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25 Free and Festive Holiday Date Night Ideas in Orlando

There is no question that the holidays are officially upon us, which for most us means we’ll be spending a lot of time with family and a lot of money on gifts and entertaining. Setting aside a few nights to…

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Garden Theatre Revives Holiday Movie Series

Beginning Tuesday, December 9, the Garden Theatre in downtown Winter Garden will screen a mini series of feel-good, holiday films… all different renditions of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. General admission tickets are just $7 each and 2014 Summer Movie Passholders receive…

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Hiking and Tubing Kelly Park

You might think that spring and summer are the only good seasons for tubing Kelly Park, but after a recent visit in late October, I’d disagree. Home of Rock Springs, a natural spring with 26,000 gallons of fresh water pumped out…

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Thornton Park District Launches Night Market

This month the Thornton Park District launched a weekly farmer’s market, which now takes place every Wednesday evening from 5pm to 9pm on S. Osceola Avenue by Lake Eola Park (across the street from Eola Wine Co.). Each week, about a…

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Free First Mondays at Leu Gardens

UPDATE: Free Admission days are not offered in February, March or April 2016 Arguably one of the most under-utilized local gems, Harry P. Leu Gardens is a 50-acre botanical haven just north of downtown Orlando and just a stone’s throw…

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A Guide to Fall’s Outdoor Movies in Orlando

Movies under the stars are such a fun date night activity, and lucky for Orlando locals, we have no shortage of options. Yes there are a ton of family-friendly flicks (which can actually be a lot of fun if you’re…

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$3 Movies at AMC All Summer

Your admission ticket is just $3 Monday-Wednesday at 9:30 pm all summer long at participating AMC theaters. Better yet, 100% of proceeds go to charity. Participating theaters in the Orlando area are: AMC Downtown Disney 24 Universal Complex 20 AMC…

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Six $30 Date Night Itineraries in Orlando

$30 is all you need for a fabulous date night out. Don’t believe me? Check out these four itineraries sure to make your next date night a fun AND affordable venture: Audubon Park Sandwiches at Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux ($14 +…

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8 Free Things + 7 July 4th Celebrations for this Long Weekend

Celebrate this long weekend with some festive fun and shoestring quality time. Here are several options to consider… Bike the West Orange Trail from Killarney Station, which provides a 22-mile trail from Old State Road 50 into Apopka. Visit TrailLink…

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$5 Summer Movie Series Kicks off July 3 at Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre’s annual Summer Movie Series returns again with a stellar line-up of iconic films and cult classics shown Thursdays and Fridays until August 22. General admission tickets for these flicks are just $5 + a $1.50 service fee…

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Maitland Art Center Kicks Off Summer Concert Series May 9

Art & History Museums Maitland is kicking off the summer with its annual Summer Concert Series. The series takes place on the second Friday of each month from May through September. This is the perfect way to enjoy a summer…

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Relax at Winter Park Beach

We’re blessed with a close proximity to great beaches. For most Orlando residents, the drive to New Smyrna, Cocoa, or even the Gulf of Mexico can take less than an hour. But there are days that even that short haul feels like…

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MOVIEOLA at Lake Eola Park

Starting this month, the City of Orlando will host a free outdoor movie series in Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando on the last Friday of every month through August.  While films are designed to be “family friendly,” these alfresco flicks…

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$30 Date Night: Best Mini Putt Spots

Researchers seem to agree that the couple that plays together stays together. It’s true that laughing and letting loose a little seems to revive the playful parts of our relationship. So, next time you’re planning your couple time, consider a…

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Free First Mondays at Leu Gardens

UPDATE: Free Admission days are not offered in February, March or April 2016 Arguably one of the most under-utilized local gems, Harry P. Leu Gardens is a 50-acre botanical haven just north of downtown Orlando and just a stone’s throw…

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A Guide to Fall’s Outdoor Movies in Orlando

Movies under the stars are such a fun date night activity, and lucky for Orlando locals, we have no shortage of options. Yes there are a ton of family-friendly flicks (which can actually be a lot of fun if you’re…

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$3 Movies at AMC All Summer

Your admission ticket is just $3 Monday-Wednesday at 9:30 pm all summer long at participating AMC theaters. Better yet, 100% of proceeds go to charity. Participating theaters in the Orlando area are: AMC Downtown Disney 24 Universal Complex 20 AMC…

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Six $30 Date Night Itineraries in Orlando

$30 is all you need for a fabulous date night out. Don’t believe me? Check out these four itineraries sure to make your next date night a fun AND affordable venture: Audubon Park Sandwiches at Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux ($14 +…

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8 Free Things + 7 July 4th Celebrations for this Long Weekend

Celebrate this long weekend with some festive fun and shoestring quality time. Here are several options to consider… Bike the West Orange Trail from Killarney Station, which provides a 22-mile trail from Old State Road 50 into Apopka. Visit TrailLink…

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$5 Summer Movie Series Kicks off July 3 at Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre’s annual Summer Movie Series returns again with a stellar line-up of iconic films and cult classics shown Thursdays and Fridays until August 22. General admission tickets for these flicks are just $5 + a $1.50 service fee…

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Maitland Art Center Kicks Off Summer Concert Series May 9

Art & History Museums Maitland is kicking off the summer with its annual Summer Concert Series. The series takes place on the second Friday of each month from May through September. This is the perfect way to enjoy a summer…

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Relax at Winter Park Beach

We’re blessed with a close proximity to great beaches. For most Orlando residents, the drive to New Smyrna, Cocoa, or even the Gulf of Mexico can take less than an hour. But there are days that even that short haul feels like…

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8 Free Things + 7 July 4th Celebrations for this Long Weekend

Celebrate this long weekend with some festive fun and shoestring quality time. Here are several options to consider… Bike the West Orange Trail from Killarney Station, which provides a 22-mile trail from Old State Road 50 into Apopka. Visit TrailLink…

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$5 Summer Movie Series Kicks off July 3 at Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre’s annual Summer Movie Series returns again with a stellar line-up of iconic films and cult classics shown Thursdays and Fridays until August 22. General admission tickets for these flicks are just $5 + a $1.50 service fee…

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Maitland Art Center Kicks Off Summer Concert Series May 9

Art & History Museums Maitland is kicking off the summer with its annual Summer Concert Series. The series takes place on the second Friday of each month from May through September. This is the perfect way to enjoy a summer…

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Relax at Winter Park Beach

We’re blessed with a close proximity to great beaches. For most Orlando residents, the drive to New Smyrna, Cocoa, or even the Gulf of Mexico can take less than an hour. But there are days that even that short haul feels like…

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MOVIEOLA at Lake Eola Park

Starting this month, the City of Orlando will host a free outdoor movie series in Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando on the last Friday of every month through August.  While films are designed to be “family friendly,” these alfresco flicks…

Read more Read more - MOVIEOLA at Lake Eola Park

$30 Date Night: Best Mini Putt Spots

Researchers seem to agree that the couple that plays together stays together. It’s true that laughing and letting loose a little seems to revive the playful parts of our relationship. So, next time you’re planning your couple time, consider a…

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3 Orlando Date Night Itineraries on $30 or Less

Don’t let a lack of funds cramp your date night plans. Check out these shoestring itineraries that will only cost you $30, maybe even a little less. Altamonte Springs Movie at the Altamonte Picture Show ($1.75 x 2 for tickets…

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Hiking Lake Lotus Park

Marc and I were blown away by a recent visit to Lake Lotus Park, arguably one of Altamonte Springs’ best-kept secrets. We had no idea that such a tranquil and meticulously maintained lakeside hiking trail existed just a few miles…

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Orlando Magic Launches Friday Night Magic Promo

Hey Magic fans, check out this date night idea: Throughout the entire regular season, the Orlando Magic is featuring a new promo dubbed “Friday Night Magic,” which gives guests two fun game package options. Option One: Concessions Dinner and Game…

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