Fabulous Things to do near Orlando

The Fountain of Youth

11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine, FL USA, 32084

A trip that really may appeal to the adult community is a visit to the Fountain of Youth. St Augustine is a town situated about 100 miles from Orlando, and legend has it that there lies a fountain that may hold the secret to eternal life. . What is known is that Ponce de Leon visited here. The Spanish explorer led the first expedition to Florida and likely encountered native people here. As such, this is the oldest European-occupied settlement in the United States and it was officially founded in 1565.

“We invite you to visit us for a fascinating, informative, entertaining tour of Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation’s oldest city. Located in the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 and settled by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, historic St. Augustine is the oldest successful European settlement in the United States. Colonial America started right HERE, 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, and 42 years before Jamestown! With a long, rich history spanning nearly 500 years, the Fountain of Youth Park will delight and amaze you. Whether you visit for an hour or take all day, our 15 waterfront acres will provide you with hours of enjoyment.”


Beach Time at Cocoa Beach

FL 32931

Who doesn’t love a beach day?! Cocoa Beach is located a little less than an hour from Orlando. It’s well known for family fun, relaxing along the beach, a location for eco-tours or for deep-sea fishing.

Find sand and surf on beautiful Cocoa Beach. Lori Wilson Park offers free parking and admission, with restrooms, outdoor showers, and other amenities that will make your beach day even better.

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Kennedy Space Center

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight, and the Visitor Complex is an amusement-park-like museum dedicated to space history.

With all the historic spacecraft, memorabilia, and unique experiences, a visit to Kennedy Space Center is definitely worth it for adults. Whether you’re an avid space geek, a history fan, or just interested in the future of space travel, it should definitely be on your itinerary.  Time the visit right, and you may get to see an actual rocket launch!

Regardless, it’s simply fascinating just to take the tours, see the actual vessels that travelled to space, and even relive critical moments of the space race with interactive exhibitions and re-enactments.

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Kennedy Space Center


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