You’re in for a journey to extraordinary adventure when you travel to sunny Orlando with Southwest! There’s so much to do in Orlando that it’s hard to fit it all in on one vacation—though we recommend you give it a try! There’s a good chance you came for the theme parks and attractions, but there’s more to explore in Orlando than just what can be found on International Drive.
When you can pull the kids away from the roller coasters and water slides, let their imaginations soar with a visit to the John F. Kennedy Space Center, located just one small step from Orlando on Merritt Island. Explore the history of space exploration, tour historic launch sites and working NASA facilities, walk through NASA’s Rocket Garden (featuring rockets from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs), and maybe even meet an astronaut! Do you have what it takes to blast off into space? Find out in NASA’s astronaut training and shuttle launch simulators!
If you’re looking for some earthbound cultural pursuit, you’ll want to check out the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, located 20 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando in Winter Park. Included among the Morse Museum’s artifacts is a comprehensive collection of works by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Explore Tiffany’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, and so much more.