Author Archives: Stephanie Patterson

Disney Monorail Pub Crawl: A Guide to the Best Date Night Spots

Disney Monorail Pub Crawl

The Best Bars & Lounges for a DIY Disney Monorail Pub Crawl Written by Stephanie Patterson and Hannah Green Confession: despite living in Orlando for six years, I’ve still never visited the Disney theme parks. I know, I know; please don’t judge me! But say the words “Disney monorail pub crawl” and my Mickey Mouse ears are suddenly perked. While ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Domu

Brunch Buzz: Domu

 When it comes to convincing you to get to Domu for weekend brunch ASAP, I’ve got one word for you: boba-mosa (more on those later). And if that hasn’t quite piqued your interest, consider visiting for the top-notch ramen (the hype is deserved), the amazingly friendly and helpful service, the cocktail and “liquid brunch” lineup, special brunch offerings, and the ... Read More »

Stargazing Date: Winter Sky Festival at Seminole State Planetarium

Seminole State Planetarium

Are you and your date totally space-obsessed? Then you won’t want to miss the upcoming Winter Sky Festival Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Seminole State Planetarium. The lineup for the stellar evening includes a host of FREE activities including science demonstrations and presentations, telescope observations, and the planetarium’s flagship Central Florida Nights, an outdoor laser tour of the night ... Read More »

37 Orlando Events Now Through January 1

Orlando events through January 1

Enjoy FREE holiday movies, a holiday sushi class, romantic holiday events, hockey and basketball games, and 100+ New Year’s Eve celebrations with your date during this most wonderful time of year! Here are some of the best Orlando events happening now through January 1, 2018.  Winter Wonderland at Wekiva Now through December 30 (closed Christmas day) Wekiva Island Free outdoor ... Read More »

Merry and Bright Downtown Orlando Holiday Cocktail Crawl

Holiday Cocktail Crawl in downtown Orlando Frosty's Christmastime Lounge

Looking for a festive way to celebrate the holidays that also involves a bit of responsible imbibing? Several downtown Orlando bars have been made over into holiday wonderlands, complete with twinkling holiday lights and seasonally inspired concoctions. After one of our contributors, Dani, put together this itinerary for a DIY holiday bar crawl (dubbed the #ChristmasCrawl), I couldn’t resist incorporating ... Read More »

11 Seminole County Restaurants Worth Traveling For

Seminole County Restaurants Worth the Drive

With so many restaurants to savor in downtown Orlando alone, we can hardly blame you for not wanting to leave the Orlando bubble for date night. Yet just a short drive away, date night gems await discovery throughout Seminole County. From soul food in Sanford to sushi in Oviedo, our editors and a few of our favorite local food experts ... Read More »

Savor Plant Street Eats With Winter Garden Food Tours

Winter Garden Food Tours

A friend recently described me as a bit of a food tour addict, a title I’m proud to tout. Whether you’re brunching with friends, sampling eats with your beau, or entertaining out of town visitors, going on a food tour is one of those experiences that never gets old. And I’m all too happy to test them out one by ... Read More »

100+ Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2018

New Year's Eve in Orlando 2018

Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando It’s nearly New Year’s Eve in Orlando! Time for the ultimate date night. Here are some of Central Florida’s best ways to say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018. *NOTE* this New Year’s Eve in Orlando list will update and expand frequently throughout December, so be sure to check back often. Please send ... Read More »

13 Festive Events in Orlando This Week and Beyond

Events in Orlando this week and beyond

The holiday season has officially arrived, and with it comes countless events in Orlando to celebrate. Take your pick of holiday fun runs, a Christmas cabaret, a holiday cocktail class, ugly sweater contest, and more. Here are some of our favorite upcoming festive events to attend with your date. Kiss-Story in the Making December 7, 8:15pm Gaylord Palms Resort & ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: Prato

Prato happy hour

When it comes to Italy, I’ve got the textbook definition of wanderlust. The food, the wine, the history, the gelato…ah, I get butterflies just thinking about it. While I’m pinching pennies to get there as soon as possible, the next best thing is immersing myself in all things Italy-related right here in Central Florida. And what better place to begin ... Read More »

Holiday Bucket List: 22 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando

Holiday Bucket List guide to celebrating the holidays in Orlando

It may not feel like Christmas, but with twinkling lights and holiday decorations on display all throughout the city, it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. While we totally support spending the holiday season planted firmly under the mistletoe, it’s worth stepping outside to explore the best of Orlando’s holiday festivities. Take your special someone by the hand ... Read More »

Sunday Dinner Date Deals Under $60

Sunday dinner date - Ravenous Pig Sunday Supper

Just thinking about Sunday instantly conjures up calming thoughts of lazy brunches, lounging in comfy clothes, and relishing the feeling of a day spent focused on relaxation instead of productivity. Before you let the last sliver of the weekend pass by, indulge in a dinner date that won’t break the bank. Kick back, relax, and let someone else do the ... Read More »

27 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

Things to do for Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando 2017

It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving week 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 explore and connect. Here’s a lengthy list of suggestions for maximizing your quality time this weekend: Free Fun The Morse Museum 445 North ... Read More »

Weekly Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage

La Femme du Fromage grilled cheese happy hour every Friday from 4-8pm

Enjoy a $12 grilled cheese & beer flight every Friday from 4-8pm at La Femme du Fromage You’ve probably already discovered beer flights and wine flights, but what about grilled cheese flights? You can taste one for yourself every Friday from 4-8pm during the relatively new Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage, an artisan cheese shop located ... Read More »

Totally Free Walking Tours in Orlando for Two

Free Walking Tours in Orlando - Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum

Most of us don’t have endless funds to spend on date night, but money doesn’t need to be a roadblock to spending quality time together. These free walking tours in Orlando will expand your mind while you bond over a new shared experience. Moonlight Walking Tour at Greenwood Cemetery Type of tour: Guided, outdoors Length: 2 hours Frequency: Once per ... Read More »

Happy Hour Test Drive: K Restaurant

K Restaurant happy hour test drive

I’ve always associated happy hour with blowing off steam after a long workday. But in the right setting, happy hour easily crosses over into romantic date night territory. Such is the case at K Restaurant in College Park, where light bites and libations are served in the cozy, candlelit bar, the porch, or the intimate outdoor garden patio. News of ... Read More »

Festival of Trees Ugly Sweater Date Night at OMA November 17

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

There’s a fun new event for couples happening this year during the 31st annual Festival of Trees. On Friday, November 17, couples are invited to the Orlando Museum of Art for a special Ugly Holiday Sweater Date Night presented by the Council of 101. Throughout the evening, you and your partner can peruse the Festival of Trees exhibit complete with ... Read More »

Grande Lakes Gobbler 5k and More Thanksgiving Fun Runs in Orlando

Thanksgiving Fun Runs in Orlando

The holidays are just around the corner, as is the arrival of cooler temperatures, more family time, and comfort food so good nobody will blame you for abandoning your diet for the next two months. Before you enter into a daylong food coma, work off some of those Thanksgiving calories by signing up for a Thanksgiving fun run or community ... Read More »

Bok Tower Gardens Hosting Seasonal Farm to Table Dinners

Bok Tower Gardens farm to table dinner

Bok Tower Gardens is hosting ongoing food & wine events perfect for date night.  There’s a new reason to check a day trip to Bok Tower Gardens off your date night bucket list! Situated between Orlando and Tampa in Lake Wales, Bok Tower Gardens ticks all the boxes for quality couple time. With 50 acres of winding pathways, gardens, and ... Read More »