7 Romantic Things to do in Orlando

Are you heading to Orlando, Florida with that special someone and are looking for things to do for couples? From loved-up strolls to sexy date nights to stargazing and sunset chasing, there are possibilities for passion all across “The City Beautiful”. So, if you’re looking for a loved-up time, here are some of the most romantic things to do in Orlando.

7 Romantic Things to do in Orlando

1. Ride a swan boat around Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park in the city centre is a wonderful place for a romantic stroll. A 9-mile path encompasses the lake and provides a pretty backdrop for your hand in hand walk. With its Chinese Pagoda and lots of places to relax and bask in nature, it’s also a great place to have a romantic picnic. For a fun date idea, you can rent swan boats and paddle around the lake.

2. Paddel the canals on a sunset kayaking session

Watching the sunset with your special someone is one of the most romantic things you can do. However, if you want to up the ante, watch the sunset from the middle of a lake in a kayak. Launch your clear tandem kayak from Dinky Dock at Winter Park in Orlando and follow your Get UP and Go guide. They’ll take you through the scenic canals that link Lake Virginia, Lake Osceola and Lake Maitland, which are all part of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. With small group sizes and tandem kayaks, the experience is intimate and perfect for couples.

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3. Go stargazing at the Crosby Observatory at the Orlando Science Center

Overcast weather and light pollution sometimes make it difficult to see the stars above Orlando. However, the heavens are always visible at the Crosby Observatory at the Orlando Science Center. This is a brilliant spot for some romance under the stars and you can take in a stellar show at the Digital Adventure Theater. Finished gazing at the galaxy? Spend the rest of the evening gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes.

romantic things to do in Orlando

4. Plan a date night in a sexy speakeasy

Cosy up in a corner and sip cocktails by candlelight in one of the many speakeasy bars in Orlando. Secretly tucked away, these bars evoke the look and feel of the Prohibition era and have a very intimate vibe – perfect for a sexy date night. Hanson’s Shoe Repair on East Pine Street is located in the oldest building in downtown and is full of charm and character. With low lighting, high spirits and a gorgeous rooftop patio, this is the perfect place to sip creative cocktails and get flirty late into the night.

romantic things to do in Orlando

5. Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride

Watch an unforgettable sunrise from a hot air balloon ride and experience floating above Orlando as the city wakes up. You’ll ascend several thousand feet up into the air and have incredible bird’s eye views of Orlando’s most famous sights and attractions. For example, you’ll glide over swamps, orange groves and theme parks. End this memorable experience with a traditional champagne toast with your loved one. There are loads of tour operators that offer hot air balloon rides over Orlando. Just pick the one that suits your requirements the best.

6. Admire the skyline from the Wheel at ICON Park

The Wheel at ICON Park is a giant observation Ferris wheel with sweeping views over Orlando when you reach the top. Soaring 400 feet up in the sky this is a wonderfully romantic place to cuddle up with your loved one and steal a kiss at sunset. The Ferris wheel is in an entertainment complex so there are plenty of fun things to do here. For instance, you can have a date night dinner in one of the many restaurants, shop for mementoes and have even more fun at the amusements.

7. Have a romantic picnic at Kraft Azalea Gardens

Kraft Azalea Gardens is a truly unique and romantic spot brimming with all sorts of beautiful blooms. This public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland. It is a great place to relax and have a picnic under the shade of the enormous cypress trees. These trees really give the gardens that old Florida charm. Lots of people come here for wedding photos and proposals. Hint hint!

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Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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