For golfers, there are over 176 courses in Orlando, with several designed by golf legends such as Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. The Rosen Shingle Creek Gold Club, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes and Marriott’s Grande Pines Golf Club are all located close to the major attractions. There’s also the new Rees Jones-designed, 18-hole championship golf course, shared by the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando. The Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons has a picturesque and serene Tom Fazio-designed course featuring topography unique to central Florida with its varying elevation and wetlands.
For simulated golf, try Dewey’s Indoor Golf & Sports Grill. It’s a 1,115 square meter, high-end sports grill that features state-of-the-art golf simulators, more than 70 TV’s including a giant 7.6-meter screen, private meeting rooms, a bar and lounge and outdoor patio.
Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures
At Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures In The Wild, guests have the chance to choose their own fully-guided adventure through untamed wilderness: Coach Safari, Horseback Safari or soar over it all on Florida’s first Zipline Safari. Guests who want a more relaxed view from above can experience the Cypress Canopy Cycle, a reclined bicycle, safely suspended from steel cables, while more adventurous guests might like the Rattlesnake Zipline Roller Coaster, launching riders through the treetops along a rigid zip-rail system.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Wild and mild adventurers offer visitors a new view of the destination. For your adventurous side, check out Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, a 15-acre outdoor adventure park located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area. The park has six color-coded courses, two giant zip lines and 97 challenging elements.
Wallaby Ranch Hang Gliding Flight Park
Visitors are towed to a height of 610 meters by a specially designed ultra-light tow plane to enjoy views of some of Central Florida’s nature landscape.
Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Tours
If you’re looking for something more relaxing, try Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Tours to experience a spectacular sunrise.
A Day at the Spa
Many of Orlando’s 19 destination spas are conveniently located at convention hotels, making the temptation nearly impossible to resist. Whether seeking a traditional experience, sports recovery or even a group outing to be pampered in unison, spas provide a unique menu of services that allow attendees to emerge for the next day’s sessions, or the return flight home, energized and ready to go. Global spa brands such as Waldorf Astoria® Spa by Guerlain, Mandara Spa® at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort or at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® and the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando, Grande Lakes await.
For those looking for tamer activities, the diversity and quality of shopping in Orlando is like no other destination. Proceeds from this favorite Orlando activity have launched both The Mall at Millenia and Orlando Premium Outlets® into the 10 highest sales-generating shopping locations in the U.S. for 2014, according to Fortune magazine.