It’s not long until 2019 takes place in the wonderful city of Orlando, Florida! For those of you who are attending, here is a list of the best tourist attractions to help you discover the city and unwind during your time there.
This is the perfect way to take your stay in Orlando to new heights! Standing at 400 feet, The Wheel in ICON Park is the East Coast’s tallest observation wheel. Whether you’re getting your bearings in the city, or celebrating the end of another fantastic SAPPHIRE NOW event, The Wheel offers you the ideal chance to relax amidst the clouds and take in the endless views. You can even book one of the wheel’s capsules to celebrate in style!
This is just the thing for thrill-seekers! Universal Orlando Resort is made up of three theme parks.
The first is Universal Studios Florida, which is a real working film and television studio. With rides, shows and attractions, this is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the heart of the action! Universal’s Islands of Adventures is just the place to release your inner child, allowing you to step into some of the greatest films, cartoons and stories ever created. Finally, Universal’s Volcano Bay is the perfect combination of a water theme park and a tropical paradise.
Whether you visit one or all three, the Universal Orlando Resort is perfect for those looking to let off some steam during their time in Orlando!
Anyone interested in space, astronomy or just rockets in general, will adore a visit to the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex. Located just outside Orlando, it offers a fascinating insight into space exploration, from the beginning to the present day’s exciting developments. You’ll be able to get hands-on and up-close with the story of humans discovering the beauty and wonder of our universe.
Walt Disney World Resort may not appeal to all but for anyone searching for a place to immerse themselves in fun and frivolity, this is the place! Quite possibly the most famous attraction in Florida, the resort offers six incredible parks. There you can surround yourself with films, from old classics like Star Warsto modern epics such as Avatar. When you’ve had enough of the rides, there are numerous dining and shopping opportunities within the resort.
Animal lovers will love seeing Florida’s most famous animal – the alligator- up close at Gatorland. You’ll have the chance to see some of the most magnificent creatures on the planet, ranging from birds and wild cats to 14-foot alligators in the Breeding Marsh.
More than just a breeding and conservation park, Gatorland also offers a free-flight aviary, a petting zoo, a one-of-a-kind animal shows, the thrilling Screamin’ Gator Zip Line and the new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure.
For a quieter pastime, enjoy a slice of Floridian culture at the Orlando Museum of Art. Founded in 1924, the museum reflects the development of the state’s art and culture scene, which continues to grow today.
Catch the following exhibitions while in Orlando for SAPPHIRE NOW:
- Winifred Johnson Clive: An Artist at Home and Abroad
- A Trek from North to South
- Purvis Young and his Angels
Discovery Cove offers a range of unmissable attractions for Orlando visitors, providing a tropical paradise where guests can make the most magical memories.
When visiting Discover Cove, not only can you enjoy unlimited food and drink, white sand beaches and tropical lagoons, but up-close encounters with the most beautiful animals. You can enjoy the enchanting experience of snorkelling with fish and rays, hand-feeding tropical birds and even swimming with dolphins.
Kissimmee is a pretty city, found just South of Orlando. It’s the home of most of the region’s theme parks, however it offers a wide range of those in search of chills as well as thrills. The lush Kissimmee Lakefront Park features paths for tranquil walks, excellent mountain biking terrain and a fishing pier where you can enjoy airboat rides.
Let off some steam with Revolution Off Road, found just a few miles West of Orlando. This is the perfect place for those who just can’t sit still, with unmissable activities such as clay shooting, archery and fishing.
The main event however, is the off-roading. This can range from driving an ATV through 230 acres of land, testing your driving skills with the Polaris Razor Experience and, a fan favourite, “Mucky Ducks”. Here you drive an eight wheel amphibious vehicle through lakes and ponds – the name of the game is to get as wet and muddy as possible!
The Thornton Park neighbourhood is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the genteel side of Orlando. Its oak-lined streets are full of chic boutiques with a boho edge, wine bars and stylish eateries. It’s the ideal place for anyone looking for a boulevardier lifestyle during their time in Florida.
Whatever you decide to do during your time in Orlando at SAPPHIRE NOW, we wish you a wonderful trip! If you would like to find out why K2 is the choice for leading SAP customers and partner, reach out to us!
Ottilie Wood, Marketing Executive based at K2 Partnering Solutions HQ in London.