7 Fun, Safe Things to Do in Orlando Right Now
After being cooped up inside for so long, it’s not surprising that we’re all ready to get out of the house and have fun! The risks have lowered, but we should still be cautious and follow CDC guidelines when it’s possible. Luckily, it’s possible to get out and have fun while staying safe!
We spent time researching open Orlando attractions and put together a list of 7 fun and SAFE things to do right here in and around the City Beautiful!
1. Lake Eola Park
This park is the city’s pride and joy. Located in the heart of downtown, it’s been a fixture in the city for over a century. The fountain is even portrayed on the city flag!
Because the park is spacious, it’s easier to avoid getting too close to other park goers. You can relax in the grass in the shade of a tree, watch the wading birds, or play a game of frisbee! The park gets pretty busy, so make sure you come early if you want to find the perfect place to sit.
You can find more information on park policies and park hours, and the famous Swan Boat rides on the Orlando.gov website.
2. Harry P. Leu Gardens
Leu Gardens is located in Winter Park, not too far from Lake Eola. This enormous botanical garden is famous among Orlando residents. We’ve mentioned it before here on our blog, and we can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking to get out of the house for a long, relaxing stroll among the trees, flowers, and even vegetable gardens. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen!
It’s well worth the modest ticket fee for how long you could spend wandering the grounds. Make sure you get a map; there are fourteen gardens with very different themes to see! Visit the Leu Gardens website to learn more and plan your visit.
3. Orlando Tree Trek
This adventure park will take you to new heights! OTT is a series of ropes courses and zip lines built into a natural pine forest. You’ll get to climb, leap, and swing through the trees, challenging yourself to achieve great heights. There are 4 courses for adults at progressively higher heights and challenge ratings, and 2 for kids! Think you can make it through the Red Course?
4. Wekiwa Springs State Park
It’s almost Summer in Florida, and it’s getting hot!! Temperatures are reaching the mid-90s, and we’re all looking for ways to cool off. The Florida Springs are a great place to take a dip, and we’re lucky enough to be so close to Wekiwa Springs! Wekiwa is an ever-popular choice for Orlando citizens looking to escape the heat, and there is a very strong recommendation to come early.
Wekiwa isn’t just limited to swimming. You can also bike, camp, and walk the trails! Options may be limited due to safety precautions, so keep this in mind when planning your trip. Visit the Florida State Parks site to learn more.
5. Wall Crawl Orlando
Because it’s getting so hot, we’re including a few indoor attractions! Wall Crawl is a fairly new attraction in downtown Orlando. Located inside a warehouse, this attraction features an eclectic collection of curated walls, designed specifically for taking selfies. After booking your time slot, you can take your own photos, bring a photographer, or have one of their on-staff “Instagram husbands” take photos for you.
6. Boardwalk Bowl
Another indoor favorite: bowling! Boardwalk Bowl is located close to the University of Central Florida, and they’re a great option for some fun out of the sun. Bowling is a classic, so we had to include it in our list. As part of their health and safety precautions, they’re limiting maximum occupancy, so be aware of that! They’re also sanitizing each lane, as well as bowling balls between groups.
Learn more about Boardwalk Bowl on their website.
7. SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Last on our list is the SEA LIFE Aquarium! We’re lucky to have an aquarium right here in Florida, where there’s something for everyone. See hundreds of aquatic creatures, ranging from sea horses, jellyfish, sharks, and more! They have several exhibits dedicated to unique habitats you won’t find here in Florida!
Like many of the attractions on our list, they are also limiting their capacity and offerings, so keep an eye on the website for updates and information.
Stay Up-to-Date on Health and Safety Precautions
As of this moment, each of these Orlando attractions are open, but please keep in mind that this could change. We highly recommend you review their sites to remain up-to-date on their policies and operations.
We encourage you to do your own research and make informed decisions about where you choose to visit right now. Hopefully, things won’t stay like this for long, but for now, it’s our responsibility to do our best to keep our guests safe. We hope that you will be patient with us and our fellow Orlando parks and attractions as we all navigate our rapidly changing world together, and we hope to see you soon!