Things to do

6 Romantic Itineraries for Date Night in Ivanhoe Village

Named one of 3 Most Romantic Main Streets this past year, Ivanhoe Village offers a unique beauty and charm not seen in other areas of Orlando. Originating as Orlando’s antique district, the vintage vibe remains evident alongside new boutiques and restaurants. The majority of the businesses that call Ivanhoe home are local restaurants and small businesses, offering the quality and hospitality that ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Universal’s Volcano Bay

Universal Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando Resort has officially opened the doors of Volcano Bay–its third theme park in Orlando—inviting visitors into the imaginative world (and playground) of the fictional Waturi people who inhabit the park. The highly-anticipated water theme park is a tropical paradise with opportunities for adventure and relaxation in equal measure. Chill out in the wave pool, get an adrenaline rush ... Read More »

20 Ways to do Date Night on International Drive

20 Ways to do Date Night on International Drive

There’s never been a better time to visit International Drive. In recent years, this stretch of road in the middle of the attractions area has been reborn and is now bustling with restaurants, bars, entertainment, and shopping. While previously most appealing to Orlando visitors and conventioneers, there’s more to enjoy now more than ever, making it a great area to ... Read More »

10 Essential Central Florida Experiences by @lovecentralfl

10 Essential Central Florida Experiences - Orlando City SC

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a new series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we’ll choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will too!! This month, we’re featuring @lovecentralfl, an account that inspires us to get out and explore Orlando past the ... Read More »

Florida Resident Deals: Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

Florida Resident Deals - Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

By Erica Thomas Living in Central Florida has so many perks. We have desired tourist attractions like Universal and Disney literally in our backyard, an endless list of palate-pleasing restaurants for foodies, remarkable beaches within a short drive, and beautiful weather throughout most of the year. We live where others vacation after all! To help locals take advantage of these ... Read More »

Dog-Loving Date Nights: Dine, Drink, Play and Stay

Dog-Friendly Date Nights in Orlando

Leaving your pup at home while you hit the town for date night can bring about some serious feelings. If your dog is well behaved, then maybe that feeling is one of guilt. If, on the other hand, your dog has a tendency to eat your favorite books each time you leave the house…well, your feelings are probably skewed more ... Read More »

Experience a Private Woodturning Date Night for Two at Factur

Private woodturning date at Factur

Date night can easily slip into routine after a few months of the same old dinner and a movie night out. That’s why we’re always looking for new, unique experiences for couples to enjoy together in Orlando. If you’re looking to pick up a new skill this spring, consider the new private woodturning date night workshop at Factur. During this ... Read More »

Hands-On Workshops Launch at Driftwood Market in College Park

driftwood market

Driftwood Market, a locally owned boutique in College Park’s main shopping district, recently launched a workshop series that’s filled with hands-on, artful experiences ideal for a date night or girl’s night out. At its Edgewater Drive locale, Driftwood instructors lead DIY classes that give guests the chance to dig into a fun and rewarding project while sipping wine and enjoying the ... Read More »

119 Orlando Cooking Classes in May and June

FitLiving Eats Orlando Cooking Classes

Get cooking together this Spring! Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you’re bound to find something you love from our list of 119 local cooking classes happening this May and June. Where to take a cooking class in Orlando: Truffles and Trifles Tapa Toro  Publix ... Read More »

Feel the Heat on a Latin Dancing Date Night

Feel the Heat! Guide to Latin Dancing in Orlando

A guide to Latin Dancing in Orlando: Classes, Clubs and Events From Bachata to Merengue and Cha-cha to Salsa, nothing will amp up the heat in your relationship quite like a night out dancing. While you may feel out of your comfort zone at first, dancing is a great way to connect with your partner while getting a workout and ... Read More »

34 Ideas for a Perfect Date Night in Sanford

24 Ideas for a Perfect Date Night in Sanford

Discover dinner cruises, marshmallow workshops, horseback trail rides, craft beer tours, zip line adventures, and more. Here are 34 date night ideas to explore! Things to Do Take Sailing Lessons Learn to sail with the one you love! U-SAIL of Central Florida offers sailing lessons ranging from beginner to intermediate. 407-330-0633 Prices vary depending on class Hop on a Sanford Food Tour ... Read More »

5 Ways to do Date Night in Winter Garden

5 Ways to do Date Night in Winter Garden

Winter Garden is one of Central Florida’s fastest growing cities. It’s just 14 miles west of downtown Orlando and offers plenty of daytime and nighttime date options. Winter Garden was incorporated as a town in 1903 with a roaring train station and blossoming orange trees. Today, the beautiful architecture of Plant Street ─ the main drag ─ still exudes small ... Read More »

8 Orlando Staycations with Date Night Perks

Orlando Staycations with Date Night Perks

Spa treatments and cabanas make for relaxing staycations. But, since your energy wasn’t zonked from travel, consider an energized Orlando staycation with these unforgettable date nights! Here are eight ideas… 1. Dive-In Movies at Four Seasons Orlando Every Saturday evening and select Thursdays throughout the year, Four Seasons guests can continue to float in the pool with an umbrella drink or cozy up ... Read More »

Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

A guide to the best places to take a cooking class in Orlando As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” We couldn’t agree more, although people who love to cook are wonderful in our book too. Treating yourself to an indulgent meal at one of our local restaurants is a must, but ... Read More »

10 Adventurous Ways to Date at Full Speed

10 Adventurous Ways to Date at Full Speed

Love can make your heart race! And so can awesome, action-packed date adventures. Adrenaline junkies aren’t crazy… they just like to have fast-paced fun. So here’s to living life (and dating) in the fast line: 1. Airboat Ride: Watching the sun set is romantic but, for adrenaline junkies, the anticipation can be had with added exitement aboard a wild watercraft! Soar over ... Read More »

Disney Springs After Dark

Experience Disney Springs after dark

By day, Disney Springs is a hot spot for tourists and shoppers, but locals know the real fun begins after dark. A multitude of bars and restaurants, each with their own distinct vibe, beckon you in for a fun-filled evening of live music, crafty adult beverages, and hearty fare. And did we mention parking is free? Wait until the sun ... Read More »

10 Over the Top Experiences to Save for a Special Occasion

10 Over the Top Experiences to Save for a Special Occasion in Orlando

It’s not everyday you get to celebrate a significant relationship milestone. Anniversaries, proposals, engagements, and meaningful holidays definitely call for a certain type of celebration. Yet planning can sometimes feel overwhelming and daunting. In fact, one of the most frequent questions we receive from the guys is, “Where is the best place to take my partner for a special night ... Read More »

Saddle Up! 10 Dates for Horse Lovers in Central Florida

Horseback riding in Orlando at Westgate River Ranch

Ready to horse around on your next date night? Florida is a horse lover’s paradise with more than 500,000 horse residents, of which more than 60% are used for competition and recreation. If want to hit the trails, use this list of Florida State Parks with equestrian trails. For even more horse play, have a “hay” day with these horse-themed ... Read More »

Discover Historic DeLand on a Date Day Trip

Date Daytrip to Historic DeLand

Orlando boasts endless opportunities for dating adventures, and its Central Florida location allows for even more fun through nearby day trips. Closer to home than Volusia County’s gorgeous beach cities, discover DeLand, a small historic town just 35 miles from Downtown Orlando. Here’s a day trip agenda to inspire your next road trip. PLAY Highland Park Fish Camp This rustic ... Read More »