Activities that will make you grin

From the thrilling to the relaxing, Orlando’s many activities expand far beyond the theme park playgrounds. For instance, check out the captivating Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, an experience filled with the most incredible music and talented performers. Or test your own aerobatic skills with a class at Orlando’s Circus School, founded and operated by individuals with 17+ years of experience in the Circus and Live Entertainment world and ten years working with Cirque du Soleil. Or opt for a relaxed stroll through the beautiful gardens and property at Harry P. Leu Gardens. If a family outing is what you are after, try a visiting the thousands of alligators, animals and birds at Gatorland or pick up some hula dancing moves at Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Maybe you are in need of a night out with the friends, choose the SAK comedy lab for a laugh attack. Regardless of the activity you opt for, Orlando has you covered.



Leu Gardens offer a peaceful, relaxing spot in which to enjoy the beauty of nature. Guests can tread shaded paths and view large oak and camphor trees, as well as roses, camellias, and azaleas. The property also includes the Leu House Museum, a...  Read More

Orlando Circus School
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The Orlando Circus School offers a exhilarating list of classes for adults and children, including The German Wheel, Trampoline Classes and Aerial Arts. Founded in 2009, their goal is to share an experience, a unique opportunity to learn and...  Read More

South Orlando
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One part animal habitat plus one part educational outing equals twice the fun. Family-owned Gatorland shelters thousands of alligators, animals, and birds on its premises, and you can pet some of them, learn fascinating facts about all of them,...  Read More



Billed as a "theatrical ride for the senses," La Nouba is one of a handful of permanent Cirque du Soleil shows. Consistent, rave reviews make the show, written and directed by Franco Dragone, a must-see for the whole family. The theater is set...  Read More

SAK Comedy Lab


The SAK Comedy Lab is one of Orlando's most popular comedy clubs, featuring a variety of nationally and internationally recognized comedians. Improv is the modus operandi here, and they do it well. Different nights feature different themes,...  Read More



Disney's Polynesian Luau is one of the most spellbinding performances in Orlando. The open-air theater is ideally situated right on the idyllic Seven Seas Lagoon, offering a spectacular view to guests as they dine on barbecued pork ribs, island...  Read More

Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando
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Head over for a thrilling live concert at the Hard Rock Live located near CityWalk and Universal Studios. This 2,500-capacity concert hall is decked out with the latest in sound and light technology making it one of the hottest spots to enjoy...  Read More

Universal CityWalk Rising Star
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Universal CityWalk's Rising Star is for those with big dreams of taking the stage and belting out a song. But wait, there's more, this is no ordinary karaoke club, here when you grab the microphone you will be preforming with a live band and...  Read More

House of Blues Gospel Brunch
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Every Sunday, the House of Blues is filled with the joyous noise of inspiring gospel performances. Before the signing begins pile up a plate of the soul food buffet with enough options to make you sing Hallelujah. Be sure to try the signature...  Read More



This park has recreated a variety of movie sets and rides from comedy to horror, all of which have been tailored to give the guest the feeling of being in specific events from movies. "Twister," "Jaws," "Back to the Future" and "Terminator 2"...  Read More


Meet Sarah Sekula

When Sarah's not zigzagging around the planet – swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, scaling glaciers in Iceland or roaming through remote jungles in India – she's writing...  More About Sarah