Things can get pretty samey in a relationship, which is why dialing up the romance on a hot date every now and then is so important to keep sparks flying. While staying in for a Chinese takeout or taking your date to the local coffee shop for the hundredth time is all well and good, these things can get very predictable very quickly. If you’re strapped for new and exciting dating ideas this Valentine’s Day, here’s some super romantic things to do in Orlando that you’ll love to the moon and back, from enchanting Candlelight concerts to thrilling airboat tours and more.
These enchanting Candlelight concerts know a thing or two about wooing. Once hopeless romantics have taken their seats inside The Abbey and 1010 WEST, a gifted string quartet will be swooning them with the moving melodies and soothing sounds of iconic love songs. From “My Heart Will Go On” and “Moon River” to stunning compositions by the likes of Puccini and Tchaikovsky, famous tunes that tug on the heartstrings will sweep Orlando’s couples off their feet. Twinkling candles and live music performances are a match made in heaven, and you won’t want to miss out on this perfect pairing this February.
2. Explore a tropical world at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove is a tropical paradise that was practically made for the hopeless romantics. With your sweetheart by your side, you’ll kick back and relax in tropical lagoons, float down turquoise rivers and unwind on pristine beaches. And if you’re looking for something a little more action-packed this Valentine’s Day, the all-inclusive resort has you covered. You can take a dip with dolphins, snorkel among thousands of tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds and much more.
📍6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821
This exhilarating 30-minute airboat tour has all the fun and excitement you crazy couples will need to liven up your date plans. Nothing gets pulses racing like coming face to face with Florida’s colossal alligators and other magnificent creatures as they roam freely through Southport Park. Under the canopy of towering oak trees, you’ll cuddle up to your partner on this wetland safari adventure featuring vibrant wildlife and dazzling Native American heritage shows.
📍2001 East Southport Road, Kissimmee, 34746-2600
Feel like showing off your silly side? Museum of Illusions Orlando is essentially an adult playground featuring all sorts of weird and wonderful exhibits. Mind-bending optical, photographic and interactive illusions distort vision and promise to provide all the smiles and laughter on your date. There’s a vast Infinity Room, a topsy-turvy Reverse Room and a fun-filled Ames Room that are ready to confuse and amuse. The museum is also a great place for a couple’s photo op, so if you haven’t hard launched your other half on the socials yet, you know the perfect spot to get the pic.
📍ICON Park, 8441 International Dr, 32819
Orlando has a popping sushi scene. From high-end sushi spots to cozy omakase counters, the city has tons of unbeatable eateries that celebrate the beloved Japanese cuisine. But why would it make a particularly good date night? Well, in Japanese literature, sushi is a symbol of passion, love and romance. It’s believed to connect diners as they share in the delights of the rice, fish, seaweed and other tantalizing ingredients in the food.
And if you’re looking for a snazzy setting to put the theory to the test, restaurants like Shakai Sushi Lounge serve up a symphony of flavors and textures in an elegant yet relaxing atmosphere. What’s not to love?
📍43 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801