Romantic Valentine’s Day Date Ideas: Outdoor Date Night in Seminole

Planning a perfect date for Valentine’s Day can feel like a lot of pressure. However, planning a relaxing and romantic activity for two doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. We have compiled a list of some enchanting outdoor activities in Seminole County to take on with your partner this February. And don’t worry if you or your partner aren’t exactly “outdoorsy” types—we have date ideas for everyone. 

Black Hammock Airboat Rides in Oviedo

Black Hammock Airboat offers lots of great packages for a fun Valentine’s Day date. A 30-minute scenic airboat ride for Florida residents costs $24.95 and has departure times throughout the day. You can also enjoy lunch at the Black Hammock Restaurant on their beautiful waterfront terrace. If you plan to dine at their restaurant, consider booking a lunchtime airboat ride tour at $29.95 which includes a 30-minute airboat ride and 10% off your meal. This offer is only available online, so be sure to check out their website to get all the details. 

Lukas Nursery Butterfly Encounter Oviedo

Lukas Nursery presents a relaxing encounter with birds and butterflies at their butterfly encounter. You can feed the butterflies right from your fingertips and recharge in the sights and sounds of nature. The gardens are open every day from 9 am to 4 pm with their last admission at 3:30 pm. The encounter costs $6 per person. Fly over to the Lukas Nursery website to take a look at their offerings and nearby restaurants or attractions to complete your day of activities. 

Bike Ride on Casselberry Greenway Trail

If you and your partner enjoy riding your bikes or roller skating, consider the Casselberry Greenway Trail for a few hours of exercise and fresh air. The Greenway Trail, formerly known as the Wirz Trail, features three paved trail options ranging from 1 mile to 2.5 miles. You can park your car over at Wirz Park, at 806 Mark David Blvd. The park also has restrooms, sports fields, picnic areas, and a swimming pool.

Wekiva Island 

Wekiva Island is home to a full day of activities for anyone who loves being on the water, with lots of options for activities, food, and recreation. You can rent paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks to tour the beautiful river. You can also rent a private riverside cabana to relax in after your water adventures. There’s also a boardwalk and fire pit seating to take in the scenery if you decide not to rent a private cabana. You can fish, swim, play volleyball, and use their boating ramp to take your own vessel out on the river. 

Wekiva Island features two waterfront food options, The Tooting Otter and Without a Paddle Cafe, offering drinks, snacks, and full meals sure to please. There are also options if you’d like to be your own pit-master, there are plenty of fire pits and grills on the property as well. 

Outdoor Picnic

Enjoying a romantic afternoon or evening outdoors is a fun, affordable, and romantic way to enjoy Valentine’s day. There are so many beautiful parks in Seminole County to do just that, including Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, Secret Lake Park in Casselberry, and Center Lake Park in Oviedo. Besides taking a walk around these beautiful parks, you can also pack up a nice picnic with your partner’s favorite foods and have a romantic and budget-friendly date option.

However, if you’re looking for an extra special Valentine’s day date and are willing to pay for an experience of a lifetime, consider looking into one of Orlando Picnic’s pre-planned picnics. You pick the date, time, theme, menu, and park from their list of offerings and they will do the rest. Orlando Picnic will set up and clean up an unforgettable picnic experience. Their picnics start at $100 for a meal for two hours. 

Hidden Palms Horseback Riding Sanford

Hidden Palms Ranch offers beautiful scenic trail rides for all rider experience levels and ages. Their rides run about 90 minutes (60 mins on the trail) and cost $75 per person for a group ride and $109 per person for a private trail ride for two. Their experienced guides will help you tack up, get comfortable with riding your horse and accompany your party on the trail. After the ride, you have the opportunity to take pictures with your horse and feed them some treats. This experience is perfect for anyone who loves horses and wildlife spotting.

We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and if you end up enjoying any of our date ideas, be sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook!