Support SoDo’s Local Businesses with a Virtual Pop Up Dinner for Two

Orlando’s 30-Day Resturant Week, Bite30, Returns July 15 – August 16!

In typical 2020 fashion, many of our favorite events that we’ve looked forward to all year have been canceled or pushed back due to COVID-19. While your summer plans might be on hold, that won’t stop you from finally getting…

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Love on the Road: Florida Scenic Highways + Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The love of a great road trip is being rekindled this summer. Whether you and your honey are planning to hit the road for a weekend away, or if you just need to get out of the house for a…

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Best of July: Our Favorite Events for Date Night in Orlando

Summer (and that Florida heat) is here! This month brings a mixture of both in-person and virtual events to liven up your date nights. From a pop-up curbside pickup dinner for two celebrating SoDo’s eateries to a virtual July 4th…

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Orlando Hotels Offering Deals for a Romantic Summer Staycation

Making the call to cancel summer vacation plans has been a tough one, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop exploring this summer. We live in one of the nation’s top tourist destinations and most of our Orlando hotels…

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A Dairy-Free Dessert Crawl Around Orlando

Who’s ready for a dairy-free dessert crawl in Orlando? Ditching dairy (for whatever reason) doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite desserts. Now more than ever, there are plenty of dairy-free dessert options to choose from, especially in Orlando. Check…

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50+ Orlando Area Black-Owned Restaurants and Shops to Support

The mission of our publication has always been to inspire couples to spend quality time together by exploring the many amazing things our city has to offer. But we’re equally dedicated to supporting and uplifting our local Orlando community as…

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Local Attractions Reopening for Date Night Fun

With Universal Orlando theme parks now open again and SeaWorld and select Disney parks just around the corner, many of our smaller attractions and date night go-tos are also reopening their doors with revised safety measures for eager date nighters….

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A Visit to Hontoon Island State Park: Central Florida’s Island Escape

Did you know there is a Florida State Park that is an island, right here in Central Florida? Near DeLand you can escape to a massive state park that is only accessible by private boat or the park’s ferry boat….

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13 Places for an Outdoor Brunch Date on a Patio

How about a little bit of sunshine and fresh air with that mimosa? A major perk of living in Orlando is that outdoor dining is enjoyable year round. With dozens of local restaurants boasting fantastic brunch menus and spacious patios…

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Change Up Date Night with Hilarious Virtual ShakesBeer: Hamlet Edition

Our local Orlando arts community has been incredibly innovative and fast to adapt to current social distancing guidelines. From virtual museum exhibits to a virtual wine party and at-home science experiments, we’ve had a bevy of ways to enjoy date night…

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Retro Date: Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Orlando

Looking for something different, maybe even something a little old school? Visiting a drive-in movie theater could be just the thing to for you! In light of Enzian + Bungalower’s wildly popular drive-in movie series, we thought now would be…

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Best of June: Our Favorite Date Night Events in Orlando

Welcome to June! This month brings the official start of summer, as well as a mix of both virtual and in-person events for you and your honey to enjoy. From virtual wine tastings to a drive-thru safari and baby goat…

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30+ Free Outdoorsy Date Ideas in Central Florida

Grab your best sneakers and your plus one – we’re heading out for some dates in the great outdoors! It’s time to get some fresh air and sun. These free, outdoorsy date ideas in and around Central Florida will help…

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Friday Date: Enzian + Bungalower Drive-In Movie Theater Series

Missing the magic of the movies? Thanks to Enzian Theater and Bungalower’s new drive-in movie series, you can watch a flick from the comfort and safety of your own car at multiple locations throughout Orlando. Soak up the nostalgia with…

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Beaches Near Orlando to Enjoy While Social Distancing

There’s nothing like salty air, sunshine and sand in between your toes to reset your entire week! I am a hardcore beach lover and while we are still socially distancing in my household, we did venture off to the east…

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Orlando Restaurants Reopening for Dine In and Takeout

By Arlene Laboy and Stephanie Patterson Florida’s Phase 1 reopening means some of our favorite Orlando restaurants are reopening their doors for dine-in at 25% capacity. Another perk of living in Florida is that many of our local restaurants have…

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10 Things You Can do for Date Night Right Now

As things gradually begin to reopen throughout Florida, I’m here this week to tell you what you can do while still practicing social distancing. So if you feel ready to venture out into the world again — slowly and safely…

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Mother’s Day in Orlando: Brunch to Go, Local Gifts and More

By Arlene Laboy and Stephanie Patterson Being a mom in the age of social distancing is H.A.R.D. Between work, housework, and distance learning, moms deserve to be celebrated more than ever! Though you might not be able to take her…

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Exploring Orlando’s Hidden Gems with @lego_explore_orlando

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will…

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Host a Virtual Wine Party + Support Orlando Science Center

Calling all wine lovers! National Wine Day (May 25) is just a few weeks away, and Orlando Science Center has dreamed up a fun way to celebrate. OSC’s virtual fundraiser, Stellar Wine Cellar, provides you with wine, offers from local…

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U-Pick Blueberry Farms Open for an Outdoorsy Date

Over the past few weeks, so much of our focus has been on what we can’t do right now. It’s forced us to be creative at home and inspired businesses to pivot in genius ways. I’ve been examining the way I…

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Best of May: Our Favorite Virtual Events in Orlando this Month

Welcome to May! While we know these last few months haven’t been typical for our local community, we hope you are taking care of yourselves and enjoying increased time at home with your loved ones. If you want more ideas…

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Join a Virtual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class May 1

The creativity, innovation and adaptability of the Orlando community has been astonishing and joyous to witness these past few weeks. And this week, a few of our favorite local Orlando ladies have planned an extra special virtual event that’s perfect…

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Happy Hour At Home: Orlando Cocktails and Brews To Go

UPDATED JUNE 26, 2020 I don’t know about you, but between social distancing, distance learning, and work, I could sure go for a happy hour date. Since we’re still practicing social distancing in Orlando, I thought it would be a…

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Spice Up Your Kitchen with At-Home Cooking Experiences

Ready to heat things up? In the kitchen, that is. Some of Orlando’s innovative chefs and restaurants are now offering unique at-home cooking experiences, from dinner kits and cooking classes to sharing chef secrets and more. We’ve rounded up a…

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Brunch Takeout in Orlando: Tips for a Weekend Brunch at Home

If you’re like most Orlando couples, you and your honey have been home together a lot lately. For many, like my husband and I, this presents an opportunity to get creative and come up with new ways to enjoy our…

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Stay at Home Date Night Ideas from Our Readers

What to do when you’re stuck at home or on a strict budget but still want to indulge in a memorable date night with your partner? We recently asked you, our readers, what the most fun activity you’ve enjoyed together…

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