5 Scenic Places to Visit on Your Disney World Vacation

Taking a vacation to Disney World can certainly make you the happiest person on earth from the unlimited fairytales to the thrills of the amusement rides. However, by limiting yourself to visiting the parks at Disney World can make you miss out on the wonders of the surrounding areas. These five locations feature their own unique twist to family fun and romantic outings. On your next Disney World vacation, check out these five places: 

1. Cocoa Beach 

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Disney World can sometimes be stressful through the long lines and the amount of people that funnel through the park on a daily basis. If you want to get away for a day, why not take a trip to Cocoa Beach? 

Located an hour away it can give you time to relax and regenerate for the next day of Disney fun. While at Cocoa Beach you can surf some waves, have a picnic at the beach or build sandcastles! 

Also, you can take a stroll on the Cocoa Beach Pier and explore the unique shops filled with locally made accessories, apparel, and more. If you’re interested in dining, there are multiple restaurants located on the pier that feature oceanside views and a variety of seafood. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun!

2. Cape Canaveral  

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Cape Canaveral is certainly a gem of a city. With its beaches, parks, and museums, it provides a laidback atmosphere for all types of family fun. It’s most known attraction the Kennedy Space Center offers an insight into space as you learn about NASA and the astronauts that entered into history. It’s a great learning experience for anyone interested in space or science. 

Also, Manatee Sanctuary Park is a great place to walk and talk with your partner if you need some alone time. With a waterfront view, you can walk on the boardwalk or have a picnic at one of the many picnic stations. Cape Canaveral is more than meets the eye, next time you’re on vacation check out this scenic city. 

3. Celebration, FL  

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If you’re looking for a quaint place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of Disney World than Celebration, Florida is for you. This charming city features various types of food, such as seafood to macarons. 

Also, Celebration, Florida provides activities such as lounging by the waterside, shopping venues like Dazzling, and a movie theater. Since Disney established Celebration, Florida, there is a similar delight within its streets. 

It’s laid back atmosphere is perfect for a romantic outing with your significant other. You can talk in the seats by the waterside or enjoy the day with a book in your hand. Celebration, Florida is a place that keeps on giving.  

4. Disney Springs   

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Disney Springs or as it used to be called Downtown Disney features an assortment of activities not offered in the Disney parks. From upscale and eccentric shopping venues to family fun entertainment. Disney Springs offers many live shows, movies, and games such as bowling for families to partake in. 

However, unlike other places, you can be taken to Disney Springs by the Disney bus. It’s a great opportunity to explore the wonder of Disney in a different way. Each night different performers take the stage to bring a new twist to Disney springs. 

For adults, Disney Springs offers various bars, lounges, and even different forms of entertainment to choose from.  While on your next Disney vacation check out Disney Springs it can add a sprinkle of happiness to your day. 

5. I-Drive  

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International Drive Resort Area is one of the most diverse areas in Orlando, offering a variety of dining, entertainment, and shopping selections. Some of the venue’s that are most popular include: Pirate’s Cove Adventure miniature golf course, Orlando International Premium Outlets, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 

Since I-Drive prices are lower than some of the amusement parks, it has become a hub for many visitors. With its many options for family fun such as dinner shows and recreational activities, it allows families from all over to enjoy their stay.  

However, I-Drive also provides selections for adults like the world’s largest permanent ice bar, BB King’s Blues Club, and more. With both family activities and nightlife selections, I-Drive has it all to make your vacation be one to remember.  

Visiting Disney World can be an adventure in itself but if you have the time check out the surrounding areas and shop at the local stores, see the scenic cities, and perhaps visit one of the many entertainment selections on the way. Disney has many attractions in its parks, but Disney World is only one of Florida’s charms there’s much more to Florida’s beauty you just have to travel and see. Have fun!