Author: Stephanie Patterson

Keep Close While Social Distancing: Support Local + At-Home Ideas

In these uncertain times, one thing is certain: we’re all going to be spending a lot more time at home for the foreseeable future. Some of you may be adjusting to new work from home schedules while others are figuring…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Located within The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Highball & Harvest is best known for craft cocktails and delectable Southern fare infused with ingredients from Grande Lakes’ onsite Whisper Creek Farm. While worthy of a splurge for date night (especially for the coveted…

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Downtown Clermont Hosting Free Bicycle Scavenger Hunt March 21

UPDATE: As a preventative measure due to Coronavirus, this event has been canceled. Cool date day alert!! Explore Clermont’s charming streets and parks on two wheels during the city’s upcoming 3rd Annual Cycle & Seek bicycle scavenger hunt.  Perfect for…

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Treat Yo’ Self! New Monthly Spa Memberships at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

A major perk of living in Central Florida is that the beach is only a short drive away. In an hour or less you can be sunning yourself on the east coast. Or you could be getting a massage or…

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Ooo La La! Aphrodisiac Dinner at Wine 4 Oysters March 22

UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Tantalize your senses (and learn a few tricks for tantalizing your partner) at the upcoming Taste for the Senses Aphrodisiac Dining Experience on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Wine 4 Oysters. The oyster-focused eatery…

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Broadway Date: Wicked, Hamilton + More Coming to Dr. Phillips Center

Dr. Phillips Center recently released the full FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020/21 season and there are several shows we can’t wait to check out on date night. The upcoming season marks the return of Hamilton, the Orlando premier of The…

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Spring Arts Preview: 50+ Upcoming Orlando Arts and Culture Events

OUR SEASONAL GUIDE TO THE BEST ORLANDO ARTS AND CULTURE HAPPENINGS FOR DATE NIGHT Orlando boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its residents. On…

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Camp No Counselors Bringing Adults-Only Summer Camp to Central Florida this March

SPONSORED — Get ready to relive your favorite summer camp moments with no camp counselors in sight to tell you it’s time for lights out! Camp No Counselors is bringing their popular all-inclusive, adults-only summer camp back to Florida March…

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Pompeii’s Table Dinner Series Pairs Local Chefs + Ancient Cuisine

This June, the highly-anticipated exhibition Pompeii: The Immortal City will open at Orlando Science Center, immersing guests into the dramatic history and culture of Pompeii. The traveling exhibit will feature more than 100 artifacts, a 360 projection experience, art and more. …

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Ruth’s Chris Hosting Monthly TasteMaker Dinners in 2020

Take “wine and dine” to a whole new level by reserving seats at one of Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s esteemed TasteMaker Dinners this year. The popular dinner series, available at all three Orlando-area locations, is returning for 2020 with a…

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10 Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden

SPONSORED — From a concert under the stars and Cinderella horse drawn carriage rides to unique restaurants and a special “love potion” beer release, we’re head over heels for Winter Garden’s amorous Valentine’s Day happenings this year. If you need…

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28 Days of Love Giveaway 2020

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love (with a bonus day this year!). For all 29 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes…

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The Coop Now Open on Sundays + New Menu Items

SPONSORED — Listen up foodies because The Coop is now open every Sunday from 8am-4pm for your brunching and lunching pleasure! We’ve long been fans of this Winter Park staple created by 4 Rivers and known for its comforting Southern cuisine….

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Sip + Create at Maitland Art Center’s New Handmade Happy Hour Series

SPONSORED — Want to change up your usual happy hour routine? Trade your seat at the bar for a night of beer, wine, snacks and crafting at Maitland Art Center’s new adults-only Handmade Happy Hour series. It’s perfect for date night,…

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Thornton Park District Hosting Beach-Themed Music Festival this Saturday

Thornton Park District hosting 1st annual all-day, beach-themed music festival featuring Sugar Ray, Eve 6 and a 150-ft long wake board track Get ready to rock out to some of your favorite ’90s bands while soaking up summertime vibes this…

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An Italian Inspired Date Night in Orlando

For a glorious 23 days last October, my life was getting lost in cobblestone alleyways, hiking far above the Ligurian Sea, indulging in a diet comprised entirely of pizza/pasta/gelato, trying my best to speak the Italian language, taking thousands of…

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Adults-Only Science Night Live featuring Otronicon Returns Jan 18

SPONSORED — It’s social, it’s science, and it’s 21 and up! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live featuring Otronicon from 8-11:30pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Science Night Live is your ticket to experience…

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The Best of Instagram: Our 25 Most Popular Photos of 2019

Instagram is undoubtedly our favorite social media platform. (Follow us @orlandodatenightguide!) This year, we shared hundreds of photos and date night ideas plus a few epic giveaways for couples. To showcase the best of what we shared this year, we…

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Roar into 2020 at Orlando Museum of Art’s Glamorous New Year’s Eve Party

The Orlando Museum of Art Presents The Roaring Twenties: A Fashionable Affair with open bar and full museum access from 9:30pm – 1:30am. SPONSORED – Ring in 2020 at Orlando’s classiest New Year’s Eve celebration – a luxurious evening at…

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10 Romantic Holiday Events in Winter Garden to Celebrate the Season

SPONSORED – With its quaint brick-lined streets, local eateries and boutiques, and paved pathways, Winter Garden is one of our favorite locales for date night. This year is looking especially merry with hundreds of twinkling lights and a large Christmas…

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24 Days of Holly Jolly Joy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holidays in Orlando with our list of joyful activities to partake in together every single day from December 1 – 24. December 1: Insta-worthy photos with Santa Feel like kids…

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Winter Arts Preview: 50+ Orlando Art Events to Add to Your Calendar

Orlando boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its residents. On stages everywhere from small, independent theaters to the impressive Dr. Phillips Center, performances wow…

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20+ Relaxing Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

Forget going on a shopping frenzy, Thanksgiving week is the perfect time to slow down, unwind, and cherish time with your loved ones. While Thursday is all about connection and bonding over great food, the long weekend is another opportunity to…

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Date Night to Go: Takeout and Delivery for Two in Orlando

We’ve all been there: cooking at home feels like a chore, yet you don’t quite feel like getting dressed up to go out either. What’s a couple to do? As tempting as it may be, resist the siren call of…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: DoveCote

From the artful décor and intimate dining nooks to the delectable menu and recently upgraded outdoor courtyard, everything about DoveCote screams date night. Ever since my boyfriend, John, and I tried DoveCote’s brunch several years ago, it’s been in our…

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Shop Local + Live Music at Winter Garden Small Business Saturday Event Nov 30

SPONSORED — Thoughts turn to the holidays–and shopping–as soon as Thanksgiving is over, and Downtown Winter Garden’s Small Business Saturday event on Saturday, November 30, 2019 is the ideal place to launch this year’s holiday memories. Known for its quaint charm,…

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8 Unique Ideas for a Date Day Trip to Ocala

Surrounded by Gainesville, Crystal River and The Villages, Ocala may not be on your radar as a day trip destination. But this city located just over an hour from Orlando has so much to offer day trippers, from the sprawling…

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Orlando Workshops and Classes for Couples + Girls’ Night: November 2019

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances There are so many fun classes happening around Orlando. Try a new dance class, learn a new recipe or make something perfect for the holiday season. Here are our top picks for Orlando…

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Perfect Pair: Champagne + Dessert at Luma on Park’s Pastry Counter

Getting a behind the scenes look at Orlando’s culinary scene is attainable by way of food tours, chef’s tables and specialty dinners. But recently, a friend clued me in to a fun, under-the-radar experience perfect for dessert lovers: the pastry…

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How to do an Epic Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food Crawl

You don’t have to step foot in a Disney theme park in order to experience a little magic. In fact, one of our favorite outside-the-parks Disney activities is to infiltrate the surrounding resorts for a DIY crawl hopping from one…

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Where to See Halloween Movies in Orlando this October

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? There’s no better time to binge…

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