Orlando Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Orlando

  • 1. State Parks, Animals and Nature

    Northwest of Orlando, at the edge of the sprawl, the unfortunately named Kelly Park is just an unassuming dot of a county park. But it's actually fantastic. This is the sort of thing that you would...

  • 2. Other Theme Parks

    The Airstream Ranch is the Stonehenge of campers, not too different from Carhenge in Nebraska. This odd roadside sight was created in 2008 by a man named Frank Bates, who buried eight Airstream...

  • 3. Beaches

    new smyrna beach is located about 70 miles northeast of orlando. new smyrna is one of the few beaches you can drive on in florida. in my opinion new smyrna beach is much nicer than the more famous...

  • 4. Kennedy Space Centre

    Kennedy Space Center is located about 45 minutes east of Orlando near Cape Canaveral. The Space Center is the site of numerous space shuttle launches. If you're lucky enough to visit the area when a...

  • 5. Museums

    Just a few miles north of Orlando in the city of Maitland (exit 90 of I-4) please visit the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. It's appropriate for families -- no gruesome...

  • 6. Downtown Disney

    Some VTers included Downtown Disney as "Off the Beaten Path" so I'm adding my wee tip on things to see. Store window displays are fascinating ---if you take time to look at them. We were all adults...

  • 7. Lakes

    I try to avoid Orlando and the whole Disney/theme park complex as much as possible as it has become WAY WAY too big and thus not so much fun. If I have to go through the center of Florida I try to go...

  • 8. Winery

    The Lakeridge winery near Clermont, about 10 miles west of Orlando. They give free tours of the winery daily, with a tasting of their product at the end of the tour. www.lakeridgewinery.com

  • 9. Miniature Golf

    Disney's got two great Minigolfs : Fantasia Garden (my husband's favorite) and WinterSummerland (my favorite). Fantasia Garden has two courses.One of them imitates a real golf course and the other...

  • 11. winter park

    located about 20 miles northeast of the theme park area of orlando is the charming town of winter park. park ave. in central winter park is lined with upscale...

  • 12. The Real Orlando

    This is essentially "Suburbia" with a few surprises. There are many distinct neighborhoods, and a few interesting areas; Downtown Orlando and affluent Winter...

  • 13. lone cabbage fish camp

    the lone cabbage fish camp is located on the st. johns river about half way between orlando and cocoa beach. it is a interesting place to have lunch on the way...

  • 14. Hidden Mickeys?!

    I had no idea what a Hidden Mickey was until Liz. Hidden Mickeys are the shape of Mickeys' head and are used in decoration throughout the parks and hotels. It...

  • 15. little saigon

    at the intersection of mills ave & colonial drive in downtown orlando is an area of town that is known as "little saigon". this area has numerious vietnamese...

  • 16. Coffee, Art, and Movies

    The Downtown Media Arts Center has one of the best (and cheapest) cups of coffee in town. They also have an adjoining art gallery and frequently show...

  • 17. Neat Flea Market Florida's Best pain relief

    It was a sudden surprise to find this place. It offered a quick little free sample for your pain. I said my knee was acting up on me. The called it APR...

  • 18. the citrus tower

    a nice place to visit when in the orlando area is the small town of clermont and the citrus tower. the citrus tower was built in 1956 on a hill near downtown...

  • 19. Harry P. Leu Gardens

    In the midst of all the malls and theme parks, there are pockets of serene places for rest and relaxation and this is one of them!"The mission of Harry P. Leu...

  • 20. The Warm Springs

    We have some State Parks nearby Orlando that feature natural warm springs. The water stays 72 degrees year round. The closest spring to the Theme Parks area is...

  • 21. the REAL downtown

    I, too, am disgruntled that a travel website that supposedly looks for authenticity would lump about 1 million residents in with a theme park. (gets down off...

  • 22. Clermont

    The city of Clermont, about a 1/2 hour to hour drive west of Orlando, has a few interesting things to offer, including the Citrus Tower (tribute to Florida's...

  • 23. Leu Garden

    I decided to go to these gardens on a whim - I mistakenly thought this was the the same person who did the work on oranges and citrus that we had seen in...

  • 24. college park

    college park is a nice old residental area just north of downtown orlando. college park gets it's name after it's streets named after colleges and universities....

  • 25. lake ivanhoe antique district

    the lake ivanhoe antique district is an interesting area just north of downtown orlando. the antique area is a three block section of orange ave. near the...

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