Author: Stephanie Patterson

Escape to Paris! Orlando Ballet Presents Moulin Rouge® Feb 11-14

SPONSORED — Itching for an escape? Whisk your date away to Paris for the evening with Orlando Ballet’s production of Moulin Rouge The Ballet February 11 – 14, 2021 at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Prepare to be…

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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 Disney as a master-planned community. Today, it’s equal parts residential community and tourist destination. It’s also the perfect little town to…

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9 Upcoming Outdoor Shows Perfect for Date Night

A burlesque cabaret, romantic movie nights under the stars, an immersive experience through Mead Garden, an outdoor wine & music social and more! The Orlando arts scene is alive and well with a host of upcoming outdoor arts experiences couples…

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How to do an At-Home New Year’s Eve Bubbly Tasting for Two

Despite feeling like 2020 may never end, here we are just over a week away from welcoming a brand new year. And while many New Year’s Eve events are still pressing forward, I’ve got a feeling many of us will…

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15 Bucket List Activities and Holiday Events to End the Year

Phew! At times it felt like 2020 would never end, but here we are in the final weeks of the year. Now is the perfect time to take a breath and enjoy the rest and together time that’s synonymous with…

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Sip Craft Beer, Coffee + More on New Craft Trail in West Volusia County

Could you use a little dose of adventure right about now? While major travel may be on hold, you can at least take your tastebuds on a fun craft beverage adventure sipping craft beer, wine, coffee, meads and more on…

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Weekend Getaway: A Holiday Staycation at Omni Orlando Resort

SPONSORED — With major holiday travel on hold, celebrating the season calls for making new traditions this year. And what better way to celebrate the season than by checking in to one of Orlando’s luxurious resorts? Omni Orlando Resort at…

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A Date Night Bucket List for Celebrating the Holidays in Winter Garden

SPONSORED – Looking for the perfect place to make new holiday memories this season? Celebrating the holidays in Winter Garden always tops our list each December. And this year, the city is looking especially merry and bright thanks to hundreds…

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Outdoor Arts Experiences: Concerts, Movies, Theater and More

Cool breezes and crisp weather have arrived in Central Florida. And with social distancing measures still in place, our local arts organizations are coming up with creative solutions, many of them bringing unique outdoor arts experiences to the community. Here’s…

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Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner To Go and Dine In

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year for most of us. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own new traditions around the dinner table this year, even if the guest list may be much smaller….

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Top 10 Ideas for a Winter Garden Date Night this Fall

SPONSORED — Itching to get out of the house? Now is the ideal time to discover–or rediscover–the charm of historic Downtown Winter Garden. This walkable downtown is one of our go-to locales for a memorable date with plenty of places…

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Best of November: 40+ Can’t-Miss Date Night Events in Orlando

It’s officially the holiday season! To close out the end of this crazy year, we’re looking forward to the lineup of holiday festivities and date night events. This month, our curated event calendar features a mix of virtual and in-person…

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Stay at Home Date: Expert Tips to Elevate At-Home Dinner Dates

Pre-pandemic, takeout was a convenient way to get food on the table after a busy day. Now, it’s transformed into a way to safely enjoy food from our favorite restaurants while staying at home. But why eat your local chef-prepared…

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Our Favorite Fall Festivals and Foodie Events

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 understandably look a bit different…

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Thornton Park District Hosting Mini Golf Pub Crawl October 24

Do you consider yourself a bit of a mini golf champ? We love a good competitive game of putt putt, and each year the Thornton Park District puts its own spin on this fun pastime. Sign up with your love…

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At-Home Date: Dinner Date in Your Living Room from Cre8tive Crate

Since mid-March, we’ve been in awe of the creativity on display from countless businesses in the Orlando community in response to the pandemic. Local restaurants have gotten creative with outdoor seating, and savvy entrepreneurs have pivoted to offering full service,…

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Sneak Peek: Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Much like the classic dinner and a movie pairing, steak houses and date night just go together. So, while we were sad to see Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes close after such a long run, we were excited to…

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Best of October: Our Favorite Date Night Events in Orlando

The fall season is upon us! And in Orlando that means warm, breezy days, fall festivals, outdoor Halloween happenings and more. This month, our curated event calendar is packed with a mix of virtual and in-person happenings perfect for date…

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

Not quite ready to return to the movie theater? There’s a new local business in town that will bring the movies to you, setting up a cozy outdoor movie night in your own backyard. If you’ve been looking for a…

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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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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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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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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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Retro Date: Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Orlando

Looking for something different, maybe even something a little old school? Visiting a drive-in movie theater could be just the thing to for you! With drive-in movie experiences currently soaring in popularity, we thought now would be the perfect time…

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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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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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