Orlando for Couples

Of course you know Orlando’s theme parks, but did you know that they are only a part of what makes an Orlando vacation so magical and appealing? “The City Beautiful” is chock full of entertainment, and there truly is something for everyone here. Regardless of your vacation goals, age, or interests, Central Florida is a dazzling place where unparalleled memories and experiences are just waiting to be discovered. We’ve developed a series of sample itineraries, categorized by interests and travel motivators, to serve as an original guide to the Central Florida area. There will be no theme park recommendations in this series, because chances are that you already have these destinations in your sights. If you’re looking to change it up a bit and try something new, these suggestions will be a perfect fit. See our area from a unique perspective when you take some time to explore, and leave your social media audiences in envy of your shared vacation experiences. You’re already staying like a local in your Contempo vacation home. You may as well have fun like a local, too!

It’s a common misconception that the Orlando-area is just for families or young children. You may be surprised to discover how much fun you can have on a Central Florida vacation WITHOUT the little ones. See Orlando from a whole new perspective when you discover these hot spots offering more mature fun. (Do note – some of these locations have minimum age requirements, while others do allow all-age entry.)

SAK Comedy Lab

29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 648-0001
https://www.sakcomedylab.com/

Nowhere else in Florida will you find a place like SAK Comedy Lab. Since 1991, our professional ensemble of improv actors has entertained audiences with our unique brand of live improvised comedy. We take your suggestions and make up characters, scenes and songs on the spot. Our comedy is fun and edgy for adults, but also widely enjoyed by our younger fans.

DRIP

8747 International Dr #102, Orlando, FL 32819
(347) 855-3747
ilovedrip.com

Dance Show | Rock Concert | Bar Party
A full theatrical love story with dancers performing in paint, flying water and sand backed by a LIVE rock band. Adults only.

Mango’s Tropical Cafe

8126 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 673-4422
www.mangos.com/orlando

The world famous Mango’s Dancers continue to entertain millions of guests each year and at Mango’s, entertainment is paramount! Live bands and dance performances are continuous throughout the entire venue. Outdoor covered patio spaces include our Sidewalk Cafe and the 2nd Floor Veranda. The world famous Mango’s Dancers perform on a fantastic Italian glass mosaic Main Bar stage in front of the VIP seating area. Surrounding that is the copper sculpture Mambo Bar, the mystical Samba Bar, and the incredibly lovely Mermaid Bar. Climb the winding Waterfall Grand Staircase to the warmth and coziness of the mezzanine for more art, dining and lounging choices. There you will find the fabulous Mojito Bar and the “Havana Lounge” area along with dining tables surrounding the balcony overlooking the Main Bar Stage and its exciting, live entertainment. Also on the mezzanine you will find The Vodou Room, a heart-pounding DJ Ultra-Lounge. This dazzling, lavish room and its original painted bars are breathtaking works of art. Mango’s Orlando, which opened in 2015, is a dream venue that “changes the game” on International Drive. Its decadent design across 55,000 square feet creates an epic experience people will always remember.

ICEBAR Orlando

8967 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 426-7555
icebarorlando.com

ICEBAR Orlando is the largest permanent ice bar in the World! Seventy tons of ice is hand-carved into a winter wonderland with lights, music, and the feel of the arctic. A frosty 22 degrees keeps the fabulous frozen sculptures perfect for all your photo moments. A warm thermal parka, fresh gloves, and the opportunity to try world famous drinks are just a few steps from the Florida heat! After your refreshing ICEBAR expedition, slip into FIRE Lounge’s warmth. Featuring Orlando’s best and most popular DJs for evenings of dancing and partying with full service bar, VIP areas with bottle service and delicious new food menu.

Painting With A Twist

6700 Conroy Windermere Rd #125, Orlando, FL 32835
(407) 287-5996
https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/orlando

Painting with a Twist is a fun, innovative, art as entertainment studio. They provide your paint, canvas and brushes, and lots of encouragement. Come alone or grab a friend or two, bring your favorite snack and paint along with a fabulous local artist. At the end of the evening you’ll have a one-of-a-kind 16” x 20” acrylic on canvas masterpiece to take home or give as a gift. Professional instructors will guide you through each step of recreating the featured painting, and you’ll have painlessly created a piece of art before you know it!

Publix Aprons

7524 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 226-9796
http://www.publix.com/recipes-planning/aprons-cooking-schools

Publix Aprons Cooking Schools’ classes are meant to entertain, amuse, and inspire you, giving you confidence no matter what you’re cooking up. Classes cover a world of cuisines and trendy topics, a baker’s dozen of techniques, special seasonal topics, and even guest appearances by celebrity chefs—TV stars, cookbook authors, and local restaurateurs. You can even schedule private, customized classes for special occasions from showers to birthdays to company team-building events. Looking for a fun night out? Look no further than demonstration-style cooking classes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as chefs and staff prepare delicious dishes before your eyes—complete with tips and tales from kitchens they have known. Then, enjoy being served each course of what’s on the menu. And take home the recipes to try yourself. Enjoy great food and great fun for one great price.

Lake Eola Swan Boats

512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 246-4484
http://www.cityoforlando.net/parks/lake-eola-park/

A ride on a paddle boat is a great way to explore Lake Eola. Lake Eola Park has swan-shaped paddle boats available for rent for $15.00 per half hour. Each boat holds 5 people (children of all ages are welcome). Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting). Rentals are accepted up to 30 minutes prior to closing time. Look for the boat rental dock by the Relax Grill. No reservations needed!

Winter Park Boat Tour

312 E Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 644-4056
www.scenicboattours.com

For the first time visitors seeking flora and fauna, or savvy Orlando travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path vacation experience. Located on Lake Osceola less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, the boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain. On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank. An occasional water skier or racing shell full of crew members from the areas private liberal arts college, Rollins, are also enjoyable sideshows for tour goers. Swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers…Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.

Orlando Balloon Rides

44294 US-27, Davenport, FL 33897
407-894-5040
https://www.orlandoballoonrides.com

The flight is approximately one hour and you will ascend anywhere from tree tops to several thousand feet. Once you’re airborne, your pilot will point out the spectacular sites of this area, from the theme parks to the Orange groves and forests, to swamps absolutely untouched for thousands of years. After landing, a traditional champagne toast is held to celebrate your wonderful adventure. Return to the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration for an all you can eat breakfast buffet. Fully licensed and insured; pilots are all FAA certified, highly experienced and are full-time professionals.

Hanson’s Shoe Repair

27 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 476-9446
http://www.thehansonbuilding.com/hansons-shoe-repair

Orlando’s speakeasy bar, in what is now the oldest building still standing in downtown Orlando. Hanson’s is located at 27 E. Pine Street in a building that was erected in 1883-1884 with a nineteenth century commercial style. Andrew Hanson acquired it in 1894 for his “Hanson Shoe Repair Shop” which had Orlando’s first electric sign. Call 407-476-9446 between the hours of 1pm – 7pm and SPEAK EASILY into your telephone receiver and they will contact you with the evening’s password.

Treasure Tavern

6400 Carrier Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 206-5102
www.treasuretavern.com

While most Orlando attractions work to deliver family fare, Treasure Tavern urges its guests to leave the kids at home and enjoy an evening that is custom created for grown-ups looking for naughty but good-natured fun. At heart Treasure Tavern is a classic, European style variety show featuring entertainment from around the world. A quick-change act from Russia and acrobats from Eastern Europe are just a few of the unusual and spectacular offerings that grace the stage.

I-Drive 360

8375 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 601-7907
i-drive360.com

Orlando’s new $250 million attraction and entertainment destination. The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye’s 400 foot iconic observation wheel is the centerpiece of this metro-chic themed complex featuring a dynamic blend of attractions, restaurants, clubs and shops. Joining the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye as part of I-Drive 360’s unique line-up of attractions are world-famous Madame Tussaud’s, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Skeletons: Animals Unveiled! Popular brand restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Carrabbas’ Italian Grill, Yard House, Buffalo Wild Wings and Shake Shack are joined by unique establishments such as Tapa Toro, Lisbon Portuguese Restaurant, Paramount Mediterranean Cuisine, Kotai Sushi and Sugar Factory. High energy entertainment is on tap at Tin Roof and Cowgirls Rockbar featuring Orlando’s only mechanical bull.

Seminole Hard Rock Casino

5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 627-7625
https://www.seminolehardrocktampa.com

Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. The casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. Additionally, there is a new state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. On-site dining and entertainment! The only place to rock one’s body and soul, Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services.

Pointe Orlando

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 248-2838
www.pointeorlando.com

A place where you can elevate your dining experience at restaurants offering everything from casual fare to haute cuisine. Where you can discover a diverse collection of specialty shops. And where, when the sun sets, you can find a place pulsing with energy, music & live entertainment. Pointe Orlando offers over forty unique stores, delicious restaurants and exciting nightlife

Better Than Sex

1905 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 761-8949
www.betterthansexorlando.com

What’s your idea of a romantic night out? A quiet, private table for just the two of you? Maybe you want to reconnect with some friends. Here it’s refreshingly cool, dimly lit, with candles reflected in crystal chandeliers, shadows flickering against brocade walls framed by velvet curtains… Curated soundtrack playing in the background to set the perfect mood. If that sounds appealing, imagine the most sensuously sinful, deliciously decadent desserts you can think of, or even some you haven’t— like a chocolate-rimmed glass of Cabernet or a caramel covered glass of Champagne —and you will have an idea of what to expect at Better Than Sex. The Key West location has been collecting awards as the Best Romantic Restaurant and is Key West’s top pick for a Sexy Night Out.

Old Town

5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
(407) 396-4888
myoldtownusa.com

Since 1986, Old Town in Kissimmee has been entertaining locals and visitors alike with its signature brand of good eats, great shopping, family entertainment and famous car cruises. It’s a nostalgic place for many, with a retro vibe reminiscent of the 50s and 60s. Take a stroll through Old Town’s shops and you’ll feel as if you’re in another time and place-a place where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the moment.

Victory Casino Cruises

Terminal B 2, 180 Christopher Columbus Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(855) 468-4286
victorycasinocruises.com

Victory Casino Cruises is America’s Biggest and Best Casino Ship, featuring 5-hour cruises on the Atlantic Ocean departing from Port Canaveral. At 320 feet, with 40,000 sq. ft., Victory offers 4 decks of gaming fun. Enjoy Vegas Action with a Coastal Flair! Victory offers over 600 state-of-the-art slots such as Wheel of Fortune, Quick Hits, Hot Shots, Video Poker and Progressives. Victory has 30 tables with the best selection of casino table games including Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, EZ Bac, 3-Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, and Let it Ride. Plus, you can watch, wager and win on your favorite sporting events in Victory’s SportsBook Lounge! Atlantic Café offers hot entrées that change daily, a meat carving and pasta station, plus, a full a la carte menu. You can also enjoy live entertainment and DJ Dance Parties at Big Norm’s Club V. Or, enjoy ocean views, beautiful sunsets and tropical libations on the open deck at the Dolphin Bar.

Air Force Fun Helicopter Tours

12211 Regency Village Dr #13, Orlando, FL 32821
407-842-1446
https://www.airforcefun.com/

Air Force Fun offers Helicopter Tours over all of your favorite Orlando attractions. From the “cockpit” to the “tail rotor,” their Robinson R44 will give you one of the smoothest helicopter flights you will ever experience. Air Force Fun employs the finest pilots in Orlando who have an expert knowledge of the aircraft and also offer some of the finest guided tours around. Are you ready to see Orlando and its world famous attractions from another point of view? Let Air Force Fun give you an experience you won’t forget!

For information on these and other area attractions, or to purchase tickets, please contact our friends at Visit Central Florida or Kissimmee Guest Services!