You might think that Orlando is best known as a kid-friendly destination, but there really are plenty of fun things to do in Orlando for adults too. Whether you’re looking for nature, tours, or high-speed thrill rides, you’ll be able to find it all in this exciting and vibrant city.
If you’re looking for the best things to do in Orlando for adults, then check out our list of the top activities that couples and groups of friends will enjoy, including...
- The Wheel at ICON Park
- Kennedy Space Center
- Everglades Airboat Tours
- Fun Spot America
- Daytona Speedway All-Access Track Tour
- and more...
The Wheel at ICON Park
What better way to scope out the sprawling Orlando metropolis than from an amazing aerial vantage point? That's why we love ICON Orlando as an adult-friendly attraction. Try and spot Disney World and its castle, Universal Studios and the skyscrapers of Downtown from 400 meters up in the air!
You'll get a great view of the city - day or night - and take some amazing photos on the ride. Pick a nighttime trip for that extra romantic touch.
Getting In: The Wheel at ICON Park is included on the Go Orlando pass.
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 smart option. Immerse yourself in the world of human space flight, from the earliest technologies to the most recent developments.
You'll also get to see massive rockets up close and even meet a real member of NASA's Astronaut Corps. A trip to the Kennedy Space Center is a truly unique experience.
Don't forget to buy some of their funky space ice cream! A must-do for any space enthusiast or a great alternative to the theme parks.
Getting In: Kennedy Space Center admission is included on the Go Orlando pass.
The Everglades & The Great Outdoors
You simply cannot leave Central Florida without spending some time in the lush 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 lovers.
Join on to 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.
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.
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.
Getting In: Fun Spot America 4-Ride Sampler admission is included with the Go Orlando pass.
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.
Getting In: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition admission is included on the Go Orlando pass.
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 pass.
Congo River Adventure Golf
Especially if you are traveling with friends, there's nothing quite like a round of mini-golf to get you really into the vacation spirit. These courses are charming, fun, and full of adventure. A round or two at Congo River is a sure way to have a great afternoon or evening.
There's even an arcade, so those of you who love some good old-fashioned games will find plenty to enjoy for the entire time. Plus, this particular course is conveniently located on I-Drive, within easy driving distance of many other top attractions so you can build it into a larger itinerary.
Getting In: Congo River Adventure Golf admission is included with the Go Orlando pass.
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