27 Unique and FUN Things to Do in Orlando for Couples

Whether you live round the corner or are hitting up Orlando as part of a special romantic getaway, there are a huge range of things to do in Orlando for couples. From the thrilling and adventurous, to the gooey and romantic. 

Treat your partner (and yourself) to these amazing date ideas in Orlando, and we’re sure you’ll both have the time of your lives.

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1. Visit EPCOT Festival

Every year, Disney’s incredible EPCOT park presents a series of events and festivals, which are the ultimate couples’ day out in Orlando.

EPCOT starts the year with their International Festival of the Arts, running from mid-January. Treat your other half to a day of food, performance and visual arts from across the globe.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

Check back in the spring for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival – a gorgeous display of color and top of the list for romantic things to do in Orlando.

July to November bring with them the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival… if ever there was a festival for couples in Orlando, this is it!

Epcot Festival of the Holidays
Epcot Festival of the Holidays

And finally, EPCOT rounds-off the year with their International Festival of the Holidays, launching at the end of November. EPCOT makes sure there are always things to do in Orlando for couples!

2. Bonnet Creek Epicurious, A Curated Progressive Dinner

Picture this – four hours of exquisitely curated, culinary perfection. And now stop imagining and make a reservation at Orlando’s luxury romantic dinner, hosted by Hilton’s new Signia by Hilton brand hotel at Bonnet Creek.

Bonnet Creek Epicurious Dinner with NikkyJ. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

This triumphantly decadent feat of gastronomy is an ideal night out for a special occasion.

Bonnet Creek Epicurious Dinner Entrance at Hilton Signia la Luce

Perhaps you’ve decided it’s time to pop the question, maybe you’re staying in Orlando for your honeymoon.

Bonnet Creek Epicurious Dinner Food Truck and Beer
Food Truck Stop

Maybe you’re super confident that this first date is going to be the one. It’s not cheap at $235 per person, so this is for a date night that really counts.

Make a reservation by emailing BonnetCreekEpicurious@hilton.com or call 407-597-3712.

3. Take a Hike on the Tibet-Butler Preserve

There’s nothing quite like embracing your inner explorer, and hiking in the Tibet-Butler Preserve is a vitalizing date for couples to enjoy together in Orlando.

Tibet Butler Preserve Parking Lot

Shrouded by an emerald glow of palm trees, relax in the delicate balance of magnitude and serenity that this beautiful natural park offers.

Tibet Butler Preserve Map

On a warm afternoon, take shelter at the foot of a magnificent tree and just enjoy each other’s company.

If meditation is your thing, the Tibet-Butler Preserve is an inspiring setting and can bring you closer to yourself as well as your partner.

Look up the Japanese custom of Forest Bathing before you go and share the experience with your date.

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4. Visit the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Festival

Hosted by Walt Disney World, the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Festival is a special weekend festival for foodies.

Swan and Dolphin Resort Entrance

Scheduled for the fall, this festival is an especially popular thing to do in Orlando for couples who want to avoid the peak holiday seasons.

Dolphin Resort Walt Disney World Orlando Florida

Take your time as you meander the causeway and let your tastebuds tempt you as you explore the wide range of treats prepared by the remarkably talented team of local and international chefs.

5. Experience Sangria University at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Prepare to be top of the class at Sangria University! The Three Bridges Bar & Grill, at Coronado Springs Resort, has landed on one of the best things to do in Orlando for couples who love a refreshing glass of sangria in the evening.

Disney Sangria University Offerings. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Earn your Sangria Diploma under the expert tuition of the restaurant’s sangria sommelier. Taste four house-made sangrias whilst discovering the interesting history of this popular Spanish drink.

The highlight of this great Orlando date idea is making your very own Sangria and receiving your diploma!

6. Enjoy One of Orlando’s Best Lounges

Sometimes you just need to relax, and Orlando has you covered. If you’re planning a busy day out and about at the parks and want to chill out together in the evening, regaling each other with stories, then settle in to one of Orlando’s best lounges.

Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando with green and red water features for Christmas in Florida

The AC Sky Bar is an ideal spot for an evening of laughs and chit-chat by an open fire on the rooftop terrace of AC Hotel.

Or, if you’ve just graduated with your Sangria diploma (see Sangria University, above), continue the Spanish theme at Dahlia Lounge.

Coronado Springs Dahlia Lounge

Just turn up at The Courtesy for an authentic speakeasy cocktail bar experience. 

The atmosphere is buzzing and the drinks, crafted by top notch artisans are a special treat for a romantic night in Orlando.

Alternatively, if Disney is your reason for being in Orlando, check out Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. If you’ve ever wanted to get tipsy with Moana, this is probably your closest opportunity.

7. Hangout at the Orlando Improv Comedy Club

Comedy clubs are a hilarious thing to do in Orlando for couples, and Improv is possibly the best spot in town.

Improv Orlando

Hit up the comedy club’s website to flick through their busy calendar of shows and book a date night that’ll have you both gasping for air.

Improv has a restaurant too, so you could make a whole evening of it by making a dining reservation at the same time as booking your tickets.

8. Take A Boat Tour on the Lakes

Orlando is blessed with some beautiful waterscapes, from large lakes to mysterious marshes. 

Winter Park Florida Sign to Morse Museum Scenic Boat Tour

Whether you’re in Orlando as a couple, or with your kids, a boat tour will be a highlight of your time in town.

Scenic Boat Tours operate everyday in Winter Park, with boat tours leaving dock every hour on the hour.

If you’re closer to the Butler Chain of Lakes, take a tour with Florida Lake Tours for 75 minutes on a comfortable pontoon boat, with dual bimini sun shades to protect from the powerful Florida sun.

9. Visit an Orlando Museum

It might surprise you, but Orlando is just about giant mice with pet dogs. An impressive range of museums offers lots of alternative things to do in Orlando for couples.

Orlando Art Museum

The Orlando Museum of Art has been showcasing historical and contemporary art since 1924. Go on the first Thursday of the month for a special evening of local artists and live music.

Add something special to your Friday or Saturday plans with a visit to the Orlando Fire Museum. It’s free to visit and is an eye-opening presentation of the heroic work of firefighters in Orlando and beyond.

If museums bring the word “stuffy” to mind, but your partner loves them, then head to the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. The gardens are particularly fun, filled with interesting sculptures… and space for a picnic.

10. Have Dinner at One of the Top 5 Restaurants in Orlando

So, you’re looking for a brilliant date night in Orlando… you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places for dinner.

Kadence Sushi Orlando with owner Mark creating nigiri. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Kadence, at 1809 Winter Park Road, is a delicious sushi and sake bar that would be a perfect segue from a boat tour on the lake.

For a cut of luxury – medium rare – make a reservation at Bull & Bear, the Waldorf Astoria’s celebrated steakhouse.

Be entertained by celebrity chef Todd English at his seafood restaurant, Todd English’s Bluezoo. The restaurant itself is a work of art, and that’s before you’ve even picked up your cutlery.

Ok, it’s got the wrong State in its name, but the California Grill is an appropriate nod to the birthplace of Disney Studios, Disneyland and the magic that followed.

The Hampton Social with NikkyJ

And if you’re anywhere near International Drive, get yourself a table at The Hampton Social, which is open for lunch and dinner, with live music in the evenings.

The Hampton Social Hot Chicken Sandwich
The Hampton Social Chicken Sandwich

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11. Do a Couples Massage at Blue Harmony Spa

Detox and relax at the soothing Blue Harmony Spa. Couples’ massages are one of the most romantic things to do in Orlando for couples.

Blue Harmony Spa Entrance. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

The Blue Harmony Spa, situated at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, is a perfectly tranquil setting.

Blue Harmony Spa Lounge Area

Whilst you’re there, treat yourself to a facial, manicure and pedicure to go away looking as fabulously refreshed as you’ll feel.

12. Take a Leisurely Stroll on Disney’s BoardWalk

Link arms and trail Disney’s BoardWalk, found just down the road from EPCOT. Disney’s waterside destination boasts a quarter-mile of dining, shopping and exhilarating nightlife.

Boardwalk Disney with NikkyJ One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

With the classic nostalgic glow that Disney does so well, time spent on the BoardWalk with your loved one will make for very special memories.

Have a laugh and get competitive with your date at the classic arcade games. If you’re there with the kids, rent a Surrey bike, which is made for four riders.

13. Enjoy a Dinner on the Savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney goes all out when it comes to theming, and this safari dinner experience at Animal Kingdom is simply breathtaking.

Sanaa Dinner on the Savanna Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Savor the Savanna is a premium tour, where you’ll feast your eyes on the splendor of the world’s most impressive animals, whilst treating your tummy to a whole spread of delectable treats.

The guided safari tour is paired with African-inspired cuisine and drinks. You’ll need to already have entry to the theme park, which isn’t included in the ticket price.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Animal Kingdom, make it even more incredible with this romantic safari tour and dinner.

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14. Watch an NBA Game with the Orlando Magic

Orlando’s NBA team always puts on a great show, and the crowd sure knows how to have a good time. Soak up the atmosphere and cheer on The Orlando Magic at their next home game in the Amway Center.

NikkyJ at Orlando Magic Game Amway Arena. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Upcoming games are advertised on the NBA website, where you can also purchase tickets.

The Orlando Magic are yet to win a championship… but with your support you never know!

15. Party It Up in the ICE Bar

Now this is a cool thing for couples to do in Orlando. Chill out in the world’s most popular year-round ice bar! Yes, ICE Bar Orlando is the number ice bar in the entire world! And it’s a great date night.

ICE Bar with NikkyJ

It’s not all about breaking the ice though. Once you’ve marvelled at the ice sculptures and downed your shot from a shot glass made of ice, it’s time to warm up in the Fire Lounge.

As Katy Perry once said, you’re hot then you’re cold…. She must have been thinking of ICE Bar Orlando.

16. Hang Out in Disney Springs

Disney Springs is another of Disney’s show-stopping destinations and offers you so many memorable things to do in Orlando for couples.

Boathouse Disney Springs with NikkyJ

Hit the shops – there are 103 of them – maybe catch a movie, then head to dinner at one of the 64 delicious eateries in town.

Hangar Bar Disney Springs

Looking to throw in some pacey excitement to your day? If so, you’ll love this next watery experience!

Boathouse Amphicar Disney Springs. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Hit the water in a vintage Amphicar and enjoy a 20-minute guided tour of Lake Buena Vista whilst pretending to be Danny and Sandy from Grease.

17. Have Fun in CityWalk

Orlando isn’t just about Disney, ya know?! Universal CityWalk at the Universal Orlando Resort calls itself the Epicenter of Awesome… and with good reason.

Citywalk Orlando. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

Hang out in Margaritaville, or chill with some of your favorite Universal characters, at this colorful downtown destination that keeps the theme park fun alive right into the night.

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18. Enjoy a Relaxing Bioluminescent Kayaking Adventure

Ignite the adrenaline and prepare for a thrilling and romantic bioluminescent kayaking adventure. BK Adventure run a host of tours in the Banana River and Indian River areas, where the water quite literally glows with bioluminescence.

Bioluminescent Kayaking

It is a magical experience to be kayaking on glowing water. The stuff of movies. And you can enjoy it with your other half right here, for real, in Orlando.

Book ahead though, these tours get fully booked up in the summer, when the bioluminescence is at its brightest.

19. Spend a Day at Kennedy Space Center

Take your partner to the Kennedy Space Center and you’ll appreciate the miracle of meeting each other in a totally new way.

Kennedy Space Center Orange Shuttle Cape Canaveral Florida. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

We are such a small speck on the history of the cosmos, and NASA is at the forefront of discovering exactly what is “out there”.

NikkyJ at Kennedy Space Center

Be in the place where real space exploration happens. And if you’re lucky, you may even have the opportunity to witness a space launch.

Kennedy Space Center Rocket Garden NASA

Dates of launches are advertised on the Kennedy Space Center website.

20. Go Bar Hopping Downtown Orlando

Bar hopping always makes for an entertaining night, and it’s a sure way to have some laughs and build memories with your other half. 

Welcome to Downtown Orlando

So, if you’re looking for things to do for couples in Orlando, and you love a good cocktail, here are some bars to hit up.

Hooch at Wall Street Plaza has a creative steam-punk theme, and a menu of enticing moonshine cocktails.

Also check out Treehouse Orlando for a trendy vibe and craft cocktails. Or, if there’s a game on, hit up The Basement Orlando, where you’ll get great drinks and watch the game on the big screens.

21. Take a Ride on a Swan

Take it easy down in Lake Eola Park and swan away the afternoon on a swan-shaped paddle boat. You’ll also come across real swans, and perhaps catch a concert or movie in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.

Downtown Orlando Lake Eola Swan Ride

Lake Eola is a great spot for a couple selfie in front of the Orlando skyline – time your selfie for sunset for the best glow up imaginable.

22. Watch a Theatrical Show at Dr. Phillips

Orlando is brimming with characters from movies, but what about some live theatre. You got it right here at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Dr Phillips Downtown Orlando

Featuring a varied line up of shows and tribute acts, this is one night in Orlando you’ll be telling all your friends about.

With a constantly changing line-up of touring shows, you’ll be able to catch a different production every time you’re in the mood for a quality show.

23. Enjoy a Champagne Flight at ICON Park

ICON Park has got romantic things to do in Orlando down to a tee. The Wheel, with its mind-blowing views of Orlando has a special option just for couples – romance capsules.

Sugar Factory exterior shot with Orlando ICON One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

It’s like Valentines Day every day on The Wheel. Take your sweetheart and share a magical ride on the wheel along with champagne in your own little love capsule.

Don’t overlook the Shopping and Dining options either. Once you’ve returned to terra firma, there are shops and restaurants galore. I’m also intrigued by Breathe – ICON Park’s modern wellness bar – which is said to make you feel fantastic.

24. Visit an Orlando Escape Game Room

Escape Rooms have taken the world by storm, and make for a wonderful date. 

In the world’s themed-entertainment capital it’s no surprise that we’ve got the best selection of rooms to escape from.

Escape Game Orlando with NikkyJ

Bring out your inner child at Playground by The Escape Game, or help in a bank adventure hosted by America’s Escape Game.

Escape Game Entrance. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

If Pirates of the Caribbean is your jam, Lockbusters have an immersive Pirate Adventure for 3-8 players. And if you think you’ve seen all that Escape Rooms can do, head over to The Bureau for an escape adventure of tomorrow, with no locks and keys in sight…

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25. Get Your Adrenaline Pumping at iFLY Orlando

Experience the sensation of hurtling out of a plane, with the air rushing past you, in Orlando’s specialist iFLY wind tunnel.

Orlando iFly Indoor Skydiving with Handy

iFLY experiences are an energetic and exciting thing for couples to do in Orlando, with the chance to take home a great photo keepsake of the experience.

Orlando iFly Indoor Skydiving

Supported by expert skydivers in the wind tunnel, you’ll be guided through the techniques needed to skydive, and will even have time to try out some tricks with the instructor’s support.

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26. Walk Around Park Avenue in Winter Park and Visit the Wine Room)

Downtown Winter Park is such a lovely area in Orlando, Florida. This can be a cheap date or a luxurious outing.

Winter Park Florida Briarpatch Front Entrance. One of the best things for couples to do in Orlando.

You can choose to walk around the many shops of Downtown Winter Park, or you can have a delicious dining experience at one of the many top-notch restaurants.

CFS Coffee in Orlando Winter Park Florida Area with NikkyJ

One of my favorite things to do in Winter Park, Florida is hanging out at the Wine Room.

Winter Park Florida Wine Room on Park Avenue Entrance

They have lots of wine to choose from with refillable cards that allow you go back-and-forth to enjoy a variety of wine in one visit.

27. Have a Staycation Weekend at a Luxurious Orlando Resort

Sometimes all we need is a change of scene to reawaken us and bring us closer with our other half. And you don’t need to travel far – Orlando is full of some of the world’s best resorts.

Disney Beach Club Resort Exterior Orlando Florida
Disney Beach Club Resort

So, if you’re a local, grab an exclusive deal at any of Orlando’s top resorts in shoulder-season, when the tourists have headed home.

You’ll be amazed at the discounts you can get, and you’ll relish experiencing Orlando through fresh eyes.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando has a gorgeous outdoor pool and hot tub. Or live the royal life at the Ritz Carlton of Orlando.

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Final Thoughts

I hope this list helps you narrow down your date night/day plans in Orlando. Before you go, here are a few honorable mentions:

  • Tea Room Experience Downtown
  • Velvet Sessions
  • Harbor Nights
  • The Glass Knife
  • Bok Tower
  • Andretti Indoor Karting and Game
  • Mango Lounge
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