Top things to do in Central Florida while training

by Matthew Scardino on Aug 23 2019
The Sunshine State is known as one of the best places to conduct flight training. The sunny weather, flat terrain, and countless airports provide a perfect environment for learning to fly, but it’s not all about flying! Florida is also known for being a tropical vacation destination for families, beach goers, and fun seekers alike. Not only is Florida a great place to come to learn to fly, but when you’re not training, it’s a great place to explore, enjoy and relax! My name is Matt Scardino and I am part of the Global Marketing Team, based at the Florida Academy in Sanford, and here are some of the top activities and attractions I like to enjoy in the Central Florida area:

Ride a Roller Coaster

Perhaps one of the most obvious attractors for vacationers to Central Florida are theme parks. Central Florida is home to some of the most well-known theme parks in the world. From Disney World to Epcot and SeaWorld to Busch Gardens, there is always a fun theme park to explore! Included in this, is also the regions many water parks! What better place to cool off from the hot Florida sun than at Universal’s Volcano Bay or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

Learn to Surf

One of the other major attractors to the Sunshine State is the warm, sandy, Florida Beaches. Whether you want to catch some waves in the Atlantic Ocean at the famous Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach, or chill out in the relaxing waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s beaches are only ever a short distance away, no matter where you are in Florida! Learn to surf, catch some fish, or just relax on the sand and soak up some sun.

See a Rocket Launch

A short trip from Orlando you will find Cape Canaveral – a major hub of space exploration! Hop on a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and let your inner Astronaut out, or find a good spot to watch one of the Space X rocket launches, a true marvel!

Catch a Game, Race, or Match

Life in Central Florida means plenty of opportunity to have some fun and attend a game, match, or race! For basketball we have the Orlando Magic, for football the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for soccer we have the Orlando City Soccer Club or the Orlando Pride, for baseball you can catch a Tampa Bay Rays game, and for hockey you can watch a Tampa Bay Lightning. You can even head over to the Daytona International Raceway to catch a NASCAR race!

Countless other Attractions

Central Florida is home to so many other amazing places to discover! From seeing a live mermaid show at a natural fresh water spring, to watching a Gator Feeding at one of the many Florida Zoo’s, to learning about Florida’s History in Saint Augustine, you will never have a lack of things to do while visiting!

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