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Central Florida Date Night Ideas

Date nights are a must for keeping your relationship new and fresh – no matter what season of life you’re in. Here’s a list of some awesome date night ideas. We even included some great options right in Central Florida!


Photo of Man and Woman on a Date at Night in Central FloridaPhoto By: Sophia’s Art Photography

Date Nights Ideas for Foodies:

  1. Eat at a new restaurant together (Café Tu Tu Tango or Boxi Park)
  2. Satisfy your java fix at a trendy coffee shop (Axum Coffee, Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar or Orlando Cat Café)
  3. Grab a drink at a unique bar (The Courtesy Bar, Mathers Social Gathering or Cocktails & Screams)
  4. Go out for ice cream ( Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream or Twistee Treat)
  5. Check out a local food truck event (Tasty Takeover in the Milk District or Disney Springs Food Trucks)
  6. Go to a build-your-own pizza bar (Mod Pizza or Blaze Pizza)
  7. Bake something together (Publix Apron’s Cooking School  or Truffles & Trifles)
  8. Try a Dinner Show (Pirates Dinner Adventure, Mango’s Tropical Café or The Royal Palm Dinner Train)

Couple Sharing a Cupcake at a Bakery Date Night in Central Florida by KMD Creations

Photo By: KMD Creations Photography & Film


Date Nights in the Great Outdoors:

  1. Try for a Hole in One (Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Top Golf or Winter Summerland at Disney)
  2. Have a Picnic in the Park (Leu Gardens or Bok Tower Gardens)
  3. Hike Hand-in-Hand (Seminole-Wekiva Trail or Ocala National Forest)
  4. Spend the Night Under the Stars (Observatory at Orlando Science Center or the Planetarium at Seminole State College)
  5. Live the Lake Life (Swan boat ride on Lake Eola, Paddle Boarding with Lake Life Paddle or Tubing at Rainbow Springs)
  6. Pick Your Own Flowers or Practice Building a Bouquet (Southern Hill Farms or Mick Farms)
  7. Bioluminescent Kayaking (A Day Away Kayak Tours or Get up and Go Kayaking)
  8. Have a Shoot-Off with Trap & Skeet (Mission Inn Resort’s El Cazador)

Couple having a date on the lake in Central FL

Photo By: Cricket’s Photo & Cinema


Rainy Day Dates:

  1. Check Out a Movie (Enzian Theater or Silver Moon Drive-In)
  2. Grab Some Quarters & Get Your Game On (Player 1 Video Game Bar or Joysticks Arcade Lounge)
  3. Get Locked In at a Local Escape Room (The Escape Effect, Lockbusters or Escapeology)
  4. Laser Tag (Ultrazone Extreme Laser Tag, Warrior Sports Park or Main Event Entertainment)
  5. Throw Axes Together (Epic Axe Throwing Orlando)
  6. Muse Around a Museum (Science After Sundown at Orlando Science Center) (1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art)
  7. Stay home and play board games or check out The Cloak & Blaster
  8. Check Out Some Intense Virtual Reality Gaming (The Void – Disney Springs)

Two Hands Holding on Top of Scrabble Board, Love, Wedding Glamping, Couple having a scrabble date

Photo by: Heather Rice Photography


Date Nights for your Inner Artist:

  1. Take a Pottery Class Together (All Fired Up)
  2. Make a Woodworking Craft for the House (Hammer & Stain)
  3. Swing by a Local Art Festival (Mount Dora Art Festival or Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival)
  4. Go to a Play ( Phillips Performing Arts Center, Orlando Shakes or The Ice House)
  5. Sing Karaoke Together (CityWalk’s Rising Star or Big Daddy’s Orlando)
  6. Paint Some New Wall Art (Painting with a Twist)
  7. Check out a Comedy Show (Sak Comedy Lab or The Improv Orlando)
  8. Participate in Open Mic Night (Open Mic Orlando)

Blue and Orange Color Couple Date

Photo by: Wings of Glory Photography

Date Nights We Couldn’t Forget:

  1. Go on a Scavenger Hunt (City Hunt, The Go Game or Operation City Quest)
  2. Volunteer Together (Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, Give Kids the World or Feeding Children Everywhere)
  3. Say Cheese! (Engagement Session with KMD Photography or a Boudoir Session with Bumby)
  4. Get Matching Tattoos (Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co. at CityWalk)
  5. Visit a New Place Neither of You has Been (Disney’s Boardwalk or Tarpon Springs)
  6. Go to a Trivia Night (Yellow Dog Eats Café or Toll Road Brewing)
  7. Check Out a Local Brewery (Mount Dora Brewing, Castle Church Brewing or Orlando Brewing)
  8. Have a Couples Spa Getaway (Spa Marbella at Mission Inn Resort)Woman in White Dress and Man in Blue Shirt on Date at Disneys BoardwalkPhoto By: Cricket’s Photo & Cinema

Looking for more date night ideas?

Come visit us at Mission Inn Resort where you can enjoy one of our many restaurants, a round of golf one of our two championship courses, spa services and boating and fishing on Lake Harris.

Date Night Star Gazing in Central FL

Photo By: Cricket’s Photo & Cinema

Orlando Wedding Show Weddings around the World Save the Date

Orlando Wedding Show – Weddings around the World

Have you recently been to an Orlando wedding show only to leave feeling overwhelmed and confused?  Mission Inn Resort will be hosting an intimate wedding showcase that will take you away from the crowds and allow you to spend more one-on-one time with quality vendors.

Use promo code BLOG and click here to get your Orlando Wedding Show tickets: Weddings around the World Showcase

Orlando Wedding Show Weddings around the World Save the Date

Each year the Mission Inn Wedding Team chooses a fun and unique theme for their Orlando Wedding Show.  This year is no different.  On Sunday, August 4, 2019, grab your passport and travel the world, enjoying international inspiration and cuisine as you plan your big day.


Your day at the Mission Inn Weddings around the World Showcase will begin at check-in.  At check-in, you’ll receive a passport to take on your wedding show journey and a fun “carry-on” swag bag, filled with exciting goodies from our vendors.  Leave your wedding planning baggage at check-in and let our amazing vendors take it from there!

Orlando Wedding Show Carry On Bag

Once you’ve checked in, your first stop is the United Nations.  The U.N. is made up of a collection of unique, one-of-a-kind wedding vendors that will take your day from how to wow.

Orlando Wedding Show Vendors You’ll Meet in United Nations:

Wedding Hair and Makeup:  Jazz it Up Artistry

Wedding Wellness Coaching:  Progressive Trans4mation

Wedding Dress Rental:  Rent a Gown

Wedding Harpist:  Christine McPhail

Wedding Live Painting:  Diana Crow Live Event Painting

Wedding Officiants:  Sensational Ceremonies

Wedding Slow Motion Videos:  Omarvelous Productions

Wedding Balloon Décor: American Balloon Décor

Wedding Child Care Services:  Tootles Event Sitters

Wedding Pet Care Services:  FairyTail Pet Care

Wedding Spa Services:  Mission Inn’s own Spa Marbella


From the U.N., travel into the Grand Ballroom at Mission Inn.  The ballroom is host to four fun countries; England, Greece, Brazil and India.  Each country will offer a delicious signature drink and tasty treats unique to that country.

Orlando Wedding Show Vendors You’ll Meet in England:

Wedding Cake & Desserts:  Baker’s Cottage Cakes

Wedding Floral:  Flowers by Lesley

Wedding Planning:  Anna Christine Events

Wedding DJ:  Soundwave Entertainment

Wedding Photo & Video:  Bumby Photography

Wedding Candy:  Florida Candy Buffet


Orlando Wedding Show Vendors You’ll Meet in Greece:

Wedding Cake & Desserts:  Le Petit Sweet

Wedding Floral:  Bluegrass Chic Floral Design

Wedding Planning: Bella Sposa Events

Wedding DJ:  White Rose Entertainment

Wedding Photo & Video: KMD Creations

Wedding Calligraphy:  Andi Mejia Calligraphy and Design


Orlando Wedding Show Vendors You’ll Meet in Brazil:

Wedding Cake & Desserts:  Sugar Sugar Cake Boutique

Wedding Floral:  The Flower Studio

Wedding Planning:  For the Love of Events

Wedding DJ:  Elegant Entertainment

Wedding Photo & Video:  Rhodes Studios


Orlando Wedding Show Vendors You’ll Meet in India:

Wedding Cake & Desserts:  Cake and Bake

Wedding Floral:  Atmospheres Floral and Decor

Wedding Planning:  Signature Weddings and Events

Wedding DJ:  Our DJ Rocks

Wedding Photo & Video:   Live Happy Studio

Wedding Photo Booth:  Photo Booth Rocks

Don’t forget to stay until the very end.  You won’t want to miss the amazing giveaways and prizes this year, including a two night stay to Mission Inn Resort & Club!

Over-Joyed Winning Bride

Still hunting for the perfect venue for wedding day?  The Mission Inn Wedding Sales Team will be offering Group Tours throughout the event.  Don’t forget to pre-register as space is limited and fills up fast!  Click here to register for a group tour at your preferred time.

Mission Inn Orlando Wedding Show Venue

Haven’t gotten your tickets yet?  Don’t worry, there’s still time!

Click here to get your Orlando Wedding Show tickets: Weddings around the World Showcase

Use promo code BLOG for exclusive access to free tickets.


See you at the show!