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Dazzling Views – Orlando is home to fireworks


Dazzling Views – Orlando is home to fireworks every single night of the year. While they are theme park spectaculars, there are some amazing and romantic viewing spots outside of the theme park gates:

  • Capa, located on the 17th-floor rooftop of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, boasts the best of Spanish-influenced cuisine with a stunning view of the nightly fireworks. Whether stopping by for a full meal or just drinks on the spacious patio, this spot exudes romance.
  • Bar 17 Bistro, on the rooftop of Universal’s Aventura Hotel, is guaranteed to provide breathtaking views of Universal Orlando’s three theme parks. The bar offers unique dishes and classic plates as well as custom-crafted cocktails designed to pair well with the urban international flavors on the menu. From spectacular sunsets to roller-coaster watching, there’s not a bad spot to sit for an unforgettable date.
  • California Grill, on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offers rooftop views that are perfect for watching the nightly fireworks show and the sunset sky. Even before the fireworks start, this restaurant entertains with a lively onstage kitchen, where chefs prepare meals in front of guests.

Unique Experiences – Studies show that couples who participate in “novel” activities together reported improved relationship quality, as well as increased passion for one another. Orlando offers plenty of novel activities that fit the bill:

  • Get Up and Go Kayaking offers two-hour guided sunset tours in clear kayaks through the scenic canals of the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Enjoy the glittering lights on the water, navigating narrow Venetian-style canals and views of historic houses lining the shores.
  • Orlando Balloon Rides offers daily flights (weather permitting) for a bucket list romantic experience. Guests can watch the sun rise over Central Florida, spot landmark site from theme parks to orange groves, and enjoy a champagne toast after landing.
  • Wild Florida offers the perfect way to surprise an animal lover. Guests can choose from several packages, electing to meet sloths, lemurs, porcupines and more.  Wild Florida also just opened a 75-acre drive-through safari park, bringing visitors up close giraffes, wild boars and other animals.

Perfect Proposals – It’s a big decision, where to pop the question. Fortunately, Orlando offers some of the most unique and romantic spots to plan a proposal, from extravagant to intimate:

  • The Wheel at ICON Park Champagne Experience offers everything needed for an iconic proposal, from a 360-degree view of Orlando to a private capsule and champagne toast. The 23-minute ride is just enough time for a heartfelt talk, with an unforgettable backdrop, especially at sunset.
  • A Dolphin-Assisted Marriage Proposal at Discovery Cove is one of the most extravagant and unique ways to pop the question in Orlando. Guests can arrange for a dolphin to swim up with a special buoy in their mouth, reading “Will you marry me?” In addition to that, Discovery Cove provides plenty of other opportunities for romance, including up-close animal encounters, private cabanas, sandy beaches and ample ways to relax.
  • For something more intimate and budget-friendly, Lake Eola in downtown Orlando is one of the best places in the destination to pop the question. The park features plenty of private areas, a Chinese pagoda and even swan-shaped paddleboats.