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Orlando For Adults

Fun For The Grown Up's

With Mickey and Minnie, the Simpsons, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie and Harry Potter to name a few who call Orlando home, it really is kids central around here! But, who says the kids get to have all the fun, Orlando has lots of grown up fun to experience! In fact, there’s so much for adults to do in Orlando, from romantic to adventurous, thrilling to risque, you'll discover a breathtaking choice of grown up fun all here in Central Florida to keep you entertained.

 

Here’s our Gotta Go Orlando Going Out Guide to the best of Central Florida for adults.

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Disney For Grown-Ups

Let's start at the biggest attraction for families, Walt Disney World, yes we know it's kids central, but believe it or not, grown up kids can have lots of fun here too, all without a single child!

Of all the Disney parks, Epcot has a reputation for being the most adult friendly, drink your way around the 11 countries in World Showcase, experience margaritas in Mexico, pints in an English pub and exquisite wine in a French bistro, or enjoy your very own pub crawl on a resort hop aboard the resorts monorail, drink your way around the bars at the Contemporary, Grand Floridian and the Polynesian.

At the Polynesian, you don't miss want to miss Trader Sam's Grog Grotto for a truly unique tiki bar experience before walking to the beach to catch the fireworks high over Cinderella's Castle.

Disney Springs is a great way to spend a grown up evening, visit Raglan Road, Jock Lindsay’s Hanger Bar,  Morimoto Asia, STK, Jaleo, Wine Bar George, the Edison, and the Boathouse for drinks, entertainment and fun.

Also, the BoardWalk offers a great evening with dining at the excellent Flying Fish Cafe and entertainment at Jellyrolls dueling piano bar with stops to see the boardwalk entertainers along the way, plus as a bonus you get awesome viewing spots to catch Epcot's fireworks too.

In the resorts, some great options include Territory Lounge at Wilderness Lodge, Crew’s Cup Lounge at the Yacht Club, Mizner’s Lounge at the Grand Floridian and Bellevue Lounge at the BoardWalk. 

There are a lot of nice places to eat at Disney World, and for a romantic couples only and inexpensive dining experience, head over to Captain Cook’s, grab some snacks, and then settle down in a hammock on the beach and watch the firework.

For a romantic meal, there truly are too many to list, but a special mention goes to Victoria & Albert's, by far the best restaurant for adults at Disney World.

Grown Up Fun At Universal

Although very much a major draw for families too, Universal Orlando Resort is slightly more adult than Disney, 

considering the headline coasters and thrill rides which are definetly more for teens and adults. Plus don't forget that Universal Studios hosts the annual scarefest Halloween Horror Nights!!!

Universal Orlando also benefits from having Citywalk on the doorstep of it's theme parks and is lots of fun for adults, you can be sure that when the sun goes down, CityWalk comes alive, with a bevy of bars, dance clubs, restaurants and entertainment to help let your hair down and have a fun evening.

 

Toothsome's Chocolate Emporium is an excellent restaurant that offers a unique, steampunk setting and decadent milkshakes like the Cookie Jar. You can head to Hard Rock Cafe for a bite and some good music, then relax and chill with a margarita at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and then, enjoy Rising Star, a fab karaoke joint.

International Drive

The heart of Orlando’s tourism district features two walkable entertainment districts with wall to wall, night time fun, Pointe Orlando and Icon Park. Pointe Orlando offers delicious restaurants and exciting nightlife with BB King's Blues Club, Fat Fish Blue & Improv Comedy Club, Monkey Joe's, Hampton Social and local favourite Blue Martini.

 

Icon Park features amazing restaurants including celebrity favorite Sugar Factory, Shake Shack and Mikado, a revolving sushi and hotpot restaurant, plus funky bars and live entertainment at Blake Shelton's Ole Red, Tin Roof, a live music joint and Yard House.

 

Also on International Drive, Mango's Tropical Cafe, with 55,000 sft. of drinking, dancing and live music. Plus I-Drive also features scores of additional lounges, clubs and bars, too, including an ice cool, ice bar! Have fun!!

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Downtown Nightlife

Everything gets hotter when the sun goes down and you never know where the night will take you in Downtown Orlando. An eclectic choice of entertainment including live music, high energy dance clubs, sleek lounges and more are all part of our vibrant nightlife.

Some of the best nightlife can be found around the buzzing area of Church Street, places like Chillers, Cahoots and Latitudes all offer music, food, craft beers and happy hour specials. At Latitudes you can sip drinks out on the rooftop terrace overlooking historic Church Street, this is awesome by the way!

O-Town doesn’t get much better than the late night block parties at Wall Street Plaza, every Friday and Saturday night the plaza is closed off to traffic and opened up to revelers. there’s an outdoor DJ and numerous bars offering cheap drinks specials, and the atmosphere here is amazing.

Plus, if you have the energy, then you can enjoy plenty of adults only fun when you pedal around downtown on a Limo Cycle for a night of fun with space for 15 partygoers.

Orlando Breweries

We all love beer and Orlando helps slake the thirst with dozens of acclaimed craft breweries offering amazing ales, superb stouts and killer concoctions,  One of the best known is Orlando Brewing which offers free tours from Monday through Saturday.

 

You can also take guided tours of several breweries on the Central Florida Ale Trail from the comfort of an air conditioned bus with Hop On Brew Tours.

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Red, Red Wine

Wine enthusiasts, red or white, have endless sipping options here in Orlando. In the Mills 50 District, Quantum Leap Winery produces wines with grapes from around the world. Check their calendar, which is always packed with unique events, or even better, join the wine club.

 

Also, a few local favorite wine bars are The Parkview and the Imperial Wine Bar while in Thornton Park they host a monthly Wine & Art Walk where $15 will get you a glass and a map detailing more than 20 businesses offering samples throughout the evening.

 Make Your Own Cocktails

Several bars in Orlando regularly invite curious cocktail lovers to learn the art of mixology. In Downtown, The Courtesy hosts a cocktail class on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, inclusive of full-size cocktails, materials, and gratuity.

Arty Party Time

Explore your inner artist when you sign up for a public pour party with The Dirty Pour Project. Painting classes are usually held at local breweries, and will teach you the wonderfull art of fluid painting.

 

The Orlando Museum of Art hosts art parties,where you can check out its regular exhibits plus a newly curated show or theme compiled for each event.

Meanwhile, the Downtown Arts District hosts the 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk, when more than a dozen galleries and non traditional art venues showcase the works of artists, street performers, live music, with food and drink specials at participating restaurants and bars. 

Turn Up The Heat

Ready to heat things up in the kitchen? Add a little spice to your at home date nights by picking up a few new skills at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Winter Park and Dr. Phillips. Florida's and our own favorite food market offer cooking classes specifically for couples, a true foodie delight!

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Experience Winter Park

Head to Winter Park's Park Avenue for some serious shopping and a bite to eat, very relaxed, very adult!

 

The city is also known for its many museums and all well worth a visit away from the theme parks: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Tiffany glass, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum showcases art and objects from antiquity to today, while the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden displays works by the sculptor himself, Albin Polasek.

 

The Scenic Boat Tour is a nice way to end the day, a cruise through Winter Park’s lakes and canals with views of historic homes and mansions.

Leu's Movie Night

On the first Friday of most months, Leu Gardens sets up an outdoor movie screen and invites everyone to come cuddle up on the lawn to watch a movie. Fill a picnic basket with food, wine, and beer and stake out your spot on the lawn before watching a movie under the stars, food trucks and concessions with freshly made popcorn are usually on the scene.

 

 

Science For Grown-Ups

Science isn’t just for kids! Several times throughout the year, The Orlando Science Center, Orlando's hub of science and learning opens its doors after hours to big kids for Science Night Live, an adults only event.

 

Throughout the evening, you’ll have access to the Crosby Observatory, science exhibits, presentations and much more with wine and beer available.

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Pampering In The City Beautiful

Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and restoration here in Orlando, the International Drive area includes many upscale resort spas, including  Eforea Spa at Hilton Orlando and The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Nearby, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes crafts bespoke treatments using herbs

grown in The Ritz-Carlton Orlando's onsite garden. similarly The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek offers restorative treatments that draw on the area's indigenous flora.

 

Universal Orlando Resort hosts the world famous Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel while Walt Disney World offers Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. And for the ultimate indulgence, a treatment at the Waldorf Astoria Spa at Waldorf Astoria Orlando uses gold enriched creams and precious stones.

Better Than Sex

Step into the fanciful, candlelit dining room at Better Than Sex,  a dessert only restaurant in Ivanhoe Village, and you’ll immediately get the sense that this sultry restaurant was designed for a sexy date night for two!

 

Better Than Sex features cozy booths and tables with  ornate chandeliers and candles,  showcasing erotic art and plush fabrics that draw people into decadent desserts with a cheeky name, such as The Morning After, Peanut Butter Perversion and Jungle Fever.

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Moonlight Shadows

For a spooky night out in Orlando you should join the Moonlight Walking Tour of Greenwood Cemetery,

and courtesy of the City of Orlando, it's free! The once monthly tour weaves through the 1,000 acre cemetery,

briefly visiting the graves of around 100 important figures in Orlando’s history.

 

 

You Can Keep Your Hat On

Great for a fun, high energy and sexy night out, Orlando has a thriving burlesque scene, including Cherry Bomb Burlesque performing at The Forum, The Les Vixens teasing at The Social, The Ladies of the Peek-a-Boo Lounge taking it off at The Venue, and you can't miss Corsets and Cuties tantilising audiences a little away in Sanford.  

Nakid Attractions

If you want an all over tan during your trip to Central Florida then enjoy Florida naturally at one of the areas clothing optional resorts, Kissimmee is home to Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, while just north of Tampa in the Land o’ Lakes is Paradise Lakes Resort and Caliente Club & Resorts.

 

 

No Clothes Required

A short drive from Orlando, the Canaveral National Seashore lays claim to two nude beaches in Florida. This pristine federal park is not only relatively remote, but also breathtakingly beautiful and it has the advantage of accepting nudity in designated areas.

 

Apollo Beach, at the northern end of the park has a clothing optional section, while Playalinda, accessible via Titusville at the southern end of the park, straddles the Volusia and Brevard County line, nudity is prohibited in Brevard, so sunbathers need to make sure they go north into Volusia before baring all!

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