Orlando Day Trip

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Sometimes, the best dates happen away from home. If you have a day to spare, consider an Orlando day trip for your next rendezvous. With it only being a couple hours away, you won’t lose much of the day to travel and can spend it reveling in everything Orlando has to offer. Here are some options for you to choose from to plan the perfect date in Orlando.

Some Great Orlando Day Trip Ideas:


One of Orlando’s most exciting attractions, the Orlando Eye is a 400 ft. Ferris wheel located in the perfect place to provide you with views of the Orlando skyline, theme parks, lakes and scenery. It’s a great stop during an Orlando day trip!


8401 International Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32819


If you’re a cat or coffee lover, this is for you. At the Orlando Cat Café, you can get yourself a treat while playing with some of the cats wandering around in the play area. And if you fall in love with one of the cats, you can even adopt them. This is a unique stop during an Orlando day trip, and a nice change from a typical Starbucks!


532 Cagan Park Ave, Clermont, FL 34714


Who says arcades are for children? Dave and Buster’s is the premier Orlando day trip place for arcade games, billiards, food and more. There are even Happy Hour Specials and sports headquarters to watch the game.


8986 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819


With temperatures below freezing, this might be the coolest place for your next Orlando day trip or date. At the Icebar Orlando, you can get drinks from a bar made of ice and surrounded by ice sculptures or dance to warm up in the Fire Lounge.


8967 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819


Dinner and a show is a classic date. But how about putting a spin on that classic at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show? You can dine while watching the comedy mystery show and try to solve the crime by the time dessert comes out.

8267 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819


A beautiful location makes for a beautiful date. The Leu Gardens are a 50-acre span of land full of blooming flowers and plants. It’s perfect for photo ops and sightseeing in a relaxing environment.


1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803


If you want some outdoor fun, head over to Wekiva Island to canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. You can also go to the bar or café for drinks or a meal. There’s even space for volleyball and other outdoor activities.


1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779


Do you have what it takes to figure your way out? At Escapology, you can participate in the escape game craze taking over. With clues, puzzles, and locks, you’ll have plenty to work through before you can get free from the game room.

orlando day trip
Courtesy Escapology

11951 International Drive, Unit C3, Orlando, FL 32821


For more outdoor activities, you can go to Forever Florida. Zipline over the treetops, take a guided horseback tour, or ride the trail buggy for a native Florida experience. If you ant to take it further, you can go on the day and a half horseback camping adventure.

orlando day trip
Courtesy foreverflorida.com

4755 North Kenansville Road, St Cloud, FL 34773


A stroll through Disney Springs is great for this time of year. You can spend the day shopping, have a nice meal at one of the restaurants and finish the day off bowling at Splitsville or watching one of the performances from local acts.

orlando day trip
Courtesy Disney Springs

1486 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830


For a place that has it all, head to Universal City Walk. You can grab a meal, see some live shows and entertainment, play mini-golf, watch a movie and shop while spending some quality time together.

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819


If it’s nice out, maybe a picnic is just what you need. Pack your lunches and spend a day at one of Orlando’s nature preserves amongst the beautiful scenery. You might even be able to go kayaking or biking.


Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, so of course these are on the list. Some of Orlando’s best theme parks include the many parks of Disney World, Universal Studios and Universal Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Fun Spot and more.


Looking for a longer getaway? See Three Perfect Days on Anna Maria Island or Three Perfect Days in Boca Grande!


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