Must-Do Summer Day Trips from Orlando

Happy Hour Test Drive: Ruth’s Chris Steak House Orlando

Dining at an upscale eatery doesn’t have to break the bank, as long as you’re willing to get a little creative. Many higher end eateries around town offer surprisingly affordable—and robust—happy hours allowing you to experience fine dining at a…

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7 Out of the Ordinary Girls’ Night Out Ideas

When it comes to ideas for a girl’s trip or outing, you may think of the Sunshine State’s white sand beaches and bustling theme parks, but the Orlando area is rich in out-of-the-ordinary activities. If you and your besties are…

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5 Unique Eateries for Global Dining on I-Drive

Written by Kendra Lott Foodies in Orlando know that finding Orlando’s best restaurants often requires a bit of sleuthing. In her new book, Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando, local author and Edible Orlando publisher Kendra Lott offers up a comprehensive guide…

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Girl’s Club Presented by Jane.com Returns August 21!

Presented by Jane.com, our hugely popular Girl’s Club series gives ladies the chance to gather for an exciting and connective night out.   Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good…

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Double Date: Local Wine Tastings + Dinner

The best way to learn is by doing, and at a handful of local wine bars and spirits stores you can do just that. Learn and sip by attending one of these Orlando wine tastings paired up with dinner nearby…

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Thornton Park District Hosting Mini Golf Pub Crawl July 27

Get ready for the mini golf game of the year with a twist! The Thornton Park District is hosting its 5th annual Putt N’ Pour Pub Crawl on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from noon – 4pm in downtown Orlando. At this…

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15 Free Things To Do In Orlando This Summer

Summer is one of the first things that comes to mind when people think of Orlando. From beautiful beaches to magical theme parks, there are endless possibilities for soaking up the sun rays in the Sunshine State. Check out some…

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Historic Downtown Sanford to Host Epic Battle of the Food Trucks: July 20

More than 40 food trucks will battle it out on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for what promises to be one of the biggest food truck showdowns Central Florida has ever seen. Hosted by Celery City Craft and West End Trading…

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Where to See Laser Shows in Orlando this Summer

Summer nights and laser lights! Check out one of several laser shows in Orlando popping up all around town this summer. Great shows, music and more can be enjoyed on an epic date night! Emil Buehler Planetarium Summer Laser Fest…

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A DIY Sweets and Pastry Crawl Around Orlando

Let’s talk pastries! Recently, my husband and I decided to try something a bit different together for date night: a bike and pastry crawl around Orlando. While you can do this crawl by driving and walking, it’s extra fun as…

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Brunch Buzz: Mia’s Italian Kitchen

What to do when you’re craving an Italian holiday but can’t spring for a pricey plane ticket? Orlando isn’t Italy, but it does have a few notable places where you can play pretend for the day, especially if it’s fresh…

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Win a Two-Night Hilton Staycation

Amp up your vacation plans with a staycation at one of over 50 Orlando-area Hilton hotels and resorts. From winding lazy rivers to stone’s-throw proximity to theme parks, Hilton’s local properties offer all the amenities and perks for the perfect…

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Disney’s Newsies Coming to Osceola Arts

Osceola Arts will close its 2018-19 Theatre Season with Disney’s Newsies this month. Beginning Friday, July 12th and running through Sunday, August 4th, the Osceola Arts Main Stage will feature this much-loved, Tony Award-winning musical. This 1992 Disney film turned…

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Four Must-See Shows During the Annie Russell Theatre 2019/20 Season

From Broadway shows to ballet and monthly arts events, Orlando has no shortage of options when it comes to supporting the arts. Beyond Dr. Phillips Center and Loch Haven Park, the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College is your ticket…

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11 Quintessential Lake Eola Park Date Night Ideas

Did you know that the Lake Eola fountain is the City of Orlando’s official emblem? Far from the crowded theme park district, Lake Eola Park literally and figuratively remains the heart of The City Beautiful. When was the last time you…

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Orlando Workshops and Classes for Couples and Girls’ Night: July 2019

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances There are so many fun classes happening around Orlando. Spice up your date night by cooking something new together, creating your own jewelry or by working up a sweat. Here are our top…

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Best of July: 40+ Upcoming Orlando Events This Month

Whether you are looking for outdoor movies, Independence Day festivities, food pairings, or art strolls, this month is full of awesome date-worthy experiences for you and your honey! Don’t be deterred by the unpredictable weather because we’ve included a variety…

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Brews and Bites: Orlando Breweries with Food Menus

Inevitably, whenever we’re enjoying a pint or two at one of Central Florida’s breweries, we get the munchies. So it’s nice when a brewery offers up a food menu, allowing us to stay seated or step just inches away from…

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4th of July in Orlando: 10 Best Fireworks Shows and Events

Let patriotic love explode this 4th of July in Orlando while celebrating our nation’s freedom and independence. What better way to commemorate the festive holiday than in grand fashion? We’ve brought you a smorgasbord of events from ticketed VIP parties…

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Our Guide to the Best Places to Listen to Live Music at Disney

Music and the magic of Disney go hand in hand. Disney’s theme parks have offered live music since the opening day of Disneyland in California in 1955. Here in Orlando, there are many venues inside the theme parks and outside…

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Dr. Phillips Center Reveals 2019/20 Broadway Season in Orlando

The lineup for the upcoming FAIRWINDS 2019-20 Broadway Season in Orlando at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offers a delightful mix of adventure, love and theatrics. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway…

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Girl’s Club Presented by Jane.com Returns July 17 with More Spots than Ever!

Presented by Jane.com, our hugely popular Girl’s Club series gives ladies the chance to gather for an exciting and connective night out.   Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good…

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Catch Flashdance The Musical at Garden Theatre July 5 – 28

SPONSORED — Relive the romantic ’80s classic film on stage when Flashdance The Musical hits the stage at Winter Garden’s historic Garden Theatre this summer from July 5 – 28, 2019. Bringing the beloved film to life, the musical follows Alex,…

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Four Adventurous New Date Night Experiences to Try This Summer

Orlando and adventure go hand in hand. Beyond the obvious theme parks, you can get your kicks by trying something new like falconry (!!!) or glamping (glamorous camping) in a fully furnished luxurious tent at a local state park. Add…

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How to do a Walking Food Crawl Through Gaylord Palms

Hankering for a romantic getaway to Key West? How about St. Augustine or the Florida Everglades? If a romantic escape isn’t in the budget, we’ve found the next best thing. Just park your car and crawl your way through the…

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Summer Arts Preview: 30+ Ways to Explore Orlando Arts & Culture in June, July & August

Apply named The City Beautiful, Orlando practically sparkles with green spaces and glistening waters. But it also boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its…

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Date Night for a Cause: Dining in the Dark at Second Harvest Food Bank June 20

Put a twist on your date night by enjoying each other’s company in total and complete darkness while supporting a great cause. Lighthouse Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are joining forces to bring a unique…

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