Should we even mention Orlando’s theme parks? Just a peek into their alternate realities is enough to deliver a dose of FOMO so large you’ll find yourself wearing a pair of mouse ears on a rollercoaster quicker than you can say Walt who? But you’ve got to hand it to history’s most famous cartoonist and big-thinker. Snapping up those Orlando acres really paid off. With a world of entertainment from competitors surrounding his empire, it’s sometimes difficult to see anything else. But Orlando is quietly going about its city life under the nightly firework displays. Museums, art galleries and farmers markets are well represented. As are golf courses, where the Sunshine State’s notoriously glorious weather has beckoned more than a few big names in the game, over the years.
Out of the city, communities and parks are the places to amble, cycle or horse ride through. Though, even here, Disney has made its mark. If you swing by Celebration, you’ll see the corporation’s idea of utopia. And, spoiler alert, it does look rather nice. You can’t ever really escape the fun side of this city though. And why would you want to? Every entrepreneur comes here trying to build bigger, better and more joyful experiences than the last. All you have to do is enjoy every last second of it.