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Introducing Tampa Date Night Guide

Big news!! Today we have officially expanded into the Tampa Bay area with the launch of Tampa Date Night Guide.  Designed to share ideas for events, dining and experiences in Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater, this new sister site to…

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Best Restaurants in Orlando for Bottomless Mimosas

Brunch food and cocktails…you can’t have one without the other. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of options for brunch in Orlando when it comes to seriously great food and drinks. However, not all brunch spots are created equal. The…

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We’ve Gone National! Introducing Date Night Guide

It’s been 10 years since Orlando Date Night Guide first began sharing date ideas with Orlando couples. Since then, we’ve grown to serve more than 50,000 unique monthly visitors and have shared thousands of date night ideas. It’s been incredibly exciting…

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8 Orlando Staycations with Date Night Perks

Spa treatments and cabanas make for relaxing staycations. But, since your energy wasn’t zonked from travel, consider an energized Orlando staycation with these unforgettable date nights! Here are eight ideas… 1. Dive-In Movies at Four Seasons Orlando Every Saturday evening and select Thursdays…

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WINNERS: Reader’s Choice Picks in the 6th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

More than 1,000 votes were calculated in this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 8-16, 2017 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one…

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7 Orlando Food Tours Locals Will Love

Updated May 2019 With all of the different dining districts and fabulous restaurants to choose from in Orlando, it’d take even the most dedicated and ambitious foodie a significant amount of time to explore them all. Local Orlando food tours…

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6th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards – Vote & Win!

VOTING HAS NOW ENDED. Check out the winners here.  It’s time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, these awards are your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic restaurants, activities, events…

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Under $25 Eats for Two Around Orlando

Orlandoans are pretty spoiled when it comes to dining options. We are lucky to have an abundance of quality, local establishments in every genre and varying price points. Finding delicious local spots to have a date night meal and dessert…

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8 Florida Wineries to Drink Up

Get a Taste of the Sunshine State with Vine-to-Wine Adventures Did you know that the Sunshine State is the birthplace of American-made wine? In 1562, missionaries in St. Augustine used local grapes to make wine for religious ceremonies. Today, Florida…

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7 Things to Do at Wekiva Island

If you’ve ever rented a canoe or kayak from Wekiwa Springs State Park, you’ve likely passed by Wekiva Island and instantly wanted to join the party. This eco-friendly destination offers a little bit of everything: swim in the refreshing water,…

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25 Winter Park Dates Under $50

Money is a recurring issue for couples when it comes to planning a regular date night, but a night out doesn’t have to cost a significant amount in order to be enjoyable. There are plenty of activities and restaurants to discover as…

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8 Ways to FINALLY Commit to a Regular Date Night

Turn your fizzle into sizzle with quality time! Anyone in a long-term relationship, especially parents, know that it can feel incredibly difficult to set aside quality time with your partner. Work, family, friends and personal pursuits can easily fill up…

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Introducing the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club

We believe that couples are happier and more connected when they commit to quality time together. And there’s no better way to do this than with a regular date night. But… it takes time to plan a fun and creative date…

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Pair It Up! Orlando Date Night Six Ways

6 fabulous itineraries for your next Orlando date night! By Stephanie Patterson One of the greatest things about living in Orlando is that there’s never a shortage of ways to spend your time. There’s always a new restaurant to try,…

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Letter from the Editor: 30 Ways We Are #OrlandoLove

I woke up feeling very angry and conflicted this morning. My editorial calendar states I’d be posting about summer getaways, Orlando dining deals and fun things to do this weekend. But that feels neither appropriate nor relevant at the moment. My…

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18 Free Things to do in Orlando Now

Anyone who has ever visited or lived in Orlando knows that it’s easy to drop a lot of money in search of fun in The City Beautiful. But Free 1. Free Orlando Outdoor Movies Blessed with perfect nighttime temperatures beginning in…

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7 Hands-On Date Ideas in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal We’ve all had the date night slumps, when you and your significant other have gotten into a habit of date nights being dinner and a movie or a museum and lunch. While those date night options are…

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WINNERS: Reader’s Choice Picks in the 5th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

Hundreds of votes were calculated in this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from February 4 to 12, 2016 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only…

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12 Perfect Places for a Charcuterie Board Date Night

Date night can be as simple as wine and a charcuterie board. Here is our current dream date night: two glasses of wine and a charcuterie board filled with salty, house cured meats, artisan cheese and doughy bread. We can…

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Orlando Dessert Only Restaurant is Perfect for Date Night

Better Than Sex Dessert Only Restaurant in Orlando Adds an Amorous Element to Ivanhoe Village Step into the fanciful, candlelit dining room at Better Than Sex, a new dessert only restaurant in Orlando that opened last month in Ivanhoe Village,…

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Best Orlando Dinner Shows

Dinner with a side of entertainment. Orlando dinner shows offer something different for date night. By Samantha Rosenthal Add a little oomph to your next dinner out with one of many Orlando dinner shows offered around our theme parks and…

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Our Most Popular Orlando Date Night Ideas in 2015

There is no lack of Orlando date night ideas, a statement that’s even more true as we look back over the past 12 months and through the 300+ posts we published on Orlando Date Night Guide in 2015. And there’s…

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Top New Restaurants in Orlando: A 2015 Review

2015 was an unbelievable year in terms of the number of really great new restaurants in Orlando. When I first moved to Orlando in 2006, Manuel’s on the 28th was the place to go. Ten years later, Manuel’s has long since closed…

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A Year of Date Nights Downloadable Coupons: Best Gift Ever!

Collect moments, not things.  This is the time of year when most of us go overboard buying stuff for the people we love. Sure, it’s temping, even appreciated, to shower them with gifts. But when it comes to your significant…

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10 Date Night Workshops for Hands-On, Interactive Fun

By Erica Thomas Sure, you can do the typical dinner and a movie for your next date night. Or you can interact with your sweetie and leave your date night with a one-of-a-kind memento in hand! Several savvy companies in…

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Six Orlando Restaurants to Eat at Now

Orlando has seen a flurry of new restaurant openings in the last few months, including new additions to downtown’s dining scene and Disney Springs. And while new restaurants are flinging open their doors every week, tried and true mainstays are…

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9 Ideas for a Progressive Dinner in Orlando

Those of us with kids know this dilemma: when you book a sitter for three hours, a one-hour dinner doesn’t cut it but there’s no way to fit in dinner plus a movie. So, Marc and I have figured out…

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9 Tips for Your Best Epcot Food & Wine Festival Ever

Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival is now in full swing with more than 30 delicious global marketplaces dotting the World Showcase daily through November 16, 2015. Throughout this much-loved, 53-day foodie fete, hundreds of thousands of visitors will descend on…

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A Guide to Outdoor Movies In Orlando – Fall 2015 Edition

By Samantha Rosenthal With Orlando being home to a huge arts and culture scene, it’s no surprise there are many outdoor movie options for couples and families to enjoy, too. Our many venues for outdoor film viewings give lovebirds the chance to pack a…

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20 Things to Love About the Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola

No longer a best-kept secret, the Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola is a bustling party every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Located at the southeast corner of Lake Eola Park, the market now hosts nearly 50 vendors offering everything…

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9 Ideas for Viewing a Full Moon in Orlando

Update Nov. 13, 2016 There will be an amazing spectacle tonight as the first supermoon in almost 70 years appears in the night sky. At a bare minimum, be sure to make a plan to be outside, snuggled into lawn…

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