Are you planning a vacation to sunny Florida? If so, what are some things to do in Orlando besides theme parks? Believe it or not, there are LOTS of things to do besides theme parks! In fact, Orlando has beautiful nature and authentic local experiences that compare with any other major city in the USA. Here are my top ten activities I’d recommend.
Where in the world is Dunnellon Florida?! It’s not that far. It’s actually only one hour from Orlando, and it’s got a STUNNING spring called Rainbow Springs Florida. It’s the 4th largest spring in Florida. And good news! There’s usually not many people there at all. Because it is a full one hour car ride away, this dissuades pretty much ALL tourists. (A good thing, dear readers.) There are 2 options for Rainbow springs. Option #1 – Canoe / Kayak / Tubing ...
Rock Springs is true, beautiful Florida outdoors. Florida is hot, so this experience is delightful because you’re waist deep in refreshing, clear water. That right–no concrete meccas or water-slides, just nature. Rock Springs is a mix between a jungle adventure and a picnic in the South of France. Begin by walking up a wooden boardwalk for about 5 minutes, then climb steps into the spring. The river will be chilly at first (68 degrees), but the warm air and sunshine keep you warm.