Orlando is located in the warmth of central Florida. As well as being nicknamed ‘The City Beautiful’ it’s also known as the theme park capital of the world. With so much going on, Orlando is a great destination for couples. Especially with so many activities to suit all types of people and budgets, finding the right romantic date can be a tough choice. So we’ve done the hard work for you, checking hundreds of places to go. Here are the most romantic things to do for couples in Orlando. 

1. Helicopter Night Tour

Enjoy aerial views of Orlando with your partner on a helicopter flight at night. After a quick safety briefing, you will head to the skies to take in the city lights. See the sights illuminated at night, including the iconic Coca-cola Orlando eye. Other sights you will see include Sea World, Disney Worl,d and Universal Studios. During your flight enjoy live commentary from your pilot. Options include a 15 minute-40 minute flight. 

  • Duration: 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Prices: from $65 USD

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2. The Wheel at ICON Park

Impress your date with a ride on the wheel at ICON Park. Towering an impressive 400 feet, you will have amazing views over Orlando. Also, enjoy views of the beautiful park surrounding the wheel. During your 23-minute ride, the on-board iPad can give you information about your sights and surroundings. The 20-acre park has more than 40 restaurants and bars, so it’s a great romantic place to dine. In addition, you can upgrade to a champagne experience to make your ride extra special.

  • Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Prices: from Adults $28 USD, Child $23 USD
  • Address: 8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

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3. Orlando Escape Games

Challenge yourselves to an exciting escape game. During your escape work together to find clues and escape the room. With plenty of different themes to choose from, there is something for everyone. Choose from historical themes such as the lost tomb of Monthu and the Budapest Express. Or break out of Prison or experience the thrill of the Heist. Alternatively, find an escape route for your life in the Under pressure or Pandemic options.  Other choices include Mission Mars, Murder Mystery, Gold Rush, and more.

  • Opening Hours: Generally till late
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Prices: from $30 USD

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4. Walt Disney World Resort

Unleash your inner child and take your partner to one of the fun theme parks at Walt Disney World. Choose from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or the popular Magic Kingdom Park. You can easily spend a day at each park and they’re all great choices for a romantic date. See live shows, Hollywood behind the scenes, enjoy the fun rides, and take plenty of photos. With so many theme parks, it may even be worth considering overnight stays. Check our guide on the best hotels near Disney World.

  • Opening Hours: Daily till late
  • Duration: whole day
  • Prices: from Adults $109 USD
  • Address: Orlando, FL, United States

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5. Universal Orlando Resort

There are 3 exciting theme parks to choose from at Universal Studios Resort. You can enjoy a day at Universal Studios, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, or splash around at Volcano Bay. At the popular Universal Studios, enjoy themed areas of Hollywood movies such as The Fast and Furious, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter. Or for a day of thrills, head to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Perhaps the best option on a warm day is Volcano Bay Water Park, where you can enjoy fun waterslides or just lie back in luxury. During your trip you will feel like movie stars, great for a fun romantic day.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9am-9pm
  • Duration: whole day
  • Prices: from Adults $80
  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

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6. SeaWorld Orlando

Head to Sea World with your date for a great marine experience. With over 30 attractions and rides there is plenty of variety to keep you both busy. Enjoy close-up encounters with killer whales and turtles. Take a ride on the Kraken Unleashed roller coaster and plunge through canyons. If you have time, visit Aquatica Waterpark for slides and dolphin encounters. Or add a visit to Busch Gardens, home to many exotic and endangered animals. Alternatively, go to Adventure Island, with slides, rides waterfalls, and a wave pool. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9am-10pm
  • Duration: whole day
  • Prices: from Adults $68
  • Address: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, United States

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7. Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is one of the best theme parks for couples. With both a relaxing atmosphere and an oasis of calm, this is perfect for a grown-up escape. During your visit enjoy private beaches, swim with dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish, or just enjoy a swim. There are some great restaurants on-site as well. You can also get a drinks package and get a selection of tasty cocktails. With SeaWorld nearby, it might even be worth checking into a hotel to get the complete experience.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 7am-5pm
  • Duration: whole day
  • Prices: from Adults $224
  • Address: 6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821, United States

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8. WonderWorks

Feel like you’re walking on your hands as you explore Wonderwork’s upside-down park. With over 100 interactive exhibits you and your partner will have plenty of fun. During your visit, you can experience hurricane winds of 74 mph, play with electricity, and make giant bubbles. Also lay on a bed of nails, land a space shuttle, and take a glow-in-the-dark rope course. Run around during laser tag and catch a show in the basement 4D theater. Then, enjoy a 1-hour interactive magic and comedy show while dining on pizza, salad drinks, and desert. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily 9am-12am
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Prices: from Adults $35 USD, Child $25 USD
  • Address: 9067 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

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9. Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park

Central Florida Everglades is a vast area consisting of swamps, marshes, and rivers. The best way to explore it is on a thrilling airboat ride. During your ride, look out for alligators and other wildlife as you skim over marshes and swamps. Continue your close encounters with wildlife at Wild Florida. Over 200 animals including lemurs, zebra, and sloths live there. This is a great attraction for couples who love animals.

  • Departure times: Day & night available
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Prices: From $31 USD
  • Address: 3301 Lake Cypress Rd, Kenansville, FL 34739, United States

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10. Crystal River

Manatees are sometimes known as sea cows and are sometimes attributed to tales of mermaids from their singing. Seeing manatees is sure to be a magical experience to share with your loved one. Join a team of Manatee experts for a cruise along Crystal River. You are able to snorkel with these endangered animals in known areas popular with Manatees. Some tours also include a visit to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Manatee Season is generally from October to March.

  • Duration: day trip
  • Prices: From $58 USD
  • Location: 90 minutes drive from Orlando

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11. Saint Augustine

Soak up American History on a Saint Augustine day trip, America’s oldest town. Founded in 1565, the ancient town has plenty for couples to explore. After a relaxing 2-hour drive, you can explore the town at your leisure.  Including wandering the boutique shops, exploring cobblestone streets, and dining at a fine restaurant. Also included is a 75-minute cruise on Victory III in Matanzas Bay. Additionally, you can enjoy a 90-minute hop-on hop-off tour to see as many of the city’s sights as you’d like.

  • Duration: day trip
  • Prices: From $75 USD
  • Location: 2 hour drive from Orlando

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12. Winter Park

Winter Park is a former tourist resort that still attracts plenty of visitors. With over 70 parks in this Suburban city, there is plenty of nature to relax in. If you’re a golfer, take the opportunity to show your partner how to swing a club at a golf course. Alternatively, head to the popular shopping district or explore the river. Perhaps a romantic bike tour of the area will appeal to you. Or a Southern home-cooked brunch and gospel tour. Whatever you decide, Winter Park will charm you as it did the 4 presidents who have visited it.

  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Location: city near Orlando

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13. Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is an oasis of natural beauty in the metropolitan city of Orlando. The beautiful central lake has both real swans and swan boats to enjoy. Other attractions at the park include a weekly farmers market and events at the amphitheater. In addition, you can dine at the Relax Grill restaurant or enjoy a romantic picnic. Lake Eola Park is visited on several sightseeing tours. Alternatively, make your trip about the park on a tour such as a lunchtime history tour or scavenger hunt.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 6am-12am
  • Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, United States

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14. Clear Kayak in Rock Springs

Relax on the river for a romantic tour with your other half. With clear kayaks, you can see the clear waters beneath you during your tour. Following a safety briefing and instructions you will paddle from Kings Landing to Emerald Cut. Along the way expect to see blue-green water and lush scenery. Also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including turtles, birds, and small alligators. There’s even a hidden jump for guests if you choose.

  • Departure Times: from 8am
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Address: 5722 Baptist Camp Rd, Apopka, FL 32712, USA

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15. Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach on the West Coast is a fantastic day trip from Orlando. Unwind with your loved one as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city. During the 1.5 hour bus ride, you can learn more about the beach from your guide. On arrival, you will have free time to explore and relax on the beach. Then head to the marina for a 1 hour dolphin encounter cruise. Afterwards, return to shore for more relaxation or other water sports.

  • Duration: day trip
  • Prices: from $65 USd
  • Location: 90 minute drive from Orlando

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16. Tree Trek Adventure Park

Head to the heights of Orlando Tree Trek Adventure. The heights are sure to make you feel giddy and in love with your adventurous partner. This adventure park has 97 games and challengers for all ability levels. Alongside your other half, navigate your way through swinging logs, cargo nets, and zip lines. Test your limits and encourage each other to tackle the obstacles.

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 8am-12pm; Weekends 8am-1:30pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Prices: from $57 USD
  • Address: 7625 Sinclair Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747, United States

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17. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Get your body and heart racing as you experience the thrills at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games. Speed lovers will have a great time racing along High-Speed Electric SuperKarts. Which is one of the world’s longest indoor tracks with banked turns and 25′ elevation changes. In addition, try some of the 120+ games in the arcade. Or head to the rope course with its own zipline, laser tag, or bowling. Also, try out the interactive Dark Ride motion theater or the Hologate fully immersive VR experience. Additionally, there are  6 VR racing simulators, a restaurant and a full bar for refreshments. This is the perfect date for couples who love to have fun!

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10am-1am
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Prices: from $24 USD
  • Address: 9299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

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18. iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving

Indoor skydiving is a great way to experience the feel of a skydive without facing the heights. During your training session, you’ll learn how to free-float in a purpose-built wind tunnel. Experience wind speeds reaching 130 to 175 mph (209 to 282 kph). Included are 2 x 1-minute one-on-one sessions with your instructor in the wind tunnel. Great for couples who want to try something a bit different and have a thrilling experience. 

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 11am-8pm; Friday 12pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-11pm; Sunday 9am-9pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Prices: from $90 USD
  • Address: 8969 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, United States

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