When wanting to spend a day out of the theme parks and the heat, Walt Disney World® Resort offers a host of activities for guests of all ages to take part in.
Traveling from resort to resort has long been lauded as one of the best off-day activities, as simply seeing the sites, the architecture, the lobbies and walking the grounds can fill an entire day.
Add in shopping, restaurants and bars, and you've got an entire day you can plan around. As long as you are already staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can make use of the Disney Skyliner to get from one resort to another, or bus to the nearest theme park (or Disney Springs) to then get to another resort. Those staying at monorail resorts get an extra bit of fun, too, and quick access to a bounty of resorts that can last an entire day.
This shopping and dining outlet village remains one of my favorite places to spend time in the Orlando area. With an atmosphere that only improves when nights' live music gets added, it is easy to spend hours getting lost in stores, slowing down for a nice meal and drinks.
The Boardwalk serves much the same purpose as Disney Springs—a shopping and dining gallery—but brings a totally different atmosphere. Where Disney Springs speaks to night life and young adults in a way that makes it a live, vibrant hangout spot, the Boardwalk is more relaxed, with beach-like feelings of calmness and a slower pace.
If the crowd and liveliness of Disney Springs doesn't match the wind-down want on your off-day, take a look at the Boardwalk for a slower experience.
Walt Disney World Resort has two miniature golf courses, Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens. At only $14 for adults and $12 for children, it makes for one of the most affordable entertainment options on Disney Property, and that's before the frequent coupons and annual pass discount. Comprised of four courses between the two, with some being more advanced for the older crowd, this is a more active off-day activity for those who want to still be engaged, but just not as busy as they would be in the theme parks.