Spend an amazing Valentine’s Day in Orlando

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Spending Valentine’s Day in Orlando? Love is in the air right now and for born romantics, the City Beautiful promises an array of tempting activities!

Whether it’s a spontaneous day trip or a surprise romantic break, you’ll find plenty of special ways to snatch some romantic time together.

Read our latest guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Orlando.

Ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Orlando

There’s something very romantic about being by, or on the water. With this in mind, why not start your day on the swan boats on the Lake at Eola Park, with morning coffee in hand?

Next? Well, you can’t come to Orlando and not enjoy one of the world-class theme parks! Reserve your theme park tickets before Valentine’s Day 2024, for carefree fun all weekend.

Valentine’s Day at Disney World Orlando

Walt Disney World in Orlando is home to 4 incredible theme parks.

Whether it’s the classic Disney enchantment of Magic Kingdom (home to Cinderella’s Castle) you seek, or the wild residents and rides of the zoological theme park Animal Kingdom, Valentine’s Day in Orlando promises a colorful day out!

Valentine's Day in Orlando 2021

Whether you’re craving exciting global adventures at Epcot or the incredible immersive experiences of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World promises an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Orlando!

Festival of the Arts at Epcot 2021 is a great place to spend Valentine's Day in Orlando

Aside from the rides, creative couples can enjoy immersing themselves in the annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts, which is currently on and runs until February 19, 2024.

Valentine’s Day at Universal Studios

Universal Orlando offers twin theme parks, with awesome movie-themed rides and shows forming the main attraction for Universal Orlando Resort and Univeral Islands of Adventure.

Tourist at Universal Studios where exciting Valentine's Day adventures can be enjoyed in 2021

Remember to check out the incredible eateries on offer at the plaza of Universal’s CityWalk – an irresistable hotspot for foodies. In particular, Valentine’s Day couples will want to indulge in the famous naughty treats at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savoury Feast Kitchen.

Other great not-to-miss attractions in and around Orlando include an outing to the local Fun Spot America theme park or an immersive experience to the Kennedy Space Center (1-hr drive from Orlando).

Petrolheads will fall for the 60-minute Daytona Speedway All-Access Track Tours, which run daily every 45 minutes.

Admire the natural beauty of central Florida for the day, with a kayak along Shingle Creek, or an atmospheric 2 or 4-hour Everglades Airboat tour, just 30 minutes from Disney.

Soak up a romantic spa moment at your Orlando Resort

The perfect tonic for relaxation and replenishment, no Valentine’s Day in Orlando would be complete without dipping your toes into a spa treatment or two! Whilst staying at Encore Resort enjoy the ultimate escapism, with an in-house spa treatment from your vacation home.

Couple's spa day

For guests staying at Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, you have the St. Somewhere Spa on the doorstep. Soak up their signature massages and indulgent body treatments to your heart’s content, for a blissful Valentine’s experience.

Take time out of your Valentine’s break at Champions Gate to enjoy an indulgent spa package at the nearby Omni Resort Spa, which promises to soothe the body and mind.

Romantic restaurants in Orlando for Valentine’s Day

They say food is the language of love…so if you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 with the one you love, dining out at one of the best restaurants in Orlando will be a treat worth savoring!

Wine drinking at a restaurant

Born romantics will tell you that you can never go wrong with classic, continental French cuisine! If you’re a stickler for tradition, reserve yourselves a romantic table at La Cuisine French Restaurant, Ocala.

Need a guaranteed pleaser this Valentine’s? Dining out at the French brasserie Dovecote (recently voted Orlando’s ‘most romantic restaurant’ by local magazines) is sure to impress!

Located in Downtown Orlando, take your special date here to enjoy their appetizing Valentine’s Day menu, whilst romantic live music plays on, for the perfect, intimate dining experience.

Surprise proposal at a restaurant

Mad about sushi? Head to the glamorous Kabooki Sushi in Downtown Orlando, for their exceptional cuisine and melt-in-the-mouth Valentine’s Day menu.

If contemporary American cuisine is more your scene then head to Bites & Bubbles. This popular eatery in downtown Orlando has your Valentine’s Day covered. Their romantic 5-course dinner costs just $68 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Surf n' Turf cuisine

Other destination restaurants serving contemporary American cuisine this Valentine’s Day in Orlando include Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Canvas Restaurant & Market, both in South Orlando.

With both restaurants serving their Valentine’s menus all weekend long, you can enjoy a romantic break with an unforgettable meal.

Romantic diners

For steak lovers out there, Vines Grille and Wine Bar won’t disappoint! This Valentine’s Day, “Be Mine @ Vines” swings into action from 3 pm.

Their special Valentine’s Day menu and tempting Surf n’ Turf for two promises to delight the tastebuds, whilst the live music which plays from 4:30 pm – 11 pm puts the groove in your Valentine’s mood!

Formal dining venues for Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Looking to impress? For a more formal affair, delight the senses in one of Orlando’s most romantic dining rooms!

The Venetian Chop House – Caribe Royale promises elegant four Diamond service, alongside exceptional cuisine and award-winning wine lists to enjoy.

Or perhaps you’re craving the holiday romance and flavors of the Mediterranean?

Head to Orlando’s #1 Greek restaurant, Taverna Opa. This colorful themed restaurant invites you to feel the warm hospitality of the Greeks, with irresistible food and an authentic atmosphere.

What’s more this Valentine’s Day, you’ll be able to tuck into their divine four-course menu for 2, priced at a reasonable $85 per couple (plus tax & gratuity). So head out and enjoy a spot of escapism, with your special love.

Whilst we’re on the romantic ‘Med’ theme, who doesn’t love Spanish tapas? If you’re hoping to ignite the passion this Valentine’s Day, Tapa Toro combines exciting Spanish cuisine with a classic Surf & Turf.

Romantic couple

You’ll enjoy an intimate dining experience for two. A special four-course meal will be served to a backdrop of live flamenco dancing. For just $85 a couple (plus tax & gratuity), you’ll soon be wooed by the mood!

If you’ve just arrived in Orlando or are traveling with the kids, you may prefer a romantic ‘date night’ in.

Pop the question in Orlando this Valentine’s Day

For those planning a magical proposal, Orlando offers some irresistibly romantic possibilities!

Below, we’ve summed up some truly novel ways to pop the question on Valentine’s Day in Orlando in 2024.

Proposal moment

Have you both got a head for heights? A ride on The Wheel at Icon Park is a timeless way to steal a kiss (and even a proposal).

The scenic, 400 ft tall observation wheel offers far-reaching views across Orlando. Enjoy a magical moment down on one knee in a private capsule, or, alternatively, take a late-night date ride (available on Fridays).

Big Wheel in Orlando

Looking to take your love to dizzying new heights? A private balloon ride above Orlando is the answer…

A private balloon ride will cost more than a group flight. However, it means you’ll be able to share your intimate proposal moment together. Best of all, you’ll have the space you need to get down on one knee!

You’ll find a host of local Orlando balloon ride companies offering proposal packages. Thompson Aire even offers a personalized service that includes an optional “Will you marry me….” sign, viewable from the ground!

Orlando Balloon Adventures offers a shuttle service from your accommodation. It even extends its unique array of packages to an ‘Eloper’s’ wedding ceremony package, for a true flight of fancy!

Find a moment to celebrate your love and commitment this Valentine’s Day, for the perfect romantic flourish for your Orlando vacation.

* Please refer to official business and resort sites, for Covid-related updates.

Romantic places to stay in Orlando

Not sure where to stay for Valentine’s Day in Orlando?

Our affordable Orlando condos are perfect for romantic getaways near Disney.

If you’re traveling in a group or you’re with the kids, our larger Orlando vacation villas provide the perfect family-friendly base in Orlando. They also offer a host of private amenities and on-site resort facilities to enhance your vacation.

We have everything you need for an exclusive Florida stay. From boutique-style bedroom suites and private pools with spillover tubs, there are many romantic options.

If you’re craving a dreamy ‘date night’ this Valentine’s Day, we’ll be happy to arrange a babysitter, a restaurant home delivery, or even a private chef!

When reaching out to our Guest Experience team, no request is too small or too large.

Whether it’s making the arrangements for a surprise proposal, or perhaps one day your dream Orlando wedding, Top Villas is here for you!

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