February is undoubtedly one of the best months for Orlando in terms of weather. With rain clouds basically in hibernation and the air at an average temp of a crisp 70 degrees, it’s safe to say we’ll be planning our weekend to-do’s around being outside.
Here are four affordable and fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors here in central Florida.
1. West Orange Biking Trail
Starting the list off quite strong, this is hands down one of the best ways to spend a beautiful weekend-day in Orlando. Just over 22 miles long, the West Orange Trail stretches from the Lake County line all the way to Downtown Apopka and offers scenic views along the journey.
Our favorite way to enjoy this trail is by starting at Orlando Bikes and Blades rental shop near Clermont, biking your way up to Plant Street, Winter Garden, and then biking back to the shop. It’s about 4 miles each way and is surely worth it.
Bike rentals start at $10 per person per hour, or $40 for the whole day. If you choose to go the previously mentioned route, you’ll need at least two hours if you’re planning on getting lunch.
There is a plethora of delicious eateries on Plant Street, and even a Kelly’s Ice Cream for a sweet treat before heading back!
2. Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
Looking to elevate your day off with some thrills? The Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is the perfect place to do so, all the while soaking in the beautiful February weather.
Guests who brave their obstacles will find themselves climbing fifty-foot ladders, soaring through the air on ziplines, and carefully crossing wobbly bridges high in the air.
Ticket prices vary starting at $34.95. All include multiple challenging courses and guaranteed fun for all ages. With five different skill-level paths, you’re bound to find the right one for you.
3. Orlando International Premium Outlets
A spending spree may not be at the top of your radar when it comes to outdoor recreation, but with this open-air retail oasis, you won’t mind shopping until you drop when the weather is this nice.
The International Premium Outlets is Florida’s largest outlet mall, with more than 180 stores ranging from typical department stores to high end fashion retailers like Coach or Marc Jacobs.
You’ll surely work up an appetite from store-hopping, and the Premium Outlets have a great range of different food places to choose from. The list of restaurants at Orlando Premium Outlets covers international cuisines like the Orlando favorite Paris Bahn Mi to Brazilian and Columbian food. It even has American comfort food like Wetzel’s Pretzels.
4. Various Farmers Markets Across Orlando
Every weekend, Orlando’s outdoor market scene flourishes across the city. With various events held Friday through Sunday weekly, it’s hard to miss them.
The markets closest to International Drive are Windermere and Lake Eola, which occur on Fridays and Sundays respectively.
While browsing the wide range of unique vendors, you’ll find things like fresh produce, beautiful flowers, food from all corners of the world, and eclectic fashion.
This is a great spot for a cute morning date or a post-brunch activity to walk off those mimosas. You can also bring your furry friends but expect to be stopped by a passerby wanting to pet them!
Enjoy Your Stay at Rosen Inn International
Staying with Rosen Inn International assures you a central location to all our options on the list and offers amenities on property you can enjoy on a beautiful day, as well.
To reserve your stay, call us today at 407-996-1600.