Author: Arlene Laboy

The Best of April: Our Favorite Upcoming Events in Orlando

Spring is officially here! April is full of events to shake up your usual date night. Music lovers will find an array of concerts and music festivals to attend, movie buffs can enjoy the Florida Film Festival right here in…

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Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando this Spring

The cold seems to have left for good – Floridians (and transplants) rejoice! Spring is the ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities before the hot summer temperatures arrive in a few months. Many of our local gardens and parks host…

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The Best of March: 40+ Upcoming Orlando Events We Love

The weather is nearly perfect, and though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, frequent dates with your honey should still top your list. One-on-one time is imperative to strengthening and maintaining the connection you share, and dates are good for…

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Marry Like An Orlandoan: 6 Unique Spots to Tie the Knot

Are you recently engaged and wondering where to get married in Orlando? The City Beautiful has no shortage of venues for weddings and vow renewals, whether you are only inviting those closest to you or a large crowd. It’s no…

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Three Perfect Days in St. Pete

Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg, nicknamed the Sunshine City, is an ideal destination for a short weekend getaway. Thought of by some as mainly a beach town, St. Pete provides visitors so much more. From the beach to…

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Valentine’s Day on a Shoestring – 22 Ideas Under $30

You don’t need a big wallet to celebrate Valentine’s Day… just a big heart! For those looking for some budget-friendly suggestions, here are 22 to consider for a romantic Valentine’s Day week in Orlando. *Updated for 2019* DIY Dates You Can Do…

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What’s New at Disney Springs for Dinner Dates in 2018

Disney Springs has undergone a massive facelift in the last few years. The overhaul included fun additions like the Coca-Cola Store, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, and foodie favorites like Sprinkles Cupcakes, Morimoto Asia, and STK. However, Disney Springs isn’t done with the…

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6 Date Itineraries in Orlando’s Iconic Church Street District

With its history dating back to the 1800s, the Church Street District is one of Orlando’s most iconic areas. The district centers around Orlando’s original train station, Church Street Station, formerly known as The Old Orlando Railroad Depot. Today, Church Street…

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5 Itineraries for a HOPR Bike Date

You see our City Beautiful every day on your commute, but when you hop on a bike you begin seeing so much more! Bicycle riding is fun, good for you, good for the environment, and such a unique way to…

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5 Itineraries for a Low Key Date in College Park

While everyone loves hitting the popular spots for date night, there are several areas of Orlando that could be considered hidden gems. College Park is one of these areas, named for its abundance of streets named after popular colleges. Traffic…

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Where to Enjoy Tea in Orlando for Two

Most Orlandoans know where to get a quality cup of coffee as there is no shortage of great shops to indulge your caffeine craving. Have you ever noticed that tea doesn’t get as much love? Full of antioxidants and providing…

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9 Hours in St. Augustine

A good day trip does wonders for refueling your life, whether it’s heading to one of the many beach towns nearby or traveling to the small shops and restaurants of nearby cities like Winter Garden and Deland. Traveling to St….

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42 Free Things To Do in Orlando This Fall

Do date night on a budget with our list of free things to do in Orlando this fall! Fall is here! While it may not be sweater weather just yet, it will begin to cool off soon which means outdoor…

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Orlando Coffee Hotspots For Serious Coffee Lovers

Orlando coffee lovers are fortunate in that there is no shortage of places to get a quality cup of coffee. There are some places, however, that are intentional about where their coffee beans originate, ensuring they are ethically sourced and…

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How To Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Updated 10/17/17 The island of Puerto Rico was already significantly affected by Hurricane Irma, with 12 towns declared disaster zones and leaving 1 million residents without power. Unfortunately, this would be only a fraction of what was to come less…

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9 Dates for Couples in The Milk District

Updated April 2019 Though The Milk District officially became an Orlando Main Street District last year, it’s been unofficially known as such for at least 8 years. The district, named after the T.G. Lee dairy plant that still inhabits the…

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Mills 50 Under $50

Orlando is composed of many Main Street Districts, but Mills 50 captures the city through every element. The Mills 50 District comes to life at the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive and includes all of the surrounding streets…

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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…

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35 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Summer

Summer is here and there are way more free things to do in Orlando than you could have ever imagined! From watching movies at Lake Eola, to visiting the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, to a fun monthly street party in…

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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…

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A Week of Wallet-Friendly Dates in Audubon Park

One of only three 2016 Great American Main Street Winners, Audubon Park brings a small town feel to Orlando. The sense of community, local business support, and cross promotion is one of the strongest in Orlando, and also the reason…

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Under $25 Eats for Two Around Orlando

Orlandoans are pretty spoiled when it comes to dining options. We are lucky to have an abundance of quality, local establishments in every genre and varying price points. Finding delicious local spots to have a date night meal and dessert…

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