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15 Central Florida Date Night Ideas For $15 Or Less That Aren't Just A Walk In The Park

Date night ideas for you and your boo 👻

There are tons of awesome things for couples to do around Orlando and Tampa that won't drain your savings. These affordable Central Florida date night ideas will give you and your S/O all of the fun and romance without breaking the bank.

From spooky tours to movies in the park, these 15 date night ideas will shake up your routine. 

Movies in the Park at Leu Gardens

Price: $6

When: The next movie is Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m.

Address: 1920 North Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Why You Need To Go: Watch a movie in the park at sunset with your S/O. The next showing is A Quiet Place on Halloween Weekend.

Ice Skating at RDV Ice Den

Price: $12.50 for daytime skating, $15.50 for weekend night skating

Hours: Open daily to the public, hours vary

Address: 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810

Why You Need To Go: Hit the ice at RDV for a winter wonderland feel in Florida. This chilly skate date is the perfect excuse to get close.

Funlan Swap Shop Drive-In Movie Theater

Price: $7

Hours: Open daily, movies start at 8:15 p.m.

Address: 2302 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33610

Why You Need To Go: Go old-school at this drive-in movie theater in Tampa. Bring a blanket and watch a film from your car for less than a regular movie ticket.

Moonlight Walking Tour at Greenwood Cemetery

Price: Free

When: Next tour is Friday, October 11

Address: 1603 Greenwood St, Orlando, FL 32801

Why You Need To Go: For spooky fall fun, go for a moonlight stroll through the cemetery. You'll learn about prominent individuals from Orlando's past on this historic tour.

Rent a Swan Boat at Lake Eola

Price: $15 per half hour

Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 195 North Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Why You Need To Go: Float in a swan boat with your S/O for a romantic evening on the water. You may pass by a few real baby swans on this real-life swan lake.

Fall Walking Tour at Bok Tower Gardens

Price: Free with $15 general admission

When: November 1 through 30, Monday to Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, Florida 33853

Why You Need To Go: Step into a fairytale at Bok Tower Gardens this fall. You'll feel like a royal couple beneath the tall tower and beautiful fall foliage.

USF Botanical Gardens

Price: $5

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Address: 4202 E Fowler Ave NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620

Why You Need To Go: This stunning botanical garden is perfect for nature-loving couples. Stroll through the gardens for a beautiful late afternoon date.

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Price: $6 per vehicle

Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to sundown

Address: 1800 Wekiwa Cir, Apopka, FL 32712

Why You Need To Go: This park with a natural spring is a super short drive from downtown Orlando. Go kayaking at sunset for romantic views over the water.

Bekemeyer Family Farm

Price: Free entry

Hours: Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Address: 1055 E Story Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Why You Need To Go: You two can pick blueberries, strawberries, and peaches at this charming farm. Other crops include fresh flowers, herbs, tomatoes, and more.

Sanford Art Walk

Price: Free

When: third Saturday of every month, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 230 East First St, Sanford, FL 32771

Why You Need To Go: This free event showcases art in historic downtown Sanford. Enjoy creative works with a new theme for each tour. Next up for themes is "Sanford Pumpkin Fest."

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Price: Free

When: second Thursday each month at sunset

Address: 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789

Why You Need To Go: Watch a movie under the stars in Winter Park. Bring a blanket and snacks for a cute (and free!) date this fall.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery

Price: Free admission, $3.25 per pound of strawberries

Hours: Fridays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, may vary

Address: 32418 (or 32430) Avington Rd, Sorrento, FL 32776

Why You Need To Go: You two can pick your own strawberries at this farm near Orlando. Head to Oak Haven Farms for a sweet late afternoon date.

Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Price: $10

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Why You Need To Go: You and your S/O can enjoy an afternoon of sculpture art at the Polasek Museum. The upcoming exhibit is titled "Venetian Canals of Winter Park."

Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park

Price: Free

Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset

Address: 4500 Dallas Blvd, Orlando, FL 32833

Why You Need To Go: This one is great for outdoorsy couples. Take your S/O to Hal Scott Preserve for stunning fall views—it won't cost you a thing.

Orlando Museum of Art

Price: $15

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Saturday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Why You Need To Go: You two can admire beautiful paintings at the Orlando Museum of Art. Check out the upcoming exhibit, "Louis Dewis, An Artist's Life In France P.2."

Spend a night on the town with your S/O. With these affordable dates, you won't be afraid to check your bank statement in the morning.

For more date night inspiration in Central Florida, check out these articles on date ideas in Tampa and day trips to take near Orlando.

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