41 Spectacular Things to Do in Orlando for Adults

Today I have a real treat for you— we are going over everything you need to know about the many fun things to do in Orlando for adults.

You may not know it, but the Orlando area has some pretty amazing activities to discover for grown-ups.

I thought I’d challenge you to get out of your comfort zone yet again and discover unique things to do in Orlando besides Disney World and Universal Orlando.

No, I didn’t want to give you the same ole touristy restaurants or attractions. I really wanted to dig deep and find some cool local spots that offer high, thrilling adventures.

These exciting experiences can be done solo or with friends!

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Listen Podcast Episode 66 Below on Things to Do in Orlando for Adults

Things to Do in Orlando Besides Theme Parks

Thanks for listening to the podcast episode, now let’s quickly go through some unique things to do in Orlando.

Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando with high rise building and white swans floating.

Entertainment and Nightlife

  1. Have fun at one of Orlando’s best entertainment complexes filled with museums, rides, shopping, and dining at the Orlando ICON Park
  2. Visit the underrated Old Town Kissimmee that’s filled with the classic Florida appeal and lots of shops and eateries to choose from
  3. Go on a galaxy adventure on the beautiful coast of Florida at Kennedy Space Center
  4. Discover the mind-blowing displays at Ripley’s Believe It or Not
  5. Take your driving skills over to International Drive and be a NASCAR driver at the I-Drive NASCAR Indoor Kart
  6. Have a drink, eat great food, and dance the night away in freezing temps at the Orlando ICEBAR
  7. Enjoy the night out with friends and pub hop in Downtown Orlando
  8. Hangout in Downtown Winter Park on Friday and Saturday evenings for the best restaurants, drinks, and vibe that Orlando has to offer
  9. The Pharmacy is Orlando’s own secret dining location hidden behind an unassuming elevator that’s filled with adult elixirs and concoctions to heal your soul
Kennedy Space Center Memorial Fountain
Kennedy Space Center Memorial Fountain

Adventures and Thrills

  1. Join the physical and psychological quest where you have to solve a series of puzzles in order to complete the mission of the game at  The Escape Game Orlando
  2. Go on an obstacle course of 97 aerial games for all ages and abilities at the  Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
  3. Take  a flight over Disney in a Hot Air Balloon at Orlando Balloon Rides
  4. Fly high on a 1,200-foot long adventure on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland
  5. Get out of your comfort zone and experience the Jump Florida Sky Diving attraction
  6. Go on a high-thrill watery adventure with Extreme Jet Ski of Orlando

Parks and Other Outdoorsy Things

  1. See Florida’s version of the Avatar film in the majestic Bioluminescent Bay with Florida Bioluminescent Kayaking and Rafting Tours
  2. Check out the real side of Florida through the Everglades with Marsh Landing Adventures
  3. Go swimming with manatees, the real life “mermaids” or at least our version of it, in Crystal River, FL
  4. Revel in the 50 acres of flowers, exotic trees, and charming gardens at Harry P. Leu Gardens
  5. Discover this hidden Orlando gem jam-packed with Florida wildlife 5-minutes from Disney at the Tibet-Butler Preserve

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Museums

Shows and Concerts

Shopping

Mall at Millenia Christmas Tree
Christmas tree love from the Mall at Millenia

Tours and Classes

  • Learn the best way to make your favorite cocktail at The Courtesy (classes on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and they fill up fast)
  • Get your legs ready as you peddle your way throughout different bars in Downtown Sanford with Limo Cycle Tours
  • Go on your own brewery tour with Orlando Ale Line
  • Dine at central Florida’s best restaurant with Orlando Food Tours (food and drinks included)
  • Go on a free wine tour tasting the best that Florida has to offer at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards
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Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are so many fun and unique things to do in Orlando for adults. On your next solo theme park trip, be sure to try at least one of these adventures and let’s us know how it went.

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So, which one of the 41 adventurous things in Orlando are you willing to try? Let me know in the comment section below!

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NikkyJ

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