Stay at Home Date: Expert Tips to Elevate At-Home Dinner Dates

Our Favorite Fall Festivals and Foodie Events

Temperatures may still hover close to 80 even in our coolest months, but any remotely “crisp” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the closest fall festival, pumpkin patch or craft brewery. Fall festivities understandably look a bit different…

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Thornton Park District Hosting Mini Golf Pub Crawl October 24

Do you consider yourself a bit of a mini golf champ? We love a good competitive game of putt putt, and each year the Thornton Park District puts its own spin on this fun pastime. Sign up with your love…

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At-Home Date: Dinner Date in Your Living Room from Cre8tive Crate

Since mid-March, we’ve been in awe of the creativity on display from countless businesses in the Orlando community in response to the pandemic. Local restaurants have gotten creative with outdoor seating, and savvy entrepreneurs have pivoted to offering full service,…

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Sneak Peek: Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Much like the classic dinner and a movie pairing, steak houses and date night just go together. So, while we were sad to see Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes close after such a long run, we were excited to…

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20+ Socially-Distanced Halloween Events in Orlando

This year’s Halloween season is certainly different than any years past, but there’s still lots of spooky fun to be had. You and your special boo can reconnect and have a ghoulishly good time together with these Halloween events in…

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Central Florida Paddleboarding Tours Every Orlandoan Needs to Try

Relationships stay afloat when well-balanced, right? So, listen up couples and comrades… It’s time to test your stability – literally – with epic stand-up paddleboard (SUP) adventures. There’s no shortage of awesome watersport companies facilitating SUP rentals and/or guided tours…

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Best of October: Our Favorite Date Night Events in Orlando

The fall season is upon us! And in Orlando that means warm, breezy days, fall festivals, outdoor Halloween happenings and more. This month, our curated event calendar is packed with a mix of virtual and in-person happenings perfect for date…

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An Outdoor Movie Night in Your Backyard, No Set Up Required

Not quite ready to return to the movie theater? There’s a new local business in town that will bring the movies to you, setting up a cozy outdoor movie night in your own backyard. If you’ve been looking for a…

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Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Romantic Orlando Picnic

Spending time with your plus one can be both romantic and safe with a blanket, a basket, fresh bites, and a beautiful view. Create a DIY picnic adventure, filling a basket with your favorite foods from local eateries, or hire…

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Grande Lakes Orlando Hosting Fall at the Farm Festival

Are you counting down the days until Orlando’s slightly cooler fall temperatures arrive? To help get you into the fall spirit, there’s a new festival making its debut this October featuring all of the season’s best activities and eats. Grande…

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Outdoor Dining Guide: 75+ Places to Eat Outside in Orlando

Pleasant temperatures and sunny weather throughout the year mean an abundance of options when it comes to outdoor dining in Orlando. But in the age of social distancing, we’re cherishing our outdoor dining spots more than ever. To help you…

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Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Reimagined as Staycation Package

We look forward to the annual Food & Wine Classic hosted at the sprawling Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort each October. While typically a weekend foodie event drawing a large crowd, this year’s festival has been totally reimagined…

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Best of September: Our Favorite Events in Orlando this Month

Whether you’re heading out again for date night or staying safe at home, the event calendar this month is packed with a mix of virtual and in-person happenings. From alpaca yoga (!!!) and the return of Leu Gardens’ outdoor movie…

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10 Out of the Ordinary Outdoor Date Ideas

Itching to get out of the house? Enjoy a safe outdoorsy date this summer and fall by checking out one of these unique outdoor date ideas and experiences in Orlando. Outdoor Scavenger Hunts While Let’s Roam is a worldwide company,…

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Orlando Micro Wedding Guide: Packages for Mini Celebrations

Many of 2020’s events and celebrations, including weddings, have unfortunately been canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19. Lucky for us, Orlando knows how to adapt! Some of our local event venues and vendors have crafted wedding packages specifically for nuptials…

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At-Home Date: A Gourmet Picnic in Your Own Backyard

These times call for heightened creativity when it comes to maintaining your date night routine. If you’ve found yourself at a loss for how to celebrate an anniversary or create a romantic ambiance without leaving home, you aren’t alone. Have…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is Back Aug 28 – Oct 31 with Takeout + Outdoor Dining

Update 9/23/2020: Magical Dining has been extended to October 31, 2020! We’ve updated the original article to reflect this. We look forward to the month of August each year, which always kicks off Visit Orlando’s multi-week Magical Dining program. This…

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

The theme parks have officially reopened, but many natural parks are located close to the parks offering unique thrills of their own. Skip the crowds (and the socially-distanced lines) and keep things simple by spending the day at a natural…

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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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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! With drive-in movie experiences currently soaring in popularity, we thought now would be the perfect time…

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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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