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5 Fun Things to Do in Orlando and Beyond

Hilton Grand Vacations' top picks that'll have you thinking outside the theme parks

The Vacationeer

Ask any adventure seeker how they're planning to get their adrenaline fix while visiting Orlando and they'll likely mention roller coasters. But Central Florida is home to more than just theme parks. From pulse-raising things to do to where to stay, Hilton Grand Vacations shares our top Orlando picks that take you beyond theme parks. 

Tree Trek Adventure Park 

Unleash your American Ninja Warrior inside at Tree Trek Adventure Park, where you can test your courage and strength on an elevated obstacle course nestled in a pine forest ten to sixty feet above the ground.

The course features include a 425-foot giant zipline, 97 aerial challenges, suspended bridges, Tarzan swings and more.

There are also two separate children's courses featuring 21 kid-friendly challenges.

Orlando Balloon Rides

Fly sky-high over Orlando's vast landscape by way of a hot air balloon. Take in the views of theme parks, downtown skyline, orange groves, lakes and forests, from a whole new perspective during this one-hour flight.

Ground yourself, post-flight by enjoying a champagne toast. We recommend the sunrise ride to be the first to say, "good morning, Orlando." 

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Leave the crowds behind while you discover the unspoiled beauty of natural Florida. A local gem, Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 7,000-acre park located 20 minutes north of Orlando. Adventure seekers can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in crystal-clear water, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and horseback riding. 

Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures 

Race through the Everglades located just south of Orlando aboard a speeding airboat while spotting native birds, turtles and alligators in their natural environment. Climb aboard an airboat that will glide you across mossy cypress swamps filled with local critters.

Up the adventure with a night tour. You may even come face to face with some of nature's nocturnal hunters, including the American alligator.

ATV Off-Road Adventure

Revolution Off-Road is a chance to get dirty. Less than 25 miles east of Orlando, you'll explore 230 acres of tracks and trails tailored for ATVs. There are also archery ranges and bass fishing spots. With the choice of guided and unguided ATV tours, riders will enjoy two hours of exciting trail time.

More than just ATVs, Revolution Off-Road is also home to the “Mighty Duck.”

The "Mighty Duck" is an eight-wheel amphibious vehicle that allows a driver plus three passengers to explore the lakes and ponds and offers reprieve from the Florida weather. 

Pro-tip: Pack a towel and a change of clothes. You're welcome.

Where to Stay

As the top U.S. vacation destination, welcoming over 75 million travelers a year, Orlando boasts four Hilton Grand Vacations resorts. There is a property for every travel style. Two of our favorites are the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld and Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village

Find Your Happy Place at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld®

Conveniently located across the street from SeaWorld® Orlando and near entertainment, shopping and dining, this Bermuda-style resort features stunning pools, colorful gardens and a peaceful lake promenade for the ultimate home away from home. 

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Tuscany Village

This Italian inspired resort nestled in the heart of Orlando puts you magically close to the area's entertainment, golf, shopping and dining, and offers plenty of ways to unwind with spacious, stylish accommodations and top-notch amenities. 

Read Three-Day Guide to Orlando Without Theme Parks for more ways to enjoy the area.


The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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