Even if summer is your favorite time of year, there are still days where the sun’s draining rays are just too much to bear. There’s plenty to occupy your time at home, sure, but getting out of the house is liberating – especially when the kids are out on summer break. Luckily, there’s so much to do in Central Florida’s most prominent city that doesn’t involve being outside. Beat the heat this summer with these popular indoor activities in Orlando, FL.
Come face to face with stunning undersea life at this Orlando aquarium. From majestic sharks to inquisitive sea turtles and so much more, you’ll gain a new appreciation for all aquatic creatures with a visit to Sea Life Aquarium.
Take a journey into the odd side of life at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, a museum celebrating all things weird, bizarre, and strange.
Splitsville pairs its unique take on the classic game of bowling with an even more classic ‘50s aesthetic to create one of the city’s most exciting bowling destinations. Be sure to try to decidedly un-bowling-alley menu featuring sophisticated dishes like tuna steak sliders, fresh-rolled sushi, and filet mignon (!).
Wonderworks bills itself as Central Florida’s most unique attraction, and we’ll be honest: it’s hard to argue that declaration. This is, after all, an indoor amusement park where you can get knocked around by hurricane-strength winds, play hoops against a virtual 7 ft. defender, and lay on a bed of nails.
The escape room craze is alive and well in Orlando, and you can experience the best the city has to offer at Escapology. Engage in historical-themed escape rooms like the Cuban Crisis or take on a world-class hacker in Th3 C0D3.
Looking for a place to take the kids that’s as educational as it is fun? Pay a visit to the Orlando Science Center and watch as your little ones are wowed by the natural ecosystems of Florida, the kinetic wonders of engineering, and the prehistoric world of dinosaurs.
Monkey Joe’s is another popular spot for your kids to have some fun this summer. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, and arcade games make Monkey Joe’s a paradise in the eyes of any child.
You’ll probably never meet Taylor Swift in real life, but you can still get a photo with her amazingly lifelike wax facsimile at the famous Madame Tussauds. She’s just one of the dozens of attractions you’ll find in this iconic Orlando indoor attraction.
As you’d expect from the name, Crayola Experience is a dazzling world of color brought to life with 26 hands-on attractions. There’s so much for kids to enjoy here, from naming and wrapping their very own crayon to seeing firsthand how crayons are made.
Feed your need for speed at the appropriately named indoor go-kart track K1 Speed. Strap in to electric carts that reach speeds of 50 MPH and zip around the professionally designed track for an adrenaline-pumping experience you won’t soon forget.
Enjoy the city’s finest collection of art from around the world at Orlando’s Museum of Art. Traveling exhibitions join collections of awe-inspiring art dating from the ancient Americas to modern pieces.
This sprawling Orlando mall is home to more than 150 upscale stores and dining options, featuring big-name destinations like Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic, Louis Vuitton, and more.