Sometimes life is busy, but making time to spend with your significant other is important for keeping the spark alive in a relationship. If you're going to the same place every time, it can kind of kill the passion; thankfully, there are plenty of cheap and fun date ideas around Orlando.
Orlando and it's surrounding areas are jam-packed with cute ideas and places to switch up your date night with your boo. Whether you're looking for the more traditional date ideas like dinner and a movie, a place to nerd out with your player 2, or something a bit more active or adventurous - this little list of 12 date night ideas has you covered.
Price: $55/person for 2 hours on the water in a clear tandem kayak.
Address: Launch site provided after booking.
Hours: Depends on what time slot you book your tour for; pick your time at booking.
Why you need to go: Stunning water views with your hunny ahead of and below your kayak - it'll strengthen your bond as you use teamwork to paddle downstream.
Price: $65/person for about 2 hours late at night to see the glow through a clear kayak.
Address: Launch site will be given after booking - near Titusville.
Hours: Late night tours from 10:45pm to 12:15 midnight.
Why you need to go: If you're not a day person, go at night. The romantic glowing hues of the water as your kayak and paddles contact the water are breathtaking - and nothing can beat a starry sky to backdrop your date.
Price: $6/ticket - each screen has a double feature (2 movies for the price of 1) at the $6 ticket price.
Address: 4100 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland, FL 33815
Hours: Movie showings start at 8:55pm for the first flick, the 2nd movie starts between 10:55-11:55, depending on the length of the first film.
Why you need to go: Silver Moon has $6 double feature ticket prices, and you can bring your own snacks. A cozy and romantic night out with your boo.
Monday Movie Nights and Dinner at A-La-Cart
Price: The movie is FREE with food and drink purchase, with a new movie showing each Monday. Food and drink will range in price depending on which food truck you get food from. $30 per person estimated if you're getting a couple of drinks and a meal.
Address: 609 Irvington Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
Hours: 11:30am-10pm Sunday through Thursday, 11:30am-11pm Fridays and Saturdays.
Cuisine: Street food with rotating food trucks on site; everyday they have Poke, Steak Skewers, and Brazillian Empanadas. Other items that rotate in include tacos and Swedish food.
Why you need to go: You can get dinner and a movie at A-La-Cart as a 1 stop date destination; Every Monday night they host movie night out back under the stars. For a bite, pick up a snack at the food truck on site, or get a drink inside at the bar. Seating is limited for movies, so don't forget your lawn chair!
Lake Eola Park
Price: Entering the park is FREE - any money you spend would be before you show up here, or if you decided to rent a swan boat - which is $15 for a 30-minute rental.
Address: 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Hours: The park is open 6am-11:59pm, daily. Swan boat rentals, Sunday-Tuesday 10am-7pm, Wed-Saturday 10am-9pm.
Why you need to go: A stroll in the park can be casual or romantic depending on the type of date you're going for. The Pagoda Gazebo gives beautiful views of the lake and it's especially romantic when the gazebo and fountain are all lit up at night. You can also rent Swan Paddle Boats to take out on the lake here.
Price: $15/adult general admission; if you add on the Pinewood Estate tour, it's $21/adult.
Address: 1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Hours: 8am-5pm, daily.
Why you need to go: Bok Tower Gardens offers lush floral views and a uniquely intimate stroll through the park. You'll feel especially romantic winding the trails near the singing tower - filling the air with soft melodic hums.
Black Lit Glowing Putt Putt Golf at Putting Edge
Price: Groupon is known to offer $22 Putting Edge for 2 deals. Full price is $12.50/person.
Address: 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: 2-10pm Monday through Thursday, 11am-12am on Friday and Saturday; 11am-10pm on Sunday.
Why you need to go: A fun and casual way to get out and spend time together. Play a few rounds of putt-putt and get competitive as you and your partner glow together.
Explore History, Art, and Culture at the Maitland Art Center
Price: $6/person for the Main Campus Museum, the grounds are free to visit. If you're going to the Lake Lily building, admission is $3/person.
Address: 231 W Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751
Hours: Galleries are open 11am-4pm Thursday through Sunday; closed Monday-Wednesday.
If you're coming to visit the grounds, they are open daily 11am-4pm, except for major holidays.
Why you need to go: If your lover is a lover of art and history, the Maitland Art Center is a beautiful place to go. The Mayan Revival chapel and courtyard are especially beautiful with unique cultural and fantasy inspired architecture.
Take A Chocolate Making Class Together At Farris And Foster's Chocolate Factory
Address: 4875 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814
Hours: 7pm or 9pm reservations.
Why you need to go: Farris and Fosters Chocolate Factory hosts a special date night chocolate-making workshop that lets you be sweet together. Reservation cost is affordable and you’ll take home about a pound of chocolate. You can even bring your own wine - every girl's dream.
Price: Will vary depending on what all you decide to order. Drinks range from $4-$11 each, $5 cover charge to play games all night long.
Address: 8562 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836
Hours: 4pm-2am Monday through Friday, 1pm-12am on Saturday, 1pm-2am on Sundays.
Why you need to go: Player 1 barcade's huge selection of retro games will fill you with all that sweet nostalgia while also reminding you of the great early memories of your relationship. Cocktails and Capcom with your cutie.
Nerdy Night Out at Cloak and Blaster
Price: $1 cover fee if you play one of their games; food and drinks range in price from $6 for a half portion meal, upwards to $20 for 18 wings. Drinks relatively affordable from $2-$9 each.
Address: 875 Woodbury Road #108, Orlando, FL 32828
Hours: 6pm-12pm Tuesday through Thursday, 6pm-2am on Friday, 2pm-2am on Saturday, 4pm-12am on Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Cuisine: Bar foods including cheese curds, fries, wings, burgers, and sandwiches.
Why you need to go: Cute little tavern for booze and board games. You can even do a little dinner here if you want to. If you and your babe have a favorite game, bring it along - or choose from their huge library of tabletop games if you want to try something new.
Price: Price per drink and dessert ranges from $3-$16 each item.
Address: 1905 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 6pm-Midnight
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Always open Valentines Day. Reservations on weekends are highly recommended if you want indoor seating.
Cuisine: All dessert and wine baby!
Why you need to go: If you're looking for something that's equal parts romantic & sweet, and just a little bit naughty, go to Better Than Sex. Their menu and dessert presentations are chock-full of sexual innuendos that will leave you both laughing, and you'll have gooey chocolates and the sweetest treats for your sweetie.
So what are you waiting for? Make your date reservation at one of these amazing spots today! Your boo will be glad you did.