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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to for you! With drive-in movie experiences currently soaring in popularity, we thought now would be the perfect time…

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At-Home Date: Takeout + Orlando Philharmonic Virtual Concerts

Are you missing the magic of live music? The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the concert experience to your living room with a free, 4-part Summer Serenades virtual concert series this August. Concerts will premiere Saturdays at 8pm on August…

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Movie Date: Classic + Interactive Movies at Garden Theatre

It doesn’t get more classic than the tried and true dinner and a movie date night combo. That’s why we’re so excited about the return of this twist on the classic movie date: a seven-part Interactive Movie series at Garden…

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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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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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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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