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First Date Spots in Orlando to Shake Off the Butterflies

  • December 02, 2022
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You only get one chance to make a first impression, and with these creative first-date ideas, you’re sure to make a great one! From speakeasies to outdoor movies, we’ve rounded up the top first date spots in Orlando that’ll be fun, romantic and leave no room for awkward first date moments.

First Date Spots in Orlando to Shake Off the Butterflies
📷 Universal Orlando Resort

1. Universal CityWalk

With so much to do at Universal City Walk, it’s the perfect spot for a first date—leaving no room for awkward first date moments. So much to do and not sure what to choose? We recommend grabbing your date and heading to Hollywood Drive-In Golf for miniature golf. To add a little competition, have the loser buy first round of drinks. 

Hours & Location

Monday | 8AM—12AM
Tuesday | 8AM—12AM
Wednesday | 8AM—12AM
Thursday | 8AM—12AM
Friday | 8AM—2AM
Saturday | 8AM—2AM
Sunday | 8AM—12AM

📍 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

First Date Spots in Orlando to Shake Off the Butterflies
📷 Events

2. The Wellborn

The Wellborn is more than just an instagrammable boutique hotel. It’s also home to one of Orlando-locals favorite bars and eatery. With unique cocktails, shareable plates, and a whole lot of board games, this laid-back date spot is sure to be a good time. Come for their weekend breakfast or late night drinks, you can’t go wrong.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 5PM—1AM
Wednesday | 5PM—1AM
Thursday | 5PM—1AM
Friday | 5PM—2AM
Saturday | 11AM—2AM
Sunday | 11AM—5PM

📍 211 N Lucerne Cir W, Orlando, FL 32801

3. Southern Hill Farms

Southern Hill Farms is an Orlando local favorite for families, friends, and especially dates. You can shop locally made gifts at the Southern Hill Market, enjoy their famous homemade blueberry lemonade, and even hand pick flowers to take home. This one hundred twenty-acre farm is filled with yummy treats and fun activities that’ll make for a perfect date. 

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 11AM—4PM
Friday | 11AM—4PM
Saturday | 10AM—4PM
Sunday | 10AM—4PM

📍 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714

First Date Spots in Orlando to Shake Off the Butterflies
📷 Hanson's Shoe Repair

4. Go to a speakeasy bar

Orlando is filled with an abundance of speakeasy bars, but one of our favorites is Hanson’s Shoe Repair for a first date. This speakeasy is hidden on the third floor of a historic Orlando building serving drinks that honor the original residence, the Hanson Shoe Repair Shop. With delicious drinks and a moody atmosphere, this is a romantic first date spot. 

In true speakeasy style, you’ll need a password to enter—call 407-476-9446 on the day of your visit to receive the password.

Hours & Location

Monday | 8PM—2AM
Tuesday | 8PM—2AM
Wednesday | 8PM—2AM
Thursday | 8PM—2AM
Friday | 8PM—2AM
Saturday | 8PM—2AM
Sunday | 8PM—2AM

📍 27 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801

First Date Spots in Orlando to Shake Off the Butterflies
📷 East End Market

5. East End Market

East End Market is a two-story market and food hall that has a little bit of everything. Walking around this market will make for the perfect date with Mochi Donuts, Vegan Chik Biscuit Sandwiches, and even florals. Sometimes they even have live music so you can do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat, then secure a seat in their courtyard to listen to music. 

Hours & Location

Monday | 8AM—7PM
Tuesday | 8AM—7PM
Wednesday | 8AM—7PM
Thursday | 8AM—7PM
Friday | 8AM—9PM
Saturday | 8AM—9PM
Sunday | 8AM—6PM

📍 3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

6. A picnic at Lake Eola

With stunning year-round weather, Florida’s the perfect spot for picnic dates any time of the year. And lucky for Orlando locals, there are endless areas fit for a first-date picnic. So grab your date, food from one of Lake Eola’s surrounding restaurants, and hunt down the perfect lakeside spot at Lake Eola Park

Hours & Location

Monday | 6AM—12AM
Tuesday | 6AM—12AM
Wednesday | 6AM—12AM
Thursday | 6AM—12AM
Friday | 6AM—12AM
Saturday | 6AM—12AM
Sunday | 6AM—12AM

📍512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

7. Go to an outdoor movie

Grab your date, blankets, and a lawn spot because you’re heading to an outdoor movie! Whoever says “movies aren’t good first date ideas” hasn’t been to a movie quite like this. There’s no better way to bond than cozying up with a blanket while enjoying a movie under the stars.

There are endless spots to catch an outdoor film, one of our favorites being Movieola at Lake Eola Park. Keep an eye on their website for their next showing!

Hours & Location

8. Take a workshop

Make candles, take a painting class, or even take a pottery-making class—there are many workshops and classes that’ll add something a little different to your first date. We recommend checking out the House on Lang’s monthly events. The best part? You can grab food!

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 10AM—7PM
Wednesday | 10AM—7PM
Thursday | 10AM—7PM
Friday | 10AM—7PM
Saturday | 10AM—7PM
Sunday | 12PM—6PM

📍 1308 Lang Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

First Date Ideas In Orlando

Grab your date, pick an idea from this list, and don’t forget to take us along for the ride. Follow us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in all your Orlando first date adventures!

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Kailey Boyer is an Arizona native, currently living her best life in Orlando, Florida. She’s passionate about hunting down and sharing all...