For many families, weekends are even busier than weekdays. Sports, parties, and family obligations keep you running from Friday to Sunday. With all those commitments, you may find it easier to pull off a date night in the middle of the week. Here are some things to do during the week in Orlando to get some one on one time with your partner. Consider aiming for some of the Wednesday night events Orlando offers as crowds are generally smaller.
Take a Stroll on Universal CityWalk
Every night after 6:00 p.m., you can park for free at Universal CityWalk. Stroll hand in hand with the one you love and take in all the lights, the amazing smells from the restaurants, and the beat of the music. Many of the activities, such as DJ sets and dance parties, won’t cost you a dime, so this is a good option if you’re on a budget.
However, if you are looking to grab dinner or a show, Universal CityWalk has plenty to offer at various price points. Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Blue Man Group, and Bob Marley-A Tribute to Freedom are just a few of the unique places to check out.
Take a Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight Walking Tour
If your idea of fun runs toward the macabre, then the Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight Walking Tour might be just right for you and your date. As you meander through the historic headstones of the 100-acre cemetery on Greenwood Street, you see the graves of more than 100 famous and infamous characters from the history of Orlando.
This two-mile trek is free, but every session fills up quickly. Registration opens about two weeks before each event, and you can find the complete schedule online.
Watch the Fireworks Over Dinner at the California Grill
Every night, fireworks light up the sky over Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, and you don’t have to brave the crowds at the park to enjoy them. A few Orlando restaurants can give you an unforgettable view of all the colors and majesty right from your table. Dinner doesn’t get much more romantic than this.
California Grill is one such option. Located on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this incredible restaurant brings you all the delicious seafood, steaks, and more of the Golden State. The California Grill offers a view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the fireworks over Cinderella’s castle. A musical soundtrack fills the restaurant and its viewing deck when it’s time for the show to start.
Unwind at Mandara Spa
The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel looks like an Italian seaside village. Here you find the Mandara Spa. Hold your love’s hand as you wander down hallways lit by candles to the lounge, treatment rooms, and pools. Let the expert staff pamper your hands, feet, and whole body with cleansing, massages, and exfoliation. The Mandara Spa includes more than 11,000 square feet, 14 treatment rooms, and an outdoor pool, so you can enjoy your date night in style.
Happy Hour at American Social
During a busy week, enjoying a drink with your partner at one of the best bars in Orlando helps you reconnect to each other. Aim for Wednesday night events in Orlando out and learn to dance at Salsa Night at American Social.
Beer buckets and Bacardis are on special along with appetizers and burgers. American Social has the best happy hour in all of Orlando with its friendly staff and an atmosphere like no other. Make your reservations now to be sure you get a seat.
Family life is important and setting aside a date night as often as you can is an important piece of keeping it all together, even if that means getting out on a weekday. Line up that sitter and put it on the family calendar to set aside that time for you and your partner.