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5 Date Ideas She’ll Love for National Girlfriend Day

5 Date Ideas She’ll Love for National Girlfriend Day

By Yasmene Warren

She’s your special someone. Your heart. Your other half. She’s your girlfriend! It’s only natural you want to give her the world — especially during National Girlfriend Day, celebrated annually on August 1.

Girlfriend being carried piggyback by her boyfriend for National Girlfriend Day.

Looking for ways to make her feel treasured? Here are five date ideas she’s sure to love.

1. Go on a Swan Boat Ride at Lake Eola

What’s more romantic than stunning lake views on a warm, sunny day in the City Beautiful? Enjoying them from inside a giant swan boat, of course. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando is the city’s gem, Lake Eola.

A couple enjoys a swan boat ride at Lake Eola for National Girlfriend Day.
Shlabotnik Joe, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Aside from its scenic lake views and lush, green landscape, Lake Eola offers a fun, exciting activity for visitors to enjoy: swan boat rides. Romance your sweetheart with a 30-minute ride with views of Orlando’s gorgeous skyline this National Girlfriend Day.

The swan boat dock is located across from Relax Grill on North Rosalind Avenue on the west side of Lake Eola. Tickets for a 30-minute ride are only $30, and swan boat rentals operate Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2. Fancy a Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show

Not many restaurants in Orlando bring an exciting game of “Who dunnit?” to the table, but this ICON Park dinner theater does. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows test your thinking skills with an interactive crime mystery that can be solved with your help.

Make finding fun National Girlfriend Day date night ideas a breeze with an immersive dinner experience. From murder mysteries to thievery and debauchery, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows make for an unforgettable date night.

Find the perfect dinner show for you and your girlfriend online and make reservations.

3. Pick Her a Pearl at Disney Springs

During your Orlando vacation, take home something special and personal: custom jewelry. The Pearl Factory at Disney Springs lets you pick an oyster’s precious gem for your precious gem.

Whatever your love likes to wear, whether it be an anklet, bracelet, earring, pendant, or ring, she’ll feel a thousand times more special wearing jewelry you handpicked together.

4. Cook Together

Couple cooking together for National Girlfriend Day.

Cooking together is one of many activities that help couples feel closer to each other. Spice up your date night in Orlando by booking a cooking class with your girlfriend. There are a variety of classes throughout the city that bring you tasty recipes to take back home and memorable experiences to share with your better half.

The Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park offers two to three free cooking classes every month; all that’s required is registration. Truffles & Trifles in College Park is another popular cooking class in Orlando that offers lessons on making gourmet cuisines. Class variety and pricing can be found online.

5. Treat Her to a Session at The Spa at Rosen Centre

Woman relaxing on National Girlfriend Day at The Spa at Rosen Centre.

Show your girlfriend how much you appreciate her by treating her to a soothing session at The Spa at Rosen Centre. From a relaxing massage to a rejuvenating facial to a pampering mani-pedi — the spa at our sister hotel will undoubtedly make this National Girlfriend Day one to remember.

Make a Stay Out of National Girlfriend Day at Rosen Plaza

Why spend only one day celebrating your girlfriend when you can enjoy several? Staying at Rosen Plaza turns this holiday into a getaway and lets you maximize quality time with your sweetheart. Our serene accommodations and abundant amenities only make your time in Orlando more enjoyable.

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