Legoland, Discovery Cove, Seaworld--Orlando is home to many theme parks you've heard about a thousand times. While they're all fun and entertaining at first, even the most incredible attractions can become a bit dull after a while. But don't worry--there are numerous fun activities to enjoy in Orlando, Florida that don't involve theme parks at all!
1. House of Blues, Orlando
Enjoy live music? The House of Blues, Orlando is home to the largest folk music collection in the world, and offers a great variety of genres--from metal to country and everything in between.
2. K Restaurant
In a casual yet romantic atmosphere, K Restaurant offers a variety of locally sourced foods on their fresh, slightly unpredictable menu.
3. Timothy's Gallery
If you have an appreciation for creativity, Timothy's Gallery is the place to shop. Everything there is handmade, from scarves and jackets to glass and pottery.
4. Jazz Tastings
Tucked inconspicuously into the Village Plaza, Jazz Tastings offers a night of smooth and relaxing sound, with an impressive delivery of piano, sax, and more--not to mention a menu of rich desserts.
5. Winter Park's Park Avenue
Winter Park's popular Park Avenue is brimming with boutiques, bars, restaurants and bistros. Whether you're looking to window shop or shop 'till you drop, this shopping center will provide you with all your needs--from fashion to food to furnishing.
6. Orlando Farmer's Market
At the Orlando Farmer's Market, over 50 venders feature a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as clothing, jewelry, bakery items and more.
7. Orlando Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater
Ideal for a date night or whenever you just need a laugh, this club features mood-lightening stand-up comedy performances by many well-known performers.
8. Raphsodic Bakery
Still on that diet? Raphsodic Bakery provides food items specifically for your vegan and gluten-free needs. This bakery opts for organic ingredients and steers clear of high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, artificial dyes, and virtually "anything they can't pronounce."
9. Mall at Millenia
With its bright lights, soaring ceilings, glitter and indoor plant life, this mall is every shopper's dream. The Mall at Millenia was ranked as No. 10 on a list of the world's most successful shopping centers, and with big spenders coming to shop at places like Jimmy Choo, Chanel, and Tag Heuer and Rolex, it's not hard to see why.
10. The Wine Room
At the wine room, portion-controlled self-service offers you the opportunity to taste a variety of intricate and flavorful wines. Enjoy your time and feel free to ask the staff any questions--they're passionate about their job and eager to share their knowledge of wine.