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11 Unexpected Things To Do On Your Next Orlando Vacation

Once you've explored all the theme parks, check out these other grand excursions you can hit up when you Visit Orlando!

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1. Paddle through the Headwater to the Everglades.

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Rent a kayak and explore on your own or take a guided tour through the gorgeous waters of Shingle Creek. Either way, there's a lot of beauty to see.

2. Try something new at East End Market. / Via

This neighbourhood market is a culinary hub that features a ton of fresh, locally produced foods. Central Florida's top food entrepreneurs, artists, and chefs are all showcased here!

3. Explore the city by bike.

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There's plenty of time to cycle in Orlando! Whether you're joining the city's annual Bike to Work Day or getting involved with a local monthly ride group, biking is a great way to see the city and meet some local folks! If you're riding downtown, West Orange Trail truly a unique experience not to be missed.

6. Get your pizza on at Prato.

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Try some eclectic pizzas right in Winter Park, like the Widowmaker with fennel sausage and farm egg, pictured left. This Italian-inspired joint is a local favourite and offers a contemporary, rustic atmosphere and year-round patio seating.

7. Check something off your bucket list.

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Soar through the clouds when you go hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch!