Unique Experiences for Your Day Off

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

A one-way 11-mile stretch of road guides visitors through the lush Florida wetlands in the comfort of their vehicle. Guests can spot wildlife and connect with nature as the drive meanders through a portion of the 20,000 acres that comprise Lake Apopka and its various trails. Other adventure seekers might enjoy a more fast-paced experience on the 15 miles of jogging, cycling or horseback trails that weave throughout the property. Keep an eye out for a variety of birds: This is one of the top birding destinations in the state.

Central Florida Ale Trail

Not all trails include hiking, sunshine or being outdoors. The Central Florida Ale Trail combines the adventure of exploring local breweries with the delight of drinking their craft beer and socializing all around Central Florida. The trail includes 17 breweries and is slated to acquire new landmarks in 2019. With no time limit to complete the trail, guests can take their time exploring the communities surrounding each brewery in Lake, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties.

An Irish Evening

Gary Lovini is a British TV personality and international violinist who hails from the North of England, where he began his music career at age 16. Lovini was the first UK violinist to successfully bridge the gap between classical and popular music. A true showman, he captivates audiences of all nationalities, ages and tastes in music. He has performed internationally at theaters and concert venues and appeared regularly on British TV, including Sunday Night at the London Palladium and the prestigious Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen of England. He will perform two St. Patrick’s Day shows in Orlando: March 15 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and March 16 in the Celebration Concert Series.

Leu Gardens

Experience an oasis of tropical and subtropical plants, blossoming just minutes from downtown Orlando. Harry P. Leu Gardens features a variety of collections ranging from exotic tropical plants to rare annuals. With the goal of inspiring the community to learn about and appreciate plants, Leu Gardens features exhibits and hosts classes year-round. Stroll through the Tropical Stream Garden, admire the Vegetable Garden or share a sweet moment in the Rose Garden. The variety of collections at Leu Gardens offers something enchanting for every visitor.

Chocolate Kingdom

Step into a land of pure imagination and allow the alluring scent of authentic European-style chocolate that drifts through the streets near International Drive to guide your way to the entryway of the Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour. Visitors can expect an educational experience as a fairytale-themed tour unpacks the processes involved in transforming cacao beans into chocolate truffles. Factory tours are scheduled on the hour every hour and last 45 minutes.

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