Enjoy An Adult “Date Night” On Disney World’s Boardwalk

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Boardwalk At Night

Walt Disney World is full of amazing Resorts to choose from, and I personally love staying on WDW Property and getting to check out all that the different Resorts have to offer. Some Resorts tend to be more kid and family friendly, while others cater to more of an “adult” crowd. Personally, when I am looking to have a nice “Date” at WDW, I head over to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort. Why you might ask? Well, because it’s the perfect place for a date night, that’s why!

Start With A Toast: Head over to the Boardwalk in the late afternoon and start your date at Big River Grille and Brewing Works – the only working brewpub on WDW property, where you can watch award-winning ales and lagers be brewed right before your eyes via the floor to ceiling glass windows that give you a glimpse of the Brewmaster at work. Not sure which beer to try? Then try them all with their sampler, and if you aren’t a huge beer fan, then say “cheers!” with some of the other delicious drinks available here, which include a large list of wines and specialty cocktails

Have A Treat: Take a stroll down the boardwalk to the Boardwalk Bakery for a sweet treat – they bake them fresh daily, so not only does it smell amazing in there, but it makes the treats even better! You can find assorted danishes/muffins, as well as delectable desserts – Lemon meringue tart, mickey ganache tart, apple tart, eclairs, assorted cupcakes, and more! And if you skipped lunch and need something more substantial, you can grab a fresh salad, sandwich, or soup here too. My personal recommendation is the cheesecake brownie – dense, sweet, rich, fudgy – this one has it all, and paired with a latte or glass of milk its pure perfection

one of the Surrey bikes riding towards the Yacht Club on the Boardwalk

Rent A Surrey: Now that you are on a sugar high from your Bakery trip, why not expend some of that energy and rent a surrey? For those of you who don’t know what a surrey is, it’s a 4 wheeled carriage that you pedal like a bike, and they come in 2, 4 and 6 seater versions, and they even have cute little canopies to shield you from the sun! Not sure the surrey is for you? They have regular bike rentals available here too, and you can cruise down the boardwalk with the breeze hitting your face

Boardwalk Balcony

Relax: So you’ve gotten some exercise, had your daily Disney Sugar rush, now what? Nothing, that’s what! Grab a deck chair, and enjoy the company of your significant other as you take in the late afternoon/early evening scenery. It’s a great way to people watch, and to take some time to reflect on just how great WDW is!

Enjoy A Delicious Dinner: There are two amazing “date-worthy” restaurants at the Boardwalk – check out the Flying Fish Café which features a menu that is constantly changing and evolving; and that always includes delicious fresh seafood dishes like potato-wrapped Red Snapper, Grilled scallops, and assorted raw sushi rolls. Or head to Kouzzina where you can enjoy assorted wine flights as well as Greek inspired cuisine like Spanikopita, Lamb Shank, and traditional Baklava for dessert (drool!). No matter which one you choose to dine at, you will dine on delicious cuisine while enjoying a perfect date night with the one you love!

Take a Stroll: After an amazing (and filling!) meal, I highly suggest you take a romantic stroll hand in hand down the wooden walkway – It’s a beautiful resort during the day, but at night it lights up and comes alive with carnival games and music, and it really captures that “Boardwalk” feeling – as the Resort itself is themed after turn of the century Atlantic City, and it encompasses all of its charm too!

Finish The Night Off With Some Live Entertainment: The night is coming to a close, but it’s not over yet! Head over to Jelly Rolls -one of most lively hotspots in Orlando, where you will enjoy dueling piano players as they take and all requests and make you laugh all the while! Finish off the night with a drink from the bar as you let the music fill your ears, and I say you have a great end to a great evening!

Ok so now that you are all ready to plan your date night at the Boardwalk Inn, you might be wondering – how the heck can I get there? Well, you can always drive over if you have a car, or you can get to the Boardwalk via boat from Epcot and Hollywood Studios, or take the bus from the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney. Quick Tip: If you don’t feel like waiting for the boat, you can actually walk to the Resort from both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Boardwalk with your main squeeze and enjoy each other, and all that the Resort has to offer!


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Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult
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