Things to do

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

Updated January 2018 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 ... 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 »

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 »