Orlando isn’t just a great place for family vacations; it’s also a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Check out these romantic things to do in Orlando, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
10 Romantic Things To Do In Orlando
1. Take a bike ride.
Hit the West Orange Trail for a day of sight seeing and fitness along one of Orlando’s many paved paths. The West Orange Trail is 22 miles and runs from Oakland to Apopka, but you don’t have to ride the entire course to enjoy a romantic trip. This path has plenty of places along the way to stop and eat and diverse scenery to help keep the conversation going.
2. Go to an amusement park.
Leave the kids at home and go on all the big kid rides together. Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure is great for a fast paced day of romantic thrill seeking!
3. Go canoeing.
Head out to Wekiwa (pronounced Wekiva) Springs State Park and enjoy Old Florida from the comfort of a canoe. Available runs range from 1 hour to 8 hours long and rentals are available. Remember the bug spray – there’s nothing romantic about scratching at mosquito bites all night.
4. See a movie at Enzian.
There are several movie theaters in Orlando that offer dinner and a movie, but only one offers the unique charm of the Enzian. You probably won’t catch the latest blockbuster release here, as the Enzian specializes in independents and cult classics, but you can spend the movie cozied up in a retro couch with your sweetheart. You can also share a gourmet pizza and a glass of wine if you want a change of pace from popcorn and fountain pop.
5. Go horseback riding
No horse? No problem. Forever Florida provides the horses, the trails and the guides for your horsebacking adventure. You can even select an overnight trek on horseback into the woods.
6. Scenic boat tour in Winter Park
It sounds touristy and cheesy, but a boat ride around the lake in Winter Park can also be romantic. Snuggle up and enjoy the one hour tour and a little local history lesson.
7. Date night at Leu Gardens
Bring your own blanket and chairs and enjoy an outdoor movie in a garden. Admission is just $5 per adult, which leaves plenty left over for a romantic dinner before or after the show.
8. See a show at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Get your culture on with entertainment that can include everything from Broadway musicals to world class ballet. Get tickets for two and give yourselves an excuse to get dressed up.
9. Picnic at Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park provides plenty of sprawling lawns for an afternoon picnic. You can also take a walk around the lake or rent swan paddle boats.
10. Dinner in a private booth at CRAVE
Looking for the perfect place for the traditional “romantic dinner”? CRAVE offers a delicious menu, excellent service, and select seating areas that can be closed off with heavy curtains. Make a reservation if you have your heart set on the secluded experience.