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Artsy Date Night: 1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art

1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art announces themes for the 2017/18 1st Thursdays Season Hailed as “Orlando’s Original Art Party,” there’s no better way to get familiar with our thriving arts community than by attending the monthly 1st Thursdays art party at the Orlando Museum of Art. Held on the first Thursday of each month from 6-9pm, each event is an artistic celebration ... Read More »

Visit Florida Ruins on a Historic Date Day Trip

St Anne Shrine Florida Ruins

Maybe the romantic city of Rome, Italy holds the crown for most impressive ruins. But, you may be surprised to know that Central Florida has its fair share of notable ruins as well. A day trip visit to the following ruins can make for a historic date night experience! St. Anne Shrine Lake Wales Legend says that a French-speaking Canadian ... Read More »

35 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Summer

Free Things to Do in Orlando This Summer

Summer is here and there are way more free things to do in Orlando than you could have ever imagined! From watching movies at Lake Eola, to visiting the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, to a fun monthly street party in downtown Sanford, Orlando is full of fun date night activities that won’t cost you a dime. We are lucky to ... Read More »

Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando This Summer

Free outdoor movies in Orlando

Nothing says summer quite like a warm Central Florida evening spent in one of our beautiful parks watching an outdoor movie. This summer, the schedule is packed with loads of cheap and free outdoor movies in Orlando. Change up your usual movie routine and head outdoors once the sun has gone down for a memorable date night under the stars. ... Read More »

Budget-Friendly Downtown Orlando Dates Under $30

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In a city as beautiful and diverse as Orlando, we sometimes assume that date night on a budget isn’t possible. But the great thing about downtown Orlando is that there are so many things to do–regardless of your budget! From wine to sketch comedy shows to bingo, here are 15 date options under $30 for couples who want to spend ... Read More »

Where to Enjoy Blueberries in Orlando this Spring

Where to Enjoy Blueberries in Orlando this Spring

As we wave goodbye to strawberries, it’s time to make way for another favorite berry: blueberries! From April until June, it’s officially high time for enjoying blueberries in Orlando. Beginning in April, festivals celebrating the bite-sized super food are plentiful and many local farms open their doors to the public for u-pick. Whether you choose to attend an event or ... Read More »

A Week of Wallet-Friendly Dates in Audubon Park

One of only three 2016 Great American Main Street Winners, Audubon Park brings a small town feel to Orlando. The sense of community, local business support, and cross promotion is one of the strongest in Orlando, and also the reason behind its success. Audubon Park is also a neighborhood full of fun weekly activities perfect for date night on the ... Read More »

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 for under $25 is totally doable, you just have to be creative! I’ve rounded up my favorite spots in the ... Read More »

17 Outdoor Movies in Orlando this Spring

Outdoor movies in orlando

It’s springtime in Orlando and the weather is perfect for watching outdoor movies. Bring some chairs, lay out a blanket, and snuggle up together for a fun and affordable night out. Where to see outdoor movies in Orlando: Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Held the first Friday of each month. Admission is $6 for non-members, and free for Leu members. Popcorn Flicks in ... Read More »

Strawberries in Orlando: Events, U-Pick, and Desserts

strawberry picking near orlando

Strawberry season is in full swing, and you don’t have to travel far from Orlando (or travel at all) in order to celebrate the sweet red berry. Taste your way through our ultimate guide to strawberries in Orlando, which spans from the beloved annual Strawberry Festival to where to pick your own, and where to find the City Beautiful’s best strawberry ... Read More »

A Guide to Orlando’s Best Story Clubs and Events

A Guide to Orlando's Best Story Clubs and Events

Express yourself with words at one of these eight story clubs and events in Orlando! Whether it’s through reading or writing, there are many different forms of communication for our feelings, experiences and thoughts—along with many places in Orlando to express them out loud. From monthly story telling meetups to Florida’s Storytelling Festival held in Mount Dora, there are lots ... Read More »

28 Days of Love 2017

28 days of love

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Wednesday, February 1, we’ll announce one winner daily on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also be contacting each winner via email. We’ve got 40 prizes ... Read More »

25 Winter Park Dates Under $50

$25 Winter Park, FL 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 a couple for $50 or less. To make planning a breeze, we’ve rounded up a list of some of our ... Read More »

35 Low-Budget Date Ideas for 2017

Low-Budget Date Ideas

Discover Orlando through date nights without breaking the bank. The City Beautiful boasts plenty of free and/or cheap options for lovers on a budget. Our 2017 low-budget bucket list will ensure priceless date adventures! So, make 2017 the year to tackle your Orlando-area bucket list. Get Artsy… 1. Attend “Orlando’s original art party” at the Orlando Museum of Art with ... Read More »

Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

orlando Holidays Lights

It’s the holiday season in Orlando, which means break out the eggnog, Christmas movies and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to be outside enjoying the area’s holiday lights and decor. Here’s a guide to finding some of the best lit spots. Best of all, it won’t cost you a penny to enjoy them! HOLIDAY LIGHTS Lake ... Read More »

Giveaway: 12 Days of Giving

‘Tis the season to be giving so we thought we’d get in on the action and help you with your holiday gift list at the same time. From Friday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 we’re giving away a set of gift cards EVERY DAY. Each day, one lucky winner will score one gift card to keep and one ... Read More »

50 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

Holiday Events in Orlando

Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night by selecting a few events from our list of more than 50 ways to have quality time together without breaking the bank! LIGHTS, PARADES AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS Holiday Light Show at Light Up UCF November 18, 2016-January 7, 2017 Starts at ... Read More »

Winter Park Village Launches Free Thursday Music Series

Beginning October 13 through December 22, 2016, Winter Park Village will be hosting a weekly free music series designed to be the perfect pairing to your date night out. Held every Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, each event in the series will feature a different musical performance by local musicians and bands. From jazz and acoustic guitar to pop hits ... Read More »

25 Fun & Free Date Night Ideas in Orlando This Fall

Free Date Night Ideas in Orlando

Can you feel it? Fall is slowly creeping into Orlando, one cooler day at a time. Soon we’ll all be reminded of all the things that make living in Central Florida so great: perfect temperatures, chilly nights and an endless offering of outdoorsy things to do. Time to start planning some fun date nights and days. Here are a ton ... Read More »

Budget-Friendly Date Nights at Cranes Roost Park

After being closed for improvements for what felt like for-ev-er, Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte finally reopened earlier this summer. Located in the heart of Altamonte Springs and surrounding Cranes Roost Lake, this 45-acre park features a European-style plaza with a choreographed fountain show and a 62-foot picturesque tower. You’ll also find the Eddie Rose Amphitheater with stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating ... Read More »