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The Most Romantic Things To Do in Orlando for Couples

Updated: Apr 4

Whether your planning a romantic getaway for two to Orlando, or your a local looking for a fab date night idea, here at Gotta Go Orlando we have selected over 50 of the most romantic, fun, and adventurous things to do in Orlando for couples.

Romantic Things To Do in Orlando for Couples

Orlando offers an endless variety of romantic activities for couples to enjoy, from the relaxing, including strolling hand-in-hand in one of Orlando's many beautiful parks and gardens, to a fun day at a theme park, or water park. Oh and if you're both feeling on top of the world, enjoy a cosy trip on The Wheel, or a romantic sunrise hot air ballon ride.

The Most Romantic Things To Do in Orlando for Couples

Swan Boat Ride at Lake Eola

Enjoy a romantic Swan Boat Ride on Lake Eola

The City of Orlando offers pedal-powered swan boats on historic Lake Eola so guests can take in the views of the city from the lake and enjoy seeing the Lake Eola Fountain up close.

This is a must do romantic thing to do in Orlando, and at under $15 for a 30 minute rental it will leave plenty of cash for a fancy dinner!

Expore Orlando parks and gardens for free

Take a stroll hand in hand at Orlando's Parks and Gardens

Orlando is blessed with an abundance of beautiful parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the tourists and enjoy the great outdoors together, strolling hand in hand, with not a care in world. Heck you can even pack a picnic for a truly outdoor date, your welcome!

The variety of free parks, gardens, nature trails,and more here in Orlando is breathtaking, get outside, and enjoy a very romantic date.

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake.

Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.

Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias.

The UCF Arboretum

The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens.

Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs’ nature preserve. The total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. The park is a diverse, natural habitat that provides limitless natural encounters with flora and fauna.

Oakland Nature Preserve

West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem." Oakland Nature Preserve is a150-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.

Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.

Kraft Azalea Garden

This 5.22-acre public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is open year round from 8 a.m. until dusk. Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful park is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the 13-acre property

Orlando Urban Trail

The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network.

The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.

West Orange Trail

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments.

Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection.

Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours

Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage.

The Seminole Wekiva Trail

The nearly 14 mile Seminole Wekiva Trail is a paved recreational trail that has been designated as one of Seminole County's Showcase Trails because of its length, beauty, and accommodation of many users.

The section of the trail that runs west of the I-4 trail overpass to the County line at the Wekiva River is also a designated part of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

Wekiva Island

Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun.

Watching an Outdoor Movie in Orlando Florida

Snuggle up and watch a Romantic Movie under the Stars

Living in the sunshine state we are blessed with perfect evening weather to catch an outdoor movie, and there truly is something magical about watching a movie under the stars, so snuggle on a blanket, enjoy a picnic and watch a romantic movie!

MoviEola At Lake Eola Park
Select Nights

Enjoy free outdoor movies on the East Lawn, Lake Eola Park. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy this MoviEola. Arrive early to catch the food vendors and lawn games. The event begins at 6 pm, with movies starting at 8 pm.

Popcorn Flicks In The Park
Second Thursday Of Each Month

The Enzian Theater presents classic films in Central Park, Winter Park. Presented by The City Of Winter Park and the Enzian Theater, Popcorn Flix In The Park features classic films. These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month and are FREE. Just bring a blanket, a picnic or some snacks.

Outdoor Movie Monday At À La Cart
Every Monday

FREE outdoor movies at the social dining experience À La Cart, downtown Orlando. Enjoy food from the food trucks, and inside the bar has a variety of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. There is some outdoor seating, but please feel free to bring blankets or low backed chairs to enjoy the movie on the lawn.

Movie In The Park Oviedo
Select Evenings

A free outdoor movie night in the park, at Oviedo Amphitheater in Center Lake Park. The movie begins at "dusk" (approximately 7:30pm). Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

St. Cloud Movie At The Lakefront
Select Fridays

Join the City of St Cloud for a movie under the stars at the St. Cloud Lakefront. Bring your own chair, blanket, and snacks and settle in for a free movie at the Lakefront.

Leu Gardens Movie Nights

Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful gardens, Leu Gardens. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted.

Eat, Drink And Be Entertained At The Pointe Orlando

Eat, Drink and dance the night away at The Pointe Orlando

An open-air dining, entertainment and shopping hub close to the Orange County Convention Center, Pointe Orlando offers an amazing choice of places to eat, drink, and have fun, perfect for a romantic night out with your sweetheart..

Savor a taste of Havana and late-night dancing at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, headed by two-time James Beard award-winning Chef Guillermo Pernot, or feast on fine Greek cuisine with a side of live belly-dancing entertainment at Taverna Opa.

You can also opt for fresh catches at The Oceanaire Seafood Room and legendary steaks at The Capital Grille. Pointe Orlando constantly adds new flavors, too, such as Chicago’s famous The Hampton Social and Brazilian churrasco steakhouse Rodizio Grill. You can’t go wrong with British favorites at The Pub Orlando, and don't miss JoJo’s Shake Bar, and for nightlife, a must visit is Blue Martini!

iFLY Orlando Fun Things To Do in Orlando on a Rainy Day

Go Skydiving Indoors!

Discover the dream of flight at iFLY Orlando! Experience the true free fall conditions of skydiving without jumping from an airplane. iFLY's vertical wind tunnel technology creates a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float.

There’s no parachute, no jumping and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air. Super fun, super safe, and a super cool Orlando date night idea.

They provide all the gear and a personal instructor will guide you through your flight.

Andretti Karting and Games Orlando

Go Indoor Karting!

Here in Orlando we have some pretty awesome indoor kart tracks, so no need for wipers, or worrying about skidding in the rain here!

Experience the adrenaline rush of electric go-kart races with instant acceleration as you put the pedal to the metal around hairpin turns, up and down elevation changes, and long straightaways on our indoor climate-controlled tracks.

Challenge your date to a race at a fun date night idea here in Orlando.

The karts at Andretti Karting and Games Orlando are powerful, ergonomic, safe, and environmentally friendly plus pack enough torque to take you all the way to victory lane.

Plus, K1 Speed Orlando on I-Drive offers indoor go-kart racing too, and anyone 4'10" or taller can drive their fast all-electric go-karts that can reach speeds of 45 miles per hour!

Have kids that don't meet the height requirement? No problem! They also have junior karts for kids 48" (4') or taller that can accelerate to 20 mph - much faster than those go-karts found at mini golf places. No reservation required - Arrive & Drive!

Over at Dezerland Action Park you can experience Florida's longest and fastest indoor Go Kart track at Karting Orlando.

Main Event at Pointe Orlando

Score A Strike at a Bowling Date Night

Who doesn't love to bowl? Bowling is some series fun here in Orlando, with a choice of bowling alleys on International Drive that are ideal for a fun, and romantic date night.

Kings Dining & Entertainment on I-Drive brings a chef driven scratch kitchen, lounge, upscale bowling, billiards, world class A/V and sports packages and more to International Drive while providing a kid-free haven for adults in the evening.

Also on I-Drive is Main Event Entertainment, located at Pointe Orlando, Main Event Entertainment combines dining, state of the art bowling, high ropes adventure course, billiards, and a brand NEW laser tag arena! Come in and Eat. Play. Bowl.

Enjoy a romantic ride on the Wheel at ICON Park

Not your average Ferris wheel, The Wheel at ICON Park is a stunning 400 foot tall Observation wheel that towers over International Drivethat will take your love to new heights.

The Wheel gives you a view of Orlando like no other. From the top of this spectacular Observation wheel, you can take in the sights throughout Orlando and beyond.

For an extra romantic trip on The Wheel, go during sunset for spectacular views as the sun goes down over Orlando.

In addition to The Wheel, there is lots of inside attractions at ICON Park including Madame Tussauds Orlando, here you get up-close and personal with the hottest celebrities and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. Dazzle your friends with the ultimate selfie as you strike a pose with Taylor Swift, kick a GOOOAL with Neymar, fly back through history to meet our greatest leaders, and save the world with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Next door is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium where you come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more. Prepare for a world of glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth. Get ready to plunge deep into the oceans, explore our 360-degree ocean tunnel, meet our friendly rescue sea turtle, and touch exotic starfish and anemones.

Also at ICON Park you can enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely, but also educate you… Visit the Museum of Illusions Orlando and you will be thrilled because nothing is what it seems, especially not HERE!

You won’t go hungry at ICON Park, either, thanks to amazing restaurants including Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Tin Roof, and Yard House, plus legendary Key West saloon Sloppy Joe’s.

Ready to dance? Ole Red and Tin Roof also offer live music to dance the night away!

Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!”

Come Face to Gator with an Alligator

Come on out and enjoy all the alligator awesomeness of a day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!”

There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. They even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators. But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park! Enjoy the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, and more. This is an only in Orlando, must do attraction, and is a unique, fun and exciting date in Orlando!

Enjoy a wild ride on a Wild Florida Safari

Buckle up and take a road trip through the Wild Florida Drive-thru Safari Park where you and your sweetheart can see more than 150 exotic and native animals roaming freely. In addition to exploring the drive thru safari, there are also a variety of animal encounters and experiences you and yor family will enjoy. From feeding to painting with the tallest living animals on Earth, this adventure will definitely reach new heights.

To make your adventure truly one to remember, admission to the Wild Florida Gator Park is included in with the Drive-thru Safari Park experience.

downtown Orlando murals

Insta your way around Orlando's Murals

Take a walk through downtown Orlando, and you’ll discover art in unexpected places, including larger-than-life butterflies, a vintage Orlando postcard, hanging gardens, even a parking garage covered with murals, and the latest downtown mural, Unbelievable Real!

Perfect for those couples selfie shots to show the world that you are together!

Aerophile Balloon Rides Disney Springs

Enjoy a Balloon Ride over Walt Disney World

Soar sky-high during an 8-minute tethered adventure in the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon at Disney Springs. Aerophile Balloon Rides will give you a birds eye view of Walt Disney World! Try this at sunset for a very romantic thing to do in Orlando with your sweetheart.

Orlando StarFlyer

Take a ride on a Massive Swing

The Orlando StarFlyer is the world’s tallest stand-alone swing ride attraction standing 450 feet high. It has 24 seats (12 x 2 seats), the ride has no age limit, has no weight limit (you must be able to fit the seat safely and fasten the seat belt/lap belt properly), and the minimum height for the ride is 44 inches which makes this a unique attraction that appeals to the young and old and the adventurous and not so adventurous.

 Lazy H Ranch Kissimmee

Saddle up for a romantic Horseback Ride through ranch land

The Lazy H Ranch offers scenic trail rides through hundreds of acres of pristine Florida ranch lands. There is nothing much more romantic that side by side horseback ride!

Ride back in time as you osey along and ride across the Kissimmee Valley, through hundred-year-old oak hammocks and along the shores of beautiful lake Tohopekaliga. Take in the beautiful scenery while you hear the tales of Florida's cattlemen, Kissimmee's cow town heritage, and what it means to be a Florida Cracker.

Enjoy a beautiful Hot Air Balloon Ride

Another way you can enjoy Central Florida's natural beauty is by flying above it aboard a hot air balloon at Airhound Adventures Hot Air Balloon Tours. You'll love will soar gently over Florida's wilderness getting a spectacular view from thousands of feet in the air.

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise over Orlando while sipping champagne, for the most romantic way ever to start your day together.

Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour

Enjoy a cruise through Winter Park

The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, located on Lake Osceola is less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, and is a must do date idea in Orlando.

The boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain. On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank. Every tour guarantees plenty of swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers. Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.

Orlando Natural Spring

Enjoy Bioluminescence Kayaking together

For a very romantic thing to do in Orlando, explore Orlando by Kayak with Adventures in Florida.

Paddle side-by-side as you watch the sunset, and then under the light of the full moon with the water all around you lit up in a magical way, experience natures magic on the Bioluminescence kayaking trip.

An experienced guide heads the tour, and all kayaking equipment is provided, as well as snacks and refreshments. This is the closest bioluminescence paddle to Orlando!

Celebration the Town that Disney Built

Visit the Town that Disney Built

Just a few miles south of Walt Disney World is Celebration, the town that Disney, did in fact build.

Founded by The Walt Disney Company in the mid 90's, Celebration is worth exploring and admiring for its charm and new urbanism ideals.

Although not now owned by Disney, Celebration is a charming and picturesque small town featuring tree lined streets, captivating architecture and a welcoming mix of shops and restaurants.

Visitors can take a self guided walking tour, enjoy a romantic horse drawn carriage ride, or rent a Segway or a bike for a trip around town. Then on Market Street enjoy a cocktail or two over a romantic meal for two.

Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction Located in Old Town Kissimmee

Hold each other tight at Orlando's only year round haunt

Located in Old Town Kissimmee, Mortem Manor is the only year-round haunted attraction! Named "One of America's Scariest Haunted Attractions".

Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects. This is a fun and heart pounding way to enjoy a date night in Orlando!

Go Wine Tasting in a beautiful Country Estate

For the perfect wine lover’s day out head to the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, a stunning country estate in Clermont located just west of Orlando.

You can take a complimentary wine tour whilst soaking up the views of the rolling Florida countryside which stretches for miles in every direction. After the tour you can head to the wine tasting counter and sample a selection of the venue’s award-winning wines.

Afterwards you can take a stroll around the gorgeous grounds, before heading off for a romantic picnic in a peaceful spot nearby.

Take a Helicopter Tour over the Theme Parks

Get a birds eye view of Orlando's world famous theme parks from above! Your love will soar as you and your sweetheart soar high over Orlando.

International HeliTours helicopter flights are a favorite with Florida's tourists!

Congo River Golf Orlando

Play a round of Put Put

You simply can't come to Orlando and NOT play at least one round of put put!

Play award-winning miniature golf at Congo River Golf, there's an adventure for everyone. It’s a fun and romantic thing for couples to enjoy together.

Congo River Golf has locations on I-Drive, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs and more.

Orlando Museum of Art

Check out the local Artwork

Along with showcasing local, national and international works of art, Orlando Museum of Art is the perfect romantic date, the museum will inspire creativity, passion and connect you and your sweetheart with wonderful art.

Orlando Science Center

Enjoy a hands on Science Lesson

Orlando Science Center is Central Florida’s award-winning, hands-on science museum. For more than 60 years, the exhibits and programming have brought science to life for not just residents of Central Florida, but also visitors from around the world.

With four floors of interactive exhibit halls, labs and workshops, theaters, an observatory, and experiences that change with the seasons, this is a fun way for you and your sweetheart to enjoy a date in Orlando.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

See the largest collection in the world of Louis Louis Tiffany

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall.

The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.

The Top 10 Things To Do in Orland, Water Park fun

Cool Off in an Orlando Water Park

There is nowhere better than Orlando to experience miles of lazy rivers, massive wave pools and some of the most thrilling water slides imaginable and then some.

Orlando has the perfect weather for fun days at the pool or a water park, so get ready to cool off and splash into our amazing water parks with your sweetheart.

Highlights include Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World, and the amazing South Pacific themed Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando, while SeaWorld Orlando of course specializes in all things aquatic and their water park Aquatica is amazing.

Plus, with even more splashing fun in the fun of Island H20 Water Park at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee, Coco Key Water Park on International Drive and Treasure Cove Water Park at Westgate Resort near the Convention Center and you have an incredible selection of Water Parks.

Walt Disney World Happily Ever After

Watch Disney Fireworks from outside the parks

Watch the nightly nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After from outside Magic Kingdom with incredible view of the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular lighting up the night sky from the beautiful the resorts around the Seven Seas Lagoon, you can get great views from both the Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts, especially the beaches, over at the Contemporary head inside and watch from the observation deck located on the 4th floor concours.

This is an incredibly romantic thing to do here in Orlando.

The Top 10 Things To Do in Orlando Food

Enjoy a delicious meal for Two

Dining in Orlando is a real treat for the taste buds, where you can enjoy an endless world of choice at the most romantic restaurants throughout Central Florida, including well known chains brands, themed dining experiences, locally owned farm fresh establishments and celebrity chef restaurants.

At Disney Springs you'll be spoilt for choice with so many mouthwatering options including , Planet Hollywood, The Boathouse, Chef Art Smith's Homecomin', D-Luxe Burger, Enzo's Hideaway, Morimoto Asia, Paddlefish, STK Orlando and more!

Delight at Disney's Boardwalk with Flying Fish, Boardwalk Bakery and Trattoria al Forno.

Over at Pointe Orlando on I-Drive they offer some really unique and tasty dining experiences with Maggiano's Little Italy, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, The Hampton Social, Taverna Opa, JoJo's Shake Bar and more.

The food extravaganza continues over at Icon Park on I-Drive with Shake Shack, Sugar Factory, Uncle Julio's Mexican, Tapa Toro, and more.

Citywalk at Universal Orlando really know how to spoil you for choice with Hard Rock Cafe, The Cowfish, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Big Fire Grill, Red Oven Pizza Bakery and more.

The Top 10 Things To Do in Orlando Shopping

Treat your Date to a Gift

Who doesn't love to shop, and here in Orlando you will discover a shoppers paradise with lots of choices to treat your date.

A very popular spot is Disney Springs where you can shop till you drop, with everything Disney branded you can imagine and more, plus enjoy the Coca-Cola Store, LEGO Store, M & M World, Ron Jon's Surf Shop, and household retailers including Levi, Coach, Joe Malone, Kate Spade and many, many more!

Obviously outlet shopping is very popular here in Orlando and we're lucky to have our fair share of outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets which has two huge locations featuring over 360 stores all offering amazing savings including Orlando's only official Walt Disney World outlet stores, you can find Premium Outlets locates on International Drive and Vineland Avenue.

Another popular outlet location is the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores featuring over 50 stores, with many brands you will not find anywhere else in Orlando.

Mall shopping continues to be ever popular here in Orlando with The Florida Mall a must visit, featuring over 270 retail stores, it's the areas largest shopping destination. The Mall at Millenia is a world class shopping destination boasting 150 of the finest stores, it's popular for upscale shopping here in Orlando.

The Top 10 Things To Do in Orlando Entertainment

Enjoy Date Night in Orlando

There's always something happening in Orlando to keep you entertained, and here at Gotta Go Orlando we've got you covered for the latest going out news, if it's happening in Orlando, you'll find it right here! Concert goers and music lovers have a year round calendar of concerts to enjoy at an impressive choice of music venues including Hard Rock Live, House Of Blues, The Plaza Live, Amway Center and the Addition Financial Arena. The best Broadway shows, plays and musicals regularly play Orlando at the impressive Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts., Winter Park Playhouse, Fringe ArtSpace, and many more. Orlando also has a happening club and bar scene including Downtown's Wall St Plaza, and many more. Central Florida has a vibrant festival calendar with massive events at the theme parks aimed at locals and tourists alike, highlights include the Flower & Garden Festival and the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, Universal Studios Orlando has Mardi Gras while SeaWorld Orlando offers the Seven Seas Festival. You'll never run out of entertainment options, you just gotta go out there and have fun!

Free things to do at Disney Springs

Chill Out At Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to enjoy some romantic time with your sweetheart.

Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store, M&M's World, Lego Imagination Center and more.

You can take a break at The Welcome Center with air conditioning, comfy chairs and free ice water before enjoying the entertainment at multiple locations throughout Disney Springs, with musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, oh and Raglan Road usually has live music on their patio most nights.

Visit Disney's Boardwalk for free

Stroll around Disney's Boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is gorgeous, built around a lake and is beautifully themed to be reminiscent of Cape May or Coney Island in the 1940s.

It’s free to enter and fun just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere, in the evening you can enjoy street performers (jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles, etc.), and at any time of the day or night you can take a trip on a friendship boat!

Pick your own Fruit and Sunflowers

If your looking for a berry romantic thing to do in Orlando then a visit to the farm is a great idea, enjoy picking blueberries, strawberries and more, then get lost in the sunflower fields as you choose your favorite flowers.

At Southern Hill Farms they provide high-quality fruit to give from their home to yours. At the farm you can pick your own blueberries, peaches, sunflowers, and zinnias. You can also enjoy delicious treats like blueberry lemonade, blueberry muffins, and blueberry cobbler, it’s lip-smacking good!

Spring blueberry U-Pick season has never been as much fun as it is down at the bayou! Both a distillery and farm, along with their U-Pick blueberry fields, the farm also has a quaint country store where they sell fresh homemade pies and jellies, Amish cheeses, butter, and local produce.

Brewed right in its distillery, the farm offers sells 8 Rum, Brandy, and several flavors of Moonshine, including their award-winning Apple Smack Moonshine. Have yourself a true Florida outdoor experience at Blue Bayou Farms!

Fall in love at Heather Oaks Farm! Offering U-Pick Blueberries, visitors can also pick their Muscadine grapes, including Carlos, Noble, Delicious, Triumph, and Big Jumbo. Heather Oaks Farms also grows aquaponic vegetables, including kale, lettuce, squash, and tomatoes, as well as selling farm-fresh eggs daily. They are the only Florida farm to grow Louisiana Irises, and have over 250 color variations available.

The family-owned and operated Florida attraction boasts a variety of Florida adventures on a 2,500-acre estate featuring over 50 varieties of citrus. From oranges and tangerines to pomelos, lemon and grapefruit, this sunny oasis offers U-Pick citrus and pre-picked citrus for those in a hurry.

Spend the day at the farm and enjoy a Monster Truck Tour around the property and end the day with their refreshing world-famous Orange Creamsicle!

Universal CityWalk

Hang Out At Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is a lively entertainment complex just before the entrance to Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure, it’s FREE to enter and there is so much to do.

Parking is costly during the day, but at most times of the year, parking after 6 pm is free.

At CityWalk you can stroll, take in the atmosphere and simply enjoy people watching, or you can ride the free water taxi to the resorts and explore, a must do is the opera filled Italian piazza at Loews’ Portofino Bay Hotel.

CityWalk makes for the perfect date night, with the free nightly entertainment including outdoor DJ, stilt walkers and more. Enjoy cocktails and brews at various bars, then eat with a romantic dinner for tw

Promenade at Sunset Walk

Stroll along the Promenade at Sunset Walk

If you've not been to the Promenade at Sunset Walk yet, why not? The Promenade is a beautiful outdoor entertainment district that is free to visit, and is home to a variety of regular free events and entertainment including weekly car shows and craft markets.

Sunset Walk features amazing bars and restaurants too, perfect for couples to enjoy a date night, with beautiful food, cocktails and live music to dance the night away.

Catch a Burlesque Show

Couples looking for a fun, sexy date night should catch the PEEK-A-BOO Burlesque Show.

The show, held at the 1960s Las Vegas-themed Dust Lounge will tantalize you with a titillating blend of comedy, daring and extravagance. Enjoy the show with cocktails or champagne.

Led by Orlando’s resident burlesque queen Blue Star, the Peek-a-Boo ladies stage their classy and classic striptease. on the third Wednesday of every month, with a hefty helping of dancing, sequins, feathers and garters.

Old Town Kissimmee

Enjoy Date Nights at Old Town Kissimmee

Old Town in Kissimmee is a much loved and very popular free entertainment district featuring unique shopping, dining, rides and more with free weekly events, live music, and of course, Old Town's legendary Saturday Night Cruise!

Dinky Dock in Winter Park

Waste Away The Day At Dinky Dock

Spend a romantic day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram.Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted.

Take picnic, and enjoy a romantic day having fun!

Romantic Things To Do in Orlando for Couples

Whether Watching or Taking Part, enjoy Sports together

What sets Orlando apart is golf, and the pro-designed golf courses tare truly special. Arnold Palmer’s layouts can be found at Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orange Lake Resort,Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and Walt Disney World Golf’s courses.

Palmer also designed one of the three courses at Reunion Resort, with the others designed by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Another Nicklaus designed course is at Grand Cypress Golf Club. Other pro designed courses are from Greg Norman, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes, and Reese Jones, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, among other celebrated designers.

If tennis is your racket, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona is the Home of American Tennis with 100 courts spread across 64 acres. Players of all ages and skill levels can play for free, plus for Pickleball fans they even have full-size Pickleball courts.

When it comes to watching sports here in Orlando, The NBA’s Orlando Magic play their home games in the stunning Amway Center in Downtown Orlando, as do the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears.

Orlando is also home to a 25,500-seat soccer stadium that hosts MLS Orlando City Soccer Club and the NWSL Orlando Pride.

Orlando Speed World offers stock car racing speedway, well worth a visit for a fun night out and of course nearby Daytona Beach is home to the world famous NASCAR and Daytona 500, as well as to the annual Bike Week gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts.

The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to hundreds of sports competitions, ranging from youth soccer to professional fast pitch softball and the annual Disney Marathon Weekend.

Kissimmee is the home of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, this twice-yearly event features bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, a Florida tradition since 1944.

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Enjoy a Spa Day together in Orlando

Indulge your partner and yourself with a relaxing couples spa day, where you can both get soothed, refreshed, rubbed and scrubbed at some of the most amazing spas anywhere.

In Orlando’s International Drive area you can experience many upscale resort spas, for example at Hilton Orlando you can indulge with locally inspired therapies at Eforea Spa while The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando offers a refined oasis in the heart of Orlando’s main tourism area. Also, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes provides bespoke treatments using herbs grown in The Ritz-Carlton Orlando's s very own garden! The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek offers restorative treatments that draw on Florida’s indigenous flora.

Universal Orlando Resort hosts the world famous Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, while at Walt Disney World check out Senses, A Disney Spa, designed to delight the senses. Another fabulous spa awaits at Four Seasons Resort Orlando and for the ultimate indulgence, the Waldorf Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa boasts a treatment using gold-enriched creams and precious stones.

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Enjoy a romantic date on the Ice

​It might surprise you to know that right here in the heat and humidity of Central Florida, you can enjoy ice skating at the Ice Factory, and from the movies we all know just how romantic skating hand in hand is!

The Ice Factory is conveniently located just off of the Florida Turnpike exit 244 in Kissimmee.

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Go Roller Skating

Skate Reflections offers fun and romantic date night idea in Orlando. They play a variety of music from a music library of nearly 40,000 songs as you roller skate around the roller rink!

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Walk Hand In Hand on the Beach

So... when you think of the Sunshine State, two things spring to mind, theme parks and beaches, and thanks to Orlando's central location, you don't have to choose, pretty awesome, right? And what is more romantic than just the two of you at the beach, watching a stunning sunrise on the east coast, walking hand in hand along the beach, then sitting snugging on the sand watching a beautiful sunset on the west coast.

Whether it's just for a few hours or a few days, look out your flip flops and get ready to soak up the sunshine on a romantic break for two.

East Coast Beaches

The world's most famous beach is just an hour from downtown Orlando, Daytona Beach is all about the cars, a place to catch a NASCAR race and even drive your own car right on the beach.

Free summer concerts with movies and fireworks are offered May through October at the Bandshell, and there's plenty of entertainment and fun at the nearby boardwalk and fishing pier.

For a quieter corner, head to Ponce Inlet and climb to the top of Florida's tallest lighthouse, built in 1835. Plus, for shopping and dining, a visit to Beach Street is a popular choice.

New Smyrna Beach is a hot spot for surfing, quirky shops, and delightful eats, plus you can drive your car onto this beach’s wide, compacted smooth sand! A must do for sure!

Once you’ve gotten your fill with paddle boarding and sunbathing, check out Flagler Avenue with Old Florida shops, local boutiques and casual eateries.

Orlando's closest beach is well known for its surfing culture with Cocoa the home of the world's largest surf shop, Ron Jon Surf Shop at 52,000 square feet.

Open 24 hours a day, the huge store features everything under the sun, from T-shirts and seashells to beach bikes, paddleboards, and of course, surfboards.

The Cocoa Beach Pier area is fun with lot's of beach activities, while many families like the quiet of Lori Wilson Park where you'll find free parking, restrooms and outdoor showers.

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West Coast Beaches

America’s number one beach, Clearwater is definitely a renowned hot spot, complete with shopping, dining, live entertainment, and a revitalized downtown area. White sand and clear, shallow waters make this beach a destination that can’t be beaten for families.

Don’t miss the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and the awesome sunset celebration that is held nightly at the always fun Clearwater Beach Pier. Don't miss it!

At Madeira Beach, the sun, the white sand beaches and emerald turquoise waters invite swimming and sunning, be a beachcomber, or just sit and watch the world go by from the shade of a beach umbrella.

Set sail on a sunset cruise or a daylong fishing excursion or just stroll the wooden boardwalk and check out the waterfront shops and dining options.

The main draw here is three miles of sparkling white, sandy beaches on shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Go swimming, shelling, sunning, snorkeling, parasailing and more, or simply walk the beach and take in one of the most stunning and memorable sunsets that you will ever see.

Hang out at the world's longest waterfront bar, Gators Cafe & Saloon, to catch the sunset and enjoy the atmosphere at the surrounding beach bars, for live music and dancing.

With miles of beaches, surf shops and boutiques, along with dining and water sports for all ages, it's easy to see why St. Pete Beach is voted one of the best beaches in the U.S.

At the heart of St. Pete Beach is the historic pink palace, the Loews Don Ce Sar Hotel, built in 1928 at the heart of America's Jazz Age. It's worth a visit to soak up the nostalgic, Gatsby-like atmosphere.

Make time to see the Salvador Dali museum in downtown St. Petersburg, housing the largest collection of Dali's work outside of Spain.

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Take a romantic road trip for two on a tankful

Orlando offers more romantic things to do than most tourist destinations put together, and being located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando’s convenient location makes it easy to go on road trip and explore just a little bit more of the sunshine state, and whether it's for the day, or the whole weekend, you can escape the theme park crowds, and enjoy Florida’s most picturesque landscapes at nearby cities, natural springs, and state parks.

So pack a picnic, snacks for the trip, and get ready to drive into the sunset together on a romantic road trip for two.

Fill the gas tank and get ready to hit the road

The perfect place to experience Old Florida, Weeki Wachee is famous for its underwater theater and mermaid shows, located less than a two hour drive from Orlando, this is a beautiful state park where visitors can enjoy the 72 degree crystal clear waters, perfect for a day of swimming, snorkelling and kayaking, there's even a water park with flume rides.


Sarasota is only 2 hours from Orlando and offers a string of eight stunning islands tucked away into the Gulf coast of Southwest Florida.

You’ll find fascinating cultural attractions like The Ringling Museum and Marie Selby Botanical Garden and you can't miss the beautiful Siesta Key Beach.

Only a 40 minute jaunt north and you’re in Mount Dora, one of Florida’s beloved small town charms.

The biggest draw to this area is the Renninger’s Antique Center & Farmer’s Flea Market, where visitors come to shop for vintage treasures, while the array of outdoor cafes, galleries and wineries are perfect for a day trip away.

Drive two hours west past Tampa and you’ll find Caladesi Island State Park,in the city of Dunedin.

Located along the Gulf Coast, its white powdery sand, emerald waters, and lack of tourist crowds make this area feel like an off the grid slice of paradise, regularly ranked one of the top beaches.

Located in Orange City just 45 minutes from Orlando, Blue Springs State Park is the largest spring on the St. John’s River, a manatee refuge offering 72 degree temperatures that are perfect for cooling off.

Take a dip in the pale blue waters and soak in the views of the forested banks that surround you.

The oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine is a great two-hour day trip for history enthusiasts.

Founded in 1565, here you can walk along the cobblestoned streets in the National Historic Landmark District,

walk the walls of the 17th-century Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum for a stunning view of the city below.

In less than two hours you can be in Tampa, a vibrant city with a long list of family friendly attractions.

Browse artwork at the world renown Salvador Dali museum, relax on the award winning Clearwater Beach, or cheer on the local Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of feeding giraffes at Lowry Park Zoo or observing manatees at the Electric Manatee Viewing Center.

Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the opportunities at nearby Ocala National Forest, the world’s largest sand pine scrub forest, it’s here that you can explore over 360,000 acres of hiking or take a swim in the crystal clear waters of Silver Glen Springs.

One of the best places to experience Florida’s natural landscapes, an excellent choice for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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