Exploring the Orlando

When going on vacation to Orlando normally one thing is on people’s minds; going to one of the many theme parks that the area is famous for. While Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and all the other parks are full of wonder and fantastic places to visit, don’t overlook the many other wonderful things there are to do when you come to stay at Magic Tree Resort.

1. Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a public park located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that continues around the lake for around a mile in length. With a relaxing walk through trees, grassy areas, flower beds, and a fantastic view of the Orlando skyline over the lake, this is the perfect place for wonderful views. You may even rent swan-shaped paddleboats to take a trip out over the lake. The park is also home to the Walt Disney Amphitheater where you can catch a concert, movie, or play throughout the year. If you visit, don’t forget to take a moment to check out the Eola house, a picturesque house serving as the welcome center and gift shop!

2. Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame Tussauds is a name recognized worldwide for their stunningly realistic wax sculptures of famous celebrities and historical figures. Sometimes you may even be able to catch fictional heroes as well, such as those from the Justice League! Started in London in 1835, Madame Tussauds has been a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most worthwhile attractions to visit. If you’re visiting Orlando, we heavily suggest you don’t miss an opportunity to check out this great experience.

3. ICON Park 

ICON Park is located right next to the Orlando Aquarium, and is home to The Wheel at ICON Park, a 400-foot-tall observation wheel. Offering stunning views of the entire city, if you’re interested in getting a bird’s eye view, you won’t want to miss this. However, The Wheel is not the only thing to find at ICON Park. This location is home to over 40 fantastic restaurants, bars, boutique, and rides making it a fantastic location to check out for a day. 

4. Harry P. Leu Gardens

The Harry P. Leu Gardens, located on the north side of Orlando, is a 50-acre botanical oasis where you can get lost in nature. Donated to the City of Orlando in 1961, the garden has continued on its mission of inspiring visitors to appreciate plants and their natural beauty. The gardens also hold regular events such as movie date nights out on the lawns, classes for children, and even themed events decorating the gardens! Don’t miss out on visiting this place of stunning natural beauty.

5. Orlando Museum of Art

Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is the best place to find representations of Florida’s art scene and cultural community. As stated on their website, “the purpose of the Orlando Museum of Art is to interpret and present the most compelling art for the public to experience, and to positively affect people’s lives with innovative and inspiring education programs that will endure as a cultural legacy in Central Florida. The mission of the Orlando Museum of Art is to inspire creativity, passion and intellectual curiosity by connecting people with art and new ideas.” The Museum is constantly exhibiting new art that will be sure to leave you stunned. Not only that, but the Museum offers programs for kids, families, and adults making for a fun day exploring your artistic side. Don’t overlook this when planning out your trip to Orlando.