Author Archives: Nancy Devault

Three Perfect Days in Dunedin

Three Perfect Days in Dunedin

Dunedin is home to Honeymoon Island, so it’s safe to say that this Florida beach town makes for a lovely couples getaway. Less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, this romantic destination is situated on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico between Palm Harbor and Clearwater. It was a decade after our honeymoon, but my husband and I recently headed ... Read More »

5 Aquatic Date Adventures for Seafoodies

Aquatic Date Adventures for Seafoodies

A table for two at a seafood restaurant is divine. But seafood lovers can dive deeper into date night with wild aquatic date adventures. You’ll reel in much more than the catch of the day on the open water with your favorite mate! First, enjoy date night fun and then feast on your seafood catch. Click over to the Florida ... Read More »

Holy (Sea) Cow! Where to See Manatees on Your Next Date Night

Where to See Manatees in Florida

During our cooler months (typically November through March), thousands of manatees migrate to Florida’s warmer waters. And this annual visitation presents date night opportunities for couples to see the mellow giants up close in the great outdoors! PS: Manatees can reach up to 13 feet in length and 3,000 pounds. Holy (sea) cow! However, it is important to keep a ... Read More »

Ride the Wave on a Surfing Date Night

Ride the Wave on a Surfing Date Night

Written by Nancy DeVault and Stephanie Patterson Surfers are free-spirited, fit, and a bit salty (well, after a day in the ocean anyway). A surfing date will allow you to connect with each other while connecting to nature. Let’s face it… there is nothing better than doing what you love or discovering a new hobby – like surfing – with ... Read More »

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 »

6 Cool Ice Cream Shops for Hot Dates

6 Cool Ice Cream Shops in Orlando for Hot Dates

On a hot date, cool off with ice cream! We’ve got the scoop on the coolest local spots for beat-the-heat treats. Amazeballs Classic New Orleans Sno-Balls (Winter Park) Make a trip to the Winter Park Farmer’s Market even more amazing with a frozen goodie from Amazeballs Classic New Orleans Sno-Balls, owned by husband-and-wife team Bryan and Dawn Ofodile. “Ice comes ... Read More »

Visit Florida Ruins on a Historic Date Day Trip

St Anne Shrine Florida Ruins

Maybe the romantic city of Rome, Italy holds the crown for most impressive ruins. But, you may be surprised to know that Central Florida has its fair share of notable ruins as well. A day trip visit to the following ruins can make for a historic date night experience! St. Anne Shrine Lake Wales Legend says that a French-speaking Canadian ... 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 »

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Looking for a nearby, relaxing couple’s getaway? Discover Jensen Beach, a small beach town inclusive of Hutchinson Island, a barrier island that continues into Fort Pierce. Jensen Beach and Stuart, its neighboring town to the south, offer two coastlines to explore: the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. Water…check! Sand…check! Fun activities…check! Here’s a getaway game plan: STAY Try to ... 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 »

10 Adventurous Ways to Date at Full Speed

10 Adventurous Ways to Date at Full Speed

Love can make your heart race! And so can awesome, action-packed date adventures. Adrenaline junkies aren’t crazy… they just like to have fast-paced fun. So here’s to living life (and dating) in the fast line: 1. Airboat Ride: Watching the sun set is romantic but, for adrenaline junkies, the anticipation can be had with added exitement aboard a wild watercraft! Soar over ... Read More »

Saddle Up! 10 Dates for Horse Lovers in Central Florida

Horseback riding in Orlando at Westgate River Ranch

Ready to horse around on your next date night? Florida is a horse lover’s paradise with more than 500,000 horse residents, of which more than 60% are used for competition and recreation. If want to hit the trails, use this list of Florida State Parks with equestrian trails. For even more horse play, have a “hay” day with these horse-themed ... Read More »

Discover Historic DeLand on a Date Day Trip

Date Daytrip to Historic DeLand

Orlando boasts endless opportunities for dating adventures, and its Central Florida location allows for even more fun through nearby day trips. Closer to home than Volusia County’s gorgeous beach cities, discover DeLand, a small historic town just 35 miles from Downtown Orlando. Here’s a day trip agenda to inspire your next road trip. PLAY Highland Park Fish Camp This rustic ... Read More »

10 Playful Date Ideas to Get Your Game On!

10 Playful Date Ideas to Get Your Game On

Couples who play together stay together! Whether you want to work as a team or engage in some healthy competition, let the games begin with these game-inspired playful date ideas. 1. Archery: Target summer camp memories of love and take aim with Cupid’s bow and arrow. LeadFeather Guns & Archery offers half-hour, one-on-one instruction courses for $30. It’s bow go-time ... Read More »

8 Florida Wineries to Drink Up

8 Florida Wineries to Drink Up

Get a Taste of the Sunshine State with Vine-to-Wine Adventures Did you know that the Sunshine State is the birthplace of American-made wine? In 1562, missionaries in St. Augustine used local grapes to make wine for religious ceremonies. Today, Florida has 24 certified farm wineries that collectively produce approximately two million gallons of deliciousness from over 500 vine acres, ranking ... Read More »

8 Uniquely Flavorful Disney Dining Experiences

8 Uniquely Flavorful Disney Dining Experiences - California Grill

Walt Disney World resort restaurants offer much more than kid-centric character themed breakfasts. In fact, Disney dishes out some of the most flavorful culinary experiences for date nights! Here are some delicious options: “Untamed” Dining Adventure Let your taste buds run wild during a meal hosted by a Disney animal specialist at Sanaa located in the Kidani Village at Disney’s ... Read More »

10 Ways to Take Date Night to New Heights – Literally!

The Canyon's Zip Line and Canopy Tour

You can take date night to new heights…literally! You’ll love tackling this ultimate bucket list with your thrill-seeking partner in crime. Aerial Yoga If your yogi has high standards for date night, add some oomph to the “om” through aerial yoga. Elevate Yoga offers a number of classes to accommodate beginner to experienced aerial yogis ($20 drop-in rate) that will ... Read More »

Orlando’s Best Bike-Friendly Dates

Juice bike

Orlando has 23 bike trail options ─ all within a 30 mile radius of downtown ─ that collectively total over 150 miles of paved, off-street biking. Bicycle tours can pave the way to adventurous dates for couples. Freshen up your standard go-to date with a two-wheeled tryst in the seasonally fresh air. No wheels? No worries! Most bicycle tour companies offer ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Islamorada

Just 90 minutes south of Miami, Islamorada is the ‘key’ to a perfect getaway! The Florida Keys are made up of 1,700 islands, though only 42 are connected by bridges; six of which comprise the village of Islamorada. STAY The Post Card Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle is an oceanfront oasis ideal for both relaxation and recreation. ... Read More »