Spend an amazing Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Couple on bikes with colourful balloons

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 around Orlando.

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, 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 2021, for carefree fun all weekend.

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

Whether its 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, Orlando promises a colorful day out!

Whether you’re craving exciting global, under-the-sea and intergalactic adventures at Epcot or the incredible immersive experiences of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World paves the way for 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
Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World®

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 22, 2021!

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 – a fun and captivating hotspot for foodies and bloggers!

In particular, Valentine’s Day couples will want to indulge in the famous naughty treats at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savoury Feast Kitchen.

Bringing your swim wear? Have a splash at Orlando’s #1 Aquatic theme park, SeaWorld!

With its amazing water rides, animal shows and incredible one-to-one experiences, dipping in for the day would make a for a memorable Valentine’s Day in Orlando.

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Afterwards, head to its sister park Discovery Cove for a spot of snorkelling, exploring the winding rivers and waterfalls and perhaps even meeting a bottle nose dolphin!

Looking to chill? Take a moment out to simply unwind by the poolside, cocktail in hand, under the shade of your own cabana.

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

Petrol heads 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. So stay safe and well, with a couple’s pampering session.

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.

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, the Reunion Resort spa remains closed until further notice. Operating times for Orlando resort spas may change without warning, so stay updated on the official resort website.

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 2021 with the one you love, dining out at one of the best restaurants in Orlando will be a sensory 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 Orlando Weekly and Orlando Magazine) is sure to seal the deal!

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, with a romantic 5-course dinner costing 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.

Affordable resorts near Disney World in Orlando

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Solterra Resort
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With both restaurants serving their mouth-watering Valentine’s menus all weekend long (from 12 – 14 February), you can enjoy a romantic break which feels fresh and spontaneous!

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 3pm.

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 4:30pm – 11pm promises to put the groove in your Valentine’s mood!

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 pour over – for a sumptuous Valentine’s meal to remember.

Missing 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 and vitality of the Greeks, with daily Happy Hours and nightly belly dancing galore!

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, with a special four course meal 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 travelling with the kids, you may prefer a romantic ‘date night’ in.

Take the hassle out of cooking and hire one of our professional private chefs. Their culinary expertise will bring the atmosphere and tastes of a romantic restaurant into your vacation home!

* Please refer to official restaurant sites for live Covid-related updates.

Pop the question in Orlando this Valentine’s Day

For born romantics hoping to propose, the magical destination of Orlando offers some truly spell-binding possibilities!

Our list of Orlando proposal ideas could go on and on, so we’ve summed up some truly novel ways to pop the question on Valentine’s Day in Orlando in 2021.

Proposal moment

If your other half has always dreamt of meeting a real-life ‘Flipper’, head to Discovery Cove! Their Premium Proposal Celebration Package creates a truly unforgettable proposal – Flipper included.

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You’ll be presented with your own private Cabana, beautifully set up with a romantic flower and ring display. This charming scene is then personalized further, as your proposal message is attached to a buoy and personally delivered to your intended, by a real-life dolphin!

The Dolphin Interaction Photo Package lets you capture the romantic moment, for a lasting souvenir of a memory you both will cherish.

Dolphin by the poolside

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

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

The Icon ferris wheel

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 and 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 offers a personalised service which includes an optional “Will you marry me….” sign, viewable from the ground!

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

You may be here as a couple, a group or with your family – find a moment to celebrate your love and commitment this Valentine’s Day, for the icing on the top of your Orlando stay.

* 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, as well as for young families and couple-friendly groups looking to be near Disney.

If you’re travelling in a group or you’re with the kids, our larger Orlando vacation villas provide the perfect family-friendly base in Orlando, with 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 to a host of optional luxury travel extras.

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 arrangments for a surprise proposal, or perhaps one day your dream Orlando wedding, Top Villas is here for you!

Happy couple over the threshold

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