Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

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UPDATED for 2017 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! ... 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 »

$10 Star-Studded Evenings Thru February 24, 2018 at Orlando Science Center

Updated November 2017 The Orlando Science Center recently announced the return of Star-Studded Evenings, a program inviting Orlando locals to enjoy the Crosby Observatory and Digital Adventure Theater every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm – 9pm for only $10. STARGAZING Your $10 ticket gives you access to the outdoor viewing deck, which houses a 10″ Byers refracting telescope used to ... Read More »

50 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2016 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2017 here. 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 ... 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 »

Internationally Renowned Speakers Head to 2016/17 Winter Park Institute

Winter Park Institute

Tickets to Winter Park Institute, an annual speaker series, are $15! Some events are FREE! The Winter Park Institute at Rollins College has hosted dozens of public lectures, readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews and special-interest sessions since it launched in 2008. Over the years, this engaging speaker series has brought poet laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, award-winning authors, activists and filmmakers to the ... Read More »

Summer Guide to Outdoor Movies in Orlando

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There are so many outdoor movies in Orlando… … so grab a blanket, some ice pops (or cold beer) and check out these local outdoor screenings. Oh, and guess what?!  They’re almost all FREE!! (Love free date nights? Here’s a list of 27 Free Things to do This Summer in Orlando). OUTDOOR MOVIES 1. MOVIES IN THE PARK Wickham Park Pavilion 2500 ... Read More »

27 Free Things to do in Orlando this Summer

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There are loads of free things to do in Orlando… when you know where to look! Living in one of the best cities in Florida means there’s so many things to do… and they don’t all need to break the bank! If you’re running short on cash or want to take a less expensive route for date night, here are some ... Read More »

$6 Movies During Winter Garden Summer Movie Series

The Summer Movie Series at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden returns this month with a series of cult films revived for your viewing pleasure. Beginning June 16 through August 12, 2016, the Garden Theater will host Vintage Favorites on Thursdays and Cult Classics on Fridays. SCHEDULE June 16 –  The Magnificent Seven (1960 NR) June 17 –  Idiocracy (2006 R) ... Read More »

A Guide to Orlando Farmers Markets

Looking for a budget-friendly and easy date day idea? Pay a visit to an Orlando farmers market. We have a dozen located around the city and in nearby suburbs, each offering a huge assortment of produce, local meats, artisan products and eat-on-the-fly nosh. Winter Park Farmers Market Saturdays, 7am-1pm The Old Train Depot off New England Avenue Held at the restored historical building just ... Read More »

14 Outdoor Movies in Orlando This Spring

Summer Guide to Outdoor Movies in Orlando

It’s finally springtime in Orlando. The temperatures are warm and there’s a nice, cool breeze in the air: perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities like starlit movie screenings! There are plenty of outdoor movies in Orlando. Here are a few upcoming movies to check out on date night, along with some notable films that are showing inside. Enjoy! OUTDOOR MOVIES Movies in the Park: The ... Read More »

MoviEola Returns to Lake Eola Park

Beginning on Friday, April 29, and continuing on the last Friday of every month through August, MoviEola will feature a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. The event, which is held on Lake Eola’sEast Lawn, will start at 6pm with lawn games, music and food available for purchase at the park with the feature movie showing at 8pm. While this season’s film choices are aimed ... Read More »

Free Outdoor Concerts and Food Trucks at Dr. Phillips Center

Beginning April 9, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will present three concerts outside on the Seneff Arts Plaza. Accommodating up to 3,000 guests per event, this FREE Florida Blue Concert Series will take place on select Saturdays at 5pm this spring. In addition, each event in this series will feature a different selection of food trucks so guests can enjoy dinner with ... Read More »

$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of wines from across the globe. Their motto: “If It’s Not Great, We Don’t Sell It!” But as you wander through ... Read More »

Strawberry Picking Near Orlando

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Strawberry season, which runs from mid-December until mid-April (at the latest), is well under way in Central Florida. There are a handful of farms in the area that offer u-pick, but our favorite has always been Oak Haven Farms & Winery in Sorrento. Besides having a wonderfully maintained field, Oak Haven offers a general store and restaurant with lunch items, ... Read More »

18 Free Things to do in Orlando Now

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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 March, Orlando is the ideal place to watch an outdoor movie. Here are a few upcoming features to check out: ... Read More »

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 great and will never go out of style, sometimes you want to shake it up and experience something new. Here ... Read More »

See Art Orlando: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Experience Orlando’s spectacular downtown art installations during the See Art Orlando Self-Guided Walking Tour Wander through downtown Orlando, especially near Lake Eola Park, and you’re bound to be astounded by the bevy of gargantuan art installations now permanently placed around the city. You can thank See Art Orlando for this initiative. An Orlando-based non-profit with a mission to enhance the aesthetic experience ... Read More »