Orlando, Florida may be the unofficial vacation capital of the world, but the summer heat and humidity can be pretty intense. Good thing there’s plenty of fun stuff to do to lower body temperatures and still raise excitement levels. Swimming and other water activities will cool you off, while chillin’ in your air-conditioned villa is another sure way to beat the heat.
Catch the Latest Flick
Since Orlando is, in many ways, a typical American city, you can always go to the movies, munch popcorn, sip drinks and see the latest thrillers, superhero epics or independent films.
The Orlando Science Center features exhibits, events and more. Their entertaining approach to serious and important subjects makes it a great stop on your tour of the area—rain or shine. The Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Cultural Park, right next to the Orlando Science Center, showcases contemporary American art as well as traveling exhibits, African art and more.
Pick a Lane
Bowling is the perfect American indoor activity. Bowling is a great way to hang out together; it’s fun for all ages, you can share some laughs and keep cool. Check out Kings Orlando off of International Drive, where you can bowl a few games, shoot some pool and enjoy a great meal, too!
407-363-0200 / kingsbowlamerica/orlando
Get In the Spin
Play (or watch) an exciting game of WhirlyBall–a combination of bumper cars, basketball, Jai-alai and hockey–at the Whirly Dome, a 25,000-square-foot dome off International Drive that also houses laser tag, a Formula One Race Car Simulator, arcade and pub.
407.212.3030 / whirlydome.com
Figure Your Way Out
Escape rooms are the latest craze: families work together to find clues, solve puzzles and discover the key to the escape door in a game based (sort of) on historical events. At the Escape Game Orlando, up to eight members per team work together to unravel the mystery.
407.501.7222 / orlandoescapegame.com
Keep your cool as you browse some of your favorite retailers in Orlando’s Florida Mall. See what comes together at Ikea, or view local craft artists’ works for sale at CityArts Factory.
Believing is Seeing
See optical illusions, rare and odd items, unique artifacts plus a spinning vortex tunnel only at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum!
407.345.0501 / ripleys.com/orlando
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