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10 After Dark Date Nights for Outdoorsy Couples

10 After Dark Date Nights for Outdoorsy Couples

Outdoorsy couples thrive on fun in the sun. But you can stay active and heat things up when the sun goes down too – and without sunscreen! We’re shining a light on outdoorsy after dark date nights that are best enjoyed after sunset. Bioluminescent Boating Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism, as defined by ... Read More »

Central Florida Kayaking Adventures to Try This Summer

Central Florida Kayaking Adventures this Summer

Summer temperatures have us flocking to the nearest pools and beaches, but there are plenty of stay-cool options for exploring the great outdoors, too. Before summer’s end, embark on an adventure through bioluminescent waters in a clear kayak, find your way by the light of the moon, or paddle your way through an animal safari. These kayaking trips are anything ... Read More »

5 Paired Up Workout Dates for Active Couples

Finding motivation to work out is tough. If your will power isn’t ironclad when you start a new workout routine, you can easily fall off that routine in a few weeks. Couples who exercise together tend to stick to an exercise goal longer than someone doing it on their own, and the workout itself provides time together to bond. With ... Read More »

Orlando Date Night Ideas From First Date to Anniversary

Orlando Date Night Ideas | Our favorite ideas for your first, second, and third date along with your anniversary, first getaway, and proposal

Plan the perfect first, second, and third date, anniversary celebration, first getaway, and proposal in Orlando Dinner at the same old restaurant followed by a movie at the closest theater just isn’t going to cut it this time. Whether you’re planning your very first date or are ready to pull out all the stops for a memorable first getaway, there’s ... Read More »

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Use - Four Seasons Orlando

Written by Erica Thomas The dog days of summer are here and things are really starting to heat up outside. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in the lap of luxury without spending a fortune. Believe it or not, there are several Orlando resorts with summer bucket-list ... Read More »

89 Orlando Cooking Classes in July and August

Orlando Cooking Classes in November and December 2017

It’s getting hot in the kitchen, baby! Whether you’re hoping to learn some new summer 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 89 Orlando cooking classes happening this July and August. Where to take a cooking class in Orlando: Truffles and Trifles ... Read More »

13 Shows We Can’t Wait to See at Dr. Phillips Center

La La Land in Concert at Dr. Phillips Center

A favorite go-to for date night, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts recently announced additions to the 2017-18 season. We’re already thrilled about the previously announced Orlando Broadway Season; the newly announced shows and performances are simply adding to the already amazing lineup. From the date-night worthy La La Land in Concert to Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s return to ... Read More »

Guide to Viewing Disney Fireworks Outside the Parks

Magic Kingdom Disney Fireworks

Here in Orlando, we have “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in our backyard. Walt Disney World is a magical place, and visiting such a place with our loved ones is all the more enchanting. Yet you don’t need to enter the theme parks to enjoy a memorable date with your honey. You can still make magical memories while enjoying a ... Read More »

Summer Laser Extravaganza at Seminole State Planetarium

Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium has delighted stargazers with live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations for years.  This summer the Planetarium will feature Summer Laser Extravaganza, with ten shows over three nights covering the entire musical spectrum, from classic rock to electronica and everything in-between. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students ... Read More »

Loews Launches Weekly Caribbean Carnaval

Take a short drive to Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando where a new weekly Caribbean Carnaval will transport you to a colorful world of palm trees, steel drums and zesty cuisine. Guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of authentic Caribbean cuisine, island cocktails and scores of sweet treats for dessert, including ooey gooey Caribbean Rum Cake. See the full menu here.  ... Read More »

15 Date Ideas to Save for a Rainy Day

15 Ideas for How to Spend a Rainy Day in Orlando

When it comes to how to spend a sunny day, there’s no shortage of options around Orlando. A majority of our local attractions are best enjoyed under partly cloudy skies and in warm temperatures (hello, beach day). But what’s there to do for date night when summer showers seem to last forever? What’s an Orlandoan to do beyond ordering pizza and binge-watching ... Read More »

Make an Impact on a Volunteering Date in Orlando

Make a Difference on a Volunteering Date Night

Anyone who loves Orlando is sure to recognize June 12th as an unforgettable date on the calendar. Together, we can rise above the tragedy of the Pulse shooting on June 12, 2016, and have a positive impact on our community. Planning a volunteering date at any of the worthwhile and generous charities in Central Florida is a meaningful way to ... Read More »

50 Summer Bucket List Dates in Orlando

Summer Bucket List Dates in Orlando

Soaring temperatures, rainy afternoons, and a daily giving of thanks for air conditioning…yep, it’s officially summer in Orlando! Don’t let the season put a damper on date night; instead, tackle this summer bucket list of activities with your partner while staying cool. 1. Sip a frosty cocktail at an ice bar Icy temperatures are non-existent in Central Florida, but we ... Read More »

Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

Daddy-Daughter Date Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

It’s time for a date with your true love! Aside from your significant other, your child melts your heart like no other. Celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18, 2017) together with an epic daddy-daughter date that you both will cherish. Here are our top family-friendly dates for Father’s Day. Adventure Race The Father’s Day Adventure Race will take place on ... Read More »

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 »