Author: Stephanie Patterson

Airbnb Experiences and Tours Locals Will Love

You’re likely familiar with Airbnb when it comes to finding an affordable place to stay for a vacation or unique accommodations for a staycation. But did you know the site also offers a host of experiences and tours? There are…

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Creative and Cheap Date Night Ideas for Rollins College Students

Budgeting for college expenses can be tough, especially when you’re also in a relationship and want to enjoy a night on the town together. But date night doesn’t have to be expensive in order to be memorable, and there are…

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Orlando Taco Spots That Will Impress Your Date

If your personal motto is to live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday, you’re in luck. There are dozens of restaurants and hole in the wall taco joints in Orlando (and more on the way) where delicious tacos and date…

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IMMERSE 2018 Arts Experience Returns to Downtown Orlando October 19-20

Now in its 7th year, IMMERSE 2018 presented by The Creative City Project returns October 19-20 for two nights of immersive, interactive and inspiring entertainment. This annual one-of-a-kind event is your chance to see performances from 1,000+ artists throughout the…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Hangry Bison

Park Avenue may get all the attention when it comes to dining in Winter Park, but nearby Orlando Avenue is a tasty alternative with new restaurants opening frequently. One such newcomer is The Hangry Bison, a local hangout in Winter…

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Getaway Itinerary: Beach Hopping in South Walton

Visualize a place where bright blue skies and puffy clouds hang over brilliant turquoise water and pure white sand. When the sun dips slowly below the horizon, the beach’s color palette is unveiled through a remarkable display of greens, blues,…

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Three Amazing Disney Springs Date Night Itineraries from $40 to $250

Disney Springs may function primarily as a tourist destination, but if you know where to look it’s full of exciting and romantic options for date night. At this dining, shopping and entertainment hub, you can snuggle up in the back…

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Visit Orlando Museums for Free on Annual Museum Day Sep 22

In search of a fun new date night adventure this month? Saturday, September 22 is Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day in which hundreds of museums around the country offer free admission for the day. This year, a handful of…

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Orlando Shakes Sunday Funday: Cocktails, Light Bites and Theater

Put a spin on your usual Sunday Funday by heading to Orlando Shakes! Starting this September, the theater will be hosting four select Sunday matinees that combine a fun pre-show bash and theater performance for a Sunday you and your…

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Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tips from Local Disney Bloggers

It’s the most wonderful time of year for foodies! The Epcot Food and Wine Festival returns August 30 through November 12, 2018 for 75 days of food-filled fun. This year, there are bites and beverages to savor from over 35…

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9 Ways to Spend an Afternoon in Central Florida by @orlandoadventuring

Instagram is our favorite social media platform, so we started a series to showcase some of our favorite Orlando Instagrammers. Each month we choose a different local digital storyteller to feature. We love following them and we hope you will…

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Date Night Itinerary: Guac and Graffiti in Mills 50

Looking to plan the perfect date but need a little help? Each month, we’re featuring a fully-planned Orlando date night itinerary. Next up in out series is Guac & Graffiti, your plan for a budget-friendly date day spent mural spotting,…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Tapa Toro

Don’t be fooled; International Drive isn’t all tourist attractions and chain restaurants. While this stretch of Orlando is popular with tourists, there’s plenty for us locals to enjoy, including lively restaurants like Tapa Toro, a Spanish restaurant located within walking…

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Eat Local During Main Streets Restaurant Week August 4 – 11

We’re lucky to have so many amazing Main Street districts here in Orlando, each with their own distinct personality and set of delicious restaurants. And there’s no better time to get acquainted with the diverse cuisine available throughout than during…

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Brunch Buzz: The Parkview

Avid brunch-goers are no strangers to Park Avenue in Winter Park; it’s one of Orlando’s go-to spots for brunch or a Sunday funday. Nearly every restaurant along Park Avenue serves a weekend brunch, making the choice of where to dine…

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50 First Dates in Orlando

“Where should I go for a first date?” Ah…it’s the question that baffles many, and the question you ask us most frequently. You want to make a good first impression, but also keep things light and casual. Then there’s the…

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Restaurants to Try in Orlando’s Best Dining Districts by @tastecooksip

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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Embark on a Disney Springs Brews & BBQ Food Crawl Through Sep 3

Sip on brews paired with BBQ-inspired dishes at Disney Springs on a new self-guided food crawl Disney Springs won us over earlier this summer with their limited-time Discover Bourbon trail, and now the fun is back with their newest self-guided…

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Brunch Buzz: Tartine

A newcomer to Orlando’s College Park District, Tartine is a breath of fresh air amongst Orlando’s ever-evolving dining scene. First daters and couples who have been together for years will find comfort in the refined yet casual atmosphere. The cozy…

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10 Date Night Deals in Orlando on Travelzoo and Groupon

Craving new summertime adventures while sticking to a budget? Date night is all about quality time and connection, not how much money you spend to make it happen. And thanks to sites like Travelzoo and Groupon, it’s easier than ever…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Pharmacy Orlando

An unmarked elevator door in an unassuming passageway is the only clue you’ve located Pharmacy, a stylish speakeasy bar and restaurant located within The Dellagio in Dr. Phillips. Press the green button and the doors will slide open to transport…

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100+ Orlando Cooking Classes in July and August

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances It’s hot in the kitchen, baby! Whether you’re hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you’re bound to find something you…

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25+ Things to do for 4th of July Weekend in Orlando

There’s no better way to spark fireworks with your date than to go and watch the real thing! Pack a basket with your favorite goodies, grab a blanket and head out to one of these July 4th celebrations for a…

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Rooftop Wine Flight Tastings at Paddlefish All Summer

This summer, make your way to the 3rd floor deck at Paddlefish (Disney Springs) for a curated rooftop wine flight experience taking place every other week now through September. Held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Santiago’s Bodega Orlando

There’s just something about tapas that adds an extra dose of intimacy to dining. Shared food and other key ingredients like artful details and multiple dining rooms to suit several moods have no doubt led to the popularity of Santiago’s Bodega among date…

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Orlando United Day 2018: Pulse Memorials and Events

June 12, 2018 marks the 2-year anniversary of the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting, a day that devastated—and united—the Orlando community.  While the pain, hurt, and confusion will never subside, we continue to remember and honor those whose lives were lost…

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5 Dates for Golf Lovers Beyond the Course

You don’t need to be an avid golfer to get into the game with the golf lover in your life. There are a handful of unique places to play golf in Orlando, from driving ranges with interactive elements and swanky…

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7 New Orlando Restaurants You Must Try for Date Night this Summer

Looking for a new date night haunt? Over the past few months, dozens of new Orlando restaurants have opened their doors, several of which are perfect for date night. From romantic wine bars to a rooftop restaurant, here are our…

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Where to Watch Classic Movies on the Big Screen this Summer

Nothing says date night quite like the movies, especially when the movie in question is a classic. This summer, a host of Orlando venues are bringing classic movies–spanning the decades from the ‘30s to the ‘80s—back to the big screen….

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The Best Late Night Happy Hours in Orlando

It’s 10pm, date night is winding down and you’re hungry but definitely don’t want to put forth the effort cooking requires. Yet you want something tastier than a late night cheeseburger from a fast food drive through. Lucky for you…

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8 Things to do at Disney Without a Park Ticket by @livingbydisney

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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