26 Epic Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Orlando
This past weekend marked my 26th birthday, and even though I celebrated outside of Orlando this year ( celebrating in Puerto Rico), I wanted to write a tribute to my Orlando readers and the amazing ways you can celebrate your birthday in the city beautiful.
Here are my choices for the 26 top and best ways to celebrate your birthday in Orlando, FL!
1. Mangos Tropical Cafe
Mangos is my go to place for a true fiesta and Latin night out. Not only do they have a variety of fun Latin- inspired adult drinks and full menu, but they also have a spectacular Micheal Jackson live performance show, including singing performances attributing Selena, Celia Cruz, and much more! After the show, the whole place turns into a Latin night club. Check out the upstairs room for hip hop music and an additional bar area. A perfect place to celebrate your birthday, particularly for large groups. You can also book a VIP table to watch the show front and center while enjoying dinner.
2. Be Adventurous at the Orlando Theme Parks
Theme park adventures never get old here in Orlando, so why not celebrate at the theme parks?
Ride the exciting thrill water rides at Universal’s Volcano Bay, drink around the world at Epcot, watch the impressive fireworks at the Magic Kingdom, fly through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, or see whales dance at Seaworld. The possibilities are endless at Orlando’s many theme parks. Be sure to get their birthday buttons- they will sometimes allow you to skip the lines or special treats at select restaurants. .
3. Universal City Walk Bar & Club Hopping
City Walk at Universal Orlando has everything you need for a memeorable night out on your birthday. Start out your night with dinner at Cowfish, then grab dessert at Voodoo Doughnuts. Don’t stop there because the night hasn’t started yet. You and your friends will have a blast singing karaoke at the Rising Star. I highly recommend also stopping by Bob Marleys to enjoy live reggae music and drinks, along with dancing the night away at The Groove. You can even get VIP service here and feel like a celebrity for the night.
4. Medieval Times
Go back in time and feel like a knight at Medievel Times Dinner & Tournament. Enjoy a live jousting and horsemanship entertainment show while eating a 4 course dinner. They have a wine , cocktail, and beer menu. No utensils needed here- they encourage people to eat with their hands. It is adult and family friendly, so bring your little ones!
5. The Dinner Party Project
Have you ever wanted to have an exclusive private dinner planned for you in an intimate setting, and enjoying food from an incredible local chef that creates a customized menu just for you ? The Dinner Party Project is a great way to have a spectacular customized dinner party planned and customized to you for your birthday party.
6. VIP Service at Blue Martini
One of the beautiful bar and lounges in Orlando on I - Drive has to be Blue Martini. They have an incredible food tapas selection , and of course , signature drinks, and of course, their delicious blue martini. You can reserve their VIP area to get a great view of the stage , where their live musical performances will make you and your friends want to get up and dance.
7. Wall Street Downtown Orlando Bar Crawl
A local favorite bar spot for adults in Orlando, Wall Street has some cool dive bars, clubs, and nightlife. Every Saturday there is a huge block party , what Orlando’s Wall Street is known for. There are great happy hour and drink deals , including $4 Fireball Shots. For a crazy fun night that you might forget after all those shots, Wall Street Orlando has got the excitement.
8. Take an Orlando Food Tour
Orlando is slowly adding food tours to its to do list. I have been a part of several in the area, and one of my favorites has to be the Winter Garden Food Tours, which takes place in the heart of Historic Downtown Winter Garden and Plant Street. This food tour company offers dessert tours, beer tours ( perfect for bachelor parties) , brunch tours, and much more. They can even customize a tour just for your birthday! This is a unique idea and always tons of fun for the adventurous and curious foodies.
9. Fly the Starflyer - 425 Feet Up Thrill Ride
Starflyer officially opened in 2018, and is one of the tallest rides ever created in Orlando, and the tallest Starflyer ride in the world! Guests take a seat on a swing like chair, and you are taken up to the very top to fly around at 50 mph, seeing amazing views of your city. Do you dare?
10. Experience the Orlando Eye
See the whole city beautiful from the iconic Orlando Eye, located at Pointe Orlando on I-drive. This is a center piece of Orlando, and it is a beautiful experience , especially on an exciting day like your birthday! Grab a champagne glass and ride to the top - you’re on top of the city. Cheers!
11. Visit and Explore Exotic Animals at the Zoo
Voted Best Outdoor Fun in the North Orlando Region. If you love exotic animals, visiting the Central Florida Zoo is a wonderful time- great for groups, adults, families, and kids.
12. Explore the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium
I love this Aquarium , and is a great activity to do on your birthday. Located on I-drive , this aquarium has some really cool sea life exhibits, and my favorite area, the sea life dome area. Perfect birthday destination for the animal and sea lover.
13. Browse Local Art at an Orlando Museum
What a better way to celebrate your birthday than supporting local museums and local artists here in Orlando. This is perfect for those that love art and history. I recommend visiting the Orlando Museum of Art- they display some incredible local and international artists.
14. Attend a Play at Dr Phillips Center
Some of the top performances of the arts can be found at the elegant theater Dr Philips Center in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Not only do they have world class play productions here, but they also feature jazz shows and symphonic celebrations . A great gift and idea for those that love the arts. Go with a loved one or your friends for your birthday.
15. Throw a Mexican Fiesta Rocco’s Tacos
The go to spot of Mexican food and festivities in Orlando. Did you know that Rocco’s Tacos has 400 varieties of tequila!? Myself and many people love the open atmosphere and ambiance. They also have an amazing outdoor seating area overlooking the water. From small plates to full size portions, Rocco’s has something for everyone. For your birthday, Rocco’s Tacos gives you a birthday tequila shot. Bottoms Up!
16. Sky Dive Indoors at iFLY
iFLY is a great entertainment spot for you to celebrate your birthday with a group. This is an indoor sky diving facility that makes the dream of flight a reality. They can also help you plan a special event- perfect for team building. This is definitely an EPIC way to kick off your birthday celebration without jumping off a plane.
17. Ride the Magical Midway Sling Shot
Experience an exhilarating thrill ride at the Magical Midway Sling Shot! Get strapped in and you are immediately catapulted up at 390 feet. Your heart might skip a beat on this one- packed with excitement for your birthday.
18. Take a Mixology Class at the Courtesy
Offered the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, the Courtesy Bar in Downtown Orlando offers incredible mixology and craft cocktail making classes. For your special birthday, it is recommended to book a private class ( requires a minimum of 10 people on any Saturday of the month). This speakeasy bar is one of my favorites, and has an elegant atmosphere with the speakeasy old-timey character.
19. Try to Escape at Escapology
For those that LOVE a challenge, Escapology is a perfect place to have a thrilling birthday. It’s a company that specializes in designing escape rooms. Head there with your group, select a challenge, and you and your group are locked in a room to solve the mystery to escape! You have a limited amount of time, making this experience even more exciting. Great for those looking for a group birthday activity.
20. Take a Unique Paint Class with The Dirty Pour Project
Enjoy yourself as you learn how to paint your masterpiece while sipping on beer! Book for yourself or your party group. Check out the Dirty Pour Project, a unique paint class experience by owned and taught by a local Orlando Artist. During the class, enjoy beer from a local brewery, where her events are held. She can also host the event right at your house.
21. Show Off Your Racing Skills at Andretti
Have you ever wanted to race that one friend that’s always bragging about their race skills? Time to put your racing game to the test at Andretti Indoor Carting and Games. Accelerate and experience an adrenaline rush as you make your laps. The venue is available for private events for those that want to book the area for their birthday. They also offer a full menu of cocktails, drinks, and food.
22. Learn the Perfect Swing at Topgolf
You don’t need to be a pro golfer to enjoy the excitement of Topgolf! Rent out a space for small to large parties , and practice your swing. Top Golf also has a chef- driven menu and catering options for larger events and birthday parties. Top Golf is a unique and fun way to celebrate your birthday.
23. Rock Climbing at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center
Aiguille is the only dedicated climbing center in all of Orlando! No rock climbing experience required. The instructors will teach you how to set the harness and rock climb with your group. It’s great for birthday parties as it has a team building element to it. Work together to reach the top. They offer group discounts of parties of 10 or more. Be sure to check out their facility to book your party.
24. Party Like a Greek at Taverna Opa Orlando
One of the only places where you are allowed to stand on top of the dinner table! There is no other dining experience quite like Taverna. You and your friends can climb on the tables and dance while throwing napkins in the air with the performing belly dancers. Taverna has great Greek and Mediterranean dishes, desserts, and drinks. Live it up and dance the night away for your birthday at Taverna.
25. Take Flight and Ride a Balloon in Disney Springs
Take a magical ride up in the air over looking Disney Springs and Walt Disney World at the Characters in Flight Aerophile Balloon Ride. Soar up in the air at 400 feet . You will see breathtaking views and make incredible memories for your birthday.
26. Take Dancing Lessons
Dancing isn’t just dance- it’s magical. Whether you have a birthday party or a few close friends/ loved ones, Orlando offers pretty incredible dance classes- from public to private, in various parts of the city. Learn ballroom at Arthur Murray , smooth and sensual bachata at Bahhari, hip hop dance with Motiv dance studio. There is something here in Orlando for you to celebrate your birthday through dance.
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