What are our date night ideas in Orlando before baby? You are expecting a new baby and still want to have some fun while it’s just the two of you. Yes, some things may be a bit different now that there are actually 3 of you hanging out but it is still a great time to enjoy each other and have some fun.
Below are our 10 favorite date night ideas in Orlando, FL, to do before your baby arrives!
1. Dinner and a Movie
A timeless classic. Enjoy a full movie together before your baby arrives! Make it memorable by trying out a different type of cinema. Choose from an interesting selection of independent, foreign, and classic films at Enzian Theater and enjoy dinner in the beautiful Eden Bar courtyard. Maybe a luxury cinema is more your speed like Cinepolis where you can enjoy dinner while watching the silver screen from a luxurious recliner. Perhaps a retro date sounds like fun for the the two of you? Visit a drive-in movie just outside of Orlando!
2. Feed your craving
What is it you’re craving during this time your body is transforming and growing new life? Maybe it’s sweet, or is it savory? Create a date night around that! You can never go wrong strolling along Park Avenue in Winter Park, enjoying dinner and stopping at Kilwin’s for their hand crafted fudge or 32 flavors of Original Recipe Ice Cream in a fresh Waffle Cone. You may also enjoy European chocolate, truffles and gelato at Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Turn your sugar cravings into a sweet experience at Sugar Factory or delight in something decadent at Glass Knife.
3. Get dressed up
Why not get dressed up a bit and discover an exciting new restaurant, or splurge on an old favorite? It can be fun to enjoy the process of getting glammed up and taking your time enjoying a multiple course meal before you have a new baby requiring your attention! Some highly regarded, fine dining restaurants to try are Ava in Winter Park, The Boheme, Chatham’s Place, Doshi, and 1921 in Mount Dora.
4. Catch a performance
Enjoy a live performance! There are many options for concerts, plays and orchestras at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Take in the beautiful choreography and stories retold through dance at Orlando Ballet. Another thing to experience for a date night while you are expecting is the creative and artistic shows of Cirque du Soliel sure to evoke your emotions and imagination.
5. Keep Laughing
Laugh until your face hurts and be completely entertained through the hysterical comedic performances at Bonkerz Comedy Productions or Orlando Improv. Enjoy a more intimate, small venue, comedy experience at SAK Comedy Lab in downtown Orlando.
6. Indulge in a couples massage
Pamper yourselves with the ultimate relaxation and true renewal with a couples massage at Woodhouse Spas Orlando. Experience luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, or revitalize and let your day pass gently The Spa at Four Seasons.
7. Take in a museum
Immerse yourselves in the world of art and design. Tour a museum for the day before lunch or an evening dinner together. Take in the current, rotating exhibitions at Orlando Museum of Art. Enjoy the wondrous collections and galleries at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum or step back in time at the Titanic Artifact Museum.
8. Try out an art class
Lean into your creativity with a painting or pottery class together. There are a lot of fun places to learn to paint like Painting with a Twist, Crealde, and Paint Sip and Swirl. How romantic is the movie Ghost?! Haha…Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel at Super Awesome Cool Pottery or take a pottery class through the city of Orlando. Not interested in sculpting? Paint your pottery creations at All Fired Up!
9. A walk in the park
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have an enjoyable date together. Take a walk in one of the many recreational parks of Orlando. Bring along a basket with some goodies and a blanket and make it a sweet time to spend together. Easy hiking trails, bike riding and beautiful natural springs are all around the Orlando, FL area. If you are a more adventurous couple, glass bottom kayaks, canoes and tubes are available to explore many of the crystal clear natural springs found in the central Florida area. As always, listen to your body to determine the activity level that feels right for you.
10. Baby-moon staycation
Savor this time time you have together! Head to one of the gorgeous beaches on the coast, like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, or Ponce Inlet for a baby-moon. All are about an hour from Orlando. Choose a beach side restaurant for lunch and walk around the shops, lounge with a book and your feet in the sand or cruise the shoreline. It’s a short drive home or you could make it quick vacation by spending the evening in a hotel or a little Air B&B beach cottage, falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. Another idea is to plan a fun staycation at one of the many, world renowned resorts here in Orlando. Soak up the sun poolside, float in a lazy river, or relax at the spa before enjoying dinner. Sleep in and order room service for a slow and relaxing morning.
There you have it! Our favorite 10 things to do on a date night before the arrival of your new baby! If you have any experiences we should add, drop them in the comments! We would love to hear the fun things your are doing while you are expecting your new baby.
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