Although Orlando is perhaps best known as a kid-friendly destination, there really are countless things to do in Orlando for adults.
Whether you’re looking for shopping, dining, or high-speed thrill rides, you’ll be able to find it all in this exciting and vibrant city.
Check out our list for some of the more popular activities in and around Orlando for adults.
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Orlando for the Night Owls
If you’re looking for some after-hours fun, Orlando has some fantastic nightlife hotspots.
Pulsing with music and filled with the scent of delicious food, Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is the perfect place to hang out after a long, busy day of sightseeing (or even a relaxing day by the pool).
Listen to live music at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, take the stage at CityWalk’s Rising Star Karaoke or dance the night away at Latin Quarter.
Outside of the parks, check out one of the many trendy clubs and bars, including Oblivion Taproom, Ember Bar and Restaurant, and Bösendorfer Lounge, all of which are highly recommended by both tourists and locals. There are also a wide array of dinner theater shows that offer quality entertainment and tasty entrees for affordable prices.
Orlando for the Thrillseekers
Orlando is a must for any ride enthusiast. From the parks of Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, there’s undoubtedly an attraction for adrenaline junkies with or without kids.
Thrillseekers will love rides such as the Manta and Kraken coasters at SeaWorld Orlando, the Incredible Hulk Coaster and Dragon Challenge Coaster at Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios’ Revenge of the Mummy ride and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.
These high-intensity rides are not for the faint of heart. Even if you love thrill rides, these spinning, twirling, flying and speeding attractions will really get your heart pumping.
Orlando for the Intellectuals
Looking to actually learn something new on your vacation? Believe it or not, Orlando isn’t just about the tourist attractions. Wander the halls and galleries of Orlando art museums, or discover the wonderful hands-on exhibits of the Orlando Science Center.
Orlando for the Shopaholics
Don’t feel like dropping cash on park tickets? Save your money for Orlando’s many shopping centers. In addition to the hundreds of gift shops, this city has a plethora of malls and outlet stores, including the Florida Mall and the Mall at Millenia.
The 270 stores of the Florida Mall are a shopping hotspot for both locals and tourists alike. Just a few minutes from the airport, the theme parks, and major streets, the Florida Mall is truly the epicenter of all the action in Orlando.
Stores here include H&M, Louis Vuitton, Lucky Brand Jeans, PacSun, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillards, Sephora, Express, American Eagle, and more.
For those of you with expensive taste, check out the Mall at Millenia for an unparalleled shopping experience. You’ll find high-end stores such as Cartier, Burberry, Dior, Gucci and Chanel, along with traditional staples like Gap, J. Crew, Macy’s, Brookstone, and Abercrombie.
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The city is unlike any other; with hundreds of attractions, rides, museums, shops and restaurants, there are more than enough things to do in Orlando for adults.
Even if you’ve been to the city many times before, you will always leave wanting more. Whether you decide to take it easy or plan a full week’s itinerary, you’re sure to have an incredible time in this well-rounded destination.
Remember, pick up a Go Orlando®Card and save on all your adventures!