Fall is here and that means there are lots of things to knock off your autumn bucket list before winter arrives. Thankfully, being in Central Florida means there are plenty of things to do when you and bae need a little romance added to your life; so put the Netflix and horror films down and try some of these 7 romantic dates near Central Florida to go on this fall.
Ride into the sunset on horseback
Price: $80 per rider
Address: In The Breeze Ranch, 7539 Gardner Road, Tampa
Why You Need To Go: Like the cowboy who gets the girl in the old western films your grandparents forced you to watch, what's more romantic than riding off into the sunset with bae on horseback? You're right - nothing!
Visit the local pumpkin patch
Price: admission $9.50 each + tax
Address: Sweetfields Farm, Inc. 17250 Benes Roush Rd. Masaryktown
Why You Need To Go: While it might seem cliche, going to the local pumpkin patch is an absolute must for the old-school romantics! Pick your pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, and then on your way home, plan a sunflower field date here when they are in bloom!
Watch a movie at the drive-in
Price: $6/for two movies
Address: Ruskin Family Drive-In Movie Theatre, 5011 US Highway 41 North, Ruskin
Why You Need To Go: This age-old tradition hasn't lost its charm. The weather is finally starting to become bearable again, which means you have to make time for a drive-in movie night under the stars!
Rent a vintage VW van and camp
Price: $350.00 per night/ 2-night minimum
Address: Several locations
Why You Need To Go: Vintage, stylish, and, well, super unique! You can't pass up the chance to rent one of these beauts even if all you use it for is parking a couple of nights at Fort De Soto Beach and listening to the waves crash along the coast.
Cuddle under the Milkyway
Price:$4 per vehicle
Address: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, 33104 NW 192nd Ave. Okeechobee
Why You Need To Go: While it might not be the closest destination on the list, it's definitely worth the excursion. There aren't many places in Florida where the Milkyway is visible, so take your chance on a clear night and pack up bae for a truly breath-taking stargazing experience.
Go on a succulent safari
Price: Free admission!
Address: 2542 Peterson Rd, Apopka FL 32703
Why You Need To Go: Maybe you and bae aren't ready for kids yet - but how about a new plant baby? If you have a green thumb for all things spikey, a succulent safari at this greenhouse near Orlando is worth a date.
Take the path less traveled
Address: Lake Apopka Wilderness Drive, 2850 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32703
Why You Need To Go: There is a one-way road in Apopka that leads you on a wildlife safari. You will spot some of Florida's most rare wildlife in its natural habitat from the safety of your car.
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