Spice Up Date Night on a Mystery Picnic

Sultry Spots to Hear Live Jazz in the Orlando Area

My dream date?   Stroll through the streets of New York’s Greenwich village. Relocate to a nearby jazz club, one that either requires going downstairs into hazy bohemian lounge, or upstairs to a breezy rooftop. Spend the night enjoying classic,…

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10 Ideas for a Girls’ Date Night to Celebrate Friendship

One of my favorite Orlando-based artists, Nina Ramos, shared a post on Instagram a few months back about a fun girls “date night” she had recently enjoyed with one of her closest friends. Her friend won a fancy dinner at…

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Magical Dining is Back! What’s New for 2021 + Top Date Night Picks

UPDATE: Magical Dining has been extended through October 17, 2021. We look forward to the month of August each year, which always kicks off Visit Orlando’s multi-week Magical Dining program. This annual celebration of Orlando eateries features dozens of restaurants…

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A Beer Lover’s Guide to Orlando Breweries

My husband and I went to a brewery for our first date, and went on to get married at a local brewery, too. And now that we have a son, Orlando breweries continue to be a place we love to…

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Fall on the Farm Festival Returning at Grande Lakes Orlando

Are you counting down the days until Orlando’s slightly cooler fall temperatures arrive? To help get you into the fall spirit, Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre property home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, is bringing back its…

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7 Quintessential Dates at Plant Street Market (VIDEO)

Plant Street Market is a one-stop shop for date night: delicious eats, a bustling brewery, easy access to the 22-mile paved West Orange Trail, and a killer outdoor patio.   Located 25 minutes from Orlando in charming downtown Winter Garden,…

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9 Upcoming Shows We Can’t Wait to See at Orlando Shakes

This Arts Season, Return Home to Orlando Shakes for the Best in Live Theater and Entertainment! SPONSORED — Looking for the finest on-stage entertainment in Central Florida? After more than a full year away, live entertainment is back at Orlando…

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Disney Annual Passes are Back + Expert Tips for Couples

It’s been well over a year since Walt Disney World stopped selling Annual Passes. Now Disney World Annual Passes are returning on September 8, but with big changes for 2021.   I’ve been a Disney Annual Passholder for nearly a decade,…

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50+ Orlando Events for Date Night this Month

OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST ORLANDO EVENTS FOR DATE NIGHT Get out and explore this month with your favorite plus one by checking out one of these top Orlando events for date night this September 2021! Whether you are…

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Unlimited Food + Sips at Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

SPONSORED — Calling all foodies! The beloved Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its 11th year Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, 2021. Boasting unlimited tastings at more than 20 stations featuring culinary…

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How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights 2021 Date Night

In Orlando the festive holiday season tends to start a little early. And with Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) kicking off September 3 – October 31, 2021, the spooky Halloween season has officially begun!   This year marks the 30th…

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Don’t Miss this 3D Art + Bistro Experience at Dr. Phillips Center

From Creative City Project’s lineup of unique art experiences to the anticipation of this fall’s Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, interactive arts experiences are having a moment. And there’s a new one couples need to put on their radar: the new…

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We Visited the New Orlando Beer Spa! Here’s What to Expect

  I’ll admit, when I first heard about My Beer Spa, the new Orlando beer spa on I-Drive, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What treatments are offered? What exactly about it is relaxing and beneficial? Yet after experiencing it with…

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Our Favorite Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches 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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The Best Wine Bars in Orlando

Wine bars are such stellar spots for date night. So, here are some great date night-worthy wine bars in Orlando for couples who love wine, sultry spaces, and good company. Imperial Wine Bar & Beer Garden 1800 N. Orange Ave Orlando, FL…

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Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

We live in a major tourist destination, with incredible attractions, state parks, natural springs and impressive resorts. Not to mention the amazing beaches just a short drive away. In my quest to keep discovering new things, I rediscovered ResortPass, a…

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Central Florida Gardens You Can Visit for Free

When was the last time you slowed down to stop and smell the roses—literally? Not only is a day spent in nature rejuvenating, it’s romantic when you’ve got your partner at your side. It got me thinking about all of the…

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The Perfect Group Date Night: The Escape Ventures Orlando

SPONSORED — When it comes to a group date night, it’s great to have some staples to lean on: dinner and drinks, a movie and dessert, appetizers and board games.  But while everyone loves visiting their go-to spots in Orlando…

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50 Date Night Ideas on I-Drive for Locals

Tourists may come to mind when you think of International Drive. But reducing this vibrant district to solely a tourist mecca does it an extreme disservice. Local couples can take advantage of happy hour deals, diverse dining options, live music,…

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Spice up Date Night at a Publix Aprons Cooking Class

This weekend, fire up your love with a cooking class! Whether you prefer to jump into the action, or sit back as a certified chef shows you the ropes, a Publix Aprons cooking class is a great date night option…

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100 Orlando Date Night Ideas

I’m guessing you are here for Orlando date night ideas, right? So, here are 100. You’re welcome. 1. Paddle around Lake Eola in a swan boat Booking a swan paddle boat is practically a right of passage for becoming a…

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Your Guide to a Perfect Afternoon on Park Avenue in Winter Park

A local hub for dining, shopping, and exploring, Winter Park’s Park Avenue is no secret to Orlando locals. Offering up everything from popcorn drizzled with chocolate to pontoon boat tours, the area is popular for good reason. While small in…

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How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Looking for a date night experience that’s the perfect marriage of food and fun? Orlando’s delicious food truck scene has it all. Weekly and monthly meet-ups throughout Central Florida make for an easy breezy evening, and you’ll never have to…

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Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Spa + Day Passes

The weather has been beautiful, gorgeous spring flowers are blooming all over and the summer heat awaits just around the corner. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in…

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Savor a French Inspired Date Night in Orlando

Over the past five years, France has become my second home. I fly home every couple of years to visit family in the Champagne region, eat incredible meals, and spend a few days wandering the streets of Paris in a…

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Orlando’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Everyone’s got an opinion about which are Orlando’s most romantic restaurants. Believe me, Orlando has no shortage of options. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Orlando. Many of our local publications host reader-selected restaurant awards and ‘best of’ lists…

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Best Orlando Spas for Couples

A day at the spa is the ultimate romantic outing when you just need an escape. Whether closing your eyes during a massage or staring deeply into the soul of your mate, you both will be able to relax and…

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