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Parks & nature in Orlando

Zoo
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“Gatorland is an altetnative to the big parks. With thousands of alligators and crocodiles, an aviary, a breeding marsh and bird rookery, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind reptilian shows including the Gator Wrestlin’ Show, Gator Jumparoo, and the Up-close Encounters Show. Don’t miss the White Gator Swamp with giant white alligators. Take a ride on the Gatorland Express train and then head over to Gator Gully Splash Park where kids of all ages can enjoy a good ol’ fashion soaking! Looking for a little excitement, zip off on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, voted the Top Zip Line in the U.S. by AOL Travel. New for 2018 don't miss the Stompin' Gator Off-road Adventure, where monster truck style all-terrain vehicles take you on a wild backwoods adventure through real Florida wetlands​ and a huge pond of live alligators!”
57 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely afternoon walking around Eola Park and Lake.They have swan boats, nice grassy landscape and fountain in the middle of the lake. Large play ground for kids. Great for checking out ducks, swans, and other wildlife. Plenty of restaurants/bars to visit as well. You can sit relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature. ”
76 locals recommend
Garden
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“check out the monthly outdoor movies. Bring a picnic, chairs or blanket and your own wine! It's a great time. Day time visitation is also lovely.”
66 locals recommend
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“Note: We are about as close as you get to Universal as Orange County does not allow vacation rental homes- only hotels, but you are only 20-25 minutes away.”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Go visit for a wonderful walk around a lake in downtown Orlando. Make sure to bring lettuce, the swans love it. Kids play ground available as well as many restaurants to stop and dine while you enjoy the views!”
23 locals recommend
Garden
“5 minutes away. FREE , which is nice ! Nice local park, worth checking out!”
13 locals recommend
Park
“Central Park is the crown jewel of all the parks in Winter Park. Conveniently located on Park Avenue in the heart of the downtown shopping district, this 11-acre park hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year including the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“This park is within walking distance. A run here is 2 miles. Loads of hiking trials, gof frisbee, animal farm, kids playground, grilling areas, canoeing and RV camp. ”
12 locals recommend
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“In my opinion the prettiest park in all Central Florida! On the water and stunning old growth bald cypress.”
8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fine dining and the best pastry chef in town. LOVE their fried green tomato appetizer; Mac n Cheese; Blue Cheese potato chips and pretty much any dessert.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“ Green expanse between 3 lakes, home to art & science museums, a firefighting museum & 2 theaters. 777 E Princeton St”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Great dog park. Beach front to a lake where dogs can swim . Off lease. Big park”
6 locals recommend
Garden
“Spectacular 50-acre display of flowers and plants along a scenic walk. Check out their schedule for movie nights in the park!”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Downtown Orlando really is the place to come if you want a real party in the city, away from the more family friendly entertainment around Disney World and Universal. For relentless dance music, check out Vain club near Lake Eola Park, or venture into the world of lasers, lights and shiny surfaces in the highly-rated Tier club nearby. The Beacham provides a huge space set in a converted old warehouse, proves to be a popular one-off event venue – as well as throwing the occasional themed party – while Parliament House is the best place to check out Orlando’s thriving LGBT scene. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“two minute walk. Covered picnic benches and a walking path around park with exercise stops. ”
4 locals recommend
Office
“Isolated park where you can check out the lake views. Paddle board rental close by at Ski World.”
3 locals recommend