Author: Stephanie Patterson

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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7 Orlando Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Ideas by @theorlandoduo

Recently engaged and starting the party planning process? We checked in with local married couple Jessica & Tyler of @theorlandoduo for their top Orlando bachelor and bachelorette party ideas.  As we’re both big theme park fans, we knew we wanted to…

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Eater Miami’s Guide to Orlando’s Hottest Restaurants

Foodies, listen up: Eater Miami recently made a heatmap for Orlando’s dining scene! The map features picks for the 13 hottest restaurants in Orlando right now from Faiyaz Kara of Orlando Weekly (one of our favorite local food writers). The…

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The Best of Instagram: Our 25 Most Popular Photos of 2018

Instagram is undoubtedly our favorite social media platform. (Follow us @orlandodatenightguide!) This year, we shared hundreds of photos and date night ideas plus a few epic giveaways for couples. To showcase the best of what we shared this year, we…

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A Romantic Gourmet Picnic for Two…No Set Up Required

In the cooler winter and spring months, it doesn’t get much more romantic than an upscale picnic in the park. Cheese and charcuterie, a cozy blanket, and a beautiful setting make for a memorable date night. Which is why we’re…

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New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2019

Are you ready to wave goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019? New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and there are TONS of ways to ring in the New Year. From bar parties to hotel happenings, dinners and…

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12 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Winter Garden

Winter Garden is a romantic date night destination any time of year. But it’s especially charming during the holidays when the city is aglow with twinkling lights and ripe with holiday festivities for celebrating the season. From embarking on a…

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9 Awesome Orlando Restaurants Opening this Fall and Winter

A new year is about to begin and with it comes a fresh bunch of new Orlando restaurants to try for date night. From a food truck park to a carnivore’s paradise and a cozy wine bar to a new…

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Glow in the Dark Kayaking Tours Announced in Winter Park

From paddling with manatees to navigating through water set aglow by bright bioluminescent organisms, there’s no shortage of cool kayaking experiences to be had in Central Florida. Now there’s one more incredible experience to add to your kayaking bucket list:…

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New Year’s Eve 2019 Event Preview

Already envisioning how you plan to ring in 2019 with your love? New Year’s Eve is just over a month away but already the party plans and celebrations are being announced. Here’s a little preview of some of our favorite…

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Brunch Buzz: Bulla Gastrobar

The first time I dined at Bulla, with a steady stream of tapas arriving at the table to be shared amongst new friends, I was hooked. It’s since become one of my go-to destinations for everything from weeknight book club…

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Pulptown’s Guide to a Downtown DeLand Day Trip

Admittedly, we’re kind of obsessed with Pulptown, a new 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…

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Central Florida Wine Walks to Sip and Savor

Whether you’re a novice or budding sommelier, these Central Florida wine walks provide an opportunity to expand your palate and increase your knowledge of vino, often while perusing goods from local businesses and artists. Sip and stroll all over town…

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5 Out of the Ordinary Things to do in Orlando Before You Die

Locals know there’s so much more to do in Orlando beyond the theme parks. But even if you’ve lived in Orlando for years, there are likely dozens of experiences you haven’t had, restaurants you haven’t dined at and quirky attractions…

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8 Ideas for a Crystal River Date Day

Located just an hour and a half west of Orlando, Crystal River is best known for the hordes of manatees that flock to the spring-fed waters of Kings Bay each winter. Thanks to stable year-round temperatures between 72-75 degrees, springs…

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The Best Orlando Main Street Districts for Date Night

The Orlando Main Streets Program was developed in 2008 as a way to strengthen Orlando neighborhoods as part of the Main Street America movement. Today, there are 10 Orlando Main Street Districts, each with their own signature flair and walkable…

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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

Updated May 2019 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…

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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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