I had a trip with work to Orlando last week, with two nights there and a lovely crew we planned an alternative day out to the usual shopping and theme parks that Orlando is associated with. Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than shopping in America and Universal is one of my favourite theme parks but once you’ve done them it’s so nice to see what else this part of the world has to offer. So, we hired a car through Alamo and picked it up from the airport. Collecting our paperwork we were shown in the direction of the parking lot and told to pick a car from the style we had chosen, the keys were already in the ignition of the cars so we made our choice and jumped in!
It might not be everybody’s cup of tea but we headed to Orlando Gun Club to have a go on a shooting range. This is something I had not done before and it was actually a lot of fun. We were a bit apprehensive at first but we were looked after and had some tuition to start us off. We chose our guns; bullets and targets were shown the ropes and then left to have a go ourselves. It cost around $30 each including tuition.
Our next stop was Kissimmee, I had heard a lot about the area but never visited it. I have to say Kissimmee is a lot smaller and sleepier than I expected it to be; it was so nice to see a different area of Florida. We stopped off at the historic downtown area walked a short distance to the lakefront park by Lake Tohopekaliga and had a drink at the 3 Sisters SpeakEasy bar.
We finished the day off with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory it is my favourite place to eat in America, and you guessed it they serve a lot of delicious cheesecake! I had a seared tuna salad with a glass of wine, a tasty and tactical move so that I could fit in dessert!
Next time I visit I would love to go surfing at Cocoa Beach and take an air boat ride through the Everglades, I still have so much of Florida to explore!
If you have any other recommendations on things I should do in Florida I would love to hear them…