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Three Perfect Days in Daytona Beach

Three Perfect Days in Daytona Beach

If you ask someone what they know about Daytona Beach, chances are they will name one, if not all three, of the following things: the beach, motorcycles, and NASCAR. While each is integral to Daytona Beach’s identity, there is so much more to experience in this beach town. Take, for example, the healthy arts and music culture throughout the city, ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Dunedin

Three Perfect Days in Dunedin

Dunedin is home to Honeymoon Island, so it’s safe to say that this Florida beach town makes for a lovely couples getaway. Less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, this romantic destination is situated on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico between Palm Harbor and Clearwater. It was a decade after our honeymoon, but my husband and I recently headed ... Read More »

The Best Disney World Hotels for a Romantic Escape

Best Disney World Hotels for couples

Heading to Disney for a staycation isn’t just for families, despite the kid-centric stigma. There are more activities offered for adults than you may think. Try out a DIY Disney Monorail Pub Crawl for starters. While many may not consider Disney a romantic getaway, isn’t Disney actually all about romance?! Think of every classic princess and you’ll find her gallant ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in St. Pete

Three Perfect Days in St. Pete

Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg, nicknamed the Sunshine City, is an ideal destination for a short weekend getaway. Thought of by some as mainly a beach town, St. Pete provides visitors so much more. From the beach to the world-famous Dali Museum and watching your favorite musical act in concert at Jannus Live, to biking the Pinellas Trail ... Read More »

Glamping and Camping in Central Florida and Beyond

Glamping and Camping in Central Florida at Westgate River Ranch

Living in a locale with plenty of sunshine and desirable weather (almost) year-round provides ample opportunities to grab your sweetie, pack a few supplies, and head into the great outdoors for some quality time together. Camping is a favored nostalgic activity that has many advantages for you and your relationship. You can unplug and escape the daily grind and have ... Read More »

6 Date Night Must-Do’s in Mount Dora

Date Night Must-Do's in Mount Dora

By Margot Tejera I’ll admit, when I first heard of a place called Mount Dora, I immediately thought about rolling hills and snow-topped mountains (quite an imagination…). Instead, the small historic town of Mount Dora contains hidden local gems that make up its charming character, making it the perfect destination for a date and day trip getaway. Mount Dora offers ... Read More »

9 Hours in St. Augustine

9 Hours in St. Augustine Itinerary

A good day trip does wonders for refueling your life, whether it’s heading to one of the many beach towns nearby or traveling to the small shops and restaurants of nearby cities like Winter Garden and Deland. Traveling to St. Augustine will take you about 90 minutes in the car, and exploring The Nation’s Oldest City like a local while ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Asheville

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Written in collaboration with Asheville Date Night Guide’s Jen Brooks Tucked into the palm of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tiny town of Asheville, NC never ceases to amaze visitors looking for an action packed getaway in an unforgettable setting. From zip lining to hiking to white water rafting, Asheville’s adventure offerings are as seemingly endless as its options for ... Read More »

Food & Wine Weekends are Back at Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Waldorf Astoria

A staycation never looked so delicious than during Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. From September 8 through November 12, 2017, this 7th annual culinary fete turns a weekend getaway into a gastronomical adventure thanks to a slew of food-centric events, experiences, and offerings. Developed for foodies, the program for Food & Wine ... Read More »

Staycation: Spend the Night in a Romantic Yurt in Geneva

The Yurt at Danville in Geneva, FL

Orlando is home to incredible sprawling resorts where lazy rivers, luxurious spas, and award-winning restaurants are all part of the five-star experience. Sure, any one of them is more than suitable for a weekend staycation, but there’s another option for couples who thirst for a more off the beaten path experience. Part of the Danville Bed & Breakfast in Geneva, ... Read More »

40 Reasons to Plan a Tampa Date Night

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Since starting Tampa Date Night Guide in May, we have been blown away by how many fun things there are to do in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa not only has the beaches and the bay (which means loads of exciting water-based activities) but you’ll also find a thriving restaurant and art scene. There are so many romantic experiences, venues ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Tallahassee

Three Perfect Days in Tallahassee

Despite its designation as Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee may be the last place on your mind when you envision a weekend getaway. Yet this vibrant city is merely waiting for curious travelers to arrive and unravel its web of surprises. Where you expect a skyline teeming with high-rises, there’s quaint Southern charm and canopy lined roadways. City streets wrap around ... Read More »

The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway

Win one of 12 two-night staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular summertime rates, these sprawling properties provide the perfect elements of a getaway for two. We’ve gathered all the details for a ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Three Perfect Days in Jensen Beach

Looking for a nearby, relaxing couple’s getaway? Discover Jensen Beach, a small beach town inclusive of Hutchinson Island, a barrier island that continues into Fort Pierce. Jensen Beach and Stuart, its neighboring town to the south, offer two coastlines to explore: the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. Water…check! Sand…check! Fun activities…check! Here’s a getaway game plan: STAY Try to ... Read More »

Where to Experience a Farm Stay Near Orlando

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Beach getaways, Disney staycations, spa retreats and adventure-filled exploits are all possible for those planning a Florida vacation. But for those seeking a more pastoral respite, a farm stay might just be the perfect plan. Florida might not have the number of farm stays that you’d find in places like North Carolina or Vermont, but we’ve got a handful worth ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days on Elbow Cay

Three Perfect Days in Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Colorful homes, friendly locals, fresh conch, and vibrant turquoise waters are hallmarks of the Bahamas travel experience, often marveled at alongside a horde of other travelers arriving by cruise ship or major airline to the well-worn destinations. But dive a little deeper and you’ll discover a quieter Caribbean escape in Elbow Cay. Part of a 120-mile-long chain of islands known ... Read More »

Three Ways to do a Downtown Orlando Weekend Staycation

75 Free Things to Do in Orlando

Orlando is constantly thrumming with events, new restaurant openings, culture, and adventure. So instead of focusing on getting away, why not take advantage of all the great reasons to stay? Booking a local hotel, even just for the night, is a great way to shift your mindset into vacation mode without leaving town. Make your next vacation a staycation with our themed ... Read More »

Three Perfect Days on Longboat Key

Three Perfect Days on Longboat Key

Despite close proximity to nearby beach vacation hotspots like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key has a distinct island vibe of its own. The pace is a bit slower, the people linger longer, and the food is spectacular on this 11-mile slice of paradise. STAY Longboat Key is wildly popular with long-term vacationers (especially in the winter months), ... Read More »