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 an hour and change 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.
Updated in July 2022 by Savannah Voci
Some Great Orlando Day Trip Ideas:
- Orlando Beer Spa
- Day Passes to Orlando Resorts
- ICON Park
- Orlando Cat Cafe
- ICEBAR Orlando
- Leu Gardens
- Wekiva Island
- Nature Preserves and Parks
- Disney Springs
- Orlando Theme Parks
Did you know that Orlando has a beer spa? That’s right, a beer spa! Soak in hops for aromatherapy and skin benefits, sit in the infrared sauna, and even lay on a hay bed for maximum relaxation. Of course, you’ll get to enjoy drinking beer during your visit.
Orlando is known for having amazing resorts, but the price tag for an overnight stay can sometimes be more than we’re willing to spend. Luckily, many of these resorts offer day passes for those looking to enjoy the amenities. If you’re looking for a relaxing day by the pool, a day pass is perfect for you.
RIDE THE Wheel at ICON Park
8401 International Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32819
One of Orlando’s most exciting attractions, the Wheel at ICON Park, 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!
532 Cagan Park Ave, Clermont, FL 34714
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!
8967 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.
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
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. Central Florida is home to plenty of other gardens- some of them even offer free admission.
If you want some outdoor fun, head over to Wekiva Island to canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. This outdoor paradise is fabulous any time of year. An outdoor bar offers craft beer of all kinds plus wines on tap. There’s even space for volleyball and other outdoor activities.
1014 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779
VISIT A NATURE PRESERVE
If it’s nice out, maybe a picnic in Orlando 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 go kayaking or biking.
A stroll through Disney Springs is a must-do if you’re in Orlando. You can spend the day shopping, enjoy a happy hour drink, have a nice meal at one of the incredible restaurants, and finish the day off bowling at Splitsville or watching one of the performances from local acts.
1486 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
VISIT A THEME PARK
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 Orlando, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and more. Make sure to check for any Florida Resident discounts and plan your day in advance.