With Galentine’s Day coming up on February 13, 2022, here is a list of the top 5 ways to celebrate the day with your girlfriends in Orlando.
Galentine’s Day Origins
What’s so unique about this national holiday is that the idea came from the show Parks and Recreation.
The show’s lead character Leslie Knope created Galentine’s Day. It is her favorite February tradition during which Leslie celebrates the joy of female friendship over a brunch. Leslie describes the day as “every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
Over the years, the made-up holiday rose in popularity resulting in many businesses celebrating Galentine’s Day in honor of female empowerment.
The day is celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day which is February 13. For many single women, Valentine’s Day makes them feel left out since the holiday is a couples’ holiday. Galentine’s Day allows independent women to celebrate among others. Many places offer happy hours, discounts, and brunch deals.
Galentine’s Day Date Ideas
There’s a bunch to do in Orlando for Galentine’s Day.
- Paint the Night Away
Gather your closest girlfriends and spend the night painting and sipping wine at Painting with a Twist. You can even schedule your own private party if you want a more intimate setting.
On Galentine’s Day, many restaurants offer brunch discounts or happy hour, so take your girls out for a treat. The Briarpatch in Winter Park is known for its mimosas and breakfast classics. The Hampton Social offers a delicious brunch menu of shrimp tacos, eggs, and avocado toast. Craft cocktails help wash the food down. First Watch is the perfect brunch spot if you are craving traditional eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes, and sandwiches.
Fine Dining on Galentine’s Day
If you and your girlfriends are in the mood for some fine dining, here are a few restaurants in the Orlando area.
- A Land Remembered
A Land Remembered is a popular Orlando steakhouse located off the hustle and bustle of International Drive. This high-end steakhouse stands out from the rest by serving the greatest steak Orlando has to offer in a decadent clubhouse overlooking the verdant Shingle Creek Golf Course.
- Jack’s Place
Located at Rosen Centre Hotel Jack’s Place is another steakhouse popular in Orlando. Come here to get the best steak and perfectly crafted cocktails that will make your senses explode. Surrounded by celebrity caricatures decorating the walls, you literally get to dine with the most legendary celebrities. If you are looking for something a little more intimate for you and your girlfriends, the restaurant offers semi-private dining options.
- Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse provides the ultimate teppanyaki experience sure to make you and your girlfriends laugh as well as leaved stuffed. The skilled chefs put on a great show on the grill as they prepare dinners of shrimp, chicken, beef, lobster, and vegetables.
BONUS: Don’t Forget Your I Love Rosen Card
The I Love Rosen Card is a gift to local residents.
Thanks to all the love Rosen gets from their locals, Rosen offers an I Love Rosen Card that offers 25% discounts off luxury guestrooms, spa treatments, 18 holes of golf, and our award-winning restaurants.
Check out the I Love Rosen Card to view a list of participating hotels and restaurants.
Book a Room with Your Gals at Rosen Inn International
After having a girls’ day for Galentine’s day, wind down to a comfortable room at Rosen Inn International.
At the Rosen Inn, we have deluxe accommodations and family-fun amenities such as swimming pools, a playground, and an arcade await. Rest assured knowing we are dedicated to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for the well-being of our guests and associates. Our total commitment includes new hotel features such as clear protective borders between you and our front desk staff, frequently cleaned common areas and touchpoints, hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel, and the use of hospital-grade disinfectants in all guestrooms.
Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.
We hope you have a great Galentine’s Day!