Everyone knows about Disney World and Universal Studios, but there are tons of other exciting things to do in Orlando and the surrounding area. Whether you’re taking a family trip, planning a romantic weekend, or doing something fun with friends, there are weekend getaways in Orlando for everyone.
Your family will love the luxury resort hotels like the Villas of Grand Cypress, a luxury resort near Disney. With a beautiful golf course, a Golf Academy to help improve your game, and two pools with waterslides, the Villas are an amazing spot whether or not you take advantage of the proximity to Disney.
Take advantage of all the art and science museums in the area. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’re sure to have fun and learn a lot at the Museum of Arts and Science and the Orlando Science Center, which features a wine-tasting event called The Science of Wine on the weekends.
Kids will love LEGOLAND, a little ways outside Orlando but close enough to drive from the city. And east of Orlando, you can visit the Kennedy Space Center and tour the visitor complex, ride rides, and maybe see a rocket launch!