Things to Do in Orlando for Adults During Your Vacation

Although Orlando is perhaps best known as a kid-friendly destination, there really are plenty of fun things to do in Orlando for adults too.

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.

If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando for adults, check out our list of the top attractions and activities, including…

  • The Orlando Eye
  • Everglades Airboat Tours
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Treasure Tavern
  • and more…

Save on Admission to Top Attractions

Many of these Orlando area attractions are included on the Go Orlando® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more.

The Orlando Eye

What better way to scope out the sprawling Orlando metropolis than from an amazing aerial vantage point?

That’s why we love the Orlando Eye as an adult-friendly attraction. It’s a great view of the city – day or night – makes for excellent photographs, and can be quite romantic!

The Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy-Space-Center-Visitor-Complex-2If you’re looking to learn something new on your vacation, then a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a great way get your education on.

Immerse yourself in the world of human space flight, from the earliest technologies to the most recent developments.

A trip to NASA’s launch headquarters is a truly unique experience. Don’t forget to buy some of that funky space ice cream!

The Everglades & The Great Outdoors

Boggy-Creek-Airboat-Rides-5You simply can’t leave Central Florida without spending some time outdoors.

Expand your horizons by moving past the hotel pool and out into the fabulous Everglades National Park — one of America’s natural treasures and a must-explore scene for nature fans of all stripes.

Almost any adult will love an exciting airboat tour, which highlights both the plants and wildlife you’ll see in these impressive wetlands.

Or, if you’re really after a glimpse of those intimidating gators, then a trip to the campy but wonderful Gatorland is the perfect outing.

Also, you can now buy digital passes to Everglades National Park.

Tours of the City & Beyond

gray-line-orlando-tourOne of the best ways to explore a new city is with an engaging and informative tour.

Fortunately for you, there are plenty of options in Orlando that transcend simple tourist fare and turn out to be really cool and entertaining as well as factual.

Try a Gray Line Orlando Tour that covers a large swathe of Orlando and its immediate suburbs (including the lovely Winter Park and the exciting Disney town of Celebration), or opt for something more locally-focused, like a charming Winter Park boat tour.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

Please note: Available when you Build Your Own Orlando attraction pass.

SeaWorld Orlando is actually really fun for the whole family, but adults always leave the place smiling. Thrillseekers will love rides such as the Manta and Kraken coasters.

SeaWorld fans who enjoy water parks will be delighted to know that their sister attraction – Aquatica by SeaWorld – is also located right nearby on International Drive.

Fun Spot America

Skycoaster-at-Fun-Spot-America-3For those of you who are really into theme parks, Fun Spot America will be a delightful (and delightfully affordable!) addition to your Orlando vacation.

Filled with classic rides like roller coasters, Ferris wheels, go karts, bumper cars, and more, this exciting park is sure to make for a fun-filled afternoon.

If you’re a big adrenaline junky, then the exhilarating Skycoaster is a must-visit – this ultimate thrill ride is basically like skydiving without the plane.

Orlando Area Museums & More

titanic-the-artifact-exhibition-orlando-museumsThere’s so much more to Central Florida than just theme parks.

From the surreal, inspiring world of Salvador Dali (at the Dali Museum) to the fascinating context of the Titanic disaster (at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition), there’s a museum that can illuminate something wonderful about human art and history.

If you’re a science fan and will be in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg area, there’s also the intriguing Museum of Science and Industry, which is entertaining and informative for all ages.

Dinner Theater

Looking to mix up your dinner experience? Add a little culture to your meals with a visit to one of Orlando’s many dinner theater options.

From naughty international themes (like Treasure Tavern) to gymnastic marvels (like Cirque Magique), there’s a dinner show to appeal to every taste.

So sit back, enjoy your multi-course meals, and marvel at the amazing performances going on all around you.

Universal CityWalk

Night View of Citywalk in Orlando

A night view of Citywalk in Orlando

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.

Orlando Outlet Shopping

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Make sure you save some money for Orlando’s many shopping centers and outlets.

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.

Save on Attraction Admission

That outta do it. Our list of some of the most fun things to do in Orlando for adults during your vacation.

Remember, many of these great activities are included on the Go Orlando Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Consider adding a few of these fun options to your vacation itinerary. Enjoy!

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