Author: Samantha Rosenthal

Budget-Friendly Downtown Orlando Dates Under $30

In a city as beautiful and diverse as Orlando, we sometimes assume that date night on a budget isn’t possible. But the great thing about downtown Orlando is that there are so many things to do–regardless of your budget! From…

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Brunch Buzz: Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar

With so many options for brunch in Orlando, it can be hard to choose a place to go. But when Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar is the restaurant of choice, it isn’t a hard decision — it’s a must. Located…

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17 Outdoor Movies in Orlando this Spring

It’s springtime in Orlando and the weather is perfect for watching outdoor movies. Bring some chairs, lay out a blanket, and snuggle up together for a fun and affordable night out. Where to see outdoor movies in Orlando: Movie Night at Leu…

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A Guide to Orlando’s Best Story Clubs and Events

Express yourself with words at one of these eight story clubs and events in Orlando! Whether it’s through reading or writing, there are many different forms of communication for our feelings, experiences and thoughts—along with many places in Orlando to…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

UPDATED for 2017 It’s the holiday season in Orlando, which means break out the eggnog, Christmas movies and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to be outside enjoying the area’s holiday lights and decor. Here’s a guide…

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50 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2016 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2017 here. Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night…

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Guide to Orlando’s Best Patios

Cooler temperatures make maximizing your time outside a must. It’s time to check out Orlando’s best patios on your next date night or day. Here are some local spots that have great patios for you to relax on, enjoy great food, soak…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Stubborn Mule

The Stubborn Mule is the newest addition to the Thornton Park foodie scene, located where Sonoma Kitchen used to reside. The brainchild of co-owners Brian Buttner and Jonathan Canonaco, also the co-owners of RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee…

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Go Wild! 10 ‘Beyond the Zoo’ Attractions in Central Florida

Looking for a day date that’s a bit on the wild side? There are scores of unique wildlife and zoo attractions in Central Florida designed to protect, educate and (sometimes) allow you to interact with exotic and Florida native animals, birds and…

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15 Places to Play Bar Trivia in Orlando

Looking for a date night that involves some mental stimulation and some friendly competition? Orlando is home to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and lounges hosting bar trivia seven days a week. Earth Trivia Orlando’s most established trivia team, Earth Trivia sends its trivia aficionados…

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How to Plan a Running Date Night

Whether you’ve got your sights on a marathon or just want to get in shape with your sweetie, we’ve got you covered with Orlando’s best running clubs, routes, races and fun runs. RUNNING CLUBS Any list related to running in Orlando must…

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Orlando Beer Tour Gives Glimpse into Local Beer Scene

**Update: Brewlando Tours are no longer offered. If you’re looking for a beer tour, try Hop On! Orlando Brewery Tours. Orlando’s craft beer scene has taken the nation by surprise over the last couple of years. In fact, the entire Sunshine…

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10 Places to Learn to Dance in Orlando

Have you always wanted to bust a move or sweep your sweetie off her feet? You’re in luck because there are several dance studios where you can learn to dance in Orlando. Whether you want to waltz your girlfriend away or heat…

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Artsy Date Night With Paint My Story

Let your creative self unfurl with Paint My Story, an Orlando-based company with a two-hour, no-pressure painting experience that requires only your imagination. Held at local restaurants and led by an experienced art instructor, this creative new twist on ‘paint and sip’ nights…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

UPDATED for 2017 It’s the holiday season in Orlando, which means break out the eggnog, Christmas movies and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to be outside enjoying the area’s holiday lights and decor. Here’s a guide…

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50 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2016 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2017 here. Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night…

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Guide to Orlando’s Best Patios

Cooler temperatures make maximizing your time outside a must. It’s time to check out Orlando’s best patios on your next date night or day. Here are some local spots that have great patios for you to relax on, enjoy great food, soak…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Stubborn Mule

The Stubborn Mule is the newest addition to the Thornton Park foodie scene, located where Sonoma Kitchen used to reside. The brainchild of co-owners Brian Buttner and Jonathan Canonaco, also the co-owners of RusTeak Restaurant & Wine Bar in Ocoee…

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Go Wild! 10 ‘Beyond the Zoo’ Attractions in Central Florida

Looking for a day date that’s a bit on the wild side? There are scores of unique wildlife and zoo attractions in Central Florida designed to protect, educate and (sometimes) allow you to interact with exotic and Florida native animals, birds and…

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15 Places to Play Bar Trivia in Orlando

Looking for a date night that involves some mental stimulation and some friendly competition? Orlando is home to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and lounges hosting bar trivia seven days a week. Earth Trivia Orlando’s most established trivia team, Earth Trivia sends its trivia aficionados…

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How to Plan a Running Date Night

Whether you’ve got your sights on a marathon or just want to get in shape with your sweetie, we’ve got you covered with Orlando’s best running clubs, routes, races and fun runs. RUNNING CLUBS Any list related to running in Orlando must…

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Orlando Beer Tour Gives Glimpse into Local Beer Scene

**Update: Brewlando Tours are no longer offered. If you’re looking for a beer tour, try Hop On! Orlando Brewery Tours. Orlando’s craft beer scene has taken the nation by surprise over the last couple of years. In fact, the entire Sunshine…

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Go Wild! 10 ‘Beyond the Zoo’ Attractions in Central Florida

Looking for a day date that’s a bit on the wild side? There are scores of unique wildlife and zoo attractions in Central Florida designed to protect, educate and (sometimes) allow you to interact with exotic and Florida native animals, birds and…

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15 Places to Play Bar Trivia in Orlando

Looking for a date night that involves some mental stimulation and some friendly competition? Orlando is home to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and lounges hosting bar trivia seven days a week. Earth Trivia Orlando’s most established trivia team, Earth Trivia sends its trivia aficionados…

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How to Plan a Running Date Night

Whether you’ve got your sights on a marathon or just want to get in shape with your sweetie, we’ve got you covered with Orlando’s best running clubs, routes, races and fun runs. RUNNING CLUBS Any list related to running in Orlando must…

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Orlando Beer Tour Gives Glimpse into Local Beer Scene

**Update: Brewlando Tours are no longer offered. If you’re looking for a beer tour, try Hop On! Orlando Brewery Tours. Orlando’s craft beer scene has taken the nation by surprise over the last couple of years. In fact, the entire Sunshine…

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10 Places to Learn to Dance in Orlando

Have you always wanted to bust a move or sweep your sweetie off her feet? You’re in luck because there are several dance studios where you can learn to dance in Orlando. Whether you want to waltz your girlfriend away or heat…

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Artsy Date Night With Paint My Story

Let your creative self unfurl with Paint My Story, an Orlando-based company with a two-hour, no-pressure painting experience that requires only your imagination. Held at local restaurants and led by an experienced art instructor, this creative new twist on ‘paint and sip’ nights…

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Fireworks and Festivities: Fourth of July Weekend in Orlando

25+ way to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend in Orlando The 4th of July weekend is nearly upon us, which means you’re probably starting to make plans for ways to celebrate this patriotic holiday. Here are some spots that will be…

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Summer Guide to Outdoor Movies in Orlando

There are so many outdoor movies in Orlando… … so grab a blanket, some ice pops (or cold beer) and check out these local outdoor screenings. Oh, and guess what?!  They’re almost all FREE!! (Love free date nights? Here’s a list of…

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27 Free Things to do in Orlando this Summer

There are loads of free things to do in Orlando… when you know where to look! Living in one of the best cities in Florida means there’s so many things to do… and they don’t all need to break the bank!…

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