The Complete Guide to the Holidays at Walt Disney World

8 Scenic Road Trips from Orlando to See Fall Leaves

Florida has some amazing sights to see, but the bold colors of fall are unfortunately not among them. Luckily, there are plenty of nearby destinations where you can experience the changing seasons. Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina are all easily…

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Where to Eat at Disney World: New Restaurants and Experiences

A date at Walt Disney World is the most magical when there’s delicious dining involved. Now you have even more choices thanks to new restaurants and dining experiences at Walt Disney World. Some restaurants are brand new, others are reopening…

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Lunch Date on a Farm at Bountiful Farms Bistro

A weekly trip to the farmers market is one of life’s simple pleasures. It was at the Winter Garden Farmers Market that I met Ginny, who runs the Bountiful Farms market stand each week. After she mentioned that the farm…

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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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Unique Spots for a Romantic Night Out by @roamsick

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so periodically we showcase local digital storytellers to introduce you to some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. We love following them and we hope you will too!   This time, we’re featuring Natalie…

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New Curated Experiences Weekends at Grande Lakes Orlando

Ready for an epic staycation that requires absolutely no planning except making a reservation? Grande Lakes Orlando, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, has launched Curated Experiences, an all-inclusive weekend getaway perfect for couples.  …

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Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

A guide to the best places to take a cooking class in Orlando As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” We couldn’t agree more, although people who love to cook are wonderful…

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NEW Experiences to Celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

The Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World, opened 50 years ago. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Most Magical Celebration on Earth is happening for 18 months! There are so many ways to enjoy this special celebration,…

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A Relaxing Escape Glamping at Enchanted Oaks Farm

Living in Central Florida means being surrounded by endless destinations that offer the relaxation of a getaway, without having to go very far. One such destination is Enchanted Oaks Farm and Lakehouse in Ocala. This family-owned farm originated as a…

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6 Tips for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure + France Pavilion Expansion

It’s not every day a new ride and expansion comes to EPCOT’s World Showcase. In honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, the France Pavilion at EPCOT is home to a new ride, and an expansion of the pavilion. This…

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20+ Seriously Spooky Halloween Date Ideas for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, but you can partake in frightful festivities starting as soon as September. Start planning your couples costume, stock up on your favorite Halloween goodies at the store, and do date night at one of…

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5 Hidden Gem Lounges and Bars at Disney for Date Night

Walt Disney World is filled with magic and endless fun for everyone. But when the evening comes (or any time of day for that matter) and the adults want to wind down, there are some fabulous lounges and bars at…

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Where to See Halloween Movies in Orlando this October

Forget about romantic comedies, scary movies are just as ideal for date night. What other movie genre warrants consecutive hours of clutching each other for dear life through jump scares and extra spooky scenes? There’s no better time to binge…

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Guide to Viewing Disney Fireworks Outside the Parks

Here in Orlando, we have “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in our backyard. Walt Disney World is a magical place, and visiting such a place with our loved ones is all the more enchanting. Yet you don’t need to…

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50+ Best Things to do in Orlando this October

Is it just us or is there suddenly a noticeable fall breeze in the air? Check out dozens of fun things to do in Orlando popping up around town this October 2021. From spooky events to delicious bites at foodie…

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A Guide to Orlando Farmers Markets

Looking for a budget-friendly and easy date day idea? Pay a visit to an Orlando farmers market. We have a dozen located around the city and in nearby suburbs, each offering a huge assortment of produce, local meats, artisan products and eat-on-the-fly nosh.  …

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Best Haunted Houses in Central Florida for a Spooky Date

Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I realized that if you dressed up as your favorite comic book character as a kid, people would give you candy in return! Now that I’m much older, I enjoy a good scare…

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Spice Up Date Night on a Mystery Picnic

Looking for a fun, delicious new way to get out of the house, explore, and connect with your date? A mystery picnic from AmazingCo offers the perfect blend of fun, adventure, and culinary discovery, whether you’re visiting a city for…

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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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10 Perfect Picnic Spots in Orlando

Throughout the year, our weather is glorious, the sun is shining and being outdoors is an enjoyable activity. With so many parks and gardens in Orlando to choose from, packing up a picnic basket with someone special and having your lunch al…

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What’s Included in a Disney Fireworks Cruise?

Need a date night idea for a SUPER DUPER special occasion? You can now choose from multiple fireworks options at Walt Disney World. With increased options there come increased choices to make. Which Disney fireworks cruise is best for you…

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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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