Author: Stephanie Patterson

15 Indoor Date Ideas for a Rainy Day in Orlando

When it comes to how to spend a sunny day, there’s no shortage of options around Orlando. But what are the things to do on a rainy day in Orlando? Sure, you could order pizza and binge-watch the latest craze…

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Stay at Home Date Night Ideas from Our Readers

What to do when you’re stuck at home or on a strict budget but still want to indulge in a memorable date night with your partner? We asked you, our readers, what the most fun activity you’ve enjoyed together at…

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Where to See Halloween Movies in Orlando 2022

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? Rather than waiting until October 31…

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10 Ways to do Date Night in Celebration

Located just 15 minutes from the Disney theme parks, Celebration is a charming and quaint town originally developed by the Walt Disney Company as a master-planned community. Today, it’s equal parts residential community and tourist destination. It’s also the perfect…

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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. To help you sift through the options and pick the perfect restaurant for your next date night outing, we’ve…

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Feel the Heat on a Latin Dancing Date Night

From Bachata to Merengue and Cha-cha to Salsa, nothing will amp up the heat in your relationship quite like a night out dancing. While you may feel out of your comfort zone at first, dancing is a great way to…

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Orlando’s Coziest Coffee Shops for a Fall Date – Pumpkin Spice Alert!

The fall season is (finally) within reach. With chilly temperatures and pumpkin patches right around the corner, you’re going to need a go-to spot to grab a toasty pumpkin spice latte or enjoy an intimate, cozy date night. Coffee shops…

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Our Favorite Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and More

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 start a little early around…

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Magical Dining is Back! What’s New for 2022 + Top Date Night Picks

Magical Dining is scheduled for Friday, August 26 – Sunday, October 2, 2022.  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 offers…

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100 Orlando Date Night Ideas

I’m guessing you are here for Orlando date night ideas, right? So, here are 100. You’re welcome. Updated August 2022 by Dani Meyering 1. Paddle around Lake Eola in a swan boat Booking a swan paddle boat is practically a…

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Our Favorite Romantic Weekend Getaways from Orlando

What’s more blissful than a weekend away full of quality time with your other half? Living in Central Florida means being surrounded by stunning beaches and hip cities in all directions. And with many locales just a few hours’ drive,…

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Dog-Friendly Date Ideas: Dine, Drink, Play and Stay

Leaving your pup at home while you hit the town for date night can bring about some serious feelings. All dog owners can agree on one thing; it’s tough to consistently leave behind our furry family members. Whether you own…

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35 Things to do in Downtown Orlando for Date Night

It’s easy to get stuck in the same ol’ dinner and a movie rut when it comes to planning your weekly date, but our city is bustling with events, activities, specials, and other great opportunities for an ‘out of the…

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Take a Swing at Date Night at Topgolf Orlando

Do something different for date night or a casual outing during the day. Top Golf Orlando at night is so much fun. The sprawling 65,000 square foot facility includes dozens of hitting bays, an outfield with targets of various distances,…

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Unlimited Food + Sips at Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

SPONSORED — Calling all foodies! The beloved Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns for its 13th year Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, 2022. Boasting unlimited tastings at more than 20 stations featuring culinary selections from…

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5 Unique Places to Practice Boozy Yoga

Does it take a little more than the promise of shavasana at the end of yoga class to coax you onto your yoga mat? The mind, body and soul benefits of practicing yoga are reason enough to head to the…

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Double Date: Nona Adventure Park + Lake Nona Food Crawl

Lake Nona has got it going on for date night. There are many Lake Nona restaurants that create a marvelous culinary scene. Boxi Park, a shipping container food truck park and entertainment venue hosts fun events on a regular basis….

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10 Must-Have Art and Performance Experiences in Orlando

In addition to the theme parks and blossoming food scene, Orlando also boasts a thriving arts community. Annual events like the Orlando Fringe Festival and Immerse are paired up with unique venues, art workshops, museum happenings, and stellar performances. Each…

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Your Guide to a Stellar Date Day on the Space Coast

Less than a one-hour drive from Orlando, a variety of space and beach-themed experiences await couples wanting to spend the day doing something a little out of the ordinary. We’ve put together an itinerary highlighting the best of the Space…

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8 Ways to Spend an Afternoon in Central Florida by @orlandoadventuring

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we started a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. To show us how to spend an afternoon in Central Florida, we’re featuring Melody Larson of @orlandoadventuring. She started sharing…

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A Date Day Trip to Historic Downtown Clermont

If you’ve ever found yourself in Clermont you’ve probably discovered what Clermont residents already know: Historic Downtown Clermont is a delightfully charming city not to be overlooked. With a $22 million master plan to reach completion this year, two craft…

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Alcohol Free Bars and Other Sober Date Ideas to Set Your Spirits Free

Maybe you made the choice to quit drinking as growing movements like Dry January–a post-holiday month of sobriety to begin the new year–gain momentum. And now as summer is here many people are looking for ways to be more healthful,…

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25 Things to Do in Downtown Lakeland that are Worth the Drive

Lakeland may be the last place you think of when it comes to art and foodie-fare, but this walkable downtown is full of surprises. From art installations to street festivals, craft beer to top-notch restaurants, and the only drive-in movie…

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25+ Things to do for 4th of July Weekend in Orlando

With summertime here, there is so much to do in Orlando. And 4th of July Weekend has no shortage of fun. There’s no better way to spark fireworks with your date than to go and watch the real thing! Head…

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Orlando’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Everyone’s got an opinion about which are Orlando’s most romantic restaurants. Believe me, Orlando has no shortage of options. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Orlando. Many of our local publications host reader-selected restaurant awards and ‘best of’ lists…

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STK Orlando Happy Hour: Live it Up on a Budget

Budget friendly and Disney Springs may not seem to be a likely pair. But with a little research and planning, there are a surprising amount of inexpensive activities to enjoy alongside affordable eats. There are quite a few options for…

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50 Date Night Ideas on International Drive for Locals

Tourists may come to mind when you think of International Drive. But reducing this vibrant district to solely a tourist mecca does it an extreme disservice. Local couples can take advantage of happy hour deals, diverse dining options, live music,…

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Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

We live in a major tourist destination, with incredible attractions, state parks, natural springs and impressive resorts. Not to mention the amazing beaches just a short drive away. A great tool for enjoying Orlando is ResortPass, a website and booking…

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50 Bucket List Summer Date Ideas

Soaring temperatures, rainy afternoons, and a daily giving of thanks for air conditioning…yep, it’s officially summer in Orlando! Don’t let the season put a damper on date night; instead, tackle this bucket list of summer date ideas with your partner…

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50 First Dates in Orlando

Reader Recommendations + Editor Picks for the best First Date Ideas in Orlando “Where should I go for a first date?” is the question we get asked by readers most often. You want to make a good first impression, but also…

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Orlando Hotel Deals for a Romantic Summer Staycation

We live in one of the nation’s top tourist destinations and most of our Orlando hotels and resorts are offering deals for local couples itching for a change of scenery. If you’re feeling ready for a mini getaway (even if…

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