Author: Stephanie Patterson

Your Guide to a Perfect Afternoon on Park Avenue in Winter Park

A local hub for dining, shopping, and exploring, Winter Park’s Park Avenue is no secret to Orlando locals. Offering up everything from popcorn drizzled with chocolate to pontoon boat tours, the area is popular for good reason. While small in…

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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. 1. Paddle around Lake Eola in a swan boat Booking a swan paddle boat is practically a right of passage for becoming a…

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How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Looking for a date night experience that’s the perfect marriage of food and fun? Orlando’s delicious food truck scene has it all. Weekly and monthly meet-ups throughout Central Florida make for an easy breezy evening, and you’ll never have to…

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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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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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Remembering Pulse: 5-Year Anniversary Memorial Events

June 12, 2021 marks the 5-year anniversary of the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting, a day that devastated—and united—the Orlando community. In honor of the 49 lives lost and all of those affected by the Pulse tragedy, we’ve put together this…

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Three Perfect Days in Indian Shores

There’s no need to travel far for a getaway when we have some of the world’s best beaches right in our backyard. Sandwiched between Clearwater Beach to the north and St. Pete Beach to the south, Indian Shores beckons with…

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Free Admission at Wild Florida May 24 – 29 for Annual Gator Week

Wild Florida’s Annual Gator Week is back May 24 – 29, 2021! It just doesn’t get more Florida than a week-long celebration honoring alligators, and at a local gator park no less. To many, alligators are viewed as fierce carnivores…

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Brunch then Beach at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Want to slip into that vacation state of mind, even if only for just a day? The lively Brunch Remix served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach combines three things we love…

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What’s New on I-Drive for Locals

International Drive isn’t just for tourists. It’s a playground for locals, too, thanks to a host of fantastic restaurants, walkable entertainment complexes, exciting attractions and a constant stream of new additions. And now is the perfect time to visit and…

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Adults-Only ‘Sunset at the Zoo’ Series at the Central Florida Zoo

Sunset at the Zoo, a seasonal adults-only event at the Central Florida Zoo is back this year on select dates from May 20 – October 21, 2021. This 21+ event invites you to step into the zoo after hours for…

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Mother’s Day in Orlando: Brunch, Local Gifts and More

Between work, housework, and distance learning, moms deserve to be celebrated more than ever! While celebrating might still look a little different this year, get creative and show the fantastic moms in your life just how much you love and…

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Spring U-Pick Date at Southern Hill Farms

Winter and spring are my favorite Florida seasons, particularly because of the abundance of fresh, local produce that’s available. And it doesn’t get more fresh than picking your own at one of Central Florida’s local farms. My personal go-to is Southern…

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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 Shakes Presents Little Shop of Horrors May 5 – 23 at Lake Eola

It’s the most wonderful time of year to get outside and enjoy an outdoor performance under the stars! If you missed your chance to see Orlando Shakes’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last month, fear not. This May, Orlando…

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Only in Florida Adventures to Experience Together

Beyond the world-renowned beaches, year round sunshine, and pleasant weather, countless Florida adventures await that can only be enjoyed in the Sunshine State. From getting face to face with a manatee to watching a rocket launch from the beach, and…

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New Curated Experiences Weekends at Grande Lakes Orlando

Ready for an epic staycation that requires absolutely no planning except making a reservation? Grande Lakes Orlando, home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, has launched Curated Experiences, an all-inclusive weekend getaway (or day date!) perfect…

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6 Ways to Experience the Arts in Winter Garden this April

SPONSORED — Calling all art loving couples! Experience the arts in Winter Garden this April with a lineup of FREE and ticketed arts activities all month long, plus an all-day arts event and exclusive VIP Art Night on Saturday, April…

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An Italian Inspired Date Night in Orlando

For a glorious 23 days in October of 2019, 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…

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Party from your Balcony at Orlando World Center Marriott Concert Series

It may be awhile before in person concerts resume as we once knew them, but Orlando World Center Marriott is bringing back the music in a safe way this spring with its creative Vertical Concert Series. Every Friday and Saturday…

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Orlando Shakes Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream Outdoors at Lake Eola

Get ready for for an enchanting production under the stars filled with laughter and romance this spring. Orlando Shakes is making a spectacular return to live theater at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola with an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream…

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Lunch Date on a Farm at Bountiful Farms Bistro

A weekly trip to the farmer’s market is one of my favorite simple life pleasures. And for several months it was a bit of a lifeline, as it was one of the few places I could actually go besides picking…

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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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Sip + Learn at New Intro to Wine Courses in Orlando with Kcuvée

Whether you consider yourself a bit of an aficionado or just an enthusiastic consumer of wine, there’s something for every wine lover to enjoy during the new wine courses in Orlando being offered by Kcuvée. Founded by friends Katie Bean…

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28 Days of Love Giveaway 2021

Orlando Date Night Guide’s annual giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love! For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Monday, February 1,…

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10 Reasons to Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend in Winter Garden

SPONSORED — The most memorable Valentine’s Day gift to give this year is time spent together. Fortunately, historic downtown Winter Garden has a number of ways to celebrate the occasion to create a lasting impression. For those wanting some help…

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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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