Wondering what to do after dinner in Orlando? Avoiding the afternoon heat? Either way, evenings in Orlando offer plenty of family-friendly fun in mild weather. The late sunsets make Orlando nights perfect for enjoying outdoor entertainment. Check out our selection of nightly indoor and outdoor family-friendly things to do in Orlando.
From mini-golf to nightlife, Universal Citywalk™ boasts plenty of evening fun. Savor the flavors of the Caribbean at Bob Marley – A Tribute to FreedomSM or indulge in decadent milkshakes and Steampunk décor at the The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™. There are several souvenir shops where you can find Harry Potter and Minion gear well as smaller boutiques with unique gifts. Duck into the theater and enjoy the latest summer blockbuster or dance the night away at an array of nightclubs. As an added bonus, parking after 6 p.m. is free.
This fun amusement park on International Drive has something for everyone. There are plenty of rides for the younger kids such as a carousel and bumper boats. If you are feeling brave, try the Starflyer or the world’s largest Sling Shot. The Sling Shot will launch you nearly 400 feet above Orlando. Magical Midway is open until 12 a.m. so you have all night to enjoy its many rides.
For an evening full of fun visit I-Drive 360. Watch the sunset from high atop the Orlando Eye, or ride it after dark to enjoy the city lights. After your birds’ eye view of The City Beautiful, check out Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the SEA LIFE Aquarium, or Skeletons: Museum of Osteology. These unique museums are the perfect destination for rainy evenings and offer plenty of unique photo opportunities.
You’ll find plenty of nightlife and bars in Downtown Orlando, but if you prefer something a little more laid back, visit Lake Eola. Enjoy a free concert at the amphitheater or go for a spin in one of the swan paddle boats. In the late afternoon you’ll see plenty of fish, turtles, ducks, and swans along the lake. At nightfall you’ll experience the city lights and Orlando’s iconic fountain all lit up. The swan boats are available for rental until 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.
Whether you are entranced by swashbuckling pirates or just love a good mystery, you’ll find a dinner show that will capture your imagination on International Drive. Perfect for those stormy summer nights, these dinner shows completely immerse you in the story as you dine. Play detective with outrageous characters at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, be amazed by acrobatic sword fights at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, and experience the lost arts of jousting and falconry at Medieval Times.
To ensure you get the most out of your Orlando visit, you’ll want a hotel that is close to family-friendly fun. Rosen Inn is conveniently located near some of Orlando’s top attractions, with several being within walking distance. You can also visit fun I-Drive destinations on the I-Ride Trolley and enjoy complimentary scheduled shuttles to Universal Orlando Resort™ and Universal CityWalk™. To book your Orlando vacation, call 407-996-4444.