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Florida Attractions To Visit During The Winter

Updated on December 23, 2016

The Winter season doesn't have to put a damper on your vacation plans. Florida offers tourists year round fun and activities for those seeking adventure during the coldest months of the year. If you are wanting to vacation in warm, sunny weather, plan to visit a variety of attractions available throughout the state. Here are a few great locations the "Sunshine State" has for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

The Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida and is the perfect attraction for all those interested in space and beyond. The center houses the largest rocket ever flown, the Saturn V. You will have the opportunity to get up close and walk under this massive object. Visitors can also get up close and personal with the famous Space Shuttle Atlantis. In addition, visitors can experience what a real life shuttle launch is like with their interactive simulators. You can feel the vibrations, see all the lights and hear what its like to be in a launch, so buckle up and enjoy the ride. The Kennedy Space Center also has IMAX films, several varieties of interactive exhibits and much more.

If you are traveling with children, you can visit the centers play dome. Children can climb the moon, fly a space craft, or crawl through various tunnels like they are crawling through a rocket ship. The space themed playground will have your children wanting to stay for hours as they enjoy the fun and learn about space.

If you are planning a visit, please be sure to account for parking rates, and if you are traveling with young children, the center offers stroller rentals for the day.

Seaworld Orlando

Seaworld is located on Central Florida Parkway and is a great attraction for all ages. The park offers tourist over 30 different activities such as shows, rides, up close encounters with an array of sea life and much more. They have dolphin shows, Shamu the Killer While and sea lions, just to name a few.

The park also offers great places to eat, vending machines, vendors and drink machines for visitors to use while touring the park. In addition, they have wheelchair rentals, stroller rentals and children under the age of 3 do not require admission into the park. Before you book your trip to Seaworld, please contact them and make sure of the operating hours, as they change during the seasons. This is the perfect attraction to visit on vacation, especially if you are interested in all the creatures of the sea. It's the best way to get up close to a variety of different mammals.

Walt Disney World

This extremely popular attraction located in Orlando, Florida will allow you to step into a time of fairy-tales and wonder. This is a place of magic, filled with characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Snow White, Pooh Bear and many, many more. Visitors can roam the park and enjoy a variety of rides like Space Mountain and watch live-on-stages shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Lion King.

Disney offers guests several different restaurants to eat, whether you are wanting a quick meal or a relaxing sit down dinner. They also offer locations where you can take your children where they can sit down and dine with their favorite Disney character. For those over the age of 21, the park offers pool bars and drinking lounges. However; if you are just searching for a real quick bite to eat, you can visit one of the parks food trucks or counter service locations.

Book a vacation today and step into a magical experience your whole family will enjoy. Be sure to bring a camera and capture all the special moments Disney World has to offer, it's the perfect way to have survivors that will last a lifetime.

Universal's Islands of Adventure

If you are seeking the perfect vacation during the Winter, try Universal's Islands of Adventure. The park offers live shows, rides, dining, shopping and much more. Visitors can step into the world of Harry Potter, Terminator 2 and The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad, just to name a few. The also offer live kids shows such as Barney and Spongebob.

The park houses over 25 different rides for guests to enjoy. If you are searching for a thrill seeking adventure, climb aboard The Incredible Hulk roller coaster. This ride will give you a rush as you reach a powerful 67 mile per hour launch. This high-speed coaster will have you twisting and turning and going upside down!

For those attending with children, the park offers age appropriate rides such as The Cat In The Hat, E.T. Adventure, Flight of the Hippogriff, MEN IN BLACK; Alien Attack and Pteranodon Flyers.

Universal's Islands Adventure has over 60 shopping stores as well as 50 restaurants to choose from, whether is for a quick meal or fine dining, the park as what your looking for. The park is open to visitors year round and opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and the closing time varies depending on weather and other factors.

Don't let the Winter keep you from enjoying a fun filled, well deserved vacation. Plan a trip to the state of Florida and experience the magic, wonder and beauty this place has to offer.


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    • TabithaEasley29 profile image

      Tabitha Easley 16 months ago from Tennessee

      Thank you so much!

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      Coolmon2009 16 months ago from Texas, USA

      Nice list of attractions in Florida; I enjoyed reading your article.