5 Best Things to do in Orlando, Florida for Couples
Disney for Adults
You might not think of Disney World as an attraction for adults. It’s a Small World, Mickey Mouse, and all that. But there’s so much more to discover at these theme parks.
Dine at the California Grill in the Contemporary Hotel for nighttime views of Magic Kingdom fireworks. Stay at the elegant Grand Floridian, an elegant turn-of-the-century resort with serious amenities. Tour through World Pavilion at Epcot, visiting far-flung countries like China and Germany all while sampling flavors from each.
Ride Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as many times as you want, without worrying about switching riders or where to park
the stroller. When you visit Disney World without kids you’ll see the magic in
a whole new way.
Take to the Sky
There’s something sweet and nostalgic about Ferris wheels. Take that charm and multiply it by about 100 at The Orlando Eye, a 400-foot observation wheel located on International Drive. Typical rides last 20 minutes, but I recommend upgrading to the Champagne Experience. Toasting to your paramour at sunset, far above the rest of the world? Swoon.
If you want to up the wow factor, go for a sunrise balloon ride over Orlando. With Orlando Balloon Rides you’ll have the adventure of a lifetime as you float over natural preserves, all while toasting with champagne. The spectacular sunrise views make the scene extra romantic and totally memorable.
Make a Splash
Swimsuits, board shorts, and sunscreen? That’s all you need for these things to do for couples in Orlando. Spend the day at Discovery Cove, to snorkel an underwater world of marine life, swim with dolphins, and encounter playful otters and so much more. Even better, your ticket includes freshly prepared breakfast and lunch and unlimited snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Another option is a full moon Florida kayak tour with Adventures in Florida of Winter Park’s Chain of Lakes. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and moonrise on the outstanding Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Experience the natural beauty of Florida from a unique perspective. Enjoy the friends, the ghost stories, and toast the stars. It’s always a fantastic time.
Orlando may be known for its theme parks, but it also has a thriving cultural and performing arts scene. For couples with a literary love, The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is an ideal choice. Specializing in Shakespeare, the theater also hosts new plays and musicals.
The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts also has a full schedule of theater, ballet and musical artists, while an evening at La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil is lively, mind-boggling. (Please note: La Nouba is no longer being performed but a new show will be announced soon!) The Hard Rock Hotel hosts Velvet Sessions the last Thursday of every month. During these special nights, audience members are treated to an imitate show from iconic performers from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The sexy, intimate setting creates the perfect place for romance. That’s why it easily makes our list of fun things to do in Orlando for couples.
When you’re on vacation, you want to relax. Where better than at a spa? One of my favorite recommendations for things to do in Orlando for Couples is treating yourself at The Spa at Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes. Their Couples Retreat Package, which includes a poolside cabana with ceiling fan, fruit and spa access, a bottle of champagne, and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries. Be sure to add a couple’s massage to make the day even more intimate.
Another way to relax in Orlando? Make an appointment at the Four Seasons for a Tranquility for Two packages. Book your treatments in either the spa couples’ suites or private spa bungalows, and prepare
to say goodbye to stress.