Over the last 5 years, Orlando has become a more popular destination for couples and honeymooners who want to experience theme parks before starting a family on their own. Maybe it is because of the awesome weather year-round as well that keeps date night creative as there are more outdoor activities available in sunny Florida.
Here are some date night ideas on your Orlando Vacation besides theme parks
Experience the Florida Everglades
Given your idea of a perfect romantic Orlando vacation is to enjoy nature, then the ten thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge will be a very romantic place to visit. This 35,000-acre refuge is located between Everglades City and Marco Island and is residence to a large mangrove forest, around 200 species of fishes, & 189 species of birds.
Shopping And Dining
Disney Springs has so many choices of restaurants to choose from that create a romantic ambiance perfect for one on one time with your significant other. Hundred of shops from name brand to boutique is perfect if your partner’s love language is receiving gifts. Take a walk under the twinkly Christmas lights while local musicians play romantic songs to finish off a perfect evening.
If you like something a little more upbeat, Universal CityWalk hands down have the best night scene for those who like to stay out like. From clubs, a movie theatre, and restaurants open until 2 am, this will definitely spice up your romance. Stop at Margaritaville at CityWalk for drinks or grab a beer at NBC Brew & Grill. Enjoy dinner at Cowfish and finish off with dessert from VooDoo donuts that are as big as your head perfect for you two to split! You don’t need a ticket to Universal to access CityWalk.
Enjoy a Swan Boat Adventure
Though most couples would say that the Swan Boat on Lake Eola is more of a sport than a recreation, this activity is still on the romantic to-do list. Combine the swan boat rental with a progressive dinner at Orlando Farmer’s Market for a local date that doesn’t cost a fortune and still has a romantic, impromptu vibe. Or, enjoy an early dinner in Thornton Park followed by a sunset rowing tour around the lake.
Want to switch things up from a night out in the town? Spend the day exploring the local parks. You will love Leu Gardens (and its amazing monthly movie night outdoors). Another option that’s worth a drive is Bok Tower Gardens at Lake Wales. Random carillon bell shows from the singing tower offer you and your date the perfect soundtrack for a romantic afternoon.
Couples love date night on International Drive. It will be more crowded, but nothing is more romantic than taking a ride on the Orlando Eye, air-conditioned skyline view where you can have champagne ready to impress your date this Winter!
Where To Stay In Orlando
Head to Element International Drive near SeaWorld. Take a dip in the saltwater pool at this Orlando hotel with organic wine in hand, or relax with your partner by the fire on the outdoor deck. Steps from SeaWorld Orlando, Aloft Orlando International Drive offers stylish accommodations for guests wanting an eclectic design. If we haven’t sold you on these hotels, here are some other Orlando hotels we work with that will fit any date night budget. We enjoy these activities in the Winter, but you can enjoy them year-round on your Orlando Vacation date night!