Valentine's Day has a way of sneaking up on you, and even the best made plans don't always work out. But whether you forgot, your plans fell through or you simply don't have the extra cash to shower your Valentine with expensive gifts, Orlando has several ways for you to enjoy some romance with your lover on a low budget and stay out of the dog house!
Observe the natural beauty of Lake Eola in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Hold your lover's hand as you walk around the lake, enjoy the fountain light show preformed nightly at 8 and 9:30 p.m., dine at one of the local acclaimed restaurants, and even rent a swan paddle boat for around $15 per half hour. A simple evening of spending time together might be the best Valentine's gift of all.
California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Savor the delicious West Coast-inspired fare offered atop one of Disney's most elegant hotels and enjoy excellent views of the Magic Kingdom. With a reservation timed to catch the 8 p.m. fireworks show "Wishes," you and your valentine can enjoy both a delicious meal and a beautiful free show. For dessert, hop over to the romantic Disney's Boardwalk and take the complimentary boat transportation to the Yacht and Beach Club for ice cream.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Enjoy an outdoor romantic movie in a beautiful garden setting on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons may bring a blanket or chairs and dinner picnic basket. Garden Admission is $5.00 plus tax.