Author: Stephanie Patterson

Day Trip: Rainbow River Tubing at KP Hole

Ready to escape from normal life, if only for the day? You don’t have to travel far. Central Florida is a natural playground for water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and my personal favorite: tubing. From Orlando, tubing at Kelly…

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Shop Local + Live Music at Winter Garden Summer Sidewalk Sale June 8

SPONSORED – Support local businesses and enjoy free live music while strolling the streets of Winter Garden’s picturesque downtown during the upcoming Summer Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2019. From 11am-7pm, Downtown Winter Garden will be transformed into a…

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24 Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando: Spring and Summer 2019

Daytime temperatures are heating up as summer makes a fast approach. But when the sun goes down and the stars come out, outdoor movies make for enjoyable spring and summetime dates. Below, we’ve rounded up the best outdoor flicks being…

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Florida Artists + Local Eats at the Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize Preview Party May 31

SPONSORED – An annual highlight of Orlando’s art scene, the Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is an exciting exhibition featuring the work of 10 significant Florida artists. Art lovers won’t want to miss the celebratory Exhibition…

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An Electric Bike Taco Tour of Orlando

Do you religiously celebrate Taco Tuesday and have an affinity for exploring Orlando’s natural side via bike? Meet your dream date: an electric bike taco tour of Orlando. Bike Cubed, a new bicycle tour company in Orlando, has fused biking…

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Orlando Fringe is Back May 14 – 27! Best Shows for Couples + Festival Tips

It’s back!! Celebrate the wild, wacky and wonderful at Orlando Fringe, taking place at Loch Haven Park from May 14 – 27, 2019. If you’ve never been, the multi-day festival is an uncensored, unjuried, accessible and inclusive festival comprised of…

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7 New Orlando Restaurants to Discover this Spring and Summer

Written by Stephanie Patterson and Kristen Manieri A shipping container food truck park, Italian-inspired concepts, and tacos…oh my! Orlando’s food scene continues to surprise (and cause my waistline to expand in the name of research) with creative concepts and high-quality…

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Double Date: Nona Adventure Park + Lake Nona Food Crawl

Itinerary: Get in touch with your inner kid at Nona Adventure Park followed by a Lake Nona food crawl Lake Nona has got it going on for date night. New restaurants are constantly on the horizon, adding to the area’s…

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$5 Food and Drink Specials During Reyes Mezcaleria’s Two Year Anniversary: April 30 – May 4

Budget-friendly date night alert! Reyes Mezcaleria is celebrating their two-year anniversary and Cinco de Mayo with $5 food and drink specials from April 30 to May 4, 2019. Each day features a different drink and menu item for $5 each,…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: STK Orlando

Budget friendly and Disney Springs may not seem to be a likely pair. But with a little research and planning, there are a surprising amount of inexpensive activities to enjoy alongside affordable eats. While happy hour deals are a bit…

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Pizza + Wine Deals for $40 or Less

Pizza isn’t just for casual nights at home spent snuggled up on the couch binging on the newest Netflix series. Trade in your sweatpants, beer, and takeout pizza for a night out at one of our local restaurants or pizzerias….

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Book Your Spot for Our Epic Weekend Scavenger Hunt Experience at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

We’re putting our own twist on the traditional staycation with an action-packed couples’ weekend at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress May 17-19, 2019! SOLD OUT – fill out the form below to join the waitlist We’re inviting 15 couples to join…

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Science of Wine Returns to Orlando Science Center April 27

SPONSORED – Unleash your inner scientist as you expand your palate–and your mind–at the 9th Annual Science of Wine presented by Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits! Held on April 27, 2019 at Orlando Science Center, this unique wine tasting event…

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Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presenting ‘Star Wars and More’ Concert April 13

Concert spectacular to feature the music of star wars, jaws, harry potter and more SPONSORED – Love music and movies? The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will highlight the legendary scores that make movies come to life with Star Wars and More:…

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Awesome Places to Host Your Book Club in Orlando

For a book lover, finding the right book club is akin to finding the right hairdresser. It just has to click. And when the stars align and you find the right one, you’ve suddenly got a tribe of like-minded people…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: The Melting Pot Orlando

Gooey cheese and decadent chocolate are the stuff of my date night dreams. And nobody combines them better than The Melting Pot Orlando. Maybe it’s the moody lighting, maybe it’s just all that chocolate, but dining here always feels like…

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Our Favorite Romantic Weekend Getaways from Orlando

What’s more blissful than a weekend away full of quality time with your other half? Living in Central Florida means being surrounded by stunning beaches and hip cities in all directions. And with many locales just a few hours’ drive…

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WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 8th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

The votes are now in for this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 4-15, 2019 and was sponsored by Beth Hobart, Mainframe Real Estate (bethsellsflorida.com). Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only…

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7 Ideas for Date Night in Hannibal Square

Written by Stephanie Patterson and Jeanne Amend Just minutes from Winter Park’s famed Park Avenue, Hannibal Square boasts many of the same charms in a more compact form with a quieter atmosphere. Romantic restaurants line the brick streets, boutiques and…

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Happy Hour Test Drive: Menagerie Eatery and Bar

A multitude of high-quality restaurants, fun monthly events, and proximity to Lake Eola Park make Thornton Park a no-brainer for date night. But if you’re on a budget, happy hour is an affordable alternative to a fancy dinner. And at…

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Where to do Goat Yoga in Central Florida

It’s Saturday morning and you’re adding a touch of zen to your routine, flowing through a peaceful outdoor yoga class. Feeling tranquil in tabletop pose, you suddenly feel a jolt as four little hooves take up residence on your back….

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Sunday Funday: Liquid Pool Parties at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

Ready to up your Sunday Funday game? Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is introducing a monthly adults-only Liquid pool party series beginning Sunday, March 3, 2019. Held on the first Sunday of every month from 12-4pm, Liquid takes place at…

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What’s New on Park Avenue

Looking for new date night ideas you can enjoy on and around Park Avenue? We’ve got eight! This walkable and refined stretch of Winter Park has it all for lovebirds: brick-lined streets, romantic restaurants with outdoor patios, unique experiences, museums,…

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Adults-Only Comedy Night at Central Florida Zoo with SAK Comedy Lab Feb 21

Ready to explore the zoo without the kiddos? Central Florida Zoo recently announced a hilarious new event to their lineup of adults-only events. Held on February 21, 2019 at 5:30pm, Zoolarious is a one-night only comedy event including exclusive zoo…

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Brunch Buzz: Yard House

International Drive may be primarily a tourist destination, but time and again I’m drawn back as a local. It’s a destination that works for any occasion, just as optimal for entertaining out of town guests as it is for girls’…

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Sanfording: Ideas for a Romantic Date in Sanford with your Valentine

Whisk your date away to a new locale this Valentine’s Day. From sightseeing and food tours to lakefront views and some of Central Florida’s coolest bars, restaurants and breweries, Historic Downtown Sanford has quickly become a hot spot for couples.   …

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10 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden

From a romantic and free outdoor concert to a specialty food tour and several artsy couples’ workshops, here’s the best of what’s happening for Valentine’s Day in Winter Garden.   – SPONSORED – We’ve been longtime fans of Winter Garden…

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Valentine’s Day in Orlando 2019

It’s almost time to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year! Have you started planning yet? If not, look no further than our official guide to things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando 2019. There’s something for every…

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Andrea Bocelli Valentine’s Concert at Amway Center Feb 13

SPONSORED — Love is sure to be in the air ahead of Valentine’s Day this year! In celebration of the holiday, beloved Italian singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli commemorates his return to Orlando with a romantic, one-night only concert on Wednesday, February…

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New Year, No Diet: “No Resolutions” Dinners at Plant Street Market this Month

Dieting and exercising more reign supreme as some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But Winter Garden Food Tours is offering up a tasty alternative: a series of three over-the-top “No Resolutions” dinners at Plant Street Market this January….

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Pulptown’s Only in Orlando 2019 Bucket List

Admittedly, we’re kind of obsessed with Pulptown, a daily email newsletter that’s dedicated to keeping you in the loop about all things Orlando. It covers everything from history tidbits to day trip itineraries and weekly events, plus the latest Orlando…

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