Author: Stephanie Patterson

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 for you! Anytime is the perfect time to highlight our nearest drive-in movie theaters in Orlando and the Central…

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7 Orlando Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas by @theorlandoduo

Recently engaged and starting the party planning process? We checked in with local married couple Jessica & Tyler of @theorlandoduo for their top Orlando bachelor and bachelorette party ideas.  As we’re both big theme park fans, we knew we wanted to…

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

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 planning their…

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Disney Monorail Pub Crawl: A Guide to the Best Date Night Spots

The Best Bars & Lounges for a DIY Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Written by Stephanie Patterson and Hannah Green Updated by Dani Meyering Tourists and locals alike have been hopping on the free resort monorail line for years to explore…

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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. The iconic 205-foot Singing Tower, winding paths lined with flowers and lush greenery, secret hideaways, Mediterranean estate, and the cute…

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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. Or perhaps you’re just looking for ways to be more healthful, including alcohol-free date ideas. No…

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

A local hub for dining, shopping, and exploring, Park Avenue in Winter Park 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…

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Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

A guide to the best places to take a cooking class in Orlando As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” We couldn’t agree more, although people who love to cook are wonderful…

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5 Central Florida Kayaking Experiences Every Orlandoan Needs to Have

Some days you just need to get away from it all and experience nature. While there are plenty of ways to get active and enjoy Mother Nature, kayaking in Orlando is ideal for discovering Central Florida’s diverse lakes, rivers, bays,…

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20+ Relaxing Things to Do for Thanksgiving Weekend

Forget going on a shopping frenzy. Thanksgiving weekend 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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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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Unlimited Food + Sips at Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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 the hotel’s…

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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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Orlando Workshops and Classes for Couples + Girls’ Night 2022

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 workshops + classes happening around town. WHERE…

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Lunch Date on a Farm at Bountiful Farms Bistro

A weekly trip to the farmers’ market is one of life’s simple pleasures. It was at the Winter Garden Farmers Market that I met Ginny, who runs the Bountiful Farms market stand each week. After she mentioned that the farm…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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