Attractions and Things to do in Orlando for Adults – You would be forgiven for thinking that Orlando is predominantly a destination best suited to families with children.
However, with its superb blend of world-class theme parks, restaurants, resorts, exciting nightlife, and plenty of new experiences this means Orlando really does offer something for everyone!
Check out our list of fun things to do in Orlando for adults.
Hanson’s Shoe Repair
27 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
Don’t be put off – Hanson’s Shoe Repair is nothing like the name suggests! It is a fabulous craft cocktail bar, housed in a building with a rich and fascinating history. The perfect destination for grown ups to hang out to really soak up the Orlando atmosphere.
“Hanson’s is located at 27 E. Pine Street in a building that was erected in 1883-1884 with a nineteenth century commercial style. Andrew Hanson acquired it in 1894 for his “Hanson Shoe Repair Shop” which had Orlando’s first electric sign. It is generally thought that this building may be the oldest building still standing in downtown Orlando.”
The bar works in the style of an old speakeasy, so you’ll need a password to get in. The password changes daily and you can find it on the Twitter account @hansonsshoeshop!
8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
It is fair to say that Icon Park is very popular with families, but it’s a great destination for adults to enjoy some quality time together.
Perhaps a romantic evening ride or the opportunity for a romantic date on the 400 ft Ferris wheel, which offers terrific views of the city, maybe on the cards.
Other attractions within the park include Madame Tussauds, which always guarantees a fun day out and unique photo opportunities.
Kennedy Space Center
Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s primary launch center for human spaceflight, and the Visitor Complex is an amusement-park-like museum dedicated to space history.
With all the historic spacecraft, memorabilia, and unique experiences, a visit to Kennedy Space Center is definitely worth it for adults. Whether you’re an avid space geek, a history fan, or just interested in the future of space travel, it should definitely be on your itinerary. Time the visit right, and you may get to see an actual rocket launch!
Regardless, it’s simply fascinating just to take the tours, see the actual vessels that travelled to space, and even relive critical moments of the space race with interactive exhibitions and re-enactments.
My Beer Spa
11787 International Dr Ste 106, Orlando, FL 32821
A trip to My Beer Spa is surely the perfect romantic date in Orlando for you and your significant other?! You’ve heard of mud baths and milk baths. Orlando has a spa that specializes in beer soaks!
Get inside a heated, jetted tub full of beer – plus – it is very good for you and has many cleansing properties apparently! The basic treatment involves an hour-long private soak in a tub of beer, along with unlimited servings of craft brew.
The hot tubs are filled with a brew containing hops and other antioxidants, and the luxury service includes a private sauna room.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! is definitely an attraction that adults can really enjoy. A fun and fascinating day out, where you will discover hundreds of facts, artefacts, and exhibits here that will blow your mind.
Robert Ripley was one of the world’s most curious individuals, who travelled the world to find the unusual, extraordinary and down right peculiar!
“Marvel at the curiosities Ripley’s started collecting more than 100 years ago. Come face-to-face with a genuine shrunken head, encounter extraordinary people, and do a double take of animal oddities.”
6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Teatro Martini is a glitzy, high-end theatrical experience, complete with aerialists, music, fine dining and jaw dropping performances. The Teatro has developed its own reputation for being a top-class experience and it is a particulary fabulous way to spend an evening with your grown up friends!
““The #1 Dinner Show from L.A.,” the spectacular Teatro Martini is open to audiences in central Florida for the first time! When the sun goes down, the acts get hotter, the laughs get bigger, and everything gets a whole lot crazier.
Award-winning acts from around the world are sure to amaze and astound while the best of the best perform on the stage and all around you. Laugh till you can’t breathe, watch in complete amazement, and celebrate what happens when you become part of the Teatro Martini world”.
Check out our post for more Dinner Shows in Orlando.
Alligator Airboat Tour
2830 Neptune Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Orlando Airboats are ready to welcome you aboard for a high octane ride where you can get up close and personal with some gators.
“Our airboat rides give you the opportunity to experience the real WILD side of Florida. We want you to see the Florida alligators, wildlife of all kinds, many species of birds, and beautiful Florida is gator country, which makes Orlando one of those great opportunities to go alligator spotting.
What better way to do that than on a classic airboat? The guided tour provides a thrill as you glide through the Everglades, looking for Florida’s best-known citizens.”
Shopping at The Mall, Millenia
4200 Conroy Rd, Orlando
Florida offers some outstanding shopping outlets and our pick of the bunch is The Mall at Millenia. Let’s face it, who doesn’t go shopping in a new city?
“Orlando isn’t shy of showing off its shopping options. Looking for some high-end window shopping? The Mall at Millenia is your destination. Fashion fans will love the outdoor International Premium Outlet, which hosts 150 different stores.
Elsewhere – if variety and size are what you want – the Florida Mall has 250 stores and outlets to entertain your needs.”
Lake Eola and Lake Eola Park
512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
A great option for an enjoyable break from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Eola and Lake Eola Park offer a chance the chance to unwind and reconnect with nature.
The lake is bordered by a mile-long sidewalk that encircles the lake. Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances.
The lake is home to a number of swans and other birdlife. You can even rent a swan-shaped boat the perfect idea for a romantic afternoon.
Cirque du Soleil
Drawn to Life invites you into an “astounding world where the art of Walt Disney Animation is experienced like never before. Gather your whole family for an unforgettable leap into this amazing new show—a live acrobatic journey where the stage is transformed into a giant animation table.
The art of classic Disney animation is reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, and eclectic costuming alongside all-new Disney animation and an original score inspired by timeless Disney music.
The show is absolutely alive with all the high-flying, mind-blowing exuberance that Cirque du Soleil is famous for.”
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