Orlando may be best known as a whimsical playground for the kiddos, but look a little bit closer, and youll find plenty of activities to keep the grownups happy, too. Whether its a weekend getaway for you and your girlfriends, a romantic adventure for couples or even some quality bonding day with your adult family members.
Beyond Orlandos theme parks lies hundred-year-old oak groves, a thriving cocktail bar scene and plenty of aquaitic activities like taking a barge ride past the city’s hottest mansions. Unlike Miami, there have been no confirmed cases of Zika in Orlando and travel app Hopper is predicting a 26 percentage median cost drop in airfare to Orlando this fall.
So if you think Orlando is all roller coasters and gremlin dust, prepare to be pleasantly overwhelmed. There are plenty of concealed treats– and a few well known gems– to keep the older defined busy.
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Waldorf Astoria Orlando/ Hilton Worldwide
Take a breather beyond the raging roller coasters. The Waldorf Astoria treats guests to upscale eateries like Peacock Alley, Bull& Bear and Oscars. During the summer, guests can dine al fresco every Saturday at Aquamarine, where chefs whip up Mediterranean dishes such as shawarma and house-made naan bread. Specialty wines and refreshing summer cocktails are also available. Top off the working day with a 50 -minute pedicure, hydrotherapy or poolside yoga session, and youre all set.
Nearby, the Four Seasons is another hideaway geared toward the ripen traveler. Theres an adults-only infinity pool and Capa, a rooftop steakhouse( where you can spot the Disney fireworks nightly ). The 13,000 -square-foot spa is equally impressive. Prefer from a deep-tissue therapy or a detoxing salt envelopment to invigorate your body to the nth degree.( Note: If you end up staying in a hotel that does not offer spa services, you are able to book a massage on demand at soothe.com. A licensed therapist will come to your hotel, your condo, or wherever it is you are staying .)
In the last 10 years, the City Beautiful has emerged as a haven for the farm-to-table motion. There’s a blossoming independent eatery scene where scrumptious feeds come with a side of spunk.
K Restaurant& Wine Barin the walkable College Park area is a casual-upscale American and Italian restaurant owned by a James Beard award nominee. The menu changes daily and features plenty of tasty apps. Clue: If the weather’s nice, eat outside; the backyard of this old home was converted into a fresh herb and veggie garden.
Canvas Restaurant& Market, a trendy new dinner-only restaurant in Lake Nona, serves up new American cuisine with a Latin American influence. The menu offers large sharable appetizers and a range of seafood alternatives. With a nod to Floridas background, drinks balance regional flavors with a hint of citrus. For more southern convenience food, try SoCo in the downtown area. Then, hoof it to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a Broadway play or concert.
Rent a bike and hop on a Swarm ride with Fleet Farming. Pedal your route to farmlettes where you can help tend the crops and learn about urban gardening.
Get out on the water by booking private cabanas at Wekiva Island. Each set up is complete with adirondack chairs, a comfy lounge and coffee table. You can grab a bite from the restaurant, listen to live music or go kayaking down the river. For more period on the water, take a paddle committee yoga class at Maui Bs which allows you perfect your downward puppy without crashing into the water.