top 5 off site things to do...

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by a jay, May 4, 2010.

  1. a jay

    a jay Mouseketeer

    Jul 26, 2007
    Just wonderig what would be in your top 5 of fav things to do away from disney and universal. Summer 2011 will be our 6th time and although we will defo do the parks we are also thinking about exploring other things around florida. These are the things we have looked at so far:
    1. taking a ride on little toot (saw this on wayneg trip and thought it would be different and fun)
    2. kayaking not sure where.Looked at a few near kennedy space centre looked ok as you go with a guide.
    3. Hot air balloon ride
    4. Trip down to clearwater. We have never spent a day at the beach on any of our previous trips.
    5. struggling now. Any ideas would be great.
  2. Jordanblackpool

    Jordanblackpool DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    This is a good thread....

    The Top thing to do - Orlando Magic Game - if your a sports fan....or even if you like a good time...go watch the Magic, with Florida Dolphin Tours, they pick you up at your hotel and take you back after all for quite a reasonable price!

    The second best thing to do would be shopping! The Florida Mall & Premium Outlets, you can get some really really good stuff for good prices if you shop about!

    Another thing I would do would be TNA Wrestling, its at Universal, but its really good fun, even if you havent got a clue whats going on, if youve got kids it can be a long show, BUT its free so you can leave at any time and not feel like your not getting value for money!

    The fourth thing I would say is deffinatley finding good restaurants, as many people who have been out there before there is every sort of food you could ask for out there in Orlando....

    And the final thing would be a day trip to Miami, hit Miami Beach.....such a beautiful site.
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  4. Claire-Bear

    Claire-Bear DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Some of my favourites are (aside from seeing my sis who lives out there):
    -Strolling round Mount Dora and taking a boat trip
    -Shopping at the outlets (and Ross!)
    -Mini-golf (like Pirate's Cove)
    -Kennedy Space Center
    -Spending an evening on Citywalk (enjoy the Bob Marley open air place for drinks and dancing!)
    -Basketball game where possible (don't really follow the sport, but really enjoyed being there)
    Yeah, I know it's six :)
  5. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

    Jan 31, 2002
    my number 1 offsite thing to do would be a day at the Kennedy Space Center..

    in a completely different league, but we had fun there - Wonderworks...
  6. madmumof2

    madmumof2 DIS Veteran

    Jun 6, 2008
    Obviously Universal but don't know if you mean that lol.

    Day at clearwater definitely.

    Day on I drive, wonder works, ripleys, golf, there's loads to do.


    Kennedy Space centre. I was sad we had to miss that this year. We'll go next time when we have a car.

    Swimming in crystal lake with the manatees if they still do this. Or an everglads boat ride. :D
  7. mazz1

    mazz1 Mouseketeer

    Oct 8, 2007
    this is a great thread:wizard:

    my top five would be (in no particular order)

    parasailing at cocoa beach
    discovery cove
    cheesecake factory and the mall of milenia
    a leisurely sunday morning stroll around the farmers market at celebration

    and finally if funds permit it has to be a disney cruise from port canaveral pirate:
  8. a jay

    a jay Mouseketeer

    Jul 26, 2007
    We would love to go swimming with the manatees but we're not sure if this is a whole year round experience or if this is for certain months of the year? If you have any information on the manatee swim it would be great. We are going the end of July.
  9. Disney_Sarah

    Disney_Sarah Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2010
    Wow some lovely ideas there.
    I am yet to get that far in my planning but this thread has given me lots of ideas x

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