Grownup Daytrips

Destination - Southwest Florida


Sea World

Plan on spending the day – Exhibits abound: Dolphin Nursery, Turtle Point, Stingray Lagoon, Shamu Upclose,
Penquin Encounter, Manatee Rescue, Pacific Point Preserve – Rides, Shows, Guided Tours, Seasonal Events, Restaurants,
and much much more! Open Year-round

7007 SeaWorld Drive, Kissimee


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Bok Tower Gardens

Known for its oak-shaded walkways, carillon tower and panaramic hilltop view…It is also one of
two state centers for propagating rare Florida plants. (The other is the Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami)
Look for the endangered plant garden along a circular path behind the visitor center. There are also
educational displays on the unique scrub and sandhill habitats, gopher tortoise in scrub ecology and discussions
on why it is important to save rare species.

1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales

Call for details: 863-676-1408

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Disney World

44 sq. miles of Enchanted Kingdoms, World Class Resorts, fun-filled Family Recreation,
and endless magic, including 4 Theme Parks, 2 Water Parks, 4 Championship Golf Courses, and over 20 Resorts.


Call for details: 407-939-7679

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Universal Studios

Family Theme Park geared to parents and primarily school age children, but enough for the pre-schoolers
especially if accompanied by parents or older children. Themed rides, Character breakfasts, etc.

1000 Universal Studios Plaza&, Kissimmee

Call for details:407-363-8000

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Solomon’s Castle

Featured in HGTV “Most Extreme Homes in America” the castle is home and working studio to renowned
Artist, Howard Solomon. The entire estate encompasses 70 acres of natural beauty, gardens and nature trails and the
castle is full of amazing sculptures and artifacts recycled from rubbish or broken machinery.

4533 Solomon Road – Ona, Fl

Call for Details: 863-494-6077

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Sky Venture

Kids as young as 3 can experience skydiving in a wind tunnel. Older sibilings, parents, and
grandparents can as well!

6805 Visitors Circle, kissimee

cALL: 407-903-1150 or 800-754-3861

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Wonder Works

100 exhibits including an earthquake simulator, bubble lab, magic show, laser tag, virtual sports,
and dinner show. Put yourself inside a gigantic bubble that you created, land the Discovery space shuttle, pilot
the F14 & F18 fighter jets, and lie on a bed of nails.

Open 9:00 am to Midnight, daily

9067 International Drive, Kissimee

Call for details: 407-351-8800

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Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is where you can immerse yourself in adventure everywhere you turn and forget about your
cares for the day. All you need to focus on is discovery — interacting with dolphins, birds, fish and rays in an
all-inclusive setting. Attendance is limited to 1,000 guests per day at this reservations-only adventure, setting it
apart from the other Orlando attractions.

6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando

Call for details: 877-557-7404

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Butterfly World

The first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and the largest butterfly park in the world.
Thousands of specialized plants have been propagated to feed caterpillars with flowering specimens to provide nectar
not only for butterflies but, hummingbirds, Lorikeets and many other tropical birds.

3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek,  Call for details: 954-977-4400

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Space Center

Visit Kennedy Space Center and discover the home of America’s space program. NASA’s launch headquarters
is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in
spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.

SR 405 – Titusville,

Call for details: 888-838-8915