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Introducing Tampa Date Night Guide

Big news!! Today we have officially expanded into the Tampa Bay area with the launch of Tampa Date Night Guide.  Designed to share ideas for events, dining and experiences in Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater, this new sister site to Orlando Date Night Guide will serve as an unparalleled resource for local couples as well as for Orlandoans looking for ... Read More »

We’ve Gone National! Introducing Date Night Guide

It’s been 10 years since Orlando Date Night Guide first began sharing date ideas with Orlando couples. Since then, we’ve grown to serve more than 50,000 unique monthly visitors and have shared thousands of date night ideas. It’s been incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our Orlando site grow. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past decade.  ... Read More »

6th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards – Vote & Win!

VOTING HAS NOW ENDED. Check out the winners here.  It’s time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, these awards are your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic restaurants, activities, events and experiences. Voting is now open and will remain open until 7am on Thursday, March 16, 2017. So, VOTE VOTE ... Read More »

8 Ways to FINALLY Commit to a Regular Date Night

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Turn your fizzle into sizzle with quality time! Anyone in a long-term relationship, especially parents, know that it can feel incredibly difficult to set aside quality time with your partner. Work, family, friends and personal pursuits can easily fill up our plates, leaving us with little to no time with the one we love.  I suppose this is probably why ... Read More »

Introducing the Orlando Date Night Discovery Club

We believe that couples are happier and more connected when they commit to quality time together. And there’s no better way to do this than with a regular date night. But… it takes time to plan a fun and creative date night, time we don’t always have.  So, let us take the planning off your plate. Since 2007, Orlando Date Night ... Read More »

Pair It Up! Orlando Date Night Six Ways

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6 fabulous itineraries for your next Orlando date night! By Stephanie Patterson One of the greatest things about living in Orlando is that there’s never a shortage of ways to spend your time. There’s always a new restaurant to try, a new neighborhood to explore, craft beer to sample, and endless events to attend. Yet despite the plethora of options ... Read More »

Letter from the Editor: 30 Ways We Are #OrlandoLove


I woke up feeling very angry and conflicted this morning. My editorial calendar states I’d be posting about summer getaways, Orlando dining deals and fun things to do this weekend. But that feels neither appropriate nor relevant at the moment. My first instinct is to stay silent this week. I mean, who wants to read about fun things to do on ... Read More »

15 Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Orlando Restaurants with Secret Gardens and Courtyards

Break free from the dining room and escape to a secret garden or courtyard in Orlando. There’s something about sitting outside in a secluded space that makes date night feel extra special. I knew of a few Orlando restaurants with secret gardens and courtyards, but when I asked around it turns out that there are more than a dozen. Bookmark this list ... 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 »

12 Perfect Places for a Charcuterie Board Date Night

Date night can be as simple as wine and a charcuterie board. Here is our current dream date night: two glasses of wine and a charcuterie board filled with salty, house cured meats, artisan cheese and doughy bread. We can solve the world’s problems, or at least reconnect after a long week, over this smattering of savory bites. Maybe it’s ... Read More »

Orlando Dessert Only Restaurant is Perfect for Date Night

Dessert-only restaurant Better Than Sex is perfect for date night or a girls' night out

Better Than Sex Dessert Only Restaurant Adds an Amorous Element to Ivanhoe Village Step into the fanciful, candlelit dining room at Better Than Sex, a new dessert only restaurant that opened last month in Ivanhoe Village, and you’ll immediately get the sense that this sultry spot was designed with date night in mind. The brainchild of husband and wife team Dani ... Read More »

Best Orlando Dinner Shows

Dinner with a side of entertainment. Orlando dinner shows offer something different for date night. By Samantha Rosenthal Add a little oomph to your next dinner out with one of many Orlando dinner shows offered around our theme parks and in downtown Orlando. There’s everything from drag shows to luaus to magic shows, all designed to wow you while you wine ... Read More »

12 Orlando Date Night Musts in 2016

It’s always exciting to look at the year ahead and create a date night wish list. This is my third year creating a wish/bucket list, and it always amazes me to look back to see all that we hoped for and all that we actually accomplished. Orlando is bursting at the seams with new restaurants and growth in sports, hotels and theme ... Read More »

Our Most Popular Orlando Date Night Ideas in 2015

There is no lack of Orlando date night ideas, a statement that’s even more true as we look back over the past 12 months and through the 300+ posts we published on Orlando Date Night Guide in 2015. And there’s something for everyone: artists, foodies, outdoor adventurists, night owls and creatives. As our year in review, here’s a showcase of the ... Read More »

Top New Restaurants in Orlando: A 2015 Review

2015 was an unbelievable year in terms of the number of really great new restaurants in Orlando. When I first moved to Orlando in 2006, Manuel’s on the 28th was the place to go. Ten years later, Manuel’s has long since closed and a slew of top-notch restaurants have taken its place. Maybe we can’t quite compare ourselves to culinary cities like ... Read More »

A Year of Date Nights Downloadable Coupons: Best Gift Ever!

Collect moments, not things.  This is the time of year when most of us go overboard buying stuff for the people we love. Sure, it’s temping, even appreciated, to shower them with gifts. But when it comes to your significant other, could any gift be more valuable than your time? I think not. I created these Year of Date Nights ... Read More »

The Best Wine Bars in Orlando

By Samantha Rosenthal In the song “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant,” Billy Joel sings: “A bottle of white, a bottle of red—perhaps a bottle of rose instead.” Not surprisingly, you can have all those wine options, plus more, thanks to the vibrant wine bar scene here in Orlando. Wine bars are such stellar spots for date night. So, here are some great date night ... Read More »