5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Orlando

Orlando is a popular vacation destination that makes it easy to fall in love with all of the attractions, restaurants and experiences the city has to offer. So, if you’re planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day, O-Town is a must! From adrenaline surging activities that will make your heart skip a beat and cozy corner tables to indulgent desserts and tempting wines, you’ll find plenty to spark your interests.

Here are 5 Sweet Suggestions:

Sammy Duvall’s—Parasailing
Love is in the air is more than just a saying at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre. That’s because this parasailing adventure is an exciting way to take your amorous affections to new heights—450 feet to be exact. After a safety briefing, you and your Valentine will be fitted with life jackets and a tandem harness for an 8 to 10 minute ride high above Walt Disney World® Resort and Magic Kingdom park. The views are incredible, so be sure to bring your camera and capture some high-flying memories.

Oh, and don’t worry about putting on a swimsuit or some other kind of aquatic outfit, you can dress in the same clothes you’d wear inside the theme parks. Since you take off and land right from the boat, you won’t be getting wet on this ride.

4600 North World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

If your passion is tasty food, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant can satisfy your hunger with more than 100 mouth-watering tapas to share with your Valentine. Popular dishes like Baba Ganoush (puree of roasted eggplant with tahini, garlic and olive oil, served with crostini) and Cangrejos De La Casa (baked jumbo lump and blue crab cake in saffron sherry sauce) are made with authentic ingredients imported from Spain to deliver the feeling of dining abroad. Desserts like flan and tres leches are sweeter because they’re made from scratch in the kitchen.

The festive atmosphere of the restaurant includes live Flamenco dance shows and cathedral ceilings to add even more flavor to your epicurean experience.

125 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801

RDV Ice Den
Nothing says true love like putting your Valentine’s Day celebration on ice. An ice rink, that is. Open skating is available seven days per week at RDV Ice Den, giving you and your partner a great chance to heat things up and do something that is good for you at the same time. Even hot-blooded couples get chilly so be sure to dress warm: long pants, a sweatshirt, thick socks and gloves are recommended.

8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32810

farris-chocolate-factoryFarris & Fosters Famous Chocolate Factory
For a truly decadent date, make chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Romantic music will play in the background while you and your sweetheart sing, dance and cook up confections made from dark, white and milk chocolate. In addition to all the great memories, couples can take home one pound of the chocolate they made.

Want sugary satisfaction without the do-it-yourself experience? Farris & Fosters offers specialty chocolates, custom chocolate boxes, chocolate bark, 10 varieties of truffles, caramel apples and sugar-free chocolates. Mmmm, mmmm … how sweet it is.

4875 New Broad Street
Orlando, FL 32814

Quantum Leap Winery
Toast your love and embrace the grape at Florida’s only sustainable urban winery. As the name suggests, Quantum Leap Winery is a departure from the norm. Here, wine arrives in large vessels where it is stored, finished, blended and packaged. This method, which packages wine in kegs, pouches or boxes, reduces carbon footprints in the environment without sacrificing wine quality.

13212 Wilfred Drive
Orlando, FL 32803