Florida, aka, Sunshine State is not always sunshine, it also offers rainbows, particularly after its frequent afternoon showers, especially in the summer. The rain itself doesn’t lessen the fun you could have in this happy place. In any case, here is a list of the most popular attractions you can visit, rain or shine, in Orlando.
1. CITY ARTS FACTORY
City Arts factory is a branch of the Downtown Arts District. This free art gallery in downtown Orlando offers six different rooms showcasing a collection of galleries displaying local community and international works of art. Since City Arts Factory is a collection of community galleries, you can discover ways to have your own art exhibited, whether it’s purchasing a space or submitting your work to a show.
City Arts Factory
29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, United States
Escape games is the new rising trend in good game night choices among friends. It has taken the country by storm, and for good reason. International Drive’s original offers premium real life escapes game experience, find clues, solve puzzles and pick locks in order free themselves and escape the game room in just 60 minute or less.
11951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, United States
3. MADAME TUSSAUDS ORLANDO
Madame Tussauds Orlando is right next to Sea Life Aquarium and Skeletons, so if given time, visit all three. See amazingly realistic celebrities created in wax, along with historical figures like Florida’s founder, Ponce de Leon, A-list people, and VIPs in the fields of Sports, Music, TV and Film.
Madame Tussauds Orlando
8387 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
4. ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART
Located in Loch Haven Cultural Park next to the Orlando Science Center, the Orlando Museum of Art was founded in 1924 and features a notable collection of American contemporary art as well as traveling exhibits and African art. The Dale Chihuly sculpture in the rotunda is breathtaking.
Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, United States
5. SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
The Sea Life Aquarium perfect place and size for kids, including with interactive exhibits, games and an indoor playground amidst 5,000 fish. Located at the I-Drive 360 next to Madame Tussauds, this aquarium boasts a 360-degree ocean tunnel with sharks circling all around.
Sea Life Aquarium Orlando
8449 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
This huge indoor arena offers 25,000 square feet of fun, with an arcade, laser tag and whirlyball, a unique sport that is best described as a combination of basketball, hockey and jai-alai played while riding an electrically powered machine, similar to a bumper car, called a WhirlyBug.
6464 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
7. WORLD OF CHOCOLATE MUSEUM & CAFE
Learn more about the tropical fruit cacao, and its rich history and origin from Mayans, to Aztecs, Spanish explorers and other important persons in the making and development of the chocolate. They also feature 25 solid chocolate sculptures of famous landmarks and people and give demonstration and lecture of making chocolate from bean to bar. What’s best is they offer samples.
World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe
11701 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, United States
8. I FLY ORLANDO
Enjoy indoor skydiving, also known as Bodyflight, which shares many of the disciplines of competitive skydiving, such as formation skydiving and freestyle skydiving. An instructor is available improve flying skills and abilities as well as compete for the sport.
6805 Visitors Cir, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
9. DISNEYQUEST, WALT DISNEY WORLD
Disneyquest’s indoor interactive theme park offers five floors of virtual reality with interactive games that are fun for all ages. Here you can visit American Adventure, Haunted Mansion, Astro Orbiter, Jungle Rides and other exciting stuff.
DisneyQuest-Indoor Interactive theme park
1486 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
10. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever flown, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand nose-to-nose with Atlantis – all in the same day.
Kennedy Space Center
SR 405, Titusville, FL 32899, United States
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