Mention Orlando, Florida, and people think of hyper children and Mickey Mouse. It’s not surprising. The city is the “Theme Park Capital of the World” after all.
It’s not only children who can have a good time in Orlando. The city receives millions of visitors every year, and they’re not all families with children. Orlando has a lot to offer adults. You have to look past Cinderella’s castle or Universal’s star-studded attractions.
Here are some fun things to do in Orlando for those over 30.
Explore the Ale Trail
Are you a fan of craft beer? Florida has a burgeoning craft beer scene, and Orlando is the perfect place for you to explore it. You can join the Hop On! beer tour through the Central Florida Ale Trail. You’ll go on a guided tour to Orlando’s top breweries. You can learn the intricacies of brewing your own beer. There’s also beer sampling, games, and trivia!
The Hop-On! has five distinct tours. Each tour option stops at three breweries and lasts for about four hours. You can do back-to-back tours if you want. You’ll also get a special gift if you’re dedicated enough to get all 28 stamps on your Central Florida Ale Trail map.
Experience a Different Type of Bar Hopping
You won’t have to wonder what’s going on in Orlando tonight. There’s always something happening every night at its pubs, bars, and speakeasies. Guests can experience a unique kind of bar hopping at Disney Springs. The Geek Easy is where nerds can be loud and proud while drinking craft brews. Show your Instagram followers you’re having fun. Show off the beautiful cocktails at The Suffering Bastard.
Orlando is also where you’ll experience the happiest of happy hours. Many local restaurants offer shareable dishes with their signature drinks during happy hour. The best part is they only cost $10 or less.
Escape to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
It’s the perfect time to visit Hogsmeade and Knockturn Alley. It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter captivated the world. It’s too late for you to attend Hogwarts, but you’re now old enough to drink fire whiskey at the Three Broomsticks. You can even take the Hogwarts Express or go on an adventure in the Forbidden Forest.
Is your inner witch or wizard happy? You can go on the more adult rides or attractions of Universal Studios.
Go to the Circus
You can still enjoy the circus now that you’re an adult. And by a circus, we mean the latest offering from Cirque du Soleil. The group is famous for its amazing acrobatics and compelling storylines. Now it has collaborated with Walt Disney Animation Studios to bring Drawn to Life to the stage.
The piece follows the journey of a young girl. She discovered her father left her an unfinished animation piece. The adventure she then experiences draws from her childhood memories of Disney. It’s a great show to take in, whether you’re there for Disney’s magic or Cirque du Soleil’s stunning choreography.
Enjoy a Luxurious Stay-in Vacation
Orlando is a good place to go if you want to get away from it all. You don’t even have to get out of your room or leave the hotel if you don’t want to. The city is full of luxury hotels and quaint bed and breakfast inns.
The Ritz-Carlton has an amazing pool and the best spa in the city. You can enjoy it even if you’re not a guest at the hotel. All you need is a spa reservation. Feel like going on a staycation? A weekend at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress will have you feeling relaxed in no time. Their amazing grotto-style pool is the talk of the town.
Explore Theme Parks the Adult Way
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to theme parks. Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, LegoLand, and more. But there are spots inside these parks that cater to adults. You can drop by the Nomad Lounge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You can also imbibe something stronger than Coke. Check out Hollywood Studios’ Baseline Tap House or Epcot’s Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar.
Epcot is famous for offering more entertainment for older visitors. The park holds a Food and Wine Festival every year. The event offers food from diverse cultures. Guests can dine and drink their way around the world.
Have an Outdoor Movie Night
Bring back happy childhood memories with a picnic and an outdoor movie. Leu Gardens sets up a special movie screen outdoors on the first Friday of the month. Prepare a picnic basket, grab a large blanket, and look for a good spot.
The garden opens at 6 pm but movie night begins around 7:30 pm. The movies are often rated PG-13 and below. There’s a kind of muted party atmosphere. You can get fresh popcorn and other refreshments from the concessionaires. You might even change on your favorite food truck parked nearby.
Visit a Museum after Hours
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a museum looks like at night? Now you can find out. The Orlando Museum of Art opens its doors to guests at night every first Thursday of the month. The museum has a different theme every month. You can see the works of masters and upcoming artists. You also get to sip wine while perusing the artwork.
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