Orlando Your Way
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Three dynamic itineraries designed for health nuts, LGBTQ visitors and thrill seekers help make the most of your trip.
Eating healthy and staying active on vacation is easy in Orlando. SeaWorld, Universal and Disney can accommodate anyone with food allergies, and guests can forego French fries for healthful choices like grapes, apples and carrot sticks. 1) Erin McKenna Bakery
NYC at Disney Springs serves an all-vegan and gluten-free menu of her award-winning doughnuts, cookies, bagels and cupcakes. Visitors can get active away from the theme parks by renting a kayak or canoe at Wekiva Island or 3) Shingle Creek Paddling Center or pick fresh grapefruit and oranges at Showcase of Citrus. For a healthy meal, head downtown to 2) Dandelion Communitea Cafe or to Winter Park’s Ethos Vegan Kitchen where sandwiches, salads, bowls and breakfast items are all vegan or vegetarian.
Orlando is home to the third-largest LGBT population in the country and the largest in Florida, making it a welcoming destination for LGBT visitors. Orlando’s LGBT community comes together Oct. 8 for 3) Come Out With Pride, an annual parade boasting more the 150,000 participants. A sophisticated dining, shopping and nightlife scene along with 1) world-famous, gay-friendly theme parks also awaits. College Park is a walkable district speckled with specialty shops and gourmet restaurants along with the LGBT- owned and operated The Spa and the 2) Jack Kerouac house. When the sun goes down, the go-to party is at Parliament House, a destination for the LGBT community for more than 40 years. Hamburger Mary’s is also an LGBT hot spot, especially for Tuesday drag bingo.
For the ultimate Florida adventure, clip in to the 3) Screamin' Gator Zip Line at Gatorland, where you’ll jump from a series of seven-stories tall towers and soar over hundreds of alligators and rare crocodiles. SeaWorld is now home to Orlando’s longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster. 2) Mako features a 1 mile track, a 200-foot drop and speeds exceeding 70 mph. The hyper- coaster takes riders over eight hills for relentless airtime. In the queue, watch live footage of sharks in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean that have been tagged by SeaWorld's partner Guy Harvey. Head up into Florida’s blue skies in a War World II- era, T- 6 plane. 1) Warbird Adventures offers daily flights for 15 minutes to 1 hour where you can experience thrilling aerobatics or just take in the sights.