40+ Festive and Free Holiday Events in Orlando

Outdoor Arts Experiences: Concerts, Movies, Theater and More

Cool breezes and crisp weather have arrived in Central Florida. And with social distancing measures still in place, our local arts organizations are coming up with creative solutions, many of them bringing unique outdoor arts experiences to the community. Here’s…

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Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner To Go and Dine In

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year for most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own new traditions around the dinner table this year, even if the guest list may be much smaller….

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Top 10 Ideas for a Winter Garden Date Night this Fall

SPONSORED — Itching to get out of the house? Now is the ideal time to discover–or rediscover–the charm of historic Downtown Winter Garden. This walkable downtown is one of our go-to locales for a memorable date with plenty of places…

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How to Plan a Beachside Camping Getaway at Jetty Park

Feel that change in the air? Relief from the summer heat has finally arrived and now is the perfect time for a Florida beachside camping getaway together. Spending time outdoors is a great way to bond and have quality time…

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New Date Night Alert: SubRosa Secret Pop-Up Dinner Experience

Looking for a unique date night idea? Best friends and College Park locals Keena and Andrea dreamed up the new SubRosa pop-up dining experience as a way to share their love of food and travel with the Orlando community. The twist…

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Orlando-Area Resort Dates Without an Overnight Stay

While the thought of whisking away on a much needed holiday sounds blissful, you may not feel comfortable committing to that right now or have room in the budget for a getaway. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some time…

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Best of November: 40+ Can’t-Miss Date Night Events in Orlando

It’s officially the holiday season! To close out the end of this crazy year, we’re looking forward to the lineup of holiday festivities and date night events. This month, our curated event calendar features a mix of virtual and in-person…

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

Pre-pandemic, takeout was a convenient way to get food on the table after a busy day. Now, it’s transformed into a way to safely enjoy food from our favorite restaurants while staying at home. But why eat your local chef-prepared…

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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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