Whether you just started dating or you've been married for years, here's some of the best date night ideas in Orlando. Take your significant other out on one of these excursions, and you'll definitely earn some brownie points.
Become a chocolatier and make sweet memories while creating your own confections. Farris and Foster's in Baldwin Park hosts date night events every Friday. Make milk, dark and white chocolate candies while listening to romantic music. Couples take home one pound of chocolate. Bring a bottle of your favorite beverage to enjoy while you make your special desserts.
Movies always make for great date nights, but the Enzian Theater offers a much more enjoyable atmosphere than a typical movie theater. Enzian offers table seating so you can munch on more than just popcorn while you enjoy the flick. Before or after the movie, stop by the Eden Bar right next door, which offers seats under giant oak trees covered in moss. It's a wonderful place to enjoy a cocktail and a post-movie chat.
Departing from The Boathouse every night, set sail through Disney's scenic waterways, as this 40-foot Italian water taxi departs from The Boathouse every evening. Enjoy an intimate cruise filled with Italian music, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. Tours are offered daily from 10am to 10pm at the rate of $75 per person for 30 minutes or $115 per person for 60 minutes.
Looking for something affordable? This romantic date night destination in Downtown Orlando is perfect. Take a stroll along the mile-long path around Lake Eola and enjoy the city lights. Bring your own spinach to feed the swans. The beautiful white birds only eat spinach, lettuce, or pellets of food from the coin-operated swan feeders situated around the lake. For a different vantage point of the city, take a ride on a swan. The paddle boats are available to rent for $15 per 30 minutes.
Snuggle up on a blanket with your sweetie and enjoy a movie amongst some of Orlando's most exotic flora and fauna. This 50-acre botanical garden offers date nights on the first Friday night of (most) months. Plus, this movie-night is way more affordable than then theater at just $6 per person. Bring your own wine and snacks. Leu Gardens is also a great day date. Take a stroll through the gardens. For extra romance, hit the rose garden when it's in bloom!
Cemetery Tour at Greenwood Cemetery - Cemetery might not scream romance, but heck, at least this idea is different! Take the tour under the moonlight to learn about Orlando's history. Here, you'll find the gravesites of Orlando's key figures such as Joseph Bumby and James Parramore. And if you're afraid of ghosts you can always grab hold of your sweetie for comfort! Possibly, the best part: the tours are free!
Skip the chocolate and flowers and win over your loved one's heart with a pizza! This is a Valentine's Day favorite in Orlando, but what many don't know is it's served year around at this pizzeria off East Colonial.
Located at Walt Disney World, take a 30-minute horse-drawn carriage ride through Disney's Fort Wilderness trails. Relax and enjoy the views as you travel through the lush pine and cypress forest. Carriage rides are $45 for a half hour and reservations are recommended.
So, what are you waiting for?! Grab that special someone and check out one (or two or three) of these awesome spots in Orlando for date night!