Living the High Life

Enjoy a drink and dinner while perched on top of these ultra-cool rooftop bars and restaurants in Orlando.

When you're 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 7 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.

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.

California Grill
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.

The Orlando Eye
So, while not exactly a bar, we still had to include the Orlando Eye, where you can enjoy the ultimate champagne toast from a 400-foot-tall ferris wheel. The gentle ride takes about 20 minutes and is especially nice at sunset or during the nightly fireworks beginning at 9 pm.

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.

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