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The Top 10 Outdoor Activities for Orlando Family Fun

If you're looking to enjoy the weather and great outdoors, Orlando has plenty to offer. You may come for the theme parks or to enjoy the warmer weather. Either way, the best way to enjoy these warmer temperatures is to get outside. Here is the top 10 list of outdoor activities your whole family will love.


You're in Florida which means there's no shortage of scenic lakes and breathtaking waterways to navigate. Explore Orlando's best on paddleboards and treat the family to lessons before you head out. Beginners and experts alike, enjoy Lake Killarney and others for a stand-up, great time outdoors.

Orlando Hot Air Balloon Rides

Change your vantage point and fly high in an Orlando hot air balloon. Imagine how cool the kids will think the theme parks and the city of Orlando look from high above. Book a one-hour flight that will create a life-changing memory for your family.

Big Tree Park

Step back in time and explore the Cross Seminole Trail and popular tourist spot the Big Tree Park. It was home to the "Senator," a giant 3500-year-old Cypress tree that was lost to fire seven years ago. You can still see "Lady Liberty," a sister Cypress that's approximately 2000 years old.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Explore the hiking trails or plan a family kayak trip across the freshwater springs! A short drive to the outskirts of Orlando, and you'll feel like you're in a different part of the world. The whole family can enjoy fishing and horseback riding here too.

Scenic Boat Tours

If you're looking for something relaxing and nature-centered, you should consider a scenic boat tour in Orlando. The Butler Chain of Lakes offers what the locals refer to as 'the real Florida.' See what the beautiful nature has on display.

Airboat Rides

You may decide your family needs a break from theme park adventures. Only a short drive away in nearby Kissimmee, you'll find a host of airboat ride options. Load up the kids put on the earphones, and let the Florida swamp winds blow through your hair as you float across the water. You'll see amazing birds and maybe even a gator or two.

Cypress Lake Exploring

Cypress Lake is one of Orlando's natural gems. It's home to an alligator farm, bird aviary, and plenty of tour-guided fishing excursions. This is a beautiful place to bring the family, and it offers activities suitable for all ages.

Discovery Cove

You can't visit Orlando without swimming with the dolphins or petting the rays! Stop by Discovery Cove with the kids and snorkel with thousands of exotic fish species. They offer a variety of all-inclusive packages, and a great bundle to any SeaWorld plans you may already have.

Seminole State Forest Paddle and Bike Trails

The Seminole State Forest is a Florida treasure and features over eight miles of bike trails. You can rent bikes at nearby shops for the whole family for leisurely coasting through nature. Or for the enthusiasts, bring your own rides and tackle the rugged trails for extreme outdoor fun.

There is never a shortage of amazing activities, places to see, and new food to try when you're in Orlando. Consider taking advantage of the great outdoors while you are here too. You'll be sure to create lasting memories for your entire family, with every adventure. For more tips, best places, and information, contact us!