Multi-Generational Orlando Vacation

Of course you know Orlando’s theme parks, but did you know that they are only a part of what makes an Orlando vacation so magical and appealing? “The City Beautiful” is chock full of entertainment, and there truly is something for everyone here. Regardless of your vacation goals, age, or interests, Central Florida is a dazzling place where unparalleled memories and experiences are just waiting to be discovered. We’ve developed a series of sample itineraries, categorized by interests and travel motivators, to serve as an original guide to the Central Florida area. There will be no theme park recommendations in this series, because chances are that you already have these destinations in your sights. If you’re looking to change it up a bit and try something new, these suggestions will be a perfect fit. See our area from a unique perspective when you take some time to explore, and leave your social media audiences in envy of your shared vacation experiences. You’re already staying like a local in your Contempo vacation home. You may as well have fun like a local, too!

With such a wide variety of amusements and recreation, the Orlando-area is appealing to just about everyone! People of all ages venture to Orlando for sun, fun, food, and more, so it’s no surprise that we receive many multi-generational family groups all year long. Here are a few of our best suggestions for stops that the whole family will enjoy. From toddlers to seniors, these locations are sure to dazzle your entire crew!

Westgate River Ranch

Avon Park Air Force Range, 3200 River Ranch Blvd, River Ranch, FL 33867
(863) 692-1321
https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/activities/rodeo/

Be mesmerized by the excitement and unpredictable danger of the Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena. This fun-filled weekly rodeo draws rodeo athletes from all over to compete in trick riding, barrel racing and, of course, bull riding. Also enjoy a patriotic tribute to our armed forces. In addition to enjoying the rodeo spectacle, little cowpokes can participate in a real “calf scramble” where boys and girls try to remove a ribbon from a calf’s tail. The first one to get the ribbon receives the prize! The fun doesn’t stop once the Florida rodeo ends! If you feel bull riding isn’t that tough, take a spin on our Mechanical Bull. Or get your feet moving to the lively Dance Party just outside the River Ranch Saloon where you’ll hear music and games from a lively DJ to end a perfect day.

Escapology

11951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 278-1515
https://www.escapology.com

Orlando’s premier live escape game offers a thrilling, mind challenging experience. Teams of up to 6 players race against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the adventurous game room within 60 minutes! Escapology has 7 interactive game rooms with 7 different themed games.

Orange County Regional History Center

65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-8500
www.thehistorycenter.org

The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum also offers visiting exhibitions and a wide range of programs for families, children, and adults.

Titanic

7324 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-1166
http://www.premierexhibitions.com/exhibitions/3/41/titanic-artifact-exhibition/titanic-artifact-exhibition-orlando

Stroll through full-scale recreations of famous Titanic rooms, including her Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Boilers, and Promenade Deck, where you can walk out and feel the chill of the cold Atlantic air as you gaze at the stars. Exceptionally trained actors in period costume portray famous Titanic notables such as Capt. Smith and Margaret Brown, sharing stories of her passengers and crew during an hour-long guided journey on board the most famous Ship in history. The exhibit showcases well over 400 artifact and historical treasures, including the second largest piece of Titanic ever recovered.

Gatorland

14501 S Orange Blossom Tr, Orlando, FL 32837
407-855-5496
www.gatorland.com

Gatorland provides affordable family fun while showcasing thousands of alligators and crocodiles including four extremely rare leucistic “white” alligators. The free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one of a kind animal shows, natural alligator breeding marsh, and the “thrilling” Screamin’ Gator Zip Line will ensure your day will be filled with Fun, Smiles and Special Memories!

Medieval Times

4510 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(866) 543-9637
http://www.medievaltimes.com/plan-your-trip/orlando-fl/index.html

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament suspends guests between past and present with a heart-pounding show that tells a tale of devotion, courage and love. North America’s most popular dinner attraction invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey! Travel through the mist of time where bold Knights on spirited horses display the incredible athleticism and thrilling swordfights that are the hallmark of this truly unique family entertainment. A sweeping musical score and sparking lights provide the backdrop for a magical experience that presses the boundaries between fairy tale and spectacle.

Safari Wilderness Ranch

10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
(813) 382-2120
safariwilderness.com

A rare and unique experience, Safari Wilderness Ranch is a world away from the hustle and bustle of civilization. Here you feel the silence, enveloped by an open vista of grazing animals surrounded by cypress domes and bay trees. Safari Wilderness Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds and no lines. Here you will enjoy a natural adventure. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will tour you through large herds of exotic game over 260 acres of pristine wilderness. There are a variety of ways to experience Safari Wilderness Ranch: Customized Vehicle Safari, Camel Expedition, Kayak Safari, Horseback Safari, and Llama Trek. Optional Extras Include: ring-tailed lemur feeding, budgie feeding, and guinea pig colony feeding. Tours are offered daily at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are BY RESERVATION ONLY.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center, SR 405, Titusville, FL 32899
(855) 433-4210
https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is part of an active spaceport where you can get closer to NASA than anywhere else on the planet. This is where the Mercury and Gemini missions sparked American space travel, and where the Apollo missions inspired a generation. This is where visitors of all ages, from all over the world, can go behind the gates of NASA to glimpse the future of space travel — at the site from which we will launch for Mars and beyond. Visitor Complex admission gives you thousands of things to do. See iconic spacecraft that took us to new frontiers — space shuttle Atlantis and the Saturn V moon rocket. Come face to face with veteran astronauts and better understand space through their eyes. Experience Heroes & Legends, a new immersive attraction that brings the stories of NASA’s pioneering astronauts to life. You can even stand in awe and watch rockets launch from Earth in our ongoing quest for humans to live and work in space.

Old Town

5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 396-4888
myoldtownusa.com

Since 1986, Old Town in Kissimmee has been entertaining locals and visitors alike with its signature brand of good eats, great shopping, family entertainment and famous car cruises. It’s a nostalgic place for many, with a retro vibe reminiscent of the 50s and 60s. Take a stroll through Old Town’s shops and you’ll feel as if you’re in another time and place-a place where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the moment.

World of Chocolate

11701 International Dr suite 400, Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 778-4871
www.wocorlando.com

The World Of Chocolate Museum & Café is Orlando’s newest and sweetest attraction, and first chocolate museum of its kind! 25 solid chocolate sculptures up to 6 feet tall! Wine and chocolate pairings! Complimentary tasting of gourmet chocolates from around the world as part of the museum tour!

Sea Life Aquarium

8449 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (I-Drive 360 complex)
(866) 622-0607
https://www.visitsealife.com/orlando

SEA LIFE Orlando offers a new wave of underwater adventures with diverse species from around the globe! Come face-to-face with more than 5,000 creatures including colorful fish, seahorses and jellyfish, and surround yourself with turtles and sharks in our immersive 360-degree ocean tunnel. SEA LIFE Orlando provides a fascinating interactive journey for all ages into the diversity of marine life while playing an active role in conservation efforts and inspiring others to lend their support.

Wild Florida

Kissimmee Chain Of Lakes, 3301 Lake Cypress Rd, Kenansville, FL 34739
(407) 957-3135
https://wildfloridairboats.com

Experience Florida in all its natural glory at Orlando’s one and only Airboat & Gator Park Experience! Travel deep into the protected swamps, marshes and rivers of the Florida Everglades aboard state-of-the-art airboats with US Coast Guard approved captains. On your journey, get an in depth look at gators, birds, eagles, cows, trees and plants as you glide through 100,000 acres of federally protected wetlands. After your airboat tour, explore the amazing wildlife park where you’ll find hundreds of native and exotic animals you can get up close and personal with, Hawk Swamp boardwalk, and Chomp House Grill before climbing aboard for a Ranch Buggy Tour. Boldly go back in time to see the ‘real’ Florida while exploring one of Florida’s oldest working cattle ranches on an all-terrain Ranch Buggy with five-foot tall tires, twelve-feet of elevation and more than 60 minutes of happy trails!

For information on these and other area attractions, or to purchase tickets, please contact our friends at Visit Central Florida or Kissimmee Guest Services!