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6 Super Fun Things To Do In Central Florida That Don’t Include Booze

When you think of Central Florida, you might think of its iconic nightlife. After all, there are college towns and theme park dining halls with fun entertainment.

Contrary to popular belief, Orlando and the surrounding area offers tons of fun stuff that doesn’t require you to have a drink in hand! From kayaking to visiting a museum, you can have fun with your friends without paying a bar bill.

Whether you’re adventurous or just want to go for a walk, we’ve compiled a list of fun activities you can do alone or in a group and have fun.

Hold alligators and ride an airboat with Black Hammock Adventures

Price: $35 and up

Address: 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo, FL

Why you need to go: The Black Hammock is a local tour operator that lets you see thousands of aquatic species up close and even turtles and alligators while riding along the water. It is located on Lake Jesup.

The Black Hammock offers airboat rides around the lake and a lakeside restaurant where you can relax after your tour and grab a bite to eat.

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Enjoy a Drive In Under The Stars movie at Silver Moon Drive In Theater

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Price: $7

Address: 4100 New Tampa Hwy., Lakeland, Florida

Why you need to go: Let’s go back to the good old days when drive-in movies were all the rage! You can enjoy a good old-fashioned movie theater at the Silver Moon Drive-In. You can also enjoy snacks from their menu offering everything from popcorn to hot dogs to sweets.

Park in front of one of the two screens and watch a classic while the sound plays through your FM radio in your car. This one-of-a-kind theater has been around since 1948.

Accessibility: Wheelchair/stroller accessible

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Head to Icon Park

Price: Free to stroll.

Address: 8375 International Dr., Orlando, FL

Why you need to go: Icon Park is super walkable and gives you great entertainment options that don’t involve drinking at all. The observation wheel, which is the highest in the country, gives you a breathtaking view of the city and its world-famous theme parks.

You also have the Chocolate Kingdom, where you can see in real time the journey from a bean to a chocolate bar through a guided tour with a “chocolate expert”.

Accessibility: Wheelchair/stroller accessible

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Stroll through the Bok Tower Gardens

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Price: $16

Address: 1151 Tower Boulevard Lake Wales, Florida

Why you need to go: You can spend an amazing day in nature taking in the sights and sounds the park has to offer. Walk among over one hundred acres of azaleas, ferns, palms and camellias. Afterwards, you can grab a bite to eat at the Blue Palmetto Café or relax on the lawn at your leisure.

Accessibility: Wheelchair/stroller accessible (if applicable)

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Overcome the American Escape Room

Price: $39.99+

Address: 8723 International Dr., Orlando, FL

Why you should go: nothing like a healthy competition to bring out the pleasure that lies dormant in you! America’s Escape Room lets you team up and overcome different obstacles in an effort to get out of a themed room.

This makes it a fun activity for a group of friends, date night, or family. America’s Escape Room offers a multitude of escape room options. You can schedule your visit to ensure the game room of your choice is available.

Accessibility: Wheelchair/stroller accessible

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Kayak through the sparkling waters off Cape Canaveral

Price: $49.95+

Address: 1390 Old Dixie Highway, Titusville, FL 32796

Why you need to go: Getting there: Seasonally, after dark, the waters of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon are known to “glow” with tiny organisms called dinoflagellates that literally light up. It’s called bioluminescence and seeing them is even more magical than it looks.

The best time to see the “light up” in action is from June to early October.

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