Theme Park Alternative: Nature Parks Near Orlando’s Theme Parks

20 Art-Filled Dates to Support Orlando Arts + Artists from Home

Love the arts? Our local Orlando arts community needs support now more than ever. And many of our local organizations have gotten creative in their offerings, pivoting to online programming and live stream performances to enhance your at-home date nights….

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Food Trucks and Pop-Ups Around Orlando

Orlando has a bevy of great restaurants, and when it comes to food trucks and pop-ups, we’re also lucky to have some incredible options! While our favorite food truck meet ups have been temporarily put on pause, we’ve compiled a…

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Date Night at OMA with Pig Floyd’s + Live Jazz August 8

Calling all art lovers! Enjoy a special limited capacity date night at OMA on August 8, 2020 when the museum will stay open late from 4-8pm. Live music from the Weldon Street Jazz band (5-8pm) will set the mood for…

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Best of August: Our Favorite Date Night Events in Orlando this Month

Summer may be winding down, but there is still plenty to do around The City Beautiful! From the 29th Annual Florida Film Festival (with virtual options this year!) to Orlando Philharmonic’s virtual Summer Serenades Series, here are our favorite August…

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At-Home Date: Takeout + Orlando Philharmonic Virtual Concerts

Are you missing the magic of live music? The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the concert experience to your living room with a free, 4-part Summer Serenades virtual concert series this August. Concerts will premiere Saturdays at 8pm on August…

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Our Favorite Date Night To-Go Dinner Deals for Two

Date nights may look a little different lately but are more important than ever to bring you and your partner closer together. Making recipes at home is an awesome way to connect, but takeout is also great for those days…

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A Romantic Day Date at Bok Tower Gardens

Situated between Orlando and Tampa in Lake Wales lies a special place that’s always worth the drive: Bok Tower Gardens. Set upon 50 acres, the gardens were founded by Edward W. Bok and designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law…

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Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

Novelty, joy and new adventures are all synonymous with travel. But in a time where it’s unlikely we’ll be leaving our homes for far-flung travel destinations anytime soon, how can we experience those travel highs without traveling far from home?…

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Movie Date: Classic + Interactive Movies at Garden Theatre

It doesn’t get more classic than the tried and true dinner and a movie date night combo. That’s why we’re so excited about the return of this twist on the classic movie date: a seven-part Interactive Movie series at Garden…

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A Thornton Park District Airbnb Staycation

Itching for a change of scenery? While it may not be feasible to go on a full-blown vacation this summer, don’t underestimate the power of a relaxing staycation. The Thornton Park District features some of Orlando’s best restaurants, plus walkability…

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Get Messy on a Private Splatter Paint Date Night at Pinspiration Orlando

SPONSORED — Looking to shake up your date night routine? There’s a new craft studio in town and we’re pretty in love with their signature date night offering. Owned by Jacksonville native Austin Patterson, Pinspiration Orlando in Oviedo offers a…

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

In order to create a fun date night experience that continues to keep you safe, the SoDo District is hosting a Virtual Pop-Up Dinner for Two this Friday featuring several of the restaurants in their district that you can pick up…

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

While your summer plans might be on hold, that won’t stop you from finally getting to enjoy Orlando Weekly’s Bite30 presented by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits! Bite30 is a city-wide promotion lasting 30 days that features a number of restaurants…

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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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