Orlando may be known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, but that’s not all there is to this legendary city. Beyond the Disney scene, you’ll find an Orlando bachelor party lends itself to an itinerary filled with world-class golfing, craft beer drinking, race car driving, and a whole lot more. Of course, if roller coasters are a must in your book, Universal Orlando is the place to be. Kick your adrenaline into overdrive on the Incredible Hulk Coaster, geek out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or take in a live show like the Blue Man Group.
Whether you embrace the theme park scene or stick to a weekend outside the main tourist attractions, your Orlando bachelor party will never meet a dull moment.
What to Do
If the groom-to-be is an avid golfer, you’ve come to the right place for a bachelor party he’ll love. Courses like Orange County National and Southern Dunes are two highly rated picks, so make sure to book tee times in advance to secure your spot. You can also spend a day at Disney’s Palm Golf Course, the former site of the Walt Disney World Golf Classic. This course has hosted the greats like Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, and Vijay Singh.
Love them or hate them, theme parks are what has made this city famous. Home to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World is worth considering for the group of guys looking to embrace their inner kid. Another solid choice, Universal Orlando houses top attractions like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Revenge of the Mummy, and Transformers: The Ride 3D.
Outside of golfing and theme park hopping, take advantage of some sporting events during your Orlando bachelor party. If your trip falls during basketball season, grab tickets to an Orlando Magic game or get outside at Wekiwa Springs for 13 miles of trails plus some great canoeing and kayaking down the Wekiva River.
For the serious thrill-seekers, iFLY Orlando is an indoor skydiving experience not to be missed and the Richard Petty Driving Experience will put you behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car on their premier speedway.
Where to Eat
Once you’re ready to refuel during your Orlando bachelor party, head straight to Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa for some of the best ribs, brisket, and tacos you’ll ever get your hands on. This Latin-Asian infusion restaurant is known for their oakwood smoked ribs, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Over at The Stubborn Mule, you’ll feast on an easy-to-please New American menu with a little something for everyone. Whether you visit for lunch, dinner or brunch, be sure to check out their draft beers and craft cocktail selection.
For the craft beer enthusiasts, Redlight Redlight serves up an impressive array of drafts and house-made brews, while Rogue Pub offers over 450 beers and ciders, including an impressive number of rotating local craft taps.
Where to Stay
In search of more than just the standard hotel room for your Orlando bachelor party? The Grove Resort & Spa is your answer. They offer 1, 2, or 3 bedroom residential suites so you can all stay in one spot with a private kitchen and common area for those late night hangouts. Oh, and did we mention this resort includes a water park right on the property?
At the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown you’ll be smack dab in the city center, close to restaurants, bars, and everything Orlando has to offer. Hang out in their rooftop pool, take in the views of Lake Ivanhoe, or hop the hotel’s shuttle to the nearby Orlando City Soccer Stadium.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando is a relatively budget-friendly pick featuring two unique pools, on-site dining options, and close proximity to the major theme parks. You’ll also be walking distance to restaurants and nightlife so you can skip the expensive cab ride after a drink on the town.