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Artsy Date Night: 1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art announces themes for the 2018/19 1st Thursdays Season   Hailed as “Orlando’s Original Art Party,” the monthly 1st Thursdays art party at the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is the best way to get familiar with…

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Visit Florida Ruins on a Historic Date Day Trip

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…

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35 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Summer

Summer is here and there are way more free things to do in Orlando than you could have ever imagined! From watching movies at Lake Eola, to visiting the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, to a fun monthly street party in…

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Where to Watch Free Outdoor Movies in Orlando This Summer

Nothing says summer quite like a warm Central Florida evening spent in one of our beautiful parks watching an outdoor movie. This summer, the schedule is packed with loads of cheap and free outdoor movies in Orlando. Change up your…

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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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Where to Enjoy Blueberries in Orlando this Spring

Updated March 2018 As we wave goodbye to strawberries, it’s time to make way for another favorite berry: blueberries! From April until June, it’s officially high time for enjoying blueberries in Orlando. Beginning in April, festivals celebrating the bite-sized superfood…

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A Week of Wallet-Friendly Dates in Audubon Park

One of only three 2016 Great American Main Street Winners, Audubon Park brings a small town feel to Orlando. The sense of community, local business support, and cross promotion is one of the strongest in Orlando, and also the reason…

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Under $25 Eats for Two Around Orlando

Orlandoans are pretty spoiled when it comes to dining options. We are lucky to have an abundance of quality, local establishments in every genre and varying price points. Finding delicious local spots to have a date night meal and dessert…

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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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Strawberries in Orlando: Events, U-Pick, and Desserts

Updated January 2018 Strawberry season is in full swing, and you don’t have to travel far from Orlando (or travel at all) in order to celebrate the sweet red berry. Taste your way through our ultimate guide to strawberries in…

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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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28 Days of Love 2017

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Wednesday, February 1, we’ll announce…

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25 Winter Park Dates Under $50

Money is a recurring issue for couples when it comes to planning a regular date night, but a night out doesn’t have to cost a significant amount in order to be enjoyable. There are plenty of activities and restaurants to discover as…

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35 Low-Budget Date Ideas for 2017

Discover Orlando through date nights without breaking the bank. The City Beautiful boasts plenty of free and/or cheap options for lovers on a budget. Our 2017 low-budget bucket list will ensure priceless date adventures! So, make 2017 the year to…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

UPDATED for 2018 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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Giveaway: 12 Days of Giving

‘Tis the season to be giving so we thought we’d get in on the action and help you with your holiday gift list at the same time. From Friday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 we’re giving away a…

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$10 Star-Studded Evenings Thru February 24, 2018 at Orlando Science Center

Updated November 2017 The Orlando Science Center recently announced the return of Star-Studded Evenings, a program inviting Orlando locals to enjoy the Crosby Observatory and Digital Adventure Theater every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm – 9pm for only $10. STARGAZING…

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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 2018 here. Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night…

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Winter Park Village Launches Free Thursday Music Series

Beginning October 13 through December 22, 2016, Winter Park Village will be hosting a weekly free music series designed to be the perfect pairing to your date night out. Held every Thursday from 6pm – 9pm, each event in the…

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25 Fun & Free Date Night Ideas in Orlando This Fall

Can you feel it? Fall is slowly creeping into Orlando, one cooler day at a time. Soon we’ll all be reminded of all the things that make living in Central Florida so great: perfect temperatures, chilly nights and an endless…

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Budget-Friendly Date Nights at Cranes Roost Park

After being closed for improvements for what felt like for-ev-er, Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte finally reopened earlier this summer. Located in the heart of Altamonte Springs and surrounding Cranes Roost Lake, this 45-acre park features a European-style plaza with a choreographed fountain…

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Internationally Renowned Speakers Head to 2016/17 Winter Park Institute

Tickets to Winter Park Institute, an annual speaker series, are $15! Some events are FREE! The Winter Park Institute at Rollins College has hosted dozens of public lectures, readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews and special-interest sessions since it launched in 2008….

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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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$6 Movies During Winter Garden Summer Movie Series

The Summer Movie Series at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden returns this month with a series of cult films revived for your viewing pleasure. Beginning June 16 through August 12, 2016, the Garden Theater will host Vintage Favorites on Thursdays…

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A Guide to Orlando Farmers Markets

Looking for a budget-friendly and easy date day idea? Pay a visit to an Orlando farmers market. We have a dozen located around the city and in nearby suburbs, each offering a huge assortment of produce, local meats, artisan products and eat-on-the-fly nosh. Winter…

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14 Outdoor Movies in Orlando This Spring

It’s finally springtime in Orlando. The temperatures are warm and there’s a nice, cool breeze in the air: perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities like starlit movie screenings! There are plenty of outdoor movies in Orlando. Here are a few upcoming movies to…

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MoviEola Returns to Lake Eola Park

Beginning on Friday, April 29, and continuing on the last Friday of every month through August, MoviEola will feature a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. The event, which is held on Lake Eola’sEast Lawn, will start at 6pm with lawn games,…

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Free Outdoor Concerts and Food Trucks at Dr. Phillips Center

Beginning April 9, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will present three concerts outside on the Seneff Arts Plaza. Accommodating up to 3,000 guests per event, this FREE Florida Blue Concert Series will take place on select Saturdays at 5pm this spring. In…

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$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of…

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Strawberry Picking Near Orlando

Strawberry season, which runs from mid-December until mid-April (at the latest), is well under way in Central Florida. There are a handful of farms in the area that offer u-pick, but our favorite has always been Oak Haven Farms &…

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