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35 Ideas for a Perfect Date Night in Sanford

Sanford, Florida is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. A phenomenal historic downtown area is totally walkable. Plus there are many things to do in Sanford and date ideas around the area. Dinner cruises, marshmallow workshops, horseback trail…

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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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Double Date: Nona Adventure Park + Lake Nona Food Crawl

Lake Nona has got it going on for date night. There are many Lake Nona restaurants that create a marvelous culinary scene. Boxi Park, a shipping container food truck park and entertainment venue hosts fun events on a regular basis….

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Your Guide to a Stellar Date Day on the Space Coast

Less than a one-hour drive from Orlando, a variety of space and beach-themed experiences await couples wanting to spend the day doing something a little out of the ordinary. We’ve put together an itinerary highlighting the best of the Space…

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5 Central Florida Kayaking Experiences for Labor Day Weekend

Some days you just need to get away from it all and experience nature. And, Labor Day weekend is the perfect excuse to do so. While there are plenty of ways to get active and enjoy Mother Nature, kayaking in…

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4 Ways to Do Date Night in Lake Nona

Located about 20 miles south of Downtown Orlando, Lake Nona offers plenty of date night options for couples of all interests. Lake Nona first made a name for itself as home to some of Orlando’s top medical facilities and several…

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Fun Date Idea: PopStroke Waterford Lakes Orlando

Tired of the same old date ideas?  Orlando’s newest attraction is a fun activity with good eats, drinks, outdoor games, and miniature golf. PopStroke Orlando is just what you’re looking for. And with it being an expertly designed putt putt…

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A Date Day Trip to Historic Downtown Clermont

If you’ve ever found yourself in Clermont you’ve probably discovered what Clermont residents already know: Historic Downtown Clermont is a delightfully charming city not to be overlooked. With a $22 million master plan to reach completion this year, two craft…

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Alcohol Free Bars and Other Sober Date Ideas to Set Your Spirits Free

Maybe you made the choice to quit drinking as growing movements like Dry January–a post-holiday month of sobriety to begin the new year–gain momentum. And now as summer is here many people are looking for ways to be more healthful,…

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26 Things to Do in Downtown Lakeland that are Worth the Drive

Lakeland may be the last place you think of when it comes to art and foodie-fare, but this walkable downtown is full of surprises. From art installations to street festivals, craft beer to top-notch restaurants, and the only drive-in movie…

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7 Awesome Ways to Explore East End Market Orlando

What was once an abandoned old church and a lawn full of weeds is now known as East End Market, the collective home of unique Orlando vendors and artisans. This European-style market has defined the Audubon Park Garden District and…

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One-of-a-Kind Date Night: A Magical Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour

From Twinkling Stars to Illuminated Waters, Share a Magical Bioluminescent Kayaking Tour Updated June 2022 by Dani Meyering When you first see it you may think you’re looking at the stars in a dark night sky. When you realize it’s…

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Daycation: Day Passes to Central Florida Resorts from ResortPass

We live in a major tourist destination, with incredible attractions, state parks, natural springs and impressive resorts. Not to mention the amazing beaches just a short drive away. A great tool for enjoying Orlando is ResortPass, a website and booking…

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50 Date Night Ideas on International Drive for Locals

Tourists may come to mind when you think of International Drive. But reducing this vibrant district to solely a tourist mecca does it an extreme disservice. Local couples can take advantage of happy hour deals, diverse dining options, live music,…

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50 Bucket List Summer Date Ideas

Soaring temperatures, rainy afternoons, and a daily giving of thanks for air conditioning…yep, it’s officially summer in Orlando! Don’t let the season put a damper on date night; instead, tackle this bucket list of summer date ideas with your partner…

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50 First Dates in Orlando

Reader Recommendations + Editor Picks for the best First Date Ideas in Orlando “Where should I go for a first date?” is the question we get asked by readers most often. You want to make a good first impression, but also…

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Guide to Escape Room Games in Orlando for an Exciting Date Night

Looking for an exciting date night that will keep you on your toes and get your brain working overtime? Consider checking out escape rooms in Orlando. Each has its own theme, aesthetic and level of challenge. Escape games and escape…

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23 Fun Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando

What is there to do in Orlando this Memorial Day? Memorial Day weekend is almost here!  Are you ready?  Do you have need some curated, uber-cool ideas about how to spend the Memorial Day holiday?  Here are 22 cool ideas…

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9 Amazing Memorial Weekend Getaways

Hooray for Memorial Day!  The unofficial official start of summer, parties and pools and BBQ and family and fun.  And sometimes…crowds in the MCO. If you’re feeling the need for a little escape this Memorial Holiday, maybe a quick day…

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23 Natural Springs Near Orlando to Visit this Memorial Weekend!

Want something fun to do on Memorial Day? Florida is well-known for its theme parks, abundant sunshine, and sparkling coastlines. But Florida’s springs are an often overlooked natural wonder, even for reflective holidays like Memorial Day weekend. Refreshingly cool crystal…

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Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Spa + Day Passes

The summer heat awaits just around the corner. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in the lap of luxury without spending a fortune. Believe it or not,…

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Your Guide to a Perfect Afternoon on Park Avenue in Winter Park

A local hub for dining, shopping, and exploring, Park Avenue in Winter Park is no secret to Orlando locals. Offering up everything from popcorn drizzled with chocolate to pontoon boat tours, the area is popular for good reason. While small…

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Must-Do Summer Day Trips from Orlando

This Sunshine State is a tourist hotspot in the summertime for good reason. There are so many places to visit and take advantage of your days in the sun. Explore our list of day trips from Orlando for the perfect…

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Parents Night Out: How to do Date Night in Orlando with Kids

It is so important for parents to have time together. Let’s face it, though, the cost of a babysitter can cost more than the date itself. Asking family or friends to watch over your little ones isn’t always an option….

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Seek Adventure with a Florida State Parks Annual Pass

Embark on adventures across the entire state of Florida with a Florida State Parks Annual Pass. Find out how the annual pass works and get some ideas for day trips and getaways with our picks for some of the best…

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Have the Best Day at Universal’s Volcano Bay – Tips for Couples

No matter the time of year, you can experience paradise at Universal’s Volcano Bay. Of all the water parks in Orlando, Volcano Bay is a great choice for grown ups and couples. But, the best day at Universal’s Volcano Bay…

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Orlando Annual Passes with Perks Besides Universal and Disney

Central Florida is home to so many activities for locals. How lucky are we to have endless ways to connect with our loved ones right in our backyard?! You may be familiar with the major theme parks and the annual…

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12 Romantic Destinations for a Day Trip from Orlando

Every day is a chance to celebrate the special bond shared with your beloved, which makes now the perfect time to plan a romantic excursion for your sweetie. Fill up the car, toss your phones and tablets aside, and spend the…

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Best Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando 2022

OUR ANNUAL GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN ORLANDO! It’s almost time to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year! Have you started planning yet? If not, look no further than our official guide…

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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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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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