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).
Visit Epcot. Of all the major theme parks in Orlando, this one, thanks to its scientific and cultural themes, is the most adult-oriented of the bunch. Shop, stroll, and dine your way through the nations of the World Showcase; take a behind-the-scenes tour of the park's horticulture or architecture; or explore the technological- and scientific-themed attractions of Future World.
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 we mean splurge). Great options for a special dinner include Victoria & Albert's, California Grill, and Flying Fish Café, but you'll find more in the Best Restaurants section of our Orlando guide.
Head for the Circus. Cirque du Soleil, that is. Forget about finding any animals, though. Cirque's stylish Drawn to Life combines theatrics, acrobatics, and the incredible style for which the Montréal-based troupe is known. It's a memorable way to spend an evening in Orlando. You'll find it at the western end of Disney Springs.
Spa Treatments: First-rate spas such as those at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes, the WDW Dolphin, the Portofino Bay Hotel, and the Gaylord Palms provide heavenly pampering and relief for the sore muscles and tired feet caused by the parks.
World Showcase pavilions: Experience a 'round-the-world journey, visiting 11 "nations" with authentically reproduced architectural highlights, restaurants (many of which have recently been updated), shops, and cultural performances.
A Romantic Dinner at Victoria & Albert's: Loving couples cherish the intimate evening and scrumptious seven-course dinner at the headline restaurant in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa—especially in Queen Victoria's Room.
Discovery Cove: SeaWorld's exclusive sister park offers guests a chance to rest, relax, and swim with the dolphins in a remote island atmosphere. It's an expensive but ultimately satisfying retreat.
Tee Time: Orlando is home to some of the country's best golf courses The Golf Channel is even based here.
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