1 Day in Orlando Itinerary: What Should I Do That’s NOT Theme Parks?

Welcome to Downtown Orlando

Your 1 day Orlando itinerary doesn’t need to be spent at the theme parks. It may be what the city is best known for but there is much more to uncover.

It isn’t called The City Beautiful for nothing.

It’s brimming with excitement and pleasure, unique flavors, hidden gems, and unrivaled beauty. So many miss out on the magic that lies within. 

But that’s where we come in at The Florida Hipster Blog. Follow along to find out all the things to do in Orlando to have one of the most unforgettable days where we do all the planning for you!

Let’s jump into your perfect Orlando itinerary.

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Day Trips from Orlando: 34 Incredible Places to Visit Less than 3 Hours Away!

Do you want some ideas for a fun day trip from Orlando, Florida?  Well, I’ve got you covered!

There are so many amazing places to visit that are only one to three hours aways from the Theme Park Capital of the World.

Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or want to spend the whole day or weekend exploring the Sunshine State, these places are perfect for you! 

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8 Magical Gardens in Orlando You Have to Visit in 2022

Orlando Gardens Epcot Flower and Garden Festiva

Ready to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in Orlando, Florida?

While I love to educate our readers on where to eat, sleep, and shop when visiting the beautiful city of Orlando Florida, I also work hard to provide everyone with new and unique excursions to make their trips that much more enjoyable. 

In this blog post, I’m highlighting some of the best gardens to add to your Orlando itinerary. 

Botanical gardens aren’t just for botanists or enthusiasts with green thumbs, they provide visitors with education on different plant species, opportunities to breathe a little deeper away from the city, and a chance to connect to nature in a special way. 

Let’s kick off this blog with the first of 8 Orlando gardens you have to visit on your next trip to the city.

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15 Breathtaking Forts and Castles in Florida YOU Can’t Miss (2022)

Fort Jefferson Key West Florida

Castles might not be the first thing that come to mind when exploring the Sunshine State, and while our castles weren’t built by daring Viking invaders, or promiscuous English rulers with a penchant for multiple wives and battles with roses, castles in Florida are a real thing and make for a great day out.

At least one of these castles is inhabited by a real princess, another is a school for wizards… 

Other castles in America celebrate the medieval architectural features so admired in historic Europe, and brought into the 21st Century as luxury hotels and museums.

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27 Unique and FUN Things to Do in Orlando for Couples

Best Things for Couples to Do in Orlando Florida

Whether you live round the corner or are hitting up Orlando as part of a special romantic getaway, there are a huge range of things to do in Orlando for couples. From the thrilling and adventurous, to the gooey and romantic. 

Treat your partner (and yourself) to these amazing date ideas in Orlando, and we’re sure you’ll both have the time of your lives.

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13 Best Trails and Parks in Gainesville That’ll Take Your Breath Away

Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park sunset over the marsh

Are you ready to conquer some of the best trails and parks in Gainesville, Florida?

Gainesville is well known for its University, museums, bars, and nightlife, but not many know about the plethora of parks that offer gorgeous trails through some of the most unique natural surroundings in the country.

If you’re looking for a break from city life and want to immerse yourself in the trees, there is no shortages of options for you to choose from in Gainesville and the surrounding areas. From state parks to donated forested areas, you can become one with nature for an afternoon or camp overnight for the full experience.

Check out my list of the best parks in Gainesville so you can plan a spectacular day or two amongst the giant pines of Florida!

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