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 activities that couples and groups of friends will enjoy, including…
- The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
- Kennedy Space Center
- Everglades Airboat Tours
- SeaWorld® Orlando
- Fun Spot America Skycoaster
- Treasure Tavern Dinner Show
- Daytona Speedway All-Access Track Tour
- Universal CityWalk
- and more…
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The Coca-Cola 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 Coca-Cola 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!
Getting In: The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye admission is included on the Go Orlando Card.
The Kennedy Space Center
If 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!
Getting In: Kennedy Space Center admission is included on the Go Orlando Card.
The Everglades & The Great Outdoors
You 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.
Insider tip: Save time when you buy your Everglades tickets online before visiting.
One exciting and often romantic excursion that adults can enjoy in Orlando is a leisurely cruise along the waters of Clearwater Harbor.
Stroll the deck and soak up the beautiful views, and then choose from several dining options on your daytime cruise.
It will be among the most relaxing two hours you’ll spend on the entire trip!
Getting In: StarLight Majesty Clearwater Beach Cruise admission is included with the Go Orlando Card.
Tours of the City & Beyond
One 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 is actually really fun for the whole family, but adults always leave the place smiling.
Mako, which opened in Summer 2016 is a 200-foot hypercoaster that soars to the top of the food chain as the tallest, fastest and longest rollercoaster in Orlando.
Climb aboard and ride the mighty Manta®. Share an epic voyage with sea turtles on the 3D, 360-degree TurtleTrek®.
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.
Getting In: SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Combo admission is available as an option on the Build Your Own Orlando attraction pass.
Fun Spot America
For those of you who are really into theme parks, Fun Spot America will be a delightful 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
There’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.
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.
Getting In: Treasure Tavern Dinner Show admission is available when you Build Your Own Orlando attraction pass.
Getting In: The Cirque Magique Dinner Show admission is included on the Go Orlando Card.
Tour Daytona Speedway
Whether you’re rooting for Kyle Busch or Dale Earnhardt, Jr., or many of the other top NASCAR drivers out there, you’ll want to tour the iconic Daytona Speedway.
Fans of NASCAR racing won’t want to miss the opportunity to go behind the scenes of this historic speedway, with a private tour of top sites like the garages, Victory Lane, and even the Motorsports Hall of Fame America.
Getting In: Daytona Speedway All-Access Track Tour admission is included with the Go Orlando Card.
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 ShoppingMake 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. Check out our post to learn more about some of the best shopping in Orlando – savings galore!
Save on Attraction Admission
That should do it! Our list of some of the most fun things to do in Orlando for adults during your vacation. These ideas are great for couples or if you are traveling with a group of friends.
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 kid-free vacation itinerary. Enjoy!