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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

(407) 323-4450

3755 W Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771   Directions Website

Connect with the outdoors and the animals at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Featuring more than 400 creatures, the zoo holds fascinating educational and interactive opportunities for visitors, including Keeper Chats and Elephant Encounters.

Congo River Golf
Congo River Golf

(407) 248-9181

5901 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819   Directions Website

Feed the live gators or play a round of miniature golf at the Congo River Golf Center. A tropical rainforest, hidden caves and gushing waterfalls are all part of the adventure.

Dinosaur World
Dinosaur World

(407) 717-9865

5145 Harvey Tew Rd
Plant City, FL 33565   Directions Website

Can you imagine coming face-to-face with a dinosaur in the great outdoors? Experience it at Dinosaur World, where more than 150 life-like recreations stand among the trees and open space. There's also a fossil-dig where kids can sift through the sand like a real paleontologist!

Harry P. Leu Garden
Harry P. Leu Garden

(407) 246-2620

1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803   Directions Website

Meander along the winding paths and fragrant sections of the Harry P. Leu Gardens, a 50-acre segment of landscaped grounds and lakes shaded by 200 year-old oaks and forests of camellias.

The Harry P. Leu Gardens feature more than 50 acres of southern-styles gardens, including America's largest Camellia flower collection outside of California.

The themed gardens are designed to entertain, delight and enlighten. Weekend warriors will want to take notes while strolling the more than 3 acres of idea gardens, perfect for short project with big impact.

Also on display is a large, formal rose garden, a house museum dating from the 1880s, a tropical stream garden, veggie and herb garden and a butterfly garden.

All of these semi-tropical and tropical gardens are meant to highlight some of the natural flora and fauna that are prevalent in this area of Florida.

Miss Cape Canaveral
Miss Cape Canaveral

(321) 783-5274

670 Glen Cheek Dr
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920   Directions Website

Spend a memorable day aboard Florida's largest deep sea fishing vessel, Miss Cape Canaveral. You'll discover why deep sea fishing off the coast of Florida is every sport fisherman's dream. Go for the full-day or half-day options, and come back with a cooler full of good eats.

Orlando Kart Center
Orlando Kart Center

(407) 480-2477

10724 Cosmonaut Blvd
Orlando, FL 32824   Directions Website

Watch some serious go-karters duke it out for the title every weekend at the Orlando Kart Center. The future NASCAR stars of tomorrow just might be driving here on any given day.

Orlando Watersports Complex
Orlando Watersports Complex

(407) 801-7977

8615 Florida Rock Rd
Orlando, FL 32824   Directions Website

Jump the wakes like a rock star with the pros at Aktion Parks. Whether you're into wake boarding, knee boarding or water skiing, you'll get plenty of instruction and sports action, as well as competition opportunities.

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

(407) 352-7378

8501 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819   Directions Website

Bring your best game to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, where a pirate-themed adventure and attractions await. Play the Captain's Course, Blackbeard's Challenge, or the popular and cutthroat 36-Hole Adventure.

School of Surf
School of Surf

(321) 406-0433

108 N Orlando Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931   Directions Website

Just a short drive from Orlando, learn to surf with the School of Surf, based in downtown Cocoa Beach, run by professional surfers. No matter your age or skill level, the CPR certified instructors offer the best personal instruction. Lessons are based on the fundamentals of surfing and ocean safety.

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