Orlando is gearing up to host the NFL Pro Bowl on January 29, and sports fans can make the most of their trip with a simple checklist of Orlando must-do's:
A full week of NFL activities lead up to the Pro Bowl, with NFL stars and fans from across the nation coming together to celebrate. From seeing your favorite player up close at public practices and the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown to a Pro Bowl 5K in your favorite team jersey at Epcot, there's something for every sports fan. See our calendar of events for the week of January 23rd and register today to secure your seat.
Harry Potter fans won't want to miss a trip aboard the Hogwarts Express at Universal Orlando Resort, but don't forget to squeeze in a ride aboard SeaWorld Orlando's new hypercoaster Mako, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in Florida. Still recovering from a stressful year? Let it go on Frozen Ever After, the newest ride at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
Orlando has lots to offer outside the theme parks, whether you're a fan of more affordable attractions or a more relaxed pace. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye towers above the entire I-Drive 360 complex, while Boggy Creek Airboat Rides offers a glimpse into the unaltered Central Florida wilderness. Little ones can find hours of fun at Crayola Experience, but grownups can get just as creative ordering a bespoke cocktail at speak-easy styled bar, Herman's Loan Office.
Take your family on a Wintermission and enjoy the Central Florida weather, usually 75 F or higher. Over 170 golf courses offer the chance to practice your swing, or seek some peace paddle boarding on one of Orlando's beautiful lakes. A refreshing dip awaits you in one of thousands of amazing pools, like the lazy river and zero-entry swimming pools at Cabana Bay Beach Resort, or the luxurious adults-only pool at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
In weather this nice, it's a shame to stay indoors. Orlando offers adventure lovers the chance for fun outside, with activities like zip lining at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, off-road romps at Revolution Off-Road Experience, or hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch. Sports fans can get in on the actions first hand with a game of tennis at the brand-new USTA National Campus in southeast Orlando on more than 100 tennis courts, or catch the Orlando Magic play the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 24 at the Amway Center.
Recently named the Best Foodie City in the nation by Wallethub, Orlando has been developing a dynamic dining scene worth a visit all its own, with a roster of celebrity chefs, home-grown local culinary talent, and inventive new concepts. Walt Disney World Resort's Disney Springs is a hotspot for new dining options, including Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Kitchen, Chef Rick Bayless' Frontera Cocina, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Morimoto Asia and many more. In fact, Orlando now boasts 13 James Beard Award winning & nominated chefs, representing 17 restaurants between them, with more on the way.
No matter what adventure you're looking for, the NFL Pro Bowl week will give your family memories in Orlando to share for a lifetime. Get your tickets to the big game before they are gone!
To learn more about Pro Bowl Week activities, visit www.visitorlando.com/probowl
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