Old Town: Amusement park featuring old-time carnival rides, shopping, dining & weekly classic car shows. The Saturday night Cruise is not to be missed! Classic cars, live bands and so much more. The old portrait gallery is well worth a visit - get dressed up in costume and have your picture taken. There is a haunted house, a magic show, pubs and plenty of great shops.
Old Town is on 'Marker 9' on the 192, about 20 minute drive from Aviana
Titanic Experience: Step back in time to April 1912 when you visit Titanic: See more than 300 artefacts, costumed actors, and full-scale room recreations! Located on I-Drive, this is a MUST for all you Titanic enthusiasts out there. You are given a guided tour by a tour guide who is one of the passengers; they stay in character as they take you round the amazing array of artefacts. Located within the exhibit is the largest piece of the ship ever recovered and a replica ice berg.
Airboat Tours: We have done two of these, both completely different experiences! The more thrilling ride we felt was at Boggy Creek, a more 'rustic' version where we saw heaps of Gators was a bit further out (approx 45 mins from Aviana).
Kennedy Space Centre: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers education focused learning specializing in STEM at its best, as only NASA can. Through exciting and educational adventures, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites students to experience field trips, private educational programs, Overnight Adventures, Camp KSC®, and so much more.
Your group can come nose to nose with the space shuttle Atlantis, tour areas of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and meet a veteran astronaut to discover firsthand how a trip to the visitor complex can enrich every student’s education. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex encourages teachers and students to check out the vast resources made available by NASA for continued study, as we seek to nurture and train the next generation of space explorers.
Kennedy is approx 90 min drive from Aviana.
LEGOLAND is specifically aimed at families with children ages 2 - 12. The park has more than 50 rides, attractions and shows, life size LEGO displays and interactive fun for the whole family to enjoy. There are also restaurants, shopping and a breathtaking botanical garden as well as the LEGOLAND water park. The water park features a wave pool, Build-A-Raft lazy river, body slides, tube slides and an interactive water play all based on the popular DUPLO Safari product range. It is situated in Winter Haven which is about 45 minutes South West from the Orlando theme parks.
LEGOLAND is around a 30 minutes drive from Aviana
Gatorland: Step through the jaws of the entrance into the "Alligator Capital of the World". 110 acres of theme park and wildlife reserve located along South Orange Blossom Trail, combining "Old Florida" charm with exciting new exhibits and entertainment. The park has the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one of a kind animal shows, natural alligator breeding ground and the thrilling Screaming Gator Zip Line as well as being home to the extremely rare white alligators.
Gatorland is around a 25 minutes drive from Aviana
Beaches: Choose between surfing at Cocoa beach (near Kennedy), or the beautiful Clearwater beach where you may spot wild dophins! Both within a 90 minute drive from Aviana.
If shopping is your thing, there are plenty of places to hang out and shop til you drop:
- Florida Mall
- Premium Outlets and Premium outlets Vineland avenue (Both on International Drive)
- Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
- The Loop (near Hunters Creek)