Central Florida Activities
Enjoy A Natural Lazy River
What: Spend hot afternoons at Kelly Park and cool off with a ride down the free flowing, crystal clear stream on an inner tube. Get there early during the summer!
Learn to ride a motorized surfboard!
See Manatees Face-to-Face
What: Snorkeling/Ecotours with the Florida Manatee.
Where: Crystal River
Standup Paddleboard Central Florida
What: Join Professional guides on dolphin, manatee, sunset and river adventures.
Surf Lessons Florida
What: Surf Lessons Florida is a surf school located in Cocoa Beach that provides private and group surf lessons for beginner and advanced students.
Where: Cocoa Beach
Swim With Manatees
What: Get up close and personal with the sea cow.
Where: Crystal River and Homossasa
Unique Way To Wakeboard
What: Cable parks let you ride for an unlimited amount of time without being jerked to your feet like you would with a boat.
A Quiet Oasis In Downtown Orlando
What: Discover a 500-acre botanical oasis with roses, tropicals, camellias, and more.
A Zipline Adventure In Orlando
What: A unique high ropes and zipline adventure park, suitable for anyone over five years old.
Charter Your Own Houseboat Adventure
What: Houseboat adventures on the St. Johns river and Lake George boats that can sleep up to 12
Experience A Unique Natural Habitat
What: World’s first large scale man made wetland created to filter pollutants from reclaimed water.
Fish The Cocoa Beach Pier
What: Built in 1962, the Cocoa Beach Pier is a Florida Space Coast historical landmark.
Where: Cocoa Beach
Fish The Iconic Mosquito Lagoon
What: Learn how to fish the skinny waters of this famous lagoon from expert guides. Capt. Mark Wright was our Redfish Fishing expert.
Learn About Citrus and Nature
What: Over 50 varieties of citrus are available to pick right off the tree or, take a monster truck ecotour of over 2,500 acres of Florida Wilderness.
Learn How to Build Your Own Fishing Rods
What: Learn how to build your own custom fishing rods from scratch. Beginner to Advanced classes available, check page for more info.
Learn how to survive in the wilderness
What: Byron Kern’s Survival School offers classes in wilderness survival, ranging from overnight trips to full week deep woods survival courses. Our expert for how to Wilderness Survival.
Learn the history of this beach town
What: Discover the rich history of new smyrna beach at this spacious museum that’s filled with photos, documents, and memorabillia.
Where: New Smyrna Beach
Learn to Hang Glide over Central Florida
What: Fly from 2,000 feet with some of the most experienced instructors in the world.
One of Florida’s oldest and best zoological attractions
What: See all 23 species of crocodiles and alligators, ride a zipline over all the exhibits, and see many other extraordinary animals in this century old landmark. Asst. Curator Jon Darlington was our Alligator Experience expert.
Where: St. Augustine
Rare and exotic animals, right in Melbourne
What: Meet animals, botanical gardens, go kayaking, feed giraffes and parrots, ride the train, and pet a rhino.
Ride an old rail path
What: Multi use rail trail built along the former East Florida and Atlantic Railroad.
Where: Orlando/Winter Park
Ride the West Orange Trail
What: Rent recumbent, road and comfort bikes for a day on Orlando’s longest paved trail.
Where: Apopka/Winter Garden/Orlando
See and hear a unique sight
What: Experience beauty and serenity of botanical gardens, Singing Tower 60 bell carillon, Pinewood Estate and nature preserve.
Where: Lake Wales
See exotic wildlife without going on a safari
What: The zoo boasts over 400 animals, botanical gardens, a splash park, animal encounters, and ZOOm Air Adventure aerial course.
See the natural Florida on horseback
What: Horseback riding through hundreds of acres of Florida Wilderness. Riding for beginners to advanced.
See wildlife from many angles
What: Journey deep into the 4,700 acre Florida Forever wildlife conservation area. Choose your own fully guided adventures: Coach, Horseback Safari, or New Zipline Safari.
Where: St. Cloud
See Winter Park from the water
What: Enjoy a peaceful cruise through the city of Winter Park’s canals and lakes. See many historic mansions and wildlife.
Where: Winter Park
The Great Southern Cracker Roadshow
What: The day will feature musical acts, southern food, crafts, food trucks, and book signings by several local authors, all celebrating Florida’s Cracker Culture.
What: A combination nature center, zoological park, museum, sanctuary and farm that allows visitors to view many reptiles, including venomous snakes!
Visit a slice of Old Florida
What: Historic Mount Dora is a great little town in Central Florida, northwest of Orlando. Opportunities exist for outdoor activities, as well as what Mount Dora is famous for: some of the best antiques in Florida.