Celebration, Florida is called ‘artificial’ or 'fantasy’ because of its shared history with nearby Walt Disney World. This place is a perfect example of successful new Urbanism. Nearly 30 years after Walt Disney’s death in 1995, his dream was realized in the town of Celebration, Florida. Celebration’s town center does not feature any roads called Main Street, but instead, the main streets are Market Street and Front Street. Check out the best Vrbo and Airbnb vacation rentals in and around the area, too, if you don’t have a place to stay yet.
Here are the best things to do in and near Celebration, Florida.
Celebration is mainly known for all things Walt Disney World. If you want to do something other than theme parks, why not reconnect with nature and participate in this guided eco-tour on a glass-bottom kayak? This two-hour relaxing activity is ideal for small groups and takes place in a unique area of Rock Springs Run, particularly in Emerald Cut. When you book this Viator tour, you will have the opportunity to swim in the spring water, stop for a few photos, and learn unique facts about your surroundings.
Small-Group Clear Kayak Tour in Rock Springs
Duration: 2 hours
Okay, hear us out. If skydiving is something you’ve always wanted to try but never had the courage to do, why not test the waters first and see how well you’ll do on an indoor skydiving experience? When you book this tour with Viator, you will be joining the best indoor skydiving class at iFly Orlando, complete with a skilled and accredited instructor. You will get to have two flight times in the wind tunnel and a certificate that you can bring home after! Who knows, after this experience, you may be ready for the real thing!
Orlando Indoor Skydiving for First-Time Flyers
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
3. Visit the Walt Disney World
If you don’t know what to do near Celebration, Florida, start with its most popular attraction! After making movies, Walt Disney had another lifelong dream which was to build a model town. This dream was realized in the town of Celebration, Florida after 30 years. You will see some of the Disney-esque touches with picket fences, bike paths, public spaces, ping-pong tables and rocking chairs. A walking and biking trail invites locals and visitors to explore scenic boardwalks.
Walt Disney World
Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL 32830, USA
Website: Walt Disney World
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One of the best things to do near Celebration, Florida, is this Kissimmee activity. Orlando Tree Trek is not just a traditional park, it is an aerial adventure challenge course which offers you many more activities like zip lining, other games, and skateboarding. Tree Trek Park welcomes guests to the thrills and excitement of aerial adventure set in a natural forest which is just a minute away from the Disney Theme Parks. You can explore around 97 aerial games for all ages and abilities that will challenge you. The Lemieux and Barbusci families welcome you to the park for a truly thrilling and unique adventure!
Orlando Tree Trek
Address: 7625 Sinclair Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747, USA
Website: Orlando Tree Trek
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Duration: 3 hours
5. Get your adrenaline rush at the Old Town Sling Shot
Your mind is racing, heart beating like a drum and your throat is dry, then you are off at Old Town Sling Shot. The Slingshot offers a unique high adrenaline experience that has taken the amusement market by storm. The passengers are propelled over 100 meters (328 ft) at speeds in the region of 160 km (100 mi) per hour. This will definitely be a fun ride.
Old Town Sling Shot
Address: 5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746, USA
Website: Old Town Sling Shot
6. Take a break at the Celebration Lakeside Park
Another fun thing to do in Celebration is taking a moment and exploring this lakeside park. This park has a nice walking trail, playground, water fountain and beautiful nature views. The beautiful park is located near a whole host of restaurants and cafes. Here you will enjoy adorable turtles, dragonflies, ducks and love the budding lilies. I am sure you will find some peace at this place. You can also catch a perfect, romantic sunrise and sunset here.
Celebration Lakeside Park
Address: 631 Sycamore St, Celebration, FL 34747, USA
7. Take a walk around Downtown Celebration
It is impossible not to have a good time in a place named Celebration. You can see that some of the country’s best architects designed Celebration’s community buildings. You can enjoy yourself at the welcome center and see more than 2,500 homes on a stroll around this area. During a self guided walking tour, you can learn about different buildings throughout Downtown Celebration.
Address: Celebration, Florida, USA
8. Drop by the Disney Boardwalk
Traveling to the Disney Boardwalk from Celebration has never been so easy. You can do so with any public transportation - try the bus! Here you will pass by Westgate Movie Theater, Hot Tub Time Machine, Maingate office complex, Orlando Harley-Davidson South, and a bunch of other attractions. There are many events on every Sunday, so I recommend visiting the website to see what’s on. I am sure you will have a great time on the Disney Boardwalk!
Website: Disney Boardwalk
9. Expand your knowledge at the Museum of Military History
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
The Museum of Military History started in March 2013 and educates, builds awareness and knowledge and allows you to understand the American military experience through interactive and interpretive exhibits for visitors of all ages. It educates the world about the cost of freedom. If you are visiting with a child under 5, then they are free to enter the museum.
Museum of Military History
Address: 5210 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746, USA
Website: Museum of Military History
10. Grab a bite at the Celebration Farmer’s Market
The farmer’s market at celebration is a truly one stop shop for all of your shopping needs. You can buy fresh, organically grown produce, baked goods, and snacks. It is a very small market and works in well with a walk around the town with kids. There are tons of dogs here, so why not bring your furry friend along too!
Celebration Farmer's Market
Address: 631 Sycamore St, Celebration, FL 34747, USA
With a name like Celebration, you already that your time in this city will be wonderful. Celebration is unique becuase it was designed and owned by Disney. It is meant to be a perfect, whimsical small town. You will essentially be in an Americana 1950s era. Whether you find this to be amazing or creepy, there is no doubt that Celebration is fascinating. Rent a bike at one of the many rentals in the city and become thoroughly acquainted with this interesting town! If you are an avid biker, you can also take a biking tour of nearby cities so that you see several cities in one trip.
Historic Bike Tour of Winter Park and Baldwin Park
Duration: 2 hours
Visit Fun Sports America Theme Parks. It is the only family owned theme park which offers games, rides, and attractions that are fun for the whole family. There is something to do for everyone at Fun Sports America. Fun Sports America Theme Parks and Gatorland have partnered to create Gator Spot. You can also see exotic birds, snakes, lizards, and aquariums here. If you are in Florida and planning to visit for a day or are staying here for quite some time, then you should round up the family and some friends and experience the central Florida theme park that has all you could want.
Fun Sports America Theme Parks
Address: 2850 Florida Plaza Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746, USA
Website: Fun Sports America Theme Parks
Fun Spot America Orlando or Kissimmee Florida Admission
Duration: 1 day
Enjoy your time in Celebration!
There are many more places where you can go, shop and relax here in Celebration. Celebration is not only a place for Disney and having fun, you will also learn many new things and get the chance to go back in history and explore the surroundings. Enjoy!
Frequently asked questions about things to do in Celebration
1. What are the top attractions to visit in Celebration?
Some of the best attractions that you must absolutely visit in and around Celebration are Disney Boardwalk, Celebration Lakeside Park, Museum of Military History, and Celebration Farmers’ Market. At these places, there’s something to enjoy for all ages!
2. What are the most popular things to do in Celebration with kids/family?
Some of the popular things that you can do in and near Celebration with your loved ones are joining a glass-bottom kayak guided eco tour, experiencing indoor skydiving, and of course, visiting Walt Disney World.
3. Which are the closest beaches to Celebration?
If you’re looking to spend the day at the beach, some of the closest beaches to Celebration are Playalinda Beach in Titusville, New Smyrna Beach, and Melbourne Beach. Celebration itself does not have its own beach, but these beaches sure are worth the hour-long drive!
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