I know Orlando has a reputation as one big theme park, but if you give it a chance you’ll discover that Orlando is also cultured and sophisticated. It’s just not so apparent on the surface.
Many people plan a vacation in Orlando with the kids, and it’s a great place for that with so many theme parks to choose from. There’s Disney Cove, Walt Disney Resort, Universal Orlando, Seaworld, Wet and Wild – I’ve probably missed a few.
The arts and culture scene is alive and thriving in Orlando, too – and even the kids will enjoy the exotic and colorful Cirque du Soleil show, La Nouba. If you’ve never seen a Cirque du Soleil performance, you are really missing out on a truly full sensory experience. For the best experience (especially for first timers), purchase your Orlando Cirque du Soleil tickets in advance, so you can get a seat up front. There’s really not a bad seat, but sitting up front is really special and you just may end up being part of the show.
Film buffs will enjoy traveling to Orlando during the Florida Film Festival. Listen to commentary with visiting film makers, participate in Q &A, and take in some great indie films. It’s the perfect time out from all that Florida sunshine!
The Orlando Science Center has something for everyone with an IMAX theater, observatory, and an annual Science of Wine Festival, featuring over 150 wines from winemakers around the world. This sounds like my kind of science.
Fans of Americana will love the Menello Museum, known for its collection of Earl Cunningham paintings. Earl Cunningham was a self taught American folk artist, and the Menello Museum houses the largest single collection of his work. His paintings are vibrant and colorful, featuring scenes from his world travels, and have been exhibited at the Smithsonian.
The Orlando Museum of Art
Began in 1924 as a small group of artists gathering to critique each others work. Today it is an international museum presenting ten to twelve on-site exhibits each year. For more about the Orlando art scene read Orlandoslice.com
As you can see there are many inspiring options to choose from in Orlando besides theme parks. To read more about culture and arts in Orlando read visitorlando.com