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Our Guide to the Best Places to Listen to Live Music at Disney

Music and the magic of Disney go hand in hand. Disney’s theme parks have offered live music since the opening day of Disneyland in California in 1955. Here in Orlando, there are many venues inside the theme parks and outside…

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How to Create Your Own Couple’s Wellness Retreat Day

With the new year upon us, now is a good time to recommit yourself to wellness. As a couple, it is a good time to make your own personal health, and the health of your relationship, a priority. Sure, there…

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Italian Restaurants + Experiences for an Italy-Inspired Night Out

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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A Thursday Night in Thornton Park Date Night Itinerary

Why wait until the weekend for date night? Planning a date night during the workweek gives you something special to look forward to (besides Friday), and Orlando’s lively Thornton Park District is a great destination for weeknight fun. This Main…

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New Private Stargazing Experience at Orlando Science Center

After nearly two years of closure, the Orlando Science Center observatory is open once more. For the first time, you can now view the stars during a captivating new private observatory and planetarium experience. This date-worthy experience includes guided viewing…

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20+ Places to Play Bar Trivia in Orlando

Visiting a local bar or restaurant for a trivia night is a fun opportunity to get competitive and test your sometimes-too-niche knowledge. We’ve put together this list of trivia companies that host events all around Central Florida, so bring your…

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Where to Watch a Rocket Launch Like a Space Coast Local

If you’ve ever watched a rocket launch online or on TV and thought it was cool, you are in for a delightful surprise when you witness it in real life. The roar of the engines is so deep you don’t…

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Enchanting Holiday Dates in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando is magical at any time of year. But it is especially enchanting during the holiday season. Dressed in twinkling lights and festive themed garland, the Wizarding World is a dream date…

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20+ Relaxing Things to Do for Thanksgiving Weekend

Forget going on a shopping frenzy. Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to slow down, unwind, and cherish time with your loved ones. While Thursday is all about connection and bonding over great food, the long weekend is another opportunity to…

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Our Favorite Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Foodie Events

Temperatures may still hover close to 80 even in our coolest months, but any remotely “crisp” day by Florida standards warrants a visit to the closest fall festival, pumpkin patch or craft brewery. Fall festivities understandably look a bit different…

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Unique Spots for a Romantic Night Out by @roamsick

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so periodically we showcase local digital storytellers to introduce you to some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. We love following them and we hope you will too!   This time, we’re featuring Natalie…

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Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

A guide to the best places to take a cooking class in Orlando As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” We couldn’t agree more, although people who love to cook are wonderful…

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Best Haunted Houses in Central Florida for a Spooky Date

Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I realized that if you dressed up as your favorite comic book character as a kid, people would give you candy in return! Now that I’m much older, I enjoy a good scare…

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Spice Up Date Night on a Mystery Picnic

Looking for a fun, delicious new way to get out of the house, explore, and connect with your date? A mystery picnic from AmazingCo offers the perfect blend of fun, adventure, and culinary discovery, whether you’re visiting a city for…

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Date Night Hideaways Inside the Disney Parks

When you think of Disney, your first thought is not normally date night. So, you might be surprised that your adult Disney day can lead right into a Disney date night without leaving the parks! I spent an entire three…

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What’s Included in a Disney Fireworks Cruise?

Need a date night idea for a SUPER DUPER special occasion? You can now choose from multiple fireworks options at Walt Disney World. With increased options there come increased choices to make. Which Disney fireworks cruise is best for you…

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7 Quintessential Dates at Plant Street Market (VIDEO)

Plant Street Market is a one-stop shop for date night: delicious eats, a bustling brewery, easy access to the 22-mile paved West Orange Trail, and a killer outdoor patio.   Located 25 minutes from Orlando in charming downtown Winter Garden,…

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9 Upcoming Shows We Can’t Wait to See at Orlando Shakes

This Arts Season, Return Home to Orlando Shakes for the Best in Live Theater and Entertainment! SPONSORED — Looking for the finest on-stage entertainment in Central Florida? After more than a full year away, live entertainment is back at Orlando…

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Don’t Miss this 3D Art + Bistro Experience at Dr. Phillips Center

From Creative City Project’s lineup of unique art experiences to the anticipation of this fall’s Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, interactive arts experiences are having a moment. And there’s a new one couples need to put on their radar: the new…

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A Progressive Date at Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is arguably one of the best date night spots on Disney property. The picturesque boardwalk that transports you to a seaside town in New England becomes even more romantic as the sun goes down. There are plenty of…

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The Perfect Group Date Night: The Escape Ventures Orlando

SPONSORED — When it comes to a group date night, it’s great to have some staples to lean on: dinner and drinks, a movie and dessert, appetizers and board games.  But while everyone loves visiting their go-to spots in Orlando…

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100 Orlando Date Night Ideas

I’m guessing you are here for Orlando date night ideas, right? So, here are 100. You’re welcome. Post last updated January 2022 1. Paddle around Lake Eola in a swan boat Booking a swan paddle boat is practically a right…

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Savor a French Inspired Date Night in Orlando

Over the past five years, France has become my second home. I fly home every couple of years to visit family in the Champagne region, eat incredible meals, and spend a few days wandering the streets of Paris in a…

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A Day Trip to Keel Farms in Plant City

Living in the Orlando area usually means lots of time spent exploring our city’s distinct neighborhoods and hotspots. But, if you’re looking for something different with a small farm town feel, head out of the downtown hustle and bustle and…

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Date Night on Montrose Street in Historic Downtown Clermont

The secret is out! Thanks to a $22 million revitalization project, Clermont is the next big thing to hit Central Florida. The historic downtown waterfront district is the perfect spot for date night, whether you’re enjoying live music by the…

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10 Disney Date Tips and Ideas from @datingindisney

Run by Stephanie, an Orlando local and Disney expert, @datingindisney is full of ideas for your next Disney date. Engaged and married on Disney property, Stephanie shares her best Disney date tips for keeping love alive as adults in the…

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A Walkable Date Night Itinerary Around Baldwin Park

Orlando is full of special corners waiting to be discovered, and if you haven’t visited Baldwin Park, you’re missing out on one of those corners! Baldwin Park is a beautiful neighborhood brimming with boutiques, restaurants, and fun things to do….

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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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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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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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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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