February 14 may fall smack in the middle of the week this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make Valentine’s Day a weekend for a romantic trip for two. Whether you’re flying into Florida or staying close to your Florida home, we have the itinerary to make this one of your most memorable Valentine’s Day celebrations ever. (By the way, Florida residents receive discounts on stays at our Orlando-area resorts.)
Every well-equipped townhouse feels like the best of home and hotel combined, with a spacious layout, full kitchen, a back patio with private Jacuzzi, and practical amenities like a washer and dryer.
Now it’s time to relax. The grounds of both Encantada Resort and Regal Oaks Resort lend themselves to romantic strolls under palm trees and around a crystal clear lake with shady spots under the warm sun. For active couples, there is a fitness center along with a jogging track and walking trail. If you’re more into easing into your weekend, the heated swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and loungers makes for a great start.
How about a Couple’s Massage? Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 15 minutes away, is the highly recommended choice of locals, located in a serene Floridian garden. Their world-class spa called Senses, offers everything from signature facials to private massage for two.
Now for the 10-Course Tasting Menu
Native Orlandoans will tell you one of the most incredible dining experiences you can have is at the restaurant Victoria & Albert’s (also located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) for its romantic, softly lit ambiance, impeccable service and phenomenally prepared cuisine. Their sample 10-course menu is fine dining at its best. From the moment you sit down in a small room with just a few private tables and a fireplace in the corner, you will embark on a four-hour culinary journey. From the Amuse Bouche of Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Siberian Caviar to the dessert of Market Green Apple Mousse with Sour Cream Ice Cream, every single morsel in this extensive tasting menu will be an experience unto itself. Here’s a glimpse of the menu.
Disney Springs: Low key or high-energy entertainment for the finale
After that menu, you might want to kick back in the oversized, comfortable reclining theater seats at AMC Disney Springs Dine In Theater with a cold beer or fine wine and watch a movie in the utmost style, or if you’re in the mood for dancing and live music by top talents, visit Disney Springs House of Blues with top talent and feel like dancing the night away.