When you're on vacation in Florida, the outdoors just beckon you. There's nothing quite like sitting outside, palm trees blowing in the evening breeze, while you relax with a cocktail or celebrate with a fabulous meal. Orlando raises the bar with spectacular rooftop venues for dinner, drinks, dancing and even nightly fireworks. From no-frills to extravagant and from low-key to high-energy, these nine rooftop lounges are the perfect remedy for elevating your mood and taking your vacation to the next level.
This stunning, Spanish steakhouse offers views of Walt Disney World and the surrounding area. From the 17th floor of the beautiful Four Seasons Resort, you can enjoy a signature sangria or made-to-order cocktail while taking in the sunset or the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks.
Located at the top of Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort, California Grill is one of Disney's top signature restaurants. Enjoy a fresh take on Asian cuisine and select from a wine list of 250 vintages while taking in the amazing views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom.
This trendy steakhouse has just opened at Disney Springs. Rock out in the dining room with the DJ and a perfectly cooked steak or retreat to the upstairs rooftop bar to people watch and soak in the atmosphere. The cucumber stiletto is a refreshing choice with St-Germain and vodka. Free parking.
Take the elevator up to the third floor rooftop terrace. Admire the views of Disney Springs while you and the family sample Coca Cola beverages from around the world. Specialty cocktails are also available, like a classic Jack and Coke or a Cuba Libre, Vanilla Russian or Strawberry Mojito.
This gorgeous indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and restaurant at Reunion Resort is worth a visit. While it's known for its steaks, diners can also just lounge on the patio for handcrafted cocktails and gourmet appetizers while looking out over the golf course and watching the Walt Disney World fireworks.
Turn your capsule on the 400-foot-tall ferris wheel into a party with Eye Glow. This special ticket not only gives you a 20-minute ride with views of the city, but you get your own rocking music, party lights and your choice or beer, wine or Champagne.
Bypass the main dining room and head straight upstairs to the Forbidden Lounge and the Rooftop Terrace. Grab a Sake Sangria or a Morimotini and play tabletop shuffle board while looking out over the beautiful blue water of the springs and the Town Center.
One of the newest restaurants at Disney Springs features a gorgeous new rooftop bar. From there, you can see all the sights of Disney Springs, from the Westside to the Landing to the Marketplace. Salute to your vacation with a Captain Handsome, made with vodka, fresh raspberries, Framboise and thyme.
This rooftop bar on top of the Amway Center is the perfect spot for grabbing a post-concert or post-game cocktail, but even non-ticket holders are welcome. A lively DJ creates an energetic vibe inside while the chic outdoor bar provides a cozy spot for people watching as well as watching over the bustling downtown below.
It's definitely a change of attitude at this laid-back rooftop bar with a tropical, beach vibe. Latitudes is located on popular Church Street, which comes alive each night with a variety of bars, dance clubs and restaurants on a pedestrian-friendly stretch of downtown.
The 20-somethings head to this downtown Orlando hotspot, whose doors don't even open till 10 pm. Weekly events include Ladies Nights, Sunday Funday and Sky High Fridays. Enjoy VIP bottle service, dancing to your favorite DJ-spun hits and taking in the downtown view.