Orlando, Florida – the City Beautiful – is filled with hundreds of attractions and adventures outside of the the parks for families on their Best Vacations Ever adventure.

Every family vacation to Orlando, Florida, includes trips to the city’s famous theme parks. But even that can start to loose its luster or take a toll on the wallets of budget-minded travelers. A trip to Orlando offers plenty of family-fun adventures that keep the excitement in high gear. Preferred Guest Resorts has already made sure that you and your family have the Best Vacation Ever with partnerships at premium hotels, resorts, motels and vacation timeshare rentals that serve as the perfect gateway to all the action and adventures you’ll find in Orlando. A majority of tourist orbit the theme parks. So, as you fill up your Orlando vacation itinerary, consider a few family-fun experiences that are uniquely Orlando:

Orlando Grand Prix

Speed-lovers and racing enthusiast are fulfilling their need for speed with the new nest attractions near the Florida Mall featuring in-door go-karting that hits up to 50 mph on premium European style tracks. 9550 Parksouth Court, Suite 400, Orlando

Magical Midway

International drive’s thrill park features tons of family-fun options like wooden elevated go-kart tracks, a fast track, bumper cars, bumper boats, carousel, Space Blast tower, one of the largest arcades in Orlando, plus the world’s largest Sling Shot and Starflyer rides.  7001 International Drive, Orlando

SeaWorld® Educational Tours

Fun for everyone in the family, with exclusive educational tours that includes one-on-one with dolphins, behind the scenes tour and the all-new Turtle Trek attraction.   7007 SeaWorld Drive,  Orlando, FL 32821

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

A magical experience the whole family will enjoy as the extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney® West Side area at Walt Disney World® Resort. 1478 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista

Green Meadows Petting Farm

The animal filled and ride filled farm is a fun day for everyone in the family as you get up close and personal with animals in the petting zoos.

1368 South Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746

IFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving

Fun for all ages, this vertical wind tunnel near the Universal Orlando® Resort and International Drive north area allows you to feel the same exhilaration of a skydiving free-fall without having to jump out of a plane.  6805 Visitors Circle, Orlando


The family will love a day at this legendary park packed with reptiles and exotic wildlife, and the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, which slides over Cuban and Nile crocodiles before heading over the Alligator Breeding Marsh, filled with 130 giant alligators.  14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando

Orlando Science Center

The ultimate family-fun experience as you explore one of America’s largest hands-on science centers where learning and discovery is super fun, totally interactive and awe-inspiring. Located near downtown Orlando.  777 East Princeton Street, Orlando

Fantasy of Flight

Take your family Orlando adventure to a higher plane at this Art Deco facility that’s home to over 40 rare and vintage aircraft, many of which have been restored to flyable condition, plus guided tours, a state-of-the-art hang-glide simulator in an interactive Fun with Flight center for families and climb on board a real B-17 Flying Fortress in a WWII bombing mission.  1400 Broadway Boulevard Southeast, Polk City

Blue Man Group Orlando

Live visual arts, performance, a musical, a concert all in one that the whole family will enjoy as the unique Blue Men perform. Near the Universal and International Drive area.  6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando Odditorium

The longest burp, fertility statues, unknown and unexplainable oddities that make this family-fun attraction all the more interesting. Look for the crooked building on International Drive near the Convention Center.  8201 International Drive, Orlando

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

A trip to Orlando isn’t complete without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center. Embark on mankind’s greatest journey into space with tour launch areas, meet and greets with a veteran astronaut, giant rockets and training in spaceflight simulator.   Kennedy Space Center, SR 405 in Brevard/Indian River Counties

Fun Spot Action Park

Family fun for everyone is a sure thing, with thrill rides, kiddie rides, a ferris wheel, go karts, the world’s tallest skycoaster and over 60 arcade games. Near the Universal Orlando Resort and International Drive north area.  5551 Del Verde Way, Orlando


There are infinite possibilities for ultimate family fun at this hotspot near Universal Orlando® Resort and International Drive that includes whirlyball, laser tag, arcade games, bowling, billiards, and restaurant and bar.  6464 International Drive, Orlando


Call a Preferred Guest Resorts’ Best Vacations Ever reservation agent at 407-656-2780 for help booking your incredible Orlando vacation with free accommodations close to all the retail venues, theme parks, attractions and adventures you want to hit during your magical trip to the number one family-friendly destination of Orlando. Preferred Guest Resorts is committed to helping you and your family have your Best Vacation Ever, so call 407-656-2780 now with any questions, information or help planning your itinerary.

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