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Last minute Valentine's Day getaways: Disney Swan & Dolphin or Westgate Ranch

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Valentine's Day is literally just around the corner. If you're still looking for an adventure, you have two great Central Florida options:

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Romance Package: You can visit the Disney theme parks, or just hang around the resort, when you book a special package at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. The package starts at $374 per night and includes a daily breakfast for two, a welcome with chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bottle of either wine or champagne. If you stay up too late, don't worry. It also includes late check-out.

If you've got kids, drop them off at the Camp Dolphin child care service. Then mom and dad can relax on the balcony, go for a walk on the romantic white sand beach, head out onto the water on a swan paddle boat, or watch fireworks right from the resort's grounds Dine at one of the 17 restaurants and lounges right at the resort or head over to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios. Both are within walking distance, or you can hop on the free boat transportation. Call 800-227-1500 and ask for the the Romance Package or visit

Westgate River Ranch has a Valentine’s Day Package that starts at $329 for a two nights. The ranch is a Wild West oasis just an hour outside of Orlando. You'll enjoy a romantic champagne hayride, plus a dinner by candlelight and two drink vouchers for the River Ranch Saloon. The ranch features fun activities like horseback riding, skeet shooting, and an exciting rodeo every Saturday night. Call 863-692-1321 for more information or visit www.wgriverranch/specials/valentines-offer/

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