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Top Date Night Activities in Florida – February Edition

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re tired of the same old candlelit dinner routine, Florida offers a plethora of unique and romantic experiences. This year, step outside the norm and immerse yourselves in the beauty of Florida’s nature. In this blog, we’ve curated a list of five unconventional Valentine’s Day ideas, perfect for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a break from the ordinary.

1. Explore Florida State Parks:

Escape the cliché and embark on a journey to one of Florida’s stunning State Parks. With numerous options to choose from, including Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon, these parks offer a diverse range of activities. Enjoy a romantic picnic surrounded by nature’s tranquility, take a leisurely stroll along scenic trails, or dare to dip into crystal-clear springs for a refreshing swim. Keep your eyes peeled for epic wildlife and savor the magic of an outdoor Valentine’s Day celebration.

Pro Tip: Rainbow Springs is located within easy reach of major cities like Gainesville-1 hr, Orlando-1 ½ hrs, and Tampa 2 hrs. This makes it easy for an ideal day trip. Plan your visit, pack a picnic, and embrace the natural beauty with your loved one.

a body of water surrounded by trees

2. Clear Kayaking Tour:

Paddle your way into each other’s hearts with a romantic clear kayak excursion from Get Up and Go Kayaking. With numerous waterways, from peaceful rivers to scenic coastal spots. Book a tandem kayak tour and explore the beauty Florida has to offer. A Rainbow Springs tour offers a serene journey filled with history and wildlife. The rhythmic paddling and shared adventure will undoubtedly create lasting memories.

a man rowing a boat in the water

3. Stargazing:

For a unique, romantic, awe-inspiring experience, head to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Escape the city lights and revel in the vastness of the night sky with your significant other. Pack a cozy blanket, and lie back, and let the stars be your backdrop. In 2016, it was recognized as Florida’s first Dark Sky Park.

4. Hot Air Balloon Ride:

Elevate your Valentine’s Day celebration with a breathtaking hot air balloon ride. Drift above the scenic landscapes of Central Florida as the sun sets, casting hues of pink and orange across the horizon. Enjoy unparalleled views with your loved one as you create memories high above the ordinary.

5. Zip Lining: 

Want to add some excitement to your Valentine’s Day celebration? Try zip lining at various locations throughout central Florida, like The Canyons in Gainesville,  where you can choose from different courses to suit your skill level, go horseback riding along their 100 acre property and even pan for gems and more.

a large body of water surrounded by trees

Whether it’s exploring springs, paddling through waterways, stargazing, soaring in a hot air balloon, or zip lining, these unconventional ideas will create a memorable and romantic experience for you and your loved one. We can’t wait to see where your adventures lead you!