Things for Couples to Do in Orlando

While sunny Florida often attracts active families, couples can also find plentiful things to do in sunny Orlando. Whether heading south for a full week or brief weekend, couples can enjoy romantic excursions, theme park excitement and nightlife experiences during their stay.
Romantic Excursions

Couples looking for a romantic excursion while in Orlando should first plan a picnic at Lake Eola Park. With over 40 acres centrally-located in downtown Orlando, this popular spot offers both city and water views, a bubbling fountain, paddling ducks and even swan boat rides. During a cool Florida evening, couples can ride in a horse-drawn carriage while in the area, and take in the sights of the city. On another day, consider taking your sweetie to an Orlando suburb, Winter Park, for Park Avenue shopping, delectable dining options, beautiful natural landscapes and charming architecture.

Lake Eola Park
195 N Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 246-2827

Winterpark
401 Park Avenue South
Winter Park, FL 32789
Tel: (407) 599-3399
www.ci.winter-park.fl.us

Theme Park Excitement

The fun of Orlando's popular theme parks are not just for kids. Couples can enjoy thrilling rides, romantic meals and artfully-crafted exhibits (and steal a kiss or two) while visiting. Experience all the classic rides for a nostalgic moment, from Space Mountain to Cinderella's Golden Carousel. Take a couple's photo at Minnie's Country House in a heart-shaped gazebo. Stroll through Disney's downtown marketplace for fun souvenirs and caricature drawings. Couples can also experience a cruise along the Seven Seas Lagoon, see Walt Disney World from an aerial view in a hot-air balloon or have lunch by a fountain in France while visiting Epcot.

Organize a special ceremony at Disney's Wedding Pavilion. Wind down with couple's massages at the Grand Floridian Spa before departure. End an evening by watching fireworks at the Magic Kingdom for a vivid, colorful display and a romantic moment.

Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Guest Relations
P.O. Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830
Tel: (407) 939-7675
www.disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nightlife Experiences

There are many nightlife experiences for couples in the Orlando area. From an Arabian Nights Dinner Show to walking an illuminated boardwalk, couples need only bring themselves and their loved one for a good time. Have a fondue-style, romantic dinner at The Melting Pot and then throw on your dancing shoes at Pleasure Island. With seven distinct dance clubs, deejays feature music from top-40 hits to oldies jams. Or check out the Latin Quarter at Universal's CityWalk, where couples can rock out on a moat-surrounded dance floor. Couples can also experience International Drive, popular for its plentiful shopping (over 480 stores!), entertainment and dining options. Nightly wine tastings, live music, pub-crawls, trendy clubs and dueling piano shows draw big crowds.

The Melting Pot in Orlando
7549 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, Florida 32819
Tel: (407) 903-1100
www.meltingpot.com

Downtown Disney Pleasure Island
1590 Buena Vista Drive
P.O. BOX 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Tel: (407) 828-3025

CityWalk
1000 Universal Studios Plaza
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 224-4233
www.universalorlando.com

Orlando's International Drive (I-Drive)
Information Office
7081 Grand National Drive, Suite 105
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 248-9590
www.internationaldriveorlando.com