Orlando, Florida is often advertised as a family-friendly destination and the implicit assumption is that it’s a destination more suitable only for people with children.

The truth is Orlando is as much as an adult playground as it is for children. Pack your bags and leave the children at home. Here are the best adult activities in Orlando, Florida.

Adult Fun Outside of The Theme Parks

If you’re looking for some fun outside of Orlando’s iconic resorts and theme parks, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is all fun and an intense race.

Andretti has multi-levels lanes, retro-chic bowling, more than 120 arcade games, zip lining and two full bars. Grab some friends or your significant other for a fun night out with adults only.  

Disney Springs At Night

Known as the “Old Downtown Disney,” Disney Springs is an adult playground. Disney Springs is where you witness how the magic seeps beyond Walt Disney World because it’s always full of surprises.

There are more than 100 retail shops, bars, wineries and eateries to enjoy on any given night. If you’re lucky, you will find live entertainment and musical events during your visit.  


Before you write off Disney World as a place for children and family, EPCOT is the best theme park for adults. Drink and eat around the world at the park’s World Showcase. In the spring and fall, Disney puts on the annual EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. They also put on the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival to showcase libations from the world.

Adult Thrill At Universal Orlando Resort

For the adults in need of some thrill and a couple of days of excitement, Universal has you covered with two different parks: Islands of Adventures and Universal Studios.

The best rides for adults at Universal Studios include the Revenge of the Mummy, The Simpsons Ride, Fast & Furious -Supercharged, and Hollywood’s Rip Ride Rockit. The best rides at Islands of Adventure are the VelociCoaster, Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure and the Incredible Hulk Coaster and the Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man.

If your stomachs can handle it, the Doctor Doom’s Fearfall is an attraction you won’t forget.


Speaking of adventure, another fun and exciting attraction for adults visiting Orlando is zip lining at Gatorland.  The journey takes you along 1,200 feet of flying high with Cuban and Nile crocodiles below. One of the lines also fly over the Alligator Breeding Marsh with more than 100 giant alligators below.

Spas In Downtown Orlando

Once you’ve experienced enough thrill don’t forget to schedule some self-care time at Poseidon Spa at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Located downtown Orlando, the menu features facials, massages and unique add-ons such as the detoxifying dry brush exfoliation.


If you’re visiting Orlando during Thanksgiving weekend, be sure to add attending FusionFest to your itinerary. Each year, the bucket list event brings the world dishes and experiences to Orlando. It’s a great time to explore music, fashion, short films and drinks with your friends.


ZORA! Festival is a multi-day and multi-disciplinary event in honor of author Zora Neale Hurston. The event consists of public discussions, movie discussion, a dance party, and an Outdoor Festival of the Arts. 

The festival is usually held in Eatonville, which is roughly 10 miles north of Orlando.

Orlando Museum of Art

If you are looking for a chill activity for adults, then check out the Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Park. Get lost in its compelling collections and exhibits that focuses on American art, African art, art of the ancient Americas, contemporary art and more.