Fun Activities in Orlando for Adults

Fun Activities in Orlando for Adults

Don't make the mistake of thinking #Orlando is just about a mouse and his parks. Even adults can enjoy this #active city. Tackle a fear of heights with exhilarating, heart pounding #activities, then choose from numerous delicious restaurants for dinner and cocktail induced #relaxation.


Indoor sky diving at iFly Orlando

Going Beyond Theme Parks

Orlando is a top destination for family travelers. Families love the theme parks of Disneyworld and Universal Studios. The city is also very accessible to a large percentage of the U.S. population in less than two hours by plane (making it easy with kids). However, it is more than just the big mouse and there is a lot in Orlando for adults. 

In the past, we’ve written about Orlando beyond the Magic Kingdom. But on this trip, we skip theme parks altogether and focus on things in Orlando that would be of interest to adults (or older teens).   

The wind tunnel at iFLY Orlando

Indoor Skydiving

I’m scared to death of heights, but I’ve always wanted to try sky diving. iFLY has the perfect solution with indoor sky diving! It’s basically a jet engine that is oriented vertically so that it blows air skyward in a wind tunnel. 

iFLY has the perfect solution with indoor sky diving! It’s basically a jet engine that is oriented vertically so that it blows air skyward in a wind tunnel
from  $59.95

iFLY FIRST-TIME FLYER

Active
 6805 Visitors Circle, Orlando, FL 32819, United States
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Screamin' Gator Zip Line

The winds accelerate up to 80 miles per hour, you enter the wind tunnel and basically body surf on the air – mimicking the feeling of free falling.

The instructor demonstrating cool moves 

It is a blast (literally) and it was also a ton of fun. It looks a lot easier than it is. When you go, you’ll get two 60-second flights (sounds like a short time, but it feels a lot longer). You spend most of the first flight getting a handle on the mechanics, but the second flight is much easier than the first. For adventurous travelers, this is a fun activity in Orlando for adults!

Gatorland in Orlando

Gatorland

Since 1949, Gatorland has been a top attraction for families, but it is also a great destination in Orlando for adults. Gatorland is Orlando’s original attraction – a private reserve with hundreds of alligators and crocodiles. The highlight for adults is the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line. You zip at over 30 miles per hour across five different lines over seven stories above the ground, including flying over chomping Nile and Cuban crocodiles. 

You zip at over 30 miles per hour across five different lines over seven stories above the ground, including flying over chomping Nile and Cuban crocodiles
from  $69.99

Screamin' Gator Zip Line

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 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837, United States
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As I previously mentioned, I’m scared of heights. The staff made me feel very comfortable through the whole zip line experience and, despite my fear, I had a fantastic time!  

Lance on the zip line over chomping alligators

Restaurants 

Orlando is a world class fine dining destination and there are many restaurants to appeal to the most discerning of palates. Some of our favorites include:

Amura Sushi – Amura is tucked into a strip mall not far from Universal theme park and provides an unassuming ambiance. However, what it lacks in visual appeal, Amura makes up for in quality. Quite simply, this is probably the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life! 

Quite simply, this is probably the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life!

The Palm – If fish isn’t your thing, you might consider The Palm inside the Hard Rock Hotel.

from  $210.6

Universal's Hard Rock Hotel ®

 5800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, United States
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The steaks were so good they made this ex-vegetarian swoon. 

The one activity I didn’t do 

This list just scratches the surface of all the great things to do in Orlando for adults. If you’ve been to Central Florida, we’d love hear some of your favorite activities.

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