Top 10 Ways to Bring on Spring in Orlando
Are you ready for your winter weather escape? If you're seeking outdoor adventures, a dip in a cool pool, or enjoying one of our many theme park special events, we're ready to bring on spring in Orlando! Trade in your snow boots for flip flops. It's time to warm up with an unforgettable getaway.
The Big Easy comes to Universal Studios Orlando complete with a bead-tossing parade (1.8 million beads!) and live music with bands and performers spanning the decades and genres during Universal Studios Mardi Gras, February 4 – March 24, 2017. Laissez les bon temps rouler at the French Quarter Courtyard with jambalaya, gumbo and Zydeco music.
Millions of multi-color blooms are bursting at the most magical place on earth. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, March 1 – May 29, 2017, features whimsical topiaries — the hottest royals from "Frozen", Anna and Elsa are among the newest botanical creations — Outdoor Kitchens for delicious farm-to-table eats, and live music on the weekends with the Garden Rocks concert series.
Spring is a splash at Legoland Water Park, which reopens in mid-March and is available as an add-on to regular LEGOLAND admission. Visitors can slide, soak and catch a wave before or after spending time at the 150-acre, toy-brick inspired theme park that features rides, shows and attractions.
Orlando Watersports Complex
If your idea of diving into fun doesn't include slides and water spouts, check out Orlando Watersports Complex. Not tied to a theme park, it invites you to wakeboard, kneeboard and water ski. whether you're just learning how to balance or turning pro — dive in!
Action & Adventure
Want to see what Central Florida looked like 1,000 years ago? The airboats at Wild Florida glide you through more than 100,000 of wetlands — into protected swamps, marshes and rivers of the Central Florida Everglades. No theme parks or housing developments — the only humans are you!
Explore the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Apollo/Saturn V Center, or even have lunch with an astronaut. Younger visitors have a Rocket Garden and Children's Play Dome to round out their out-of-this-world experience.
Locals know about this popular spot for boating, canoeing, fishing and kayaking. If you just want to sit back and soak in the beauty and sunshine, rent a cabana — it comes with comfy seating, grills and a place to store the treats you bring with you. Stop by a store for an inflatable for a relaxing float on the river.
Blue Springs State Park
As this is a manatee refuge, gentle giants are drawn to the warm water during the winter and spring. That means you can see hundreds of manatees on the spring's overlooks. Hike, picnic and if you can't get enough — camp overnight.
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