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10 Best Things To Do In Orlando, Florida When You're Travelling Alone - Updated 2020

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So you’ve found yourself alone in Orlando and you’re feeling a little overwhelmed? Fear not, we’ve found the top ten ideal activities to do as a solo traveler. Whether you want to immerse yourself in a mystery dinner party, set sail on the Titanic, soar high above the clouds, speed across waterways or get up close and personal with animals, Orlando will certainly keep you busy. The only problem is that, like us, you’ll want to do all of these activities. Make the most out of your time in Orlando and book one of these unique experiences today.

1. Orlando City Sightseeing Tour (from USD 35.0)

This full-day sightseeing bus and boat cruise is an ideal way to learn more about the history of Orlando. You’ll begin the tour at the stunningly beautiful Lake Eola before heading to the self-proclaimed ‘Venice of America’, officially called the Winter Park. Here you’ll join a one-hour scenic cruise on which you can see the many canals and cobbled streets. With a quick stop to the infamous Park Avenue, you’ll have time to pick up some souvenirs before traveling through the Disney’s Celebration Town. A fun-filled, packed day awaits!

Orlando City Sightseeing Tours

Duration: 7 hours

10 reviews

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2. A magical manatee watching tour (from USD 138.0)

Ever wondered what it would be like to see Manatees in their natural environment? Well, now is your chance to find out. On this guided cruise, you can spend the whole day discovering more about these harmless majestic beasts. The day begins with a relaxing 1.5-hour boat ride on the Crystal River where you can enjoy some swimming and snorkeling. The river is also home to one of the world’s largest populations of endangered West Indian manatees. You’ll then be whisked away on an exciting airboat tour on the Homosassa River before hitting dry land at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Not only will you be able to see manatees here, but also a whole host of other amazing animals from bears to alligators.

Crystal River Snorkeling, Everglades Airboat, Homosassa Tour

Duration: 12 hours

10 reviews

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3. Get wet, wild and speedy on the airboat tour (from USD 31.0)

If you’re looking for a ‘wet’ and 'wild’ adventure then this exciting airboat ride sounds like a perfect match. This boat ride can last for up to 30 or 60 minutes, depending on your preference, with cruises through the mossy cypress swamps in Southern Orlando. Your onboard guide and navigator will help you discover local wildlife such as watchful alligators, turtles, birds and many creatures on the lush shoreline. You’ll race across the water surface at speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph) so be prepared to get a bit wet!

Boggy Creek Airboat Half Hour Ride near Orlando, Florida

Duration: 30 minutes

10 reviews

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4. Glide high above the sky in your very own hot air balloon (from USD 185.0)

This is one for the early-risers or those of you who want to make the most out of the day. This flight begins one hour before sunrise to make sure that you get the best views (don’t forget to pack your camera). The one-hour flight will take you over beautiful surroundings such as forests, orange groves and the many waterways of Central Florida. After your feet touch the ground you can enjoy a Champagne or Mimosa toast with snacks, and receive your very own flight certificate. Just remember to keep your eyes open and see if you can spot Walt Disney World!

Orlando Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

10 reviews

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5. The Orlando Helicopter Tour (from USD 43.0)

Looking for a tour that you can brag about to all of your friends? Then look no further than the Orlando Helicopter Tour. Take to the skies on one of six different tour options. You could choose to fly over SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World or even go celebrity spotting, alongside other tours on offer. The highlight of the Orlando helicopter flight takes you over the city’s main attractions and theme parks so you can see everything from a once-in-a-lifetime bird’s eye view. It is worth noting that all of the tours are a wot-person minimum rate, so if you’re going alone you’ll be charged for the full price of two people. This difference will be charged when you check in, unless you can pal up with another solo traveller like yourself for this ride.

Orlando Helicopter Tour from International Drive Area

Duration: 5 to 25 minutes

75 reviews

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6. Titanic dinner party and artifact exhibition (from USD 58.0)

Time to move from ‘flight-y’ to 'fancy’ now with an immersive three-hour Titanic-themed dinner gala experience which re-enacts the events of the historic night of April 14 and 15. You’ll enjoy an interactive show, a delicious three-course meal, and a guided tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Galleries. The event will begin with a cocktail soiree before taking your seat in first class to participate in one of the infamous Titanic dinner parties. During your meal, you’ll be able to interact with famous guests who have all come together with you, to celebrate the retirement of the Legendary Captain Edward John Smith.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Dinner Gala

Duration: 3 hours

10 reviews

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7. Sleuth's mystery dinner show (from USD 57.0)

Consider yourself a bit of an ace detective? Well, now it’s time to see just how perceptive you really are with this ‘whodunnit’ style interactive two-course dinner party. This part-scripted-part-improvised event is fantastic fun and includes unlimited drinks. There are a number of different themes on offer, but each one offers comedy and mystery so whether you choose the Lord Mansfield’s Foxhunt Banquet, G.K.’s 80th Birthday, The Reunion or one of the other fantastic themes, you’ll be guaranteed a good time. Plus, you never know, you may be chosen to play a cameo role!

Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show, Orlando

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

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8. Discover the scientific, kooky and obscure at WonderWorks Orlando (from USD 36.0)

At WonderWorks Orlando, you can explore over 100 exciting exhibitions such as the earthquake cafe, anti-gravity chamber, a glow-in-the-dark-ropes course or even Orlando’s only upside-down amusement park! WonderWorks is where you can find the scientific, kooky and downright obscure. Your tour will give you access to all 100 exhibits which you can explore at your own pace. If you wish, you can upgrade to include the 90-minute comedic Outta Control Dinner Show.

WonderWorks Orlando

Duration: 5 hours

10 reviews

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9. Be transported back in time in The Holy Land Experience (from USD 50.0)

be transported back in time in the holy land experience

This unique and educational experience is a fully immersive biblical atmosphere where you can journey back in time. This living museum combines the sights and sounds of the biblical world in an award-winning event. Live performances happen throughout the day in a state-of-the-art auditorium. You can even test your own biblical knowledge in the live game show ‘Bible Busters.’ Be sure not to miss The Scriptorium Museum which houses the impressive Van Kampen Collection.

The Holy Land Experience Admission Tickets

Duration: 3 to 8 hours

10 reviews

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10. Enjoy a Horseback Adventure at Forever Florida Eco-Reserve (from USD 75.0)

enjoy a horseback adventure at forever florida eco-reserve

Another one for the animal lovers, this time, of the four-legged kind. At a stunning 4,700-acre (1902 hectares) conservation area, you can enjoy a 1.5 hour guided horseback ride which traverses the same historic trails that the Native Americans rode in the 16th century. You’ll learn about the local habitats of alligators, white-tailed deer, black bears and nearly 200 species of birds. Each horse is matched to the guest, so even first-time riders are welcome.

Horseback Adventure at Forever Florida Eco-Reserve

Duration: 90 minutes

23 reviews

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A blast for solo-travelers

Whoever said that traveling solo is boring obviously hasn’t discovered this article. Traveling alone is a great way to meet new people and we know that you’ll have an absolute blast taking part in any (or all) of these amazing activities. So, get booking and look forward to a fantastic time.

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