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8 Best things to do in Orlando at night

8 Best things to do in Orlando at night

Orlando has plenty to offer during the day but today, we share the best things to do in Orlando at night. Perfect for couples, friends, and families with older children.

Top things to do in Orlando at night

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Enjoy the view from The Wheel (Orlando Eye)

One of the classic things to do at night in Orlando is to ride The Wheel, which allows you to see the city shine from above.

Whether you are looking for romantic things to do in Orlando for couples or want to take your children on a fun trip on the 400-foot-tall observatory wheel – make sure not to miss this.

If the weather is too hot during your visit, don’t worry, the capsules have AC installed, and you can bring a drink or cocktail inside the ride. If you want to go up there to catch the golden hour, arrive 30 minutes early so you can get in line before a big crowd.

There are plenty of things to do on International Drive and this should be the top of your list.

  • Address: 8375 International Drive
  • Operating hours: 12 NN to 10 PM (Sunday to Thursday), then 12 NN to 11 PM Friday to Saturday)

Go sing and dance at CityWalk Rising Star

CityWalk is the high street of Universal Studios in Orlando. This is where you will find loads of restaurants and shows that are both family-friendly and the ones that are specifically designed for adult audiences. But the best part is the exciting karaoke bars where you can pick up the mic, punch the code for your number one song, and hit those notes while you dance your feet.

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd (Universal Orland Resort)
  • Operating hours: 8 AM to 2 AM (Wednesday to Sunday), then 8 AM to 12 (Monday and Tuesday)

Take a sunset walk around Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is only a 17-minute drive northwest of Universal CityWalk, which you can also reach via public transportation but requires a bus change, which will take around a 40-minute journey. 

The lake is a magnificent destination during summer as you can do loads of activities whether you are traveling with young children or a group of adults. Walk around the lake and get away from skyscrapers and the bustling city of Orlando. You can rent paddle boats, find unique items at farmer’s markets, and admire stunning swans. 

However, if you are visiting during Christmas, the vibe of the lake will be much different. The Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain will be lit up with Christmas colors, and the trees will be covered in bright Christmas lights, while you can still rent a paddleboat even at night to admire its Christmas atmosphere.

Sign up for to helicopter night tour

Appreciate the city of Orlando’s dazzling night from above by riding a helicopter once the sun has set. Enjoy a 45-minute ride that includes 3 stops along the famous spots in Orlando, such as Seaworld, Theme Parks, and Downtown Orlando.

The tour starts just before sunset, and you can see how the area will be taken over by colorful sparkling lights. This is recommended on your first day in Orlando to give you a visual idea of where the must-see spots are located.

Join a spooky ghost tour around Orlando (American Ghost Adventures)

Ghost tours in massive cities have taken quite an interest in the last few years. This paranormal activity is an ideal thing to do for people who are looking for a unique thing to do at night. Regardless if you are coming to Orland during the Halloween season or are a ghost fanatic, make sure to book a ghost tour with an expert guide to make your night out in Orlando much more memorable.

The tour lasts about 2 hours and showcases the most hunted and spine-chilling places in Orlando. If you are a fan of Ghostbusters, your dream will come true. Because the tour also provides “ghost hunting” equipment you can use throughout the night. Apart from a spooky adventure, this tour also includes historical information that many day tours missed on sharing – it’s truly an unforgettable experience. 

Try at least one comedy show (SAK Comedy Lab)

The Comedy Club scene in Orlando is quite different from your average show. Instead of having performers take the stage for a few minutes, the SAK Comedy Lab is known for inviting multiple comedians and letting them perform an improvised storyline allowing everyone to throw in their jokes whenever. But it gets better. Audiences can give suggestions which makes the experience much different.

Attending a comedy show is a must-try while you are in Orlando. There are a few shows throughout the day but plan to come before or after dinner. You will get to laugh and be part of the show without spending too much money.

  • Address: 29 S Orange Avenue
  • Operating hours: 12 NN to 6 PM (Tuesday to Thursday), 12 NN to 10:30 PM (Friday), 3 PM to 10:30 PM (Saturday), and closed on Sunday and Monday

Go beer tasting at an organic Orlando Brewing Company

They say the best weather in Orland is after sunset when the temperature is much more relaxed. For those who love visiting a brewery and are curious about what an organic beer tastes like, head to Orlando Brewing Company where you can try different kinds of beers, learn about the hop used for brewing, and enjoy live music. 

There is outdoor seating which is a perfect place if you plan to visit at night. There is also a fantastic food menu matched with excellent service. Make sure to order a flight. This is the best way to taste different beers. There is no food served here, but you are welcome to bring your own or buy from places right next to it.

  • Address: 1301 Atlanta Avenue
  • Operating hours: 3 PM to 10 PM (Monday to Thursday), 1 PM to 12 MN (Friday and Saturday, and 12 NN to 9 PM (Sunday)

Go kayaking to see bioluminescence

Bioluminescence are living organisms in the water that release bright blue light when the water is disturbed. These sea creatures are present in the waters around Banana River, less than an hour’s drive southeast of Orlando during the summer months.

Ride a kayak through the darkness and see the bioluminescence lit up whenever the paddle boards hit the water. The tour lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes, including a kayak rental, all equipment, and a tour guide to give you informative facts.

Things to do in Orlando besides the theme parks

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