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Orlando Area Dog Parks for a Fur Filled Day Date

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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A Perfect Day at Historic Cocoa Village + Rockledge Gardens

Have you ever had the perfect Florida day? There’s something so remarkable about a day spent exploring a Florida destination you haven’t been to before. On our first visit my husband, son, and I fell in love with a special…

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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Orlando: Year-Round Guide

Some of our favorite date nights happen outdoors thanks to Florida’s perfect weather – albeit summer’s oppressive heat may be an exception. There’s something particularly intimate about laying under the night sky with your loved one. We’ve compiled a list…

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Dive into Florida’s Best Tubing Destinations this Summer

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of natural springs in the world. In fact, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the Sunshine State boasts more than 900 natural springs. About 40 are open to the public and, yes,…

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Outdoor Date Idea: Discover Lake Lotus Park

Perfectly situated at the edge of Seminole County, Lake Lotus Park, is arguably one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets. This tranquil and meticulously maintained lakeside hiking trail is easily accessible for those in Seminole County, Orange County, and even Lake County….

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The Best Beaches Near Orlando for 4th of July

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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13 Natural Springs Near Orlando to Visit this 4th of July

Want something fun to do on 4th of July? Florida is well-known for its theme parks, abundant sunshine, and sparkling coastlines. Refreshingly cool crystal clear waters, wildlife viewing opportunities, and aquatic activities like tubing and kayaking make Florida springs the…

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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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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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Free Admission at Wild Florida May 23 – 28 for Annual Gator Week

Move over Shark Week – the ultimate predator is about to take center stage in Central Florida. Gator Week is Back! Wild Florida’s Annual Gator Week is back May 23 – 28, 2022! It just doesn’t get more “Only in…

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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 and eat-on-the-fly nosh. This…

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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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A Visit to De Leon Springs State Park for DIY Pancakes and History

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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10 Perfect Picnic Spots in Orlando

Our weather is glorious, the sun is shining and being outdoors is an enjoyable activity (except in the peak of summer). With so many parks and gardens in Orlando, packing up a picnic basket with someone special and having your…

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Where to Find Blueberry Picking in Orlando – Plus Sunflowers, Strawberries, and More

It’s time to go blueberry picking in Orlando. Go hyperlocal by visiting u-pick farms in Central Florida to pick your own strawberries, citrus, blueberries, flowers, and other produce. These local farmers welcome guests for an authentic Florida farm experience. Finish…

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75 Fun and Free Things to do in Orlando This Spring

Whether you’re located in Seminole or Orange County, there are a number of awesome (and FREE!) activities that should be on your radar for this spring. Movie lovers, music lovers, art lovers and those wanting to learn more about our…

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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. Spark some romance and hit the road. A day…

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Plan a Date to Explore Springs in Florida Near Orlando

Florida is well-known for its theme parks, abundant sunshine, and sparkling coastlines. But Florida’s springs are an often overlooked natural wonder. Refreshingly cool crystal clear waters, wildlife viewing opportunities, and aquatic activities like tubing and kayaking make Florida springs the…

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Plan an Outdoorsy Date Using the SunRail Schedule and Routes

Bring your bikes or comfiest walking shoes, and your favorite person for this adventure! The only thing else you’ll need is a SunRail pass – you’ll be riding the rails to your destination, and then walking or biking to nature…

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Budget-Friendly Downtown Orlando Dates Under $30

In a city as beautiful and diverse as Orlando, we sometimes assume that date night on a budget isn’t possible. But the great thing about downtown Orlando is that there are so many things to do–regardless of your budget! From…

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A Practical Guide to the Best Beaches Near Orlando

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. And, it can…

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Explore Downtown Sanford with 25 Dates Under $50

Hop on the SunRail or into the car with your plus one…we’re spending the day in Historic Downtown Sanford! Known for its art appreciation, quirky finds, and unique restaurants and bars, Sanford hosts crafty classes and community events offering a…

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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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Love on the Road: Florida Scenic Highways + Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The love of a great road trip is being rekindled as couples look for alternative date ideas. Whether you and your honey are planning to hit the road for a weekend away, or if you just need to get out…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

It’s the Christmas and Holiday Events season in Orlando, which means break out the eggnog, Christmas movies and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to be outside enjoying the area’s holiday lights and decor. Here’s a guide…

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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 See Halloween Movies in Orlando this October

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? There’s no better time to binge…

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Central Florida Gardens You Can Visit for Free

When was the last time you slowed down to stop and smell the roses—literally? Not only is a day spent in nature rejuvenating, it’s romantic when you’ve got your partner at your side. It got me thinking about all of the…

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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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Behold Sea Turtle Nesting on a Unique Space Coast Date Night

Walking hand in hand along the beach under the light of the moon, shoes off and water lapping over your feet is quite a magical way to end a date night on the Space Coast. But there are a couple…

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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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