So you’re attending the IECA conference in Orlando. Whether you have free time in the evenings, or are sticking around for a few days after IECA, discover what else Orlando has to offer (aside from the theme parks!).
- Dine out at Orlando’s unique restaurants
Orlando has a lively culinary scene that you can explore during or after IECA. For a stick-to-your-ribs Southern experience, give 4 Rivers Smokehouse a try for the best barbeque in the city. In the mood for something a little lighter? Then get a table at The Ravenous Pig for a seasonal, locally sourced meal.
Credit: 4 Rivers Smokehouse
- Experience the outdoors at Wekiwa Springs State Park
This gem of a park is known for its beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. With 7,000 acres to explore, it’s the perfect way to end a conference spent indoors! To really see Wekiwa, rent a canoe or kayak and explore the park by water.Credit: Wekiwa Springs State Park
- Visit a collection like no other at the Morse Museum of American Art
This museum has the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world, ranging from his iconic lamps to beautiful stained glass windows that can only be viewed here. Other exhibitions include Tiffany jewelry, American painting, pottery, and decorative arts.
Credit: Morse Museum of American Art
- Drink a pint at the Orlando Brewing Company
This brewery sets itself apart by being the only organic brewing company south of Vermont. Visit its tap room to give their award winning beers a try, or learn more about how these beers are created with their free tours.
Credit: Orlando Brewing Company
- Soar to the stars at the Kennedy Space Center
Science fiction becomes reality everyday at the Kennedy Space Center, the original launch site of NASA. Tour the Center, come face to face with Space Shuttle Atlantis, and have lunch with an astronaut for a one-of-a-kind day.
Credit: Kennedy Space Center
- Get airborne at
Not just for kids, this indoor trampoline arena is the perfect way to kick off your shoes and let loose. With thousands of square feet of jumpable trampolines, you can bounce away to your heart’s desire (and dunk a basketball on the jumpable court, just like the pros!).
- Shop ‘til you drop at The Mall at Millenia
The shopping pinnacle of Orlando, find anything and everything at this world-class shopping destination. With over 150 fine retailers and eateries, this isn’t your typical mall, but instead a luxurious experience for any visitor.
Credit: The Mall at Millenia
- Have a magical day at Disney World
Okay, we had to include at least one theme park, and Disney World is the granddaddy of them all. From the parks, to the characters, to the rides, it’s easy to craft the perfect day to transport you back to childhood.
Credit: Walt Disney World
No matter which options you choose, these destinations are guaranteed to make your IECA experience that much more memorable this year.