Our team has scoured the area to bring you the best recommendations, from outdoor adventures like hiking and biking to cultural experiences like museums and galleries. We’ve also included information on local events, festivals, and seasonal activities, so you can plan your itinerary accordingly.
Browse through our curated list and discover something new to try. Each listing includes a brief description, photos, and important details like hours of operation and admission fees. You can also filter by category or location to easily find what you’re looking for.
We hope this page inspires you to get out and explore all the amazing things our area has to offer. Don’t forget to check back often, as we’ll continue to update the page with new recommendations and insider tips. Happy exploring!
The Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens is a must visit for families. The new section of this National Historic Landmark provides a unique hands-on exploration of the gardens. Of course, don’t miss walking the grounds and seeing the 200-ft tall tower. It was built in 1929 on the highest elevation in peninsular Florida. Inside it houses a collection of carillon bells that ring beautifully on the hour every day.
A creative treasure that many do not know about is the Frank Lloyd Wright Tours on the Florida Southern College campus in Lakeland, FL. There are four tours, ranging in price from $7 to $55, each provide an interesting and educational look at the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. We strongly advise you to make reservations online to ensure your spot on the tour.
The Sea Life Orlando Aquarium offers you the chance to come “face-to-fin” with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and more. You can prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth on this thrilling underwater encounter. Home to Florida’s only 360° underwater tunnel, SEA LIFE Orlando has touch tanks, 9+ exhibit areas, thousands of sea creatures and fun behind-the-scenes tours. You’re guaranteed to have a blast here.
Lake Kissimmee State Park has over 13 miles of trails to hike, opportunities for boating, canoeing and fishing. The park offers living history demonstrations. Take an airboat tour along the shoreline of Lake Kissimmee with Floridian captains from the family-owned marina at Grape Hammock Fish Camp. In addition to the boat tours, Grape Hammock is a top-rated Fish Camp in the state, and the perfect place to see the Old Florida.
Visit Kelly Rock Springs for a tubing adventure. Start at Rock Springs Bar and Grill just a few minutes away to rent a tube if you don’t have one. Pay to get in the park, and then enjoy the free-flowing natural spring, which stays at 68 degrees year round. The water is so clear and it’s easy to make the loop again and again, taking a break for a picnic on the greenway at the end of the run.