With all its “growing up,” Orlando still is, after all, a family-focused destination. And, while theme parks are the obvious choice, several newly arrived attractions are worth a gander.
Artists of all ages will love the Crayola Experience, now open inside The Florida Mall. The 70,000-square-foot attraction features 25 hands-on activities designed to engage and inspire budding Picassos for hours.
Budding Sherlocks, meanwhile, will enjoy Escapology, a cool attraction where you must solve puzzles and clues in order to sleuth your way out of a locked room in 60 minutes or less.
For some quiet time, stroll through downtown’s Lake Eola Park, where funky new sculptures surround the green space. Or take a ride in the Orlando Eye and get a bird’s-eye view of all that awaits in the city and beyond.
Orlando For Sports Lovers
Sports fans and athletes will rejoice with a visit to Orlando, where two new state-of-the-art sports venues have recently opened. Watch a soccer game at the Orlando City Stadium or play tennis at the USTA National Campus. Cheer on the Orlando Magic NBA team or head outside to go biking or canoeing.