Orlando has long been pegged as the perfect destination for families. As the home of Walt Disney World, it’s hard to imagine a better place to bring the kids. But while Disney is great, Orlando is also home to some seriously fun spots more suitable for grown-ups.
If you’re all booked with your flights to Orlando and headed to the Sunshine State to see your sweetie, don’t underestimate O-Town’s romance factor. Here’s why you’ll have just as much fun as the kiddos!
You’ll Find Tons of Adult-Friendly Amusement Parks
As the theme park capital of the world, Orlando has its share of fun attractions for all age groups. Take Universal’s Island of Adventure as an example. Couples can expect plenty of thrill rides designed for adults at this park. The Hulk roller coaster reaches 65 miles per hour, while the Jurassic Park ride has a drop of 84 feet. If you and your better half have a penchant for wildlife, check out Gatorland. Together, you can experience the park’s gator-inhabited marsh via a 1,200-foot zip line.
One Word: Spas
Were your flights to Orlando uncomfortable? Worried about the kids back home? Stressed about the work you have to go back to? Sometimes, the best way to spend a day with your significant other is by simply relaxing and unwinding. Fortunately, many Orlando resorts are experts in that arena! For some serious relaxation, get a couple’s massage at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. This 40,000-square-foot sanctuary is the largest spa in Orlando. Those interested in exotic healing traditions should visit the Balinese-themed Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
There’s So Much Natural Beauty
With so many man-made wonders in Orlando, it’s easy to forget how beautiful this Central Florida city can be. Case in point is Wekiwa Springs, a gorgeous 7,000-acre state park just north of Orlando. Here, couples can rent canoes and explore the spring and river. To experience some landscaped beauty, visit Harry P. Leu Gardens near Orlando’s downtown. A romantic stroll through this 50-acre botanical oasis can make for the perfect afternoon.
There Are Golf Courses Galore
Even if you and your better half aren’t golf pros, Orlando’s golf courses will have you exploring your athletic sides! With pristine greens and azure ponds, O-Town is a premier destination for golfers. Don’t know your 9 iron from a pitching wedge? Disney’s 9-hole Oak Trail Golf Course is one of the best options for newbies. If you want to brush up on your skills first, hit the Bad Dog Driving Range or take some classes at the Brad Brewer Academy.
You Can Watch Show-Stopper Fireworks
Send sparks flying, without having to step foot into a theme park! There are tons of Orlando restaurants that offer fantastic views of fireworks displays. Head to the California Grill, where Cinderella’s Castle sits in plain view, so you can enjoy dinner and a show. Before you go, do a little research and see what spot peaks your interest in both flavors and views!
While Orlando may seem like a destination just for families with kids, nothing could be further from the truth—Orlando’s a great spot for couples. So go ahead…book your flights to Orlando, embrace your inner child and leave your stresses behind for a much-deserved romantic getaway!
Which of these romantic O-Town activities are you adding your list? Let us know in the comments!