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.

Health Nut

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.

Thrill Seeker

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.

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