Author: Kristen Manieri

22 Fun Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando

What is there to do in Orlando this Memorial Day? Memorial Day weekend is almost here!  Are you ready?  Do you have need some curated, uber-cool ideas about how to spend the Memorial Day holiday?  Here are 22 cool ideas…

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Plan a Blossoming Date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022

It’s time to let your love bloom at the 2022 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. This beautiful festival runs from March 2 – July 4, 2022. Our guide to a wonderful date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022…

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Our Favorite Orlando Seafood Restaurants

Orlando may be landlocked but the ocean is pretty darn close. Fresh seafood from the Atlantic and the Gulf abound less than an hour away, which explains why we have so many Orlando seafood restaurants ready to satisfy your seafood…

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7 Secret Florida Islands for an Unforgettable Couples Getaway

The next time you’re planning a romantic getaway, consider sneaking away to one of these secret Florida islands. Sprawling coastlines, charming beach towns, untouched beaches and a tropical setting will make it a vacation you won’t soon forget. Updated April…

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Sink Your Teeth Into the Best Burgers in Orlando

Orlando is home to a symphony of unique cuisines and talented chefs. With so many options to choose from, you’ll be hangry by the time you read through all the online menus. Burgers are always a safe bet for the…

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The Couple’s Guide to the Florida Film Festival

Movies make for some of the best date nights, wouldn’t you agree? And the most spectacular event for movie lovers is back, right here in Orlando. The Florida Film Festival lasts 10 days all centered around unforgettable films, shorts, scrumptious…

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7 Places to go Ziplining in Orlando and Beyond

Elevate your date and let your inner adrenaline junkie out. There’s no need to get your passport ready to hop on a flight to Costa Rica. Places like Tree Trek Orlando and many others offer ziplining in Orlando. And if…

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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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10 Best Places to Dine with Sunset Views in Orlando

Sunsets make us swoon. Few would argue that. So, when an Orlando Date Night Guide reader reached out and asked us to write a blog about where to dine with sunset views in Orlando (thank you, Ian), I was thrilled…

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Central Florida Community Arts Presents ‘Tis the Season! A Holiday Extravaganza

This joyous holiday concert will have you dashing into the most wonderful time of the year! SPONSORED – Have your jingle bells at the ready! Dashing through the palm trees and into the most wonderful time of the year comes…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #6

Welcome to Week #6 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  It’s our last week of this six-week challenge and I’m wondering how it went…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #5

Welcome to Week #5 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I checked out the new escape room in Baldwin…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #4

Welcome to Week #4 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I played Curtis Earth Trivia at Johnny’s Other Side,…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #3

Welcome to Week #3 of our Funnected Challenge, an experiment to see what happens when we intentionally add more fun and connective activities to our relationship.  This past week Marc and I had a ridiculously fun time roller skating. I…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #2

Welcome to Week #2 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! How did your…

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Funnected Challenge: Week #1

Welcome to Week #1 of our Funnected Challenge. Science says we’re happier, healthier and more connected to each other when we intentionally add fun activities to our relationship. So, we thought we’d give the research a test drive! Marc and…

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Don’t Miss our Reunion Resort Getaway & Scavenger Hunt, Nov. 1-3

We are THRILLED to be partnering with Reunion Resort for our second exclusive getaway this year! Packed with oodles of amenities, this city-size resort features three golf courses, six hydro-grid clay tennis courts, a five-acre waterpark, 10 community pools, full-service boutique…

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Join Our Funnected Challenge, Starting October 7

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband, Marc. It feels like quite a milestone to be celebrated but at the same time I’m feeling like we’re a little off track. Honestly, we are in a rut. It’s no…

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Maxine’s on Shine to Host Woodstock Dinner: Sept. 30

Sadly, this event has been cancelled.  It’s been 50 years since more than 400,000 hippies gathered at a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for Woodstock. In commemoration of this bygone “Three Days of Peace & Music,” the Orlando Philharmonic…

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Sanfording on Sundays: Brunch, Live Music, Drinks and Fun

When’s the last time you declared a Sunday funday? If you’re long overdue, consider heading to Historic Downtown Sanford for a day of diversions designed to fill your Sunday with fun, food and new experiences. Over 25 participating bars, restaurants,…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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Do Good Date Night Returns August 28 with A Gift For Teaching

Join us for another edition of Do Good Date Night on Wednesday, August 28 when we partner with A Gift For Teaching for a special back-to-school edition. We’ll spend about two hours sorting school supplies with food catered and non-alcoholic…

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Holy Aphrodisiac! Osprey Tavern to Host Florida Oyster Revival

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Osprey Tavern will host an epic oyster celebration in Baldwin Park. A collaborative effort between Chefs Elek Kovacs (Osprey Tavern), Huy Tin (Seito Sushi) and Wendy Lopez (Reyes Mezcaleria), the event will showcase local oyster…

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Win One of Five Pointe Orlando Paired-Up Date Night Packages

With 20 restaurants and more than eight entertaining experiences and nightlife venues to explore, Pointe Orlando is a slam dunk date night for any taste and budget. To give you an idea of some of the fun itineraries couples can…

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20+ Orlando Pairing Dinners to Choose from in August

The calendar is packed with delectable Orlando pairing dinners and culinary celebrations all throughout August. Whether you love to pair a special menu with wine, beer or cocktails, Orlando chefs are whipping up unforgettable feasts designed to wow the senses….

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Tickets Now on Sale for 2019/20 Season of WPI Speaker Series

The Winter Park Institute (WPI) at Rollins College recently announced the schedule for its 12th season. Each year, WPI brings preeminent scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, writers, and world-renowned speakers to Rollins students, faculty members, and the broader community. Guests of…

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Historic Downtown Sanford to Host Epic Battle of the Food Trucks: July 20

More than 40 food trucks will battle it out on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for what promises to be one of the biggest food truck showdowns Central Florida has ever seen. Hosted by Celery City Craft and West End Trading…

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Win a Two-Night Hilton Staycation

Amp up your vacation plans with a staycation at one of over 50 Orlando-area Hilton hotels and resorts. From winding lazy rivers to stone’s-throw proximity to theme parks, Hilton’s local properties offer all the amenities and perks for the perfect…

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Disney’s Newsies Coming to Osceola Arts

Osceola Arts will close its 2018-19 Theatre Season with Disney’s Newsies this month. Beginning Friday, July 12th and running through Sunday, August 4th, the Osceola Arts Main Stage will feature this much-loved, Tony Award-winning musical. This 1992 Disney film turned…

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Summer Arts Preview: 30+ Ways to Explore Orlando Arts & Culture in June, July & August

Apply named The City Beautiful, Orlando practically sparkles with green spaces and glistening waters. But it also boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its…

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