Sun, sand and exhilarating theme parks… What else do you need?! Head to Orlando, the theme park capital of the world. And after you’ve thrilled yourself, come and chill yourself with a fantastic trip to New Smyrna Beach.
No trip to Orlando would be complete without heading to the biggest and best theme parks in the world – Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. From the rides to the entertainment and even the nightlife, you'll never find the time to do it all, so planning ahead is definitely advised!
Shopping in Orlando can be an all day activity – the expansive shopping malls come fully equipped with outdoor areas, salons, bars and restaurants. What's more, this is the home of outlet shopping – if you want to pick up some big brand names at discounted prices this is the place to be.
Orlando's International Drive is an 11 mile road which has been famed for being an entertainment hub for many, many years. The latest development to the area is the ultra modern I-Drive 360, home to the Orlando Eye, a 400ft giant Ferris wheel which offers splendid views over the whole city. The area also has attractions including Sea Life, Madame Tussauds and a selections of restaurants and bars.
Orlando is one of the largest golfing destinations in the world, with more than 170 courses to choose from. Many of the most popular villa communities and hotel resorts have award winning golf courses on-site so getting some tee time in should be a breeze. If golf isn't your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy a bit of nature, between the airboat rides and nature reserves you're never far away from some open green space.
New Smyrna Beach is the place to be if you’re into your watersports, as it’s renowned for its lively surfing scene. Grab a board and head seaward to the popular New Smyrna Beach Inlet or Ponce Inlet, as the tide around here is perfect for shredding some gnarly waves. And don’t worry if you haven’t got your own gear, as there are plenty of shops selling and renting all the equipment you need to enjoy this fantastic sport.
While you’re here you certainly shouldn’t miss out on catching a NASCAR race. If you’re a petrol-head who wants to fulfill your need for speed then you’ll have every chance to satisfy your cravings, as the New Smyrna Speedway is just a 20-minute drive from the coast. Here you can catch some exciting NASCAR races in a high-octane dash to the finish line. And while you’re here why don’t you try it out yourself too, with a bit of friendly competition on the go-karts? You’ll feel like the speeders themselves on this fantastic family-fun race track.
If you’re looking to be at one with nature and enjoy New Smyrna Beach’s surroundings then a trip to the Marine Discovery Centre is certainly an activity for you. Offering an array of boat and kayak tours, you can sail the Indian River Lagoon as the expert guides tell you all the fun facts you need to know about the river’s biodiversity. Who knew education could be so fun? You’ll be encountering sea-critters like dolphins all the way.
If you were looking at getting into some surfing while in NSB, you’d have likely come across this great street thanks to its abundance of equipment on sale and for hire. Though, it’s also a brilliant shopping district for all your other retail needs. Numerous boutique shops, galleries and restaurants line this street to offer you a brilliant experience in shopping and leisure, a great way to break up your days relaxing by the beach just steps away.
The Knight Family
We are one of the only UK tour operators to have a team based in Kissimmee, Orlando.
Our friendly team are available to all of our guests travelling to the USA, offering support, help, advice and a friendly face to anyone who needs it. Our team in Kissimmee includes locals, who can give you tips on the best places to shop or dine and British Expats who know the importance of a good cup of tea!
If you are staying in one of our villas, head to our Welcome Centre first where one of the team will give you your keys, directions and all the information you need to make your stay perfect.