Eat, Drink and Explore the West Orange Trail

West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades

Stretching from Winter Garden to Apopka, the West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long paved rail-trail. Bike, walk, run or skate your way through this itinerary to discover some of the best sights, sips, and bites along the trail. START: Killarney Station/West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades Located 20 minutes from Orlando, Killarney Station is the best place to begin ... Read More »

A Visit to De Leon Springs State Park for DIY Pancakes and History

De Leon Springs and Old Spanish Sugarmill

Just an hour drive north of Orlando lies the impressively historic De Leon Springs State Park. While you’ll find many similar activities at parks across the state, there is one main reason you need to visit this park and that’s…pancakes. But first, a little history… De Leon Springs was not always a state park. In fact, its history is fascinating ... 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 »

Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Orlando this Fall

Fall Outdoor Movies in Orlando 2017

Is it just us, or has there been a noticeable cool breeze in the air lately? It’s officially fall in Central Florida which means its time to take date night outside! A romantic dinner outdoors on a patio, a picnic for two in the park, and watching an outdoor movie under the stars are a few of our favorite cool weather ... Read More »

42 Free Things To Do in Orlando This Fall

Do date night on a budget with our list of free things to do in Orlando this fall! Fall is here! While it may not be sweater weather just yet, it will begin to cool off soon which means outdoor activities won’t be unbearable. What better way to celebrate the season than fun things to do that don’t cost you ... Read More »

Mills 50 Under $50

Mills 50 under $50

Orlando is composed of many Main Street Districts, but Mills 50 captures the city through every element. The Mills 50 District comes to life at the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive and includes all of the surrounding streets and businesses located along this stretch. The area is filled with eclectic local businesses, each bringing their own uniqueness, while ... Read More »

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

Lake Eola swan boat rides orlando events

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

Updated January 2018 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 ... 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 »