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It’s Not Just For Kids: Things To Do In Orlando For Adults

Things to do in Orlando for adults

When we think of Orlando, the first thing that usually comes to mind is childhood memories filled with mouse ears, candy shops, and pictures alongside your favorite Disney characters. When it comes to Orlando, the first thing most people think of is often Disney World and Universal Studios.

Our Favorite Things To Do in Orlando For Adults

Despite its association with roller coasters and face paint, Orlando is a great place for adults as well. The city is full of restaurants, events, and outdoor activities just for grown-ups. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Orlando:

Take In the Views

If you’re from Orlando, chances are you’ve seen every corner of Disney World. But have you ever experienced it from above? See its vast size while soaring above in a hot-air balloon. Riders can choose a sunrise flight for unforgettable views of Orlando’s many forests and lakes, in addition to the many theme parks located throughout the city. For a closer look, consider a helicopter tour. You’ll see Disney in an entirely different light.

Catch a Show

For a grown-up night out, consider scooping up tickets to one of the city’s nighttime attractions. If you’re looking for live music, be sure to check out House of Blues or Hard Rock Live. And for a jaw-dropping experience, look no further than Cirque du Soleil. Located at Disney Springs, this breathtaking act will challenge your imagination and leave you in awe. Finally, visit the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where you can see a plethora of shows ranging from live music to ballet to film.

Shop Till You Drop

There’s a broad range of shopping options available in Orlando. For bargain hunters, head to Orlando’s outlet malls. With two locations, shoppers will find upscale fashion brands for a great deal. For those investment pieces or treat-yourself worthy purchases, visit The Mall at Millennia—a high-end shopping mall—or Park Avenue in Winter Park. The latter is a perfect alternative for non-mall goers looking for that extra special something.

Drink (and Eat) Your Way Around the World

EPCOT opened in 1982 and was meant to showcase and celebrate multiculturalism. This grown-up theme park offers pub-crawls, libations, and food tastings from around the world. Start off your afternoon with tequila in Mexico and finish your evening in Italy with a glass of fine wine and a Neapolitan-style pizza. Who says you can’t go around the (culinary) world in one day?

Visit the Neighborhood Market

Located in the Audubon Park Garden District, the East End Market is a neighborhood market and cultural food hub which is home to local farmers, food artisans, entrepreneurs, and creatives. Make a morning or afternoon of your time at the market to sample fresh bread, Italian meats, artisan cheese, organic juice, and delicious sweets from independently–owned businesses housed in the two-story venue. Be sure to chat with vendors, too! Market organizers hope to celebrate and strengthen the Orlando community.

Walk Along Main Street

If you’re looking for a cultural and historical experience, take a quick road trip to Sanford, Florida. Just 24 miles outside Orlando, this quaint town is full of historic architecture, antique shops, and various dining options from which to choose. There’s also a waterfront that overlooks Lake Monroe. Sanford’s Main Street is the perfect spot to spend a day strolling the streets of old Florida.

Enjoy the Nightlife

With a vibrant nightlife, Downtown Orlando has a lot to offer. Start your night off with dinner and a cocktail at one of downtown’s worldly restaurants then make your way over to a trendy nightclub to dance the night away. Universal’s CityWalk is another hot spot. With notable restaurants, shops, and nightclubs, you’re bound to have a fun night.

Orlando is the Place to Be

At ABC Home & Commercial Services, we know that there is plenty to do in Orlando for adults. We hope these suggestions get you out and enjoying our wonderful city.

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