Different
Wonderworks is located at 9067 International Dr, Orlando and is a great place for families with school age children. But hey, this place might be perfect for you too since its all about fun! Go there early or get a pre-booked ticket to avoid the long queues. Oh btw, Rogers building is located at 39 South Magnolia Avenue and is also a great building to wander around. You’ll think the same, just look at how different it is from the buildings that surround it. Btw, visit during the day since some say that this place is haunted!
While hanging out around a nice cafe or a restaurant in the downtown area can be a bit expensive, is worth it for a big splash. The various desserts and drinks make this worthwhile! One of my favorite places to get desserts is the Dessert Lady Café. If you want to grab a really nice dinner, you should try checking out the Melting Pot.
Do you know that Orlando is also a great place to enjoy live music? Just one of the many reasons to spend the night strolling around the city! So have a drink and enjoy live music, because in Orlando, the city wakes up as the sun sets.
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