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A Visit to Hontoon Island State Park: Central Florida’s Island Escape

Did you know there is a Florida State Park that is an island, right here in Central Florida? Near DeLand you can escape to a massive state park that is only accessible by private boat or the park’s ferry boat….

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30+ Free Outdoorsy Date Ideas in Central Florida

Grab your best sneakers and your plus one – we’re heading out for some dates in the great outdoors! It’s time to get some fresh air and sun. These free, outdoorsy date ideas in and around Central Florida will help…

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Friday Date: Enzian + Bungalower Drive-In Movie Theater Series

Missing the magic of the movies? Thanks to Enzian Theater and Bungalower’s new drive-in movie series, you can watch a flick from the comfort and safety of your own car at multiple locations throughout Orlando. Soak up the nostalgia with…

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Beaches Near Orlando to Enjoy While Social Distancing

There’s nothing like salty air, sunshine and sand in between your toes to reset your entire week! I am a hardcore beach lover and while we are still socially distancing in my household, we did venture off to the east…

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U-Pick Blueberry Farms Open for an Outdoorsy Date

Over the past few weeks, so much of our focus has been on what we can’t do right now. It’s forced us to be creative at home and inspired businesses to pivot in genius ways. I’ve been examining the way I…

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Orlando Attractions Offering Virtual Experiences

If you’re like me, you love exploring Orlando, especially as a couple. But right now that’s just not possible, at least not in the traditional sense. The great news is that local Orlando attractions and museums have pivoted to share…

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At-Home Workouts to Stream From Your Living Room

With gyms and parks closed, getting in some exercise can seem like a challenge. Luckily, many gyms and studios have created fun ways to keep us moving during this time. Whether you are looking to move your body, stretch or…

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Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies: Spring 2020

After a chilly winter (at least by Florida standards), nothing sounds better than enjoying some fresh spring air with that special someone. Lucky for us Orlandoans, there is no shortage of options for us to spend time taking in the…

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Double Date: Hourglass Brewing Longwood Art Shows + Eats

Hourglass Brewing‘s love affair with art started when they first opened in a small home on State Road 434 in Longwood. Art of all kinds decorated the small space. I was there, and I remember how excited I was to…

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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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Thornton Park District Hosting Beach-Themed Music Festival this Saturday

Thornton Park District hosting 1st annual all-day, beach-themed music festival featuring Sugar Ray, Eve 6 and a 150-ft long wake board track Get ready to rock out to some of your favorite ’90s bands while soaking up summertime vibes this…

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Double Date: Azalea Season 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, my personal favorite of all, it’s azalea season! These flamboyant flowers…

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Where to Cozy up for a Holiday Coffee Date (and What to Order)

The holiday season brings back familiar things every year: festive music playing, decorations and lights going up, and cozy beverages to warm up with! It got us thinking about all of our amazing local coffee purveyors and what seasonal drinks…

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Secluded Hiking Spots in Central Florida (Perfect for Your Next Picnic)

The dreaded Florida summer is winding down and much-needed cooler weather is around the corner! At this time every year, my husband and I start to plan our seasonal hiking schedule. Cooler weather for us means packing up our backpacks…

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10 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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Get Free Admission to Orlando Venues with your OCLS Library Card

Good news for anyone with an Orange County Library System card: your library card now grants you FREE admission to 10 Orlando venues as part of the exciting new Local Wanderer Program. OCLS has partnered with a number of local museums,…

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A Guide to Orlando Poetry Slams

Orlando’s art scene continues to grow, supporting its diverse group of writers, poets, artists, and storytellers. In the art scene, poetry slams have made a comeback with cozy events in coffee shops, bars, and cafes. We even have our own…

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Where to Play Grown-Up Bar Bingo

How fun is it to victoriously shout “BINGO!” when you finally fill your card? We all know the feeling that comes along with having one spot left, waiting anxiously for the caller to say exactly what you want to hear….

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Brunch Date: ‘Uncomfortable Brunch’ Movie Series at Enzian Theater

In search of a movie series that will spark conversation while pushing you just a tad outside of your comfort zone? Spice up your usual Sunday brunch with the Uncomfortable Brunch movie series, whose new home is now at Enzian…

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15 Free Things To Do In Orlando This Summer

Summer is one of the first things that comes to mind when people think of Orlando. From beautiful beaches to magical theme parks, there are endless possibilities for soaking up the sun rays in the Sunshine State. Check out some…

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Where to See Laser Shows in Orlando this Summer

Summer nights and laser lights! Check out one of several laser shows in Orlando popping up all around town this summer. Great shows, music and more can be enjoyed on an epic date night! Emil Buehler Planetarium Summer Laser Fest…

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Date Night at East End Market’s Monthly Evening Exchange

If you are a lover of all things local, East End Market’s new Evening Exchange is a must do! On the third Friday of each month from 6-10pm, East End Market transforms its already inviting space into an even grander shopping…

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The Princess Bride and More Interactive Movies at Garden Theatre

We are all about spicing up life with an out-of-the-box date night adventure. It’s always fun to swim with the manatees, craft your own charcuterie board, or ride an electric bike through a taco tour of the city. While all…

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24 Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando: Spring and Summer 2019

Daytime temperatures are heating up as summer makes a fast approach. But when the sun goes down and the stars come out, outdoor movies make for enjoyable spring and summetime dates. Below, we’ve rounded up the best outdoor flicks being…

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Where to Pick Your Own Flowers in Central Florida

Spring is here and flowers are blooming everywhere! Did you know Orlando has some great spots where you can pick your own floral beauties? Whether you are into making your own arrangements or are looking for something different to do,…

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Central Florida Springs and 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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Awesome Places to Host Your Book Club in Orlando

For a book lover, finding the right book club is akin to finding the right hairdresser. It just has to click. And when the stars align and you find the right one, you’ve suddenly got a tribe of like-minded people…

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20 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Spring

A great date day or night doesn’t have to break the bank! There are so many ways to enjoy quality time together for little or no money. Here we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite free things…

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Must Love Dogs: Adopt a Dog for the Day Together

Love dogs but don’t have a furry friend of your own? Pet Rescue by Judy, a pet rescue nonprofit located in Sanford, offers an excellent Dog 4 a Day program perfect for dog lovers and couples. As the name suggests,…

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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. There’s something particularly intimate about laying under the night sky with your loved one. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots for outdoor movies in Orlando…

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A Purrfect Date at the Orlando Cat Cafe

An Orlando cat cafe with a cat play area, cat yoga classes and local coffee? You’ve got to be kitten us! We recently visited the Orlando Cat Cafe to get purrsonal with these furry felines, grabbing coffee and performing our…

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