1. Special Events for Valentine's Day Weekend
Looking for some different ideas on how to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? Celebrate all week long. With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, many places are getting a jump on the holiday by offering events several days before Valentine's Day as well. Check out my list of interesting ideas and events put on in honor of Valentine's Day. Top Valentine's Day Events.
2. Orlando Dessert Shops
If you're looking for something sweet for Valentine's Day, there's a lot to be found in the Orlando area. Candy is traditional, and there are many candy shops, but many places offer different types of "sweets" that are just as tempting and a change from the ordinary box of chocolates.
At Sweet! Good Golly by Miss Holly, include your Sweetheart's photo on the cupcake. Tops in Orlando for Cakes, Cupcakes and Chocolate
3. See a Show or Play
Some of the local theaters like to schedule their more romantic shows in February. A few suggestions are:
- January 10 - March 03, 2012
The Underpants, Theatre Downtown
- January 20 - February 11, 2012
I Love Your Because, Winter Park Playhouse
- February 03 - March 04, 2012
Dancing at Lughnasa. Mad Cow Theatre
- February 10 - 26, 2012
The Bikinis A New Musical Beach Party, Garden Theatre
- February 10 - March 18, 2012
Romeo and Juliet, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
- February 10 - March 18, 2012
Cymbeline, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
- February 17 - 26, 2012
Phantom, Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
4. Romantic Dining in the Orlando Area
When romance is in the air there’s bound to be love on the plate. Whether it’s a first date, a milestone anniversary, or something in between – the right place to propose, perhaps? – the right restaurant is required to set the proper mood. Here’s a list of some of Scott Joseph's favorite restaurants for a romantic rendezvous. Top Places for a Romantic Meal.
5. Take Advantage of ArtsFest
Orlando ArtsFest is a celebration of Free Arts and Culture Events in the Orlando area. Starting on February 1 and continuing all month long, United Arts will be showcasing local arts and culture to the Central Florida area.Free Museum Days during ArtsFest.
6. Restaurant Specials for Valentine's Day
Many Orlando area restaurants are offering special menus or music and dancing this Valentine's Day. Find one of your favorites or try someplace new for a romantic dinner out. Top Restaurant Specials on Valentine's Day.
7. Hotel Special Deals for Valentine's Day
Love - and savings - are in the air this February in Orlando. For those couples hoping to heat up the romance and cool off the spending, stay the night... or the weekend in a romantic hotel over Valentine's weekend. Hotel Specials for Valentine's Day.
8. Romantic Places in Orlando
Not just for Valentine's Day! Here are 10 ideas for romantic things to do and places to go in the Orlando area. Things that you may not have thought about in the Orlando area to impress your Valentine with this year. Top Romantic Places in Orlando.
Finding Romance at Disney
On vacation or just a Disney fan? Here are a few top picks for finding a little romance throughout Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts. See how you can make the 'Happiest Place on Earth' romantic too! Romantic escapes at the Walt Disney World Resort.
9. Take a Moonlight Carriage Ride
Every Valentine's Day A Hitch 'N Time Carriages come to the downtown area and offer 45 minute private reserved romantic carriage rides. Call 352-394-8851 for information and reservations.
10. Not a Couple?
Never fear, this year there are even a few Non-Couple Valentine events in Orlando.
- Anti-Valentines Day Brunch
Not yet announced for 2012: From noon till 4pm Orlando Tastings will feature their popular brunch menu along with drink specials and a DJ.
- Cupid’s Singles Pub Crawl
Not yet announced for 2012: Little Fish Huge Pond in Sanford has put together a fun afternoon - evening out . The crawl begins at Riverhouse Pottery at 2pm, meanders throughout six Sanford bars then ends the evening at Riverhouse Pottery where a buffet from One World Chef will be served from 7pm – 9pm.