8 Ideas for a Memorable Orlando Valentine's Celebration

Greg Nelson Guides & Tips, Holidays, Orlando

Orlando Valentine’s Day Getaway

So you finally took down all the Christmas decorations and lights. And you’ve swept up the confetti from New Year’s Eve. But don’t rest on your laurels too long because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Now is the time to start making plans with your loved one.

Of course, you can always stick with the old standbys… a greeting card, a nice box of chocolate, a bouquet of flowers, or special dinner reservations and a movie. Those are tried and true options. But if you really want to make a splash with your sweetie, why not consider a truly special resort vacation getaway to sun-soaked Orlando, Florida!

Orlando Beach on Valentine's Day

While much of the country will be mired in gray skies, cold temperatures, swirling winds and snow, Orlando’s sub-tropical climate offers seasonably warm sunshine. Why not shed the jackets and get out and explore central Florida’s many world class theme parks and attractions.

Here are some other options to make your Valentine’s Day in Orlando a little more romantic:

1. Couple's Massage

Experience a romantic “couple’s massage” at the world class Serenity Spa. This full-service, 10,000-square-foot Spa offers an exceptional escape from the daily stress. Relax and rejuvenate with a wide range of spa treatments including massages, body wraps, facials and more.

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2. Ride The Wheel at ICON Park

Catch a bird’s eye view from the fully enclosed capsules of the The Wheel at ICON Park – a mammoth 400-foot high observation wheel of wonder along Orlando’s International Drive. Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding skyline, theme parks, lakes and central Florida landscape. You can even enjoy a glass of champagne! In addition to the high-flying ride, you can enjoy adjacent attractions like the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

SeaWorld Discovery Cover

3. Discovery Cove Dolphin Swim

Get up close and personal with a dolphin! This unique SeaWorld park offers a full day of fun and your admission includes food and beverages throughout the day. Feed tropical birds, play near a family of otters, walk on the ocean floor and live your dream with a 30-minute dolphin interaction that includes hugs, kisses and a thrilling dorsal fin tow ride. In addition to your personalized dolphin swim, you can have a buoy with a personalized love message or proposal delivered to your loved one by a dolphin.

4. Valentine’s Concert at Leu Gardens

Valentine’s Day is a romantic tradition at Leu Gardens, located just a short drive from Orlando. Enjoy a special Valentine’s concert under the stars on February 14, from 7-10 pm, with performances by Dave Capp Project, Slickwood and Mud Rooster Blues. You can also enjoy the beautiful 50-acre gardens under a starlit sky. Alcohol is permitted, so bring some chairs or a blanket and pack a picnic and a favorite bottle of wine.

Cinderella Castle

5. Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Castle sits at the end of Main Street U.S.A., a shining and awesome centerpiece for Disney’s Magic Kingdom. But if you really want your loved one to feel like a princess, take her inside the castle to Cinderella’s Royal Table restaurant. There you can treat her to a truly sweet treat - a chocolate shell shaped as Cinderella’s famous glass slipper and topped with some other tasty compliments. The Cinderella’s glass slipper dessert also includes a personalized message tailored to your celebration. You can pre-order this unique treat.

6. St. Johns Riverboat Cruise

Sit back and relax while cruising along central Florida’s historic St. Johns River aboard an authentic sternwheel paddleboat. Enjoy food, live music and scenic “old Florida” while getting up close views of area wildlife such as great herons, osprey, eagles, turtles, alligators and maybe even manatees.

7. Lakeridge Winery

Experience a day of music, fun, wine and relaxation at this scenic winery just a short drive from Orlando. Tour the winery and sample a wide range of award-winning table wines, from dry to sweet. The winery features its annual Winefest - February 7-9, 2020 - featuring the season's newest wines, food, music on an outdoor stage, and local artists and crafters.

Lake Eola Valentines

8. Lake Eola Park

Take a walk around downtown Orlando’s iconic Lake Eola Park. A sidewalk circles the lake and offers an easy .9 mile stroll. You can even stop along the way to feed the many swans you’ll encounter, including Royal Mute, Australian Black, Whooper, Black Neck and Trumpeter swans. Then take to the water for a romantic ride in your own swan shaped paddle boat. You can rent the watercraft for only $15 per half hour. Better yet, head out at night for a spectacular view of Lake Eola’s nightly fountain light & music show.

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