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Top 5 Things to Do in Orlando (When Traveling without Kids)

Heading to Orlando for business or pleasure? The City Beautiful has plenty to offer adult travelers, even though it’s most often touted as a kids-only spot. Whether you are heading there solo for work, or with your spouse for a weekend away, make sure you check out these options and more for your itinerary.

Experience Orlando from the skies

If you’re looking for an experience you’ll remember the rest of your life, then you have to try seeing the beautiful Orlando skyline from a different perspective: from above. Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride is one of the premiere companies that offer rides in their breathtaking hot-air balloons. Glide over forests, lakes and expansive theme-park attractions as you sip champagne and watch the sun rise – it doesn’t get much better.

Spend a day at the links

With its arid climate and prime location, Orlando is home to hundreds of greens to dip your golfing-toe into. In fact, almost half of the PGA tour takes place right in the heart of Central Florida. The links at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes are some of the best greens you’ll find in the whole state. If you’re looking for a great exclusive course then The Bay Hill Club & Lodge is right up your alley. Not only was it voted Golf Magazine’s third best public course in Florida but it’s known for its drop-dead gorgeous scenery.

Imbibe in Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando offers up one of the most diverse nightlife scenes in the country. Try the ultra-hip modern take on a prohibition-era speakeasy known as Hanson’s Shoe Repair. As one of Orlando’s best-kept-secrets Hanson’s will not disappoint. If a scintillating atmosphere is more your thing then hop on down to Stardust Lounge for its PEEK-A-BOO burlesque shows.

Rejuvenate with a day at the spa

Juggling career, family and a personal life can be tough and adults often forget to stop and take care of themselves. Why not invest in a relaxing day to pamper and re-center yourself at one of the City Beautiful’s exclusive day spa retreats? Experts practice techniques from all over the globe – Japan, Sweden and even Thailand – to ensure you leave feeling better than when you walked in. Luxurious couple-themed hydrating body wraps, Guerlain treatments and seaweed facial scrubs are all at your fingertips.

Enjoy unique dinner show options

If you’re looking to add a little drama to your next meal, Orlando has a veritable smorgasbord of options. From Dark Ages-themed dinner show Medieval Times to watching a real fairytale unfold in front of your eyes with Arabian Nights Dinner Show, Orlando truly has something for every interest. For heart-pounding percussion-driven excitement try Blue Man Group Show at Universal Orlando.

Don’t forget that when planning an Orlando vacation your choice of hotel is one of the most important decisions you can make. Look for a place like Westgate Resorts that offer spas, golf options and fantastic dining options right on property.

Have a favorite spot in Orlando? Share it with us in the comments.

Katie Parsons is a writer and editor who works with Westgate Resorts Reservations. She is the creator of the parenting blog Mumbling Mommy.

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