Did you know that over $448 million is spent on candy the week before Valentine’s Day?
If you’re looking for more than candy – something truly different – to surprise your Valentine with this year, then check out our 10 sweet and memorable date ideas. By the way, candy is always a great gift idea.
10. Try Something New Together this Valentine’s Day
You probably talk about trying something new and exciting, so why not use Valentine’s Day as a great excuse to do it?
The Orlando area has a lot to offer for almost any interest. For example, you can create your own candle at Artifact Candle Foundry. With over 90 fragrances to choose from, you’re sure to create a unique candle scent unlike any other. Of the five senses, smell is the most powerful—use it to make a beautiful statement.
These soy-based, soot-free candles and their cute containers make perfect gifts to take away from a unique date night activity.
9. Spend a Day at ICON Park
ICON Park is a place you could spend a full day enjoying date activities.
Some of the attractions include the Wheel, Madame Tussauds, and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Dining options include Sugar Factory, Shake Shack, Yard House, and more. Build-a-Bear Workshop is onsite as well. Maybe stop by to build your loved one a handcraft gift.
8. Find Romance on the Beach
Orlando locals love Cocoa Beach for its calm waves and sunny shoreline. Here, nature does all the work in creating a relaxing and romantic setting. Take a stroll together along the miles of soft sand, or travel to Cape Canaveral for a more secluded and natural experience.
7. Dinner. A Show. And Dancing.
Maybe you want to spice up your Valentine’s Day date a little. No problem!
Mango’s Tropical Cafe provides a night of dining, entertainment, and dancing. You’ll have fun combining the most popular date activities all into one spectacular night!
6. Stroll Through the Park
If you want a more laid-back date, visit Lake Eola Park.
There is plenty to do here for a romantic date. Take a stroll through the greenery. Enjoy a private lakefront picnic. Rent a swan paddle boat and enjoy a truly private moment close to the fountain. Watch the sun set from inside the pergola. Admire the art installations around the lake. Take a quiet moment to take in the City Beautiful together.
The romantic possibilities are endless at Lake Eola.
5. Show Off your Bowling Skills
Love action? Then this date will be right up your alley.
Impress your partner by bowling a strike at King’s Bowling Alley. They have the perfect game even if bowling doesn’t strike your date’s fancy. Not only do they have bowling, but there is also dining, billiards, foosball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard.
4. A Night at the Theater
Sit back and relax at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this Valentine’s Day.
This theater always has something interesting going on such as musicals, ballets, movie nights and more. Catch a show in the brand-new Steinmetz Hall like Giselle. This ballet will have hearts soaring as the ghost of a peasant girl protects her love from evil spirits.
Whatever show you attend, prepare to be dazzled by the glitz and the glamour of the performing arts.
3. Relax & Rejuvenate
If one or both of you have a full schedule, Valentine’s Day might be one of the few days you get time to spend quality time together … or even to simply relax.
If you’re super-pressed for time, carve out an hour for an at-home spa experience. Draw a relaxing bath and set the mood maybe with the candle you made at Artifact Candle Foundry. If you’re serious about relaxing, then you should check into a spa. A day at a spa like The Spa at Rosen Centre or The Spa at Shingle Creek could be the perfect gift for both of you and provide the R&R you desperately need.
Bonus: both spas have massage treatments designed for couples to enjoy together.
2. Live on the Wild Side
If you’re in need of a unique daytime activity for a Valentine’s Day date, visit the drive-thru safari park at Wild Florida.
Here you’ll see over 100 native and exotic animals roaming the grounds as you drive through the safari park in your own car. They also have airboat rides, a gator park, and restaurant onsite. Don’t forget your camera for this date!
1. Take Romance to the Sky on Valentine’s Day
Elevate your Valentine’s Day to the next level with a hot air balloon ride!
Not only is this a memorable experience, but it can also be quite romantic. Forget about the world below and enjoy the company of your significant other.
Make Valentine’s Day an Experience to Remember
Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a memorable Valentine’s Day with a getaway to Orlando, Florida. Book your stay at the conveniently located Rosen Inn for the perfect place to go back and relax after the day’s festivities and get ready for an experience you will both cherish for a lifetime. To reserve your room, call us today at (407) 996-4444.