The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in Orlando
You'll need more than candy and flowers if you want your next Valentine's Day to be unforgettable. Happily, Orlando has countless ways to help in that regard! Featuring carriage rides, water-taxi cruises, chocolate dinners, exotic marriage proposals and other romantic ways to say "I love you," here's your ultimate lovers' guide to Orlando.
Enjoy Romantic Theme-Park Bliss in Orlando
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at Walt Disney World Resort: Choose from two scenic routes to create the perfect Cinderella experience: Disney's Port Orleans Resort area and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort area.
Italian Water Taxi Tour at Disney Springs: Enjoy a romantic, guided tour of Disney Springs with complementary chocolate-covered strawberries and a champagne toast. You can also take your tour to the next level with a Wine Tasting Cruise.
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk: If your better half loves chocolate, treat them to a chocolate-infused dinner at this unique Universal Orlando Resort eatery.
Strengthen Your Relationship With Shared Experiences in Orlando
Make Chocolate Together: Every Friday night, Farris and Foster's Chocolate Factory hosts Date Nights, where you and your significant other can make chocolate confections. They're in Baldwin Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando.
Escape Together: Orlando is home to numerous attractions where you and your partner can work together to escape seemingly inescapable situations. Standouts include America's Escape Game, The Escape Game Orlando and The Great Escape Room.
Cook Together: Located in College Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, Truffles and Trifles is a cooking school offering Valentine's Day-themed cooking courses for couples on select days from Feb. 5 through Feb. 14. Additionally, Pizza Bruno is hosting a couple's pizza-making class that will include hands-on instruction from Chef Bruno Zacchini, small bites, DIY pizza, dessert and wine, at a price of $80 per person, plus gratuity.
Have Fun Together With Special Offers in Orlando
The Alfond Inn: On Feb. 10, this Winter Park hotel will host A Valentine's Experience Under the Stars, which will include cocktails in the Conservatory, followed by a three-course dinner on the lawn and live music. Pricing is $99 per person.
B Resort & Spa: From Feb. 15 through Feb. 28, this resort is offering a B Together Couples Massage package. The massage is infused with rose essential oils and includes champagne and chocolate truffles. Prices may vary.
Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures: This attraction is offering 20 percent off their sunset tours from Feb. 13 through Feb. 15, using the code VALE18. After the tour, you'll receive a 10-percent discount to Boggy Bottom BBQ for a romantic dinner for two.
Chocolate Kingdom: Take their chocolate tour and choose from three of 17 potential toppings to customize your own candy bar, which will be packaged in a special heart-shaped box on Valentine's Day only. The candy bar is $8 when purchased in conjunction with a tour, or $12 without.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort: On Feb. 14, enjoy Couples Day at this resort's spa with a complimentary glass of wine and special truffles. You will be able to enjoy the Healing Honey Treatment and receive a small bottle of signature honey along with a complimentary Luscious Lips enhancement.
Forever Florida: From Valentine's Day through Feb. 18, this outdoor attraction is giving 25 percent off zip-line, rattlesnake, horseback-trail and trail-buggy adventures. On Feb. 16–17, enjoy their Sweetheart Night Zip and Sweetheart Horseback Ride packages for couples, which include a steak dinner and bottle of wine for $169.99. They're about 50 minutes from Walt Disney World.
Harry P. Leu Gardens: This gorgeous attraction about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando will host a special Valentine's Day concert from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The concert is included with regular admission.
Howl at the Moon: This venue is hosting a Naughty or Nice Happy Hour Party on Feb. 16. It will include games, drink specials, giveaways and live music. A Date Night Table Package is also available on request.
Orlando Watersports Complex: On Valentine's Day, couples can buy one, cable-lesson pass and rental gear, and get a second one of equal or lesser value free. The attraction is minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.
SAK Comedy Lab: For their Valentine's Day shows at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., this improv comedy club in downtown Orlando is offering a Sweetheart Special, which includes two tickets and two drinks at a discounted rate of $48.
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium: Home to more than 5,000 species of fish, this indoor aquarium is doing a Valentine's Day-themed Toddler Tuesday on Feb. 13 from 9:30–10:00 a.m. The program, which is free for children 2 and under and $15 for adults, include storytime, activities and sing-alongs. Additionally, from Feb. 12 through Feb. 18, the SEA LIFE dive team will be sporting pink outfits and tutus while presenting mating season-focused dive talks.
The Spa at Reunion Resort: Enjoy the ultimate couples' spa experience with this four-hour package, which includes a warm-stone massage, manicure and pedicure. It's $310.50 per couple, or $586.50 to do it all side by side.
Wild Florida: Use the code WildValentine online, over the phone or in person to save 15 percent on a romantic sunset airboat tour and stroll through the adjacent Gator Park. They're approximately 40 minutes from Disney.
Dine Together With Special Offers in Orlando
Canvas Restaurant & Market: In addition to their regular a-la-carte menu, Canvas will offer two specials on Feb. 14: a 10-oz. Prime Beef Tenderloin with mole, sweet corn puree and charred shishito peppers for $50, and Lobster Tail with artichoke hearts, houesmade pappardelle, tarragon-citrus beurre blank and shaved black truffles for $45.
Chroma Modern Kitchen + Bar: Specials on Feb. 14 will include Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell with Tobikko caviar, watermelon and yuzu for $15; Roasted Beef Tenderloin for two ($48, 8 oz.) or four ($75, 16 oz.) to share, with shiitake mushroom "bacon," double butter mashed potato, Josper charred broccolini, beet crisps and red wine reduction; and Red Velvet Cheesecake with champagne-marinated strawberries for $4.50.
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi: On Feb. 14, enjoy a-la-carte specials, as well as a four-course, prix-fixe dinner for $70. And on Feb. 17, they're hosting a Sushi-Making 101 class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort: This resort's Ravello and Capa Steakhouse & Bar restaurants will have a prix-fixe, four-course meal on Feb. 14. Pricing is $75 per person at Ravello and $155 per person at Capa.
K Restaurant: This Valentine's Day, this acclaimed College Park restaurant will have a special menu priced at $100 per couple, in addition to their regular a-la-carte menu.
Paradiso 37: Located at Disney Springs, this restaurant will have a prix-fixe Valentine's Day menu priced at $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
The Polite Pig: Award-winning chefs James and Julie Petrakis' Disney Springs eatery will have special Valentine's Day a-la-carte items on Feb. 14.
The Ravenous Pig: Located in Winter Park, this local favorite will have bolster its usual a-la-carte menu on Feb. 14 with a three-course, seasonal, prix-fixe menu priced at $40 per person, with a portion of proceeds benefitting No Kid Hungry. The special menu includes Bison Tomahawk Ribeye Steak, Whole Fish Dinner and Sweet Souffle Dessert.
The Rusty Spoon: Headed by James Beard-nominated chef Kathleen Blake, this restaurant in downtown orlando will offer its full a-la-carte menu in addition to chef-curated specials.
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit: Located at ICON Orlando 360, this eatery will have all-you-can-eat seafood paella with salad and dessert for $30 per person on Feb. 14.
Urbain 40 American Brasserie and Lounge: Located on Orlando's Restaurant Row, this eatery is accepting Valentine's Day reservations from Feb. 9 through Feb. 14. They're offering a prix-fixe menu priced at $68 per person, plus tax and gratuity, in addition to their regular a-la-carte menu.
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