Author: Stephanie Patterson

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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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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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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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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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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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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