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Winter Park Farmers’ Market: Know Before You Go

Strolling the colorful stalls of a farmers’ market is one of the joys of the weekend. Practically every Orlando area neighborhood has its own weekly farmers’ market, and it can be hard to decide which one is the best. As…

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Budget-friendly Dates at Orlando Happy Hours

Our picks for the best in Orlando happy hours! Dine and drink at a fraction of the regular price during happy hour at one of Orlando’s many restaurants and bars. From elevated pub grub to delicious gourmet small plates, these local…

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Double Date: Orlando Azalea Season Parks and Nearby Eats

One of the best times of year is upon us in Central Florida. Strawberries and citrus fruits are in season, the weather is ideal for exploring the outdoors, and, it’s azalea season! These flamboyant flowers bloom in a variety of…

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A Guide to Orlando Farmers’ Markets

Looking for a budget-friendly and easy date day idea? Pay a visit to an Orlando farmers’ market. We have a dozen located around the city and in nearby suburbs, each offering a huge assortment of produce, local meats, artisan products…

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

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20 Things to Love About the Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola

No longer a best-kept secret, the Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola is a bustling party every Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Located at the southeast corner of Lake Eola Park, the market hosts nearly 50 vendors offering everything from…

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75 Free Things To Do in Orlando This Winter

Enjoy a budget-friendly night out with this list of 75 free things to do in Orlando! Trying to save a little money? You don’t need a huge budget in order to plan a romantic and memorable date night with your…

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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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Strawberry Picking at Amber Brooke Farms Eustis – What to Expect

Winter in Florida has lots of advantages. From December to March, Strawberry picking season is upon us! This is one of my favorite outdoor family activities, especially because we get to bake so many delicious treats when we get home….

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50+ Festive and Free Holiday Events

It’s time again for our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! This year marks the return of many free holiday events in Orlando and throughout Central Florida that took a break last year. This list of…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday and Christmas Lights

Can you believe it? The Christmas and Holiday Events season in Orlando, is here! This means breaking out the eggnog, Christmas movies, and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to enjoy the area’s holiday lights and decor….

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Theme Park Alternative: Nature Parks Near Orlando’s Theme Parks

Orlando’s theme parks are popular any time of year, but many natural parks are located close to the parks offering unique thrills of their own. Skip the crowds and keep things simple by spending the day at a natural park…

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Where to Pick Oranges in Orlando – Plus Citrus and More

Living in Florida, we’re surrounded by luscious citrus groves bursting with fruit ripe for the picking. It’s time to go orange picking in Orlando. Do something different together by visiting u-pick farms in Central Florida to pick your own citrus,…

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Secluded Hiking Spots in Orlando and Central Florida To Explore Together

Cooler weather in Orlando means packing up our backpacks and hitting the trails for a picnic. Take a look at our go-to secluded spots for hiking in Orlando and Central Florida. These are great ideas for your next picnic or…

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Orlando U-Pick Farms – Oranges, Blueberries, Strawberries, Sunflowers, and More

Once upon a time, farmland spread across Florida, as far as the eye can see. Things may be different nowadays, but there are plenty of u-pick farms near Orlando. Go hyperlocal by visiting u-pick farms in Central Florida to pick…

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Strawberries in Orlando: U-Pick, Events, and Desserts

Strawberry season is in full swing, and you don’t have to travel far from Orlando (or travel at all) in order to celebrate the sweet red berry. Taste your way through our ultimate guide to strawberries in Orlando, which spans…

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De Leon Springs State Park Day Trip – Pancakes are BACK!

If you’re craving a romantic day of exploration with your love, consider a leisurely day trip up to De Leon Springs State Park. Located about an hour north of Orlando, De Leon Springs State Park has lush trails, refreshing natural…

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See Manatees In Florida Year Round – Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

Most people know that winter is the best time to see manatees. But where can you see manatees in Florida, any time of year? The answer is Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. Our complete guide to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park covers…

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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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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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Central Florida and Orlando Parks for an Outdoorsy Date Day

Central Florida has long attracted visitors and residents looking to enjoy its lush subtropical landscapes, mystical springs, and inviting green spaces. Explore them with your sweetheart while connecting out in nature. To help you plan, we’ve compiled a complete list…

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75 Awesome and Free Things to do in Orlando this Fall

Planning romantic dates with your honey doesn’t have to be expensive, and Orlando has a good lineup of free things to do that won’t cost you a dime to enjoy! Now that summer is slowly making way for fall and…

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Everything You Need to Know to Plan a Romantic Orlando Picnic

Spending time with your plus one is romantic and relaxing with a blanket, a basket, fresh bites, and a beautiful view. Create a DIY picnic adventure or hire the pros to bring the picnic to you. Check out these local…

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Orlando’s Best Lakes: Winter Park Chain of Lakes and MORE

Living in Florida has many benefits, one of which is that summer is almost practically year round. We aren’t called the Sunshine State for nothing! Our weather makes enjoying the many lakes in Central Florida an ideal option for a…

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Orlando’s Most Instagrammable Spots for Couples

Orlando has a multitude of beautiful places and spaces, and it got us thinking – what are the most Instagrammable places in The City Beautiful? Well, our wonderful readers came through and provided us with tons of ideas. Grab your…

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10 Things to Do on a Sunday in Orlando & Beyond

There’s nothing like having a completely commitment-free, lazy Sunday ahead of you. What a joy it is in life to wake up and say, “what would you like to do today?” So, for those who might like a little help…

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Plan a Thrift Store Filled Day with Your Favs

Time for your next date night or friend meet up and out of ideas? Take a trip to some of Orlando’s coolest thrift stores and make the most out of your day! Come explore these thrift stores in Orlando with…

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The Best Beaches Near Orlando for Labor Day Weekend

Did you know that no matter where you are in the state of Florida, you’re never more than 60 miles from the coastline? Of course, how long it takes to get to a beach depends on traffic. It can be…

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$30 Date Night: Best Mini Golf Orlando Spots

Researchers seem to agree that the couple that plays together stays together. It’s true that laughing and letting loose a little seems to revive the playful parts of our relationship. So, next time you’re planning your couple time, consider a…

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Orlando Area Dog Parks for a Fur Filled Day

If you are an Orlando native or a longtime resident, you know that people in Orlando sure do love their 4-legged companions! Thankfully there is no shortage of dog-friendly activities around town, including Orlando dog parks. There are some amazing…

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8 Ways to Spend an Afternoon in Central Florida by @orlandoadventuring

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we started a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. To show us how to spend an afternoon in Central Florida, we’re featuring Melody Larson of @orlandoadventuring. She started sharing…

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