Author: Arlene Laboy

Best Restaurants to Host an Orlando Friendsgiving Celebration

The time of year has come to plan holiday gatherings, both with family and your closest friends! Hosting a Friendsgiving celebration is a fantastic way to bring your friends together and enjoy a great meal and conversation. Below you’ll find…

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Best Orlando Restaurants According to Local Food Writers

Have you ever wished you could know exactly what the top Orlando food writers and critics deem as the best Orlando restaurants? Lucky for you, we did all the work for you! We’ve compiled a thorough guide to the best…

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5 Bachelorette Day Trips from Orlando for every Bride-to-be

SPONSORED — You’re engaged! Apart from the big day, the bachelorette party is THE event a bride-to-be — and her besties — look forward to! Orlandoans are fortunate to have a number of destinations ideal for bachelorette day trips within…

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Recreation and Romance at TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

SPONSORED — From fireside s’mores to breathtaking sunsets, there are so many romantic moments to share at TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach. Aside from the award-winning location, this sprawling Gulf coast destination offers an extensive list of offerings…

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Best of November: 40+ of Our Favorite Date Night Events

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have a ton of ideas for date night this month! Read on for our favorite November events.  November 1 –…

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10 Outdoor Dates to Experience in Orlando with @city.whit

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we’ve launched a 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…

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Three Perfect Days in Cocoa Beach

Complete with beautiful beaches, tropical cocktails, a chill vibe and proximity to Orlando, Cocoa Beach is optimal for a weekend getaway. The city is also known for their killer waves, so much so that Cocoa Beach is the home of…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Presents A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26

The CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, Florida’s largest symphony orchestra, is presenting A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26. The uplifting concert will take you on an adventure to find out what it means, how it feels, and, of course, how it sounds…

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Face Your Fears at Dark Horizon Orlando Through November 2nd

SPONSORED — The first West-coast style haunt in the East, Dark Horizon Orlando is prepared to scare you into your partner’s arms with three haunted houses: The Port, The Glades, and The Village. You’ll also experience two death-defying live entertainment…

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Our Favorite Disney Springs Happy Hours

When you are looking for a place with a wide array of dining options and entertainment, Disney Springs is a top choice. However, the massive entertainment complex comes with a reputation of high ticket items when it comes to food….

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Celebrate 15 Years of Come Out With Pride October 12

Celebrating 15 years, Come Out With Pride returns October 12 to Lake Eola Park. The all-day festival is held annually in October to coincide with National Gay and Lesbian History Month, as well as National Coming Out Day (October 11)….

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Best of October: Our Top Event Picks For Date Night In Orlando

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have the best events in Orlando for your October date nights. FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS Weekends, September 13 – November…

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Kid-Friendly Dates Around Orlando by @momlando

We love following local Instagrammers that share our love for The City Beautiful and each month, we choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. This month, we’re featuring @momlando, a blog run by Dana Nichols showing the highs and…

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Embark On An Epic Dessert Crawl of Audubon Park

Known to Orlandoans as the unofficial “dessert district,” the Audubon Park Garden District is home to a number of the city’s most decadent desserts. We love a good food tour, so what better way to to savor all the goodness…

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Three Perfect Days in St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach is just over the bridge from Historic Downtown St. Augustine, but once you’ve crossed over, it feels like you’ve entered a completely different city. Gone is the Spanish architecture and landmarks, traded for a quiet little beach…

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10 Awesome and Free Things to do in Orlando this Fall

Planning romantic dates with your honey doesn’t have to be expensive, and Orlando has a good lineup of free things to do that won’t cost you a dime to enjoy! Now that summer is slowly making way for fall and…

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Fall Arts Preview: 40+ Orlando Art Events for Date Night this Fall

The fall season is great for dates that incorporate some of our local art and culture venues. The weather is getting cooler, and our local theatres and museums have filled up their calendar with a variety of ways to spend…

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Orlando’s Most Sought-After Frozen Treat Spots by @sweetseekers

If we had to choose our favorite social media app, Instagram would easily win. We find endless date night inspiration while browsing the social media app. We also love adding to our ongoing series showcasing some of our favorite Orlando…

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Get Free Admission to Orlando Venues with your OCLS Library Card

Good news for anyone with an Orange County Library System card: your library card now grants you FREE admission to 10 Orlando venues as part of the exciting new Local Wanderer Program. OCLS has partnered with a number of local museums,…

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Best of September: Our 50+ Favorite Orlando Events This Month

September is full of date night ideas from Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining to an ice cream and wine paring and a fun Margarita crawl. If you’re looking for something more intimate, a couples massage date night has your name all…

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Time To Relax! Our Laziest Labor Day Weekend Date Ideas

Our ideal Labor Day Weekend involves as much relaxation as possible! We’ve compiled a list of our laziest Labor Day Weekend date ideas, from a romantic picnic, to tubing and even some staycation deals. Here are a few of our…

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Returns August 23 – October 7

SPONSORED – It’s back! We’d be lying if we didn’t admit just how much we look forward to the month of August to arrive each year! On one hand, we are always sad to bid adieu to summer, but the…

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Double Date: Pop-Up Food Trucks at Bars in Orlando

One of the luxuries of visiting some of our local cocktail bars and breweries is smelling the aroma from the Orlando food trucks that pop-up several days a week to feed tipsy Orlandoans. Drinks and food truck meals go together…

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Ride Mako After Dark at SeaWorld Thrill Fest Ride Night Aug 16

National Roller Coaster Day is this Friday, August 16, 2019, and if you’re a fan of steep drops, twists and turns, and all the thrills that coasters bring, we have the perfect date night suggestion. SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating with…

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See Ragtime The Musical at Garden Theatre August 23 – September 15

SPONSORED —  View America as it once was when Ragtime The Musical takes the stage at Winter Garden’s historic Garden Theatre from August 23 – September 15, 2019. Set in New York City in the early 1900s, you’ll experience the…

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Experience the Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Through September 2

Disney Springs is celebrating all things Florida with their new curated food and beverage experience, Flavors of Florida. The limited time dishes are available at 20 restaurants throughout Disney Springs, from grab-and-go eateries to table service restaurants, and are available…

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Best of August: 50+ Orlando Events We’re Loving This Month

Hello August! There is so much to do around The City Beautiful, from sipping wine and getting a foot massage to pairing gourmet truffles with champagne! If that’s not enough, The Jonas Brothers will be in town for their tour,…

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New Rum Dinner Series at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Whether you want to book a romantic night away during the week or experience a new locale just for dinner or a daycation, a resort stay will have you head over heels during the entire experience. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort…

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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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Disney Springs Dates Under $50

When most locals hear of Disney Springs, they may associate it with large crowds and expensive food and drinks, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. A little planning could provide you and your boo with a number…

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Best of June: 50+ Orlando Events We’re Loving this Month

It’s full speed ahead towards summer and that means the events calendar is full of activities to keep you entertained. From beer pairings to workshops and outdoor movies, here are our top picks for Orlando events this June. June 1…

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