Known for its unforgettable theme parks and attractions and abundance of unique restaurants and bars, Orlando has long been known as a city that’s easy to fall in love with. But did you know that Orlando is one of the best places for you to fall in love?
According to a study conducted by real-estate data company Clever, Orlando is one of the best cities for dating in America. Coming in at 12 on the list, The City Beautiful is full of many date night opportunities.
“We looked at the percentage of the unmarried population, percentage of the unmarried population who works, number of restaurants (per 100K residents), number of entertainment and arts establishments (per 100K residents), cost of an average date – which included rideshare, dinner, two drinks, and a movie for two, and cost of living in each metro to rank for the best location for singles,” says Clever’s lead researcher Dr. Fransesca Ortegren.
The dating scene in Orlando is typically cheaper than other cities. For a night out, including rideshare, drinks, dinner, and a movie, the typical cost is around $99.97, which makes Orlando one of the six cities in America to come under $100. As a comparison, a typical date in Miami might cost around $130 for the same date and around $112 for the national average.
When arranging a perfect date, Orlando residents are greeted with thousands of opportunities. With over 80 restaurants and 49 entertainment options per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national average, Orlando is full of fun and exciting choices to make for the ideal date.
Dine up in the clouds at one of Orlando’s sky bars and watch a Broadway show, or go to a fun Halloween-themed bar and order pizza. Enjoy live music and a unique atmosphere at Boxi Park or take a ride on The Wheel at Icon Park for a birds-eye view of the city. Explore the fascinating world of mental perception—and deception—at Orlando’s Museum of Illusions.
Enjoy the Central Florida weather with some outdoor fun at Encore Resort at Reunion’s 10-acre water park. Take a trip down Disney Springs and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Eola, or go sunflower picking and wine tasting.
Visit Margaritaville Resort Orlando for great dining, a spa retreat or a comedy show for some laughs, and then take a leisurely stroll with a bit of evening entertainment at The Promenade at Sunset Walk.
Indulge in innovative small plates and handcrafted libations at the intimate Sear + Sea Lobby Bar or enjoy rose wines by the tap, local draft beers and freshly baked pizzas and pretzels at Unreserved Beer Garden, both located at the JW Marriott Orlando.
Because of its large number of options and general affordability, Orlando is the only metro in Florida that landed in the top 15 places for the perfect date night. Whatever the craving or interest, Orlando has it covered.