Do you have a romantic St. Valentine’s Day planned out yet? Seeing as how February is the month of romance, there are a lot of options for romantic getaways everywhere you look this time of year. However, just in case you’re lacking a bit of inspiration for romantic ideas, today’s guest writer, Michelle Rise, is here to tell you all about some fantastic options for romantic getaways in Orlando, Florida. They’re sure to impress your special someone.
When a couple decides to embark on a romantic getaway, a secluded beach typically comes to mind. While secluded beaches are lovely, some of us actually want a bit more excitement and adventure as well as romance. Orlando, also known as City Beautiful, is the perfect destination. Orlando is action on steroids, with its many theme parks, water parks and nightclubs. But among all that excitement lies areas of romantic enchantment you may not be aware of.
REFLECTIONS SPA-SALON AT LAKE BUENA VISTA RESORT VILLAGE SPA
The Lake Buena Vista Spa offers extraordinary facials, manicures, pedicures, hydrotherapy and more. Enjoy one of two deluxe couple’s treatment rooms available for the restorative treatment of a sugar scrub and massage. It’s both relaxing and rejuvenating and made even more romantic by sharing the experience.
HOT AIR BALLOON EXPERIENCE
Are you looking for something daring and adventurous but still romantic? A dawn of day balloon ride floating over an awakening Orlando is just the ticket. While gently floating above the city, watch the sunrise and see the sights of the city. Orlando Balloon Rides depart from Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort and cost $175 per person.
THEME PARKS AND ROMANCE
Don’t think for a minute that visiting a theme park means leaving romance outside the gates. Have dinner at EPCOT’s San Angel Inn. The food is delicious authentic Mexican fare and the atmosphere romantic. If Mexican food isn’t your cup of tea, try Chefs de France where you can watch the busy activity outside while enjoying dinner at a leisurely and delicious French pace. EPCOT isn’t the only theme park with romantic dinner destinations. There are plenty to choose from so find one that suits you and enjoy the park and the meal together.
STARGAZING AT THE PLANETARIUM
For under $20, you and your date can go stargazing at Seminole State College’s Planetarium or Crosby Observatory at the Orlando Science Center. Find a star and consider it yours, making a promise to come see it again every 5 or 10 years.
RDV’s Ice Den is an Olympic sized ice skating rink. Enjoy weekend DJ’s while couple skating. Warm up with hugs and hot chocolate when not on the ice.
ON A BUDGET?
Don’t let a small budget inhibit romance. Take an evening stroll down Park Avenue and take in a light meal at one of the many outdoor cafes. Share a dessert and a kiss, holding hands as you stroll on after your meal.
Remember, the key to romance is enjoying and appreciating each other’s company whether you’ve chosen to be scrubbed and massaged at the spa or find that special star at the planetarium. The important thing is going out and making wonderful memories together.