So your team has made it to the big bowl game in Orlando? Congratulations! Now you die-hard fans heading to our hometown are posed with a tough question: What do you do while you’re in Orlando?
Lucky for you, we have prepared a little something to ease that trip planning burden. Read on for a quick list of what to do in Orlando during the bowl games: Related: Where to stay during the Bowl Games
We know you are going to spend one day at the theme parks, so go ahead, enjoy yourself, you might even see your team there visiting!
Grab Lunch with Your Football Team
The Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings host a Kickoff Luncheon every year that gives the fans and both teams a chance to have food and fun together for their bowl experience. Hosted by ESPN and ABC broadcasters, this event pairs a member of your football team to sit down and eat with you at your table all while participating in games and fun contests.
Enjoy the outdoors
Most likely, if you are following your college football team down to Florida for the bowl game, you are coming from a place that is much colder and possibly covered in more snow than Florida’s average temperature of 75-degrees and sunny weather in December and January. Since the next time you are going to be able to walk outside in shorts back home might be 3 months from now, we highly suggest you get outdoors and enjoy the great things Central Florida offers.
Take a fishing charter: whether you want to bass fish, offshore fish, fly fish or flats fish, Get Local offers fishing charters with the best local captains in Central Florida and winter time can be an awesome time to catch some of the best trophy game fish in the world.
Enjoy the Springs: Throughout Central Florida, year-round 72-degree crystal clear waters flow. These springs allow you to stay warm while still enjoying Florida’s waters. Scuba diving the springs and exploring underwater caverns are two of our personal favorites. You can also watch manatees at Blue Spring State Park or go tubing at Kelly Park. The activities are endless.
Go to the Beach: There are not many places in the U.S. that you can go to the beach in December and January. Florida is one of them. On the east coast, Cocoa Beach is about an hour drive on the state road 528 from Downtown Orlando and New Smyrna Beach is about the same taking Interstate 4. The beaches of Florida give you so many wintertime options, whether it’s taking your first surfing lesson, fishing, kayaking or just sun tanning.
Take an Airboat Tour: Get up close and personal with wildlife with one of the Get Local airboat tours. With each tour comes free admittance to the Wild Florida nature park with incredible animals such as sloths, giant gators, exotic birds and much more.
Standup Paddleboarding (SUP): One of the most popular activities among Orlando locals, paddleboarding the many lakes of Orlando is a great way to spend an afternoon.