Today is the first official day of Spring!
Yay! I love this time of year. In Florida we can still enjoy the outdoors before the suffocating heat of Summer arrives. I want to pass on some great date ideas to help make your Spring fabulous! (If you don’t live in Florida, you can check your local calendar to see when activities like these may be happening near you.
1. Outdoor Movie Date – There is something about being outside under the stars that adds a special touch of magic to the event.
2. Top Picnic Locations – Plan a picnic with all your favorite foods and drinks. This is always a good way to connect. Try our Date Night Questions to take your conversation to a deeper level.
Cypress Grove Park – located in S. Orlando off of Holden, the grounds of the park are perfect for a nice picnic.
Kraft Azalea Gardens – this is where Tom proposed to me, so it is always a favorite picnic spot for us.
Lake Lily Park – located in Maitland, this park offers nice facilities for the perfect picnic. There is also a half-mile trail around the lake so you can get in some needed exercise after that delicious picnic.
Mead Gardens – This park is beautiful and secluded right in the heart of Winter Park.
If you would rather not fix your food, try UberEats delivery service. They will bring the food to you! 🙂
3. Canoe and Kayak Rentals – Tom and I first kayaked on a guided night tour on Lake Maitland. It was one of those dates that ended up being one of our all-time favorites. Check out these places to plan your own kayak adventure.
Wekiwa Island – offers kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals.
JB’s Fish Camp – located in New Smyrna Beach, this unique location allows you to get close to the manatees. We love this location so much we go here often. There is a restaurant that offers great food, outdoor seating and live music on the weekends. You can even fish from their dock.
4. Walking and Biking Trails – We love how Florida is converting our former railroads to beautiful trails all over the state. Whether you choose to walk, bike or jog, these trails are sure to help you see the best parts of real Florida.
“They say that spending time in nature is like hitting the reset button on your soul. Whether that’s true or not, it’s just nice to get outside and away from a glowing screen. Here are 25 of our favorite places near Orlando for a quick jaunt in the jungle.” – Orlando Weekly
There is so much to enjoy in Florida apart from Theme Parks and busy tourist attractions. We hope this Spring will be full of opportunities for you and your spouse to connect together with nature.