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7 Things to Do in Orlando Without Kids

Plan an adults-only Orlando getaway that's so fun you'll feel like a kid again

The Vacationeer
Couple smiling at each other after riding a roller coaster on a couples-only trip in Orlando, Florida.

Ranked by Forbes as one of the top 25 places to visit in the United States, Orlando is home to a large collection of world-famous theme parks, making it a favorite travel destination for families.  

However, travelers of all ages, about 75 million of them to be exact, make the journey from all four corners of the earth to explore this centrally located Sunshine State city. Thanks to its proximity to both coasts and neighboring attractions, The City Beautiful boasts a long list of things to do, making it a top choice for travelers without kids in tow, too.  

Here are seven fun things to do in Orlando without kids. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

As the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida, Orlando is quite large. Why not gain a little perspective of where you are, and tour magical Orlando from the air? Glide over lakes and the city's green spaces from inside the basket of a hot air balloon.

  • Watch the sunrise and immerse yourself in the morning glow across the city.
  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view above Epcot, Universal Studios and Disney Springs.
  • Toast to a great vacation with a glass of champagne and post-flight snacks.

ICON Orlando

Try another view from the sky in the ICON Orlando. Enjoy 360° views of Orlando from the comfort of an enclosed capsule in this iconic 400-foot-tall observation wheel.

You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions, with sights of downtown Orlando, theme parks and even Cape Canaveral on the east coast.

  • For extra romance, consider booking a private capsule or enjoy a glass of champagne while taking in the views.
  • You can also book the Fly & Dine package to enjoy your dinner in the air. 
  • Secure The Sky Bar to enjoy an open bar with beer and wine. 

Farmers Market – Winter Park

Plan your next meal with local ingredients and prepare them in your Hilton Grand Vacations suite kitchen, where you’ll enjoy the comforts of a luxurious kitchen to cook while away from home.

Start with a stop at the Winter Park Farmers Market, the number one produce and plant market in Central Florida.

The outdoor market is held at the old train depot that has been restored into a historical landmark and is open every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Florida Bioluminescence Lagoons

A nighttime visit to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge just may be the highlight of your entire vacation. The site’s lagoon is home to two distinct and dazzling performances of bioluminescence, which is the emission of light produced by a chemical reaction within a living organism. 

A Day Away Kayak Tours will guide you into the darkness to witness the magic. Your kayak paddle turns into a paintbrush with each stroke, creating blue-green neon light under the water’s surface.

From June through October, the lagoon is packed with luminous organisms, often over 100,000 of them per liter of water. You can even dip your hand in the water to try your luck at gaining superhero powers.

Live Music Venues

Orlando has a thriving live music scene with plenty of venues from which to choose. From Hard Rock Live to The Social, there are so many great options to listen to live music. Here are a few of our favorites: 

  • The Social
  • Tin Roof
  • BB King's Blues Club

Everglades Airboat Tour

For a thrilling outdoor adventure, check out an Everglades airboat tour. One ride on an airboat can make the most serious traveler cut loose, laugh, and smile. From the safety of your boat, you can spot alligators, eagles and more wildlife in Florida’s Everglades.

Airboat tours can offer a fantastic daytime adventure to escape into the endless world of beautiful marshes, rivers and swamps.

Daytona International Speedway Tours

Adult vacations to Orlando aren’t complete without a thrill. Less than a one-hour drive from Orlando, you can witness the “World Center of Racing” with a Daytona International Speedway Tour.

Climb aboard an open-air tram and action, color, and grandeur will explode before your eyes. The tram will coast along the raceway track and you can climb atop the podium for a photo.

Play Where You Stay

There are always adult-only happenings at our Hilton Grand Vacations Orlando resorts. You don’t have to leave your resort to find adult activities, many of which are complimentary including card tournaments, dance lessons and even wine tastings.

If you're staying at Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, you can enjoy a bottle of wine in your pajamas, and experience incredible firework views of Walt Disney World from many of the resort balconies.

Read on to learn what’s included in our favorite 3-day itinerary to Orlando. 

 

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The Vacationeer

The Vacationeer is a collective of Hilton Grand Vacations storytellers whose goal is to inspire travelers to go further. We're always on the lookout for new destinations to explore, useful travel tips, and unique ideas to help you plan the most memorable vacations possible.

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