Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Oh My! This Dessert-Centric Restaurant has a Date Night Booth

Say the words “date night booth” and you’ve got the attention of the Orlando Date Night Guide team. We love sleuthing the city to find Orlando’s best romantic escapes. So, when we got wind that The Glass Knife was opening in Winter Park, and that it would feature not only oodles and doodles of chocolate but also a booth designed ... Read More »

Orlando’s Most Beautiful Places

Orlando's Most Beautiful Places

For those of us who spend too much time on I-4, it can be easy to forget that the City Beautiful is, in fact, quite beautiful. Look beyond the gridlock, skyscrapers and endless theme park parking lots and you’re bound to find wondrous, even awe-inspiring views and vistas to take your breath away in Orlando, Winter Park and beyond. Need ... Read More »

Seven Events We’re Loving This Week in Orlando

This week in Orlando - Retro Game Night

From holiday festivities to magic and a retro-inspired game night, the date night options this week are endless. Here are a few of our top event picks to enjoy with your date this week in Orlando. Thirsty Third Thursday in The Milk District  Thursday, November 16 6:30pm Market on South $10 – $25; bring canned goods to benefit Second Harvest ... Read More »

Join Gaylord Palms in Breaking Guinness World Record for Biggest Mistletoe Kiss

gaylord palms mistletoe

Be one of hundreds of couples breaking the world record for most couples kissing under mistletoe.  Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome couples to celebrate love and the spirit of the season during its Kiss-Story in the Making special event on December 7, 2017, at 8:15pm when the resort will seek the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most couples kissing under mistletoe ... Read More »

Five Not-To-Miss Feasts This Week in Orlando

It seems that food is dominating the social calendar this week in Orlando. Here’s a selection of delicious diversions and scrumptious ways to date your mate.  A Gastronomic Tour of France Wednesday, November 8 6:30-9:30pm East End Market Apex (Upstairs) $95 per person (tax and gratuity included) Annual Feast of Fonzo Thursday, November 9 6:30pm The Rusty Spoon $65/person Tokyo ... Read More »

10 Reasons to Attend Winter Garden Music Fest This Saturday

20,000 residents and visitors are expected to enjoy 11 hours of simultaneous, continuous entertainment during this weekend’s Winter Garden Music Fest 2017, an outdoor music celebration in the heart of one of Orlando’s best historic downtowns. 1. MUSIC: More than 25 musical acts will delight audiences at venues along Plant Street and on the Main Stage, including: The Jonnie Morgan ... Read More »

Introducing the New Date Night Guide Mobile App

Introducing the new Date Night Guide app

We are so thrilled to announce today that the Date Night Guide App is here! After months of design and development, we’re finally ready to give you all the details. The FREE Date Night Guide App houses highly curated ideas, itineraries, and recommendations for couples plus the premium features offer access to even more! “We believe that couples are happier ... Read More »

¡Fiesta! is Coming to Orlando: November 3 & 4

Florida’s largest Symphony Orchestra invites you to indulge in a vibrant celebration of dynamic cultures, unforgettable melodies and fiery rhythms. ¡Fiesta! – performed by the Central Florida Community Arts Symphony Orchestra – will present music from Spain and Latin America in a colorful and powerful concert that will have you dancing all night long. Featuring Mariachi Cobre and other special ... Read More »

We’re Hosting at Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro

Update: This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 1, 2018. Get your tickets here! We’re turning the typical wine pairing dinner on its head with our new Discovery Dinner Series. We debuted this off-the-wall concept in August at Deep Blu Seafood Grille, a sold-out event with nothing but amazing feedback.  “We’ve been doing the Tables in Wonderland events for years ... Read More »

Don’t Miss Couples Olympics at Planet Obstacle: Nov. 16

couples olympics

This adults-only event gives couples the chance to race, bounce, climb and compete for charity. Earlier this year, an AMAZING new facility opened in Lake Mary. Designed for families (and absolutely perfect for birthday parties) the 50,000-square-foot Planet Obstacle is like nothing Orlando has seen before.  On Thursday, November 16th at 7pm… the GROWN UPS are taking over!! We’re hosting ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night: Couples Cooking for Good

Do Good Date Night

We’ve got another Do Good Date Night in the works for November, but this time we’re changing things up a bit. On Tuesday, November 14, we’re inviting 12 couples to a cooking class that’s 100% in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Couples Cooking for Good gives participants the chance to roll up their sleeves and take over ... Read More »

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: October 27 – 28

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its eighth year October 27 – 28. Featuring more than 60 food and beverage stations and 11 educational seminars taught by members of the resort’s food and beverage team, this two-day foodie fiesta gives guests numerous opportunities to sip and savor along the resort’s causeway, private lake, ... Read More »

Ladies! It’s Time to Whine & Wine! Join us on Nov. 8

Ladies! Is life handing you lemons? Is something (or someone) getting under your skin? We want to hear about it over a glass (or two) of wine at our hilarious new event: Whine & Wine, a Girls’ Night Out hosted by Orlando Date Night Guide on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  A fun and relaxed night designed to help us gals ... Read More »

Pastry in the Park: October 22

Calling all dessert lovers! Have we got an event for you!! On Sunday, October 22nd at 6:30pm, seven Pastry Chefs from 11 Central Florida restaurants will come together for a dessert tasting experience like no other. In addition, savory bites will be provided by The Osprey Tavern, Seito Sushi, and Reyes Mezcaleria. PARTICIPATING CHEFS Amanda McFall – Urbain 40 Gloriann ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Asheville

asheville

Written in collaboration with Asheville Date Night Guide’s Jen Brooks Tucked into the palm of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tiny town of Asheville, NC never ceases to amaze visitors looking for an action packed getaway in an unforgettable setting. From zip lining to hiking to white water rafting, Asheville’s adventure offerings are as seemingly endless as its options for ... Read More »

Pair it Up! 12 Ways to Combine Magical Dining With Local Attractions

magical dining

Update 9/20: Magical Dining Month has been extended through October 12, 2017! A majority, but not all, of the restaurants are participating in the extension. The Magical Dining Month website has been updated with a note found at the bottom of each restaurant menu containing details on whether or not the restaurant is participating in the extension. A date night during ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends are Back at Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria

A staycation never looked so delicious than during Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. From September 8 through November 12, 2017, this 7th annual culinary fete turns a weekend getaway into a gastronomical adventure thanks to a slew of food-centric events, experiences, and offerings. Developed for foodies, the program for Food & Wine ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night: September 15 (rescheduled to Sept. 22)

Do Good Date Night returns on Friday, September 15th with another opportunity for couples to enjoy a fun date night out while making a difference in our community. UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irma, we have rescheduled to Friday, September 22, 2017.  We’re partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a ... Read More »