Let's face it: Orlando and the theme-park zones usually crawl with kids. That's fine if you have your own in tow, but if you're looking for some quality adult time (or at least a place not necessarily swarming with children), you do have some options. Some people are incredulous when informed that Orlando is the honeymoon capital of the U.S., but it happens to be true; so be assured that there are activities, hotels, and so on that are geared to adults here (though, admittedly, avoiding kids altogether is tough). Aside from the romantic hideaways discussed elsewhere, here are some good bets for adults.
- Dine in an Upscale Restaurant. Though it's not a firm rule (especially inside the theme parks), generally speaking, the more you pay for dinner, the more likely it is that you won't encounter children at your meal. So if you're looking for a romantic dinner, save up and splurge (and I mean splurge). Great options for a special dinner include Victoria & Albert's, Emeril's, Tchoup Chop, California Grill, Ocean Prime, and Flying Fish Café. For a great brunch, head to La Coquina.
- Party the Night Away at Universal CityWalk or the Disney Resorts. With the closing of Pleasure Island's clubs for "re-imagining," Universal's nighttime entertainment district is now the place to hang for the 21-and-older set. Top clubs include the groove, Rising Star, Pat O'Brien's, and the Red Coconut Club. Over at the resorts, in this case Disney's Coronado Springs, Rix is the hottest place to party the night away for a 30-something crowd and visiting celebs and VIPs.
- Head for the Circus. Cirque du Soleil, that is. Forget about finding any animals, though. Cirque's stylish La Nouba combines theatrics, acrobatics, and the incredible style for which the Montreal-based troupe is known. It's an incredible (albeit pricey) way to spend an evening in Orlando.
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