Author: Arlene Laboy

10 Outdoor Dates to Experience in Orlando with @city.whit

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will…

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Three Perfect Days in Cocoa Beach

Complete with beautiful beaches, tropical cocktails, a chill vibe and proximity to Orlando, Cocoa Beach is optimal for a weekend getaway. The city is also known for their killer waves, so much so that Cocoa Beach is the home of…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Presents A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26

The CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, Florida’s largest symphony orchestra, is presenting A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26. The uplifting concert will take you on an adventure to find out what it means, how it feels, and, of course, how it sounds…

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Face Your Fears at Dark Horizon Orlando Through November 2nd

SPONSORED — The first West-coast style haunt in the East, Dark Horizon Orlando is prepared to scare you into your partner’s arms with three haunted houses: The Port, The Glades, and The Village. You’ll also experience two death-defying live entertainment…

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Celebrate 15 Years of Come Out With Pride October 12

Celebrating 15 years, Come Out With Pride returns October 12 to Lake Eola Park. The all-day festival is held annually in October to coincide with National Gay and Lesbian History Month, as well as National Coming Out Day (October 11)….

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Kid-Friendly Dates Around Orlando by @momlando

We love following local Instagrammers that share our love for The City Beautiful and each month, we choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. This month, we’re featuring @momlando, a blog run by Dana Nichols showing the highs and…

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Embark On An Epic Dessert Crawl of Audubon Park

Known to Orlandoans as the unofficial “dessert district,” the Audubon Park Garden District is home to a number of the city’s most decadent desserts. We love a good food tour, so what better way to to savor all the goodness…

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Three Perfect Days in St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach is just over the bridge from Historic Downtown St. Augustine, but once you’ve crossed over, it feels like you’ve entered a completely different city. Gone is the Spanish architecture and landmarks, traded for a quiet little beach…

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10 Awesome and Free Things to do in Orlando this Fall

Planning romantic dates with your honey doesn’t have to be expensive, and Orlando has a good lineup of free things to do that won’t cost you a dime to enjoy! Now that summer is slowly making way for fall and…

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Fall Arts Preview: 40+ Orlando Art Events for Date Night this Fall

The fall season is great for dates that incorporate some of our local art and culture venues. The weather is getting cooler, and our local theatres and museums have filled up their calendar with a variety of ways to spend…

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Orlando’s Most Sought-After Frozen Treat Spots by @sweetseekers

If we had to choose our favorite social media app, Instagram would easily win. We find endless date night inspiration while browsing the social media app. We also love adding to our ongoing series showcasing some of our favorite Orlando…

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Get Free Admission to Orlando Venues with your OCLS Library Card

Good news for anyone with an Orange County Library System card: your library card now grants you FREE admission to 10 Orlando venues as part of the exciting new Local Wanderer Program. OCLS has partnered with a number of local museums,…

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Double Date: Pop-Up Food Trucks at Bars in Orlando

One of the luxuries of visiting some of our local cocktail bars and breweries is smelling the aroma from the Orlando food trucks that pop-up several days a week to feed tipsy Orlandoans. Drinks and food truck meals go together…

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Ride Mako After Dark at SeaWorld Thrill Fest Ride Night Aug 16

National Roller Coaster Day is this Friday, August 16, 2019, and if you’re a fan of steep drops, twists and turns, and all the thrills that coasters bring, we have the perfect date night suggestion. SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating with…

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See Ragtime The Musical at Garden Theatre August 23 – September 15

SPONSORED —  View America as it once was when Ragtime The Musical takes the stage at Winter Garden’s historic Garden Theatre from August 23 – September 15, 2019. Set in New York City in the early 1900s, you’ll experience the…

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Experience the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Through September 2

Disney Springs is celebrating all things Florida with their new curated food and beverage experience, Flavors of Florida. The limited time dishes are available at 20 restaurants throughout Disney Springs, from grab-and-go eateries to table service restaurants, and are available…

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New Rum Dinner Series at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Whether you want to book a romantic night away during the week or experience a new locale just for dinner or a daycation, a resort stay will have you head over heels during the entire experience. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort…

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Disney Springs Dates Under $50

When most locals hear of Disney Springs, they may associate it with large crowds and expensive food and drinks, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. A little planning could provide you and your boo with a number…

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Friday Date: Truffles & Bubbles Pairings at Peterbrooke

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park has been a staple in downtown Winter Park for years; their location on the corner of Park Avenue and New England is a popular stop for locals and visitors who are in search of cool…

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Meet for Drinks: Our Favorite Cocktail Bar Happy Hours

Whether you are looking for a new place to get cocktails with your boo, or a place to impress on your first date, Orlando has a bevy of beautiful and distinctive cocktail bars. Many of them offer great happy hour…

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Winter Park Courtyard Dates

Living in Florida means we get to enjoy the outdoors for almost the entire year. Lunch and dinner dates are a beautiful experience no matter where you dine, but when you get the chance to experience the outdoors with your…

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Lunching and Brunching Around Audubon Park with Around Orlando Tours

After going on numerous tours during her travels, Orlando local Mandy Longo founded Around Orlando Tours to bring that same local love to her home city. She loves to show people the real Orlando, and said when she travels she looks…

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15 Events Happening During Sanford Beer Week November 13 – 19

Next week, the city of Sanford is celebrating its 4th Annual Sanford Beer Week with a multitude of brewtastic events! Sanford has been at the forefront of Central Florida’s craft beer scene and is home to countless breweries and taprooms,…

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4 Dates for Couples in the Curry Ford West District

Nestled between SODO and Conway lies an area on the verge of becoming the city’s hippest new neighborhood to dine and drink. The stretch of Curry Ford Road from Bumby to Conway is now Orlando’s newest Main Street District, dubbed…

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Our Favorite Orlando Lunch Dates

Updated June 2019 — When thinking of date night, most people automatically think of dinner and a movie. However, factors like working non-traditional hours or struggling with finding a babysitter make lunch dates a fun and feasible alternative. When you add…

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Three Things To Know About The Heavy in Winter Park

The Heavy opened recently in Winter Park, inhabiting the old Lombardi’s Seafood building on the corner of Harmon Avenue. If you’ve been to East End Market, you’re likely familiar with Porch Therapy, responsible for many of the succulents, florals and small…

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46 Free Things To Do This Fall in Orlando

Now that fall is almost here, we (hopefully) won’t have to explore our beautiful city with an umbrella handy. Whether you’re going on a first date or having a sitter watch the kids, finding something inexpensive to attend in the…

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Three Perfect Days in Tampa

For an escape from the norm, Tampa is an ideal destination. A 90-minute drive will transport you to a city where old and new intersect in the best of ways. An array of cultural attractions fill the city, which boasts…

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Three Perfect Days in New Smyrna Beach

Located about an hour away from downtown Orlando, New Smyrna Beach is well-known to most locals. However, New Smyrna Beach has plenty more to offer couples than lazy days by the ocean. There’s a creative arts scene, rich history, and…

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Our Favorite Orlando Cocktail Bars by Neighborhood

The only similarity between Orlando’s craft cocktail purveyors is that they are all creative. Aside from that, each possesses their own unique approach to liquid concoctions. Regardless of where in The City Beautiful your date night is taking place, there…

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Explore Magic Kingdom Until 1am During Disney After Hours

Enjoy an extra 3 hours of late-night fun at Magic Kingdom during Disney After Hours When it comes to Disney, most locals fall in one of two categories: you either absolutely love visiting the theme parks or you avoid the…

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