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

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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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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