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WINNERS: Readers’ Choice Picks in the 7th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards

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2,000 votes were calculated in this year’s Orlando Date Night Awards, which ran from March 7-15, 2018 and was sponsored by the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Readers selected from dozens of fabulous nominees for best date night picks, but only one can be crowned king in each category. The winner of the 2-night stay at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa is Linda Hayes. Congratulations!  ... Read More »

Weekly Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage

La Femme du Fromage grilled cheese happy hour every Friday from 4-8pm

Enjoy a $12 grilled cheese & beer flight every Friday from 4-8pm at La Femme du Fromage You’ve probably already discovered beer flights and wine flights, but what about grilled cheese flights? You can taste one for yourself every Friday from 4-8pm during the relatively new Grilled Cheese Happy Hour at La Femme du Fromage, an artisan cheese shop located ... Read More »

Oh My! This Dessert-Centric Restaurant has a Date Night Booth

Say the words “date night booth” and you’ve got the attention of the Orlando Date Night Guide team. We love sleuthing the city to find Orlando’s best romantic escapes. So, when we got wind that The Glass Knife was opening in Winter Park, and that it would feature not only oodles and doodles of chocolate but also a booth designed ... Read More »

Orlando’s Most Beautiful Places

Orlando's Most Beautiful Places

For those of us who spend too much time on I-4, it can be easy to forget that the City Beautiful is, in fact, quite beautiful. Look beyond the gridlock, skyscrapers and endless theme park parking lots and you’re bound to find wondrous, even awe-inspiring views and vistas to take your breath away in Orlando, Winter Park and beyond. Need ... Read More »

Introducing the New Date Night Guide Mobile App

We are so thrilled to announce today that the Date Night Guide App is here! After months of design and development, we’re finally ready to give you all the details. The FREE Date Night Guide App houses highly curated ideas, itineraries, and recommendations for couples plus the premium features offer access to even more! “We believe that couples are happier ... Read More »

Date Night at Topgolf Orlando

Topgolf Orlando opening Friday, October 20 for play, food, and fun There’s a new date night hotspot in town! After much anticipation, Topgolf Orlando will officially open its doors on Friday, October 20 at 9am. The sprawling 65,000 square foot facility includes dozens of hitting bays, an outfield with targets of various distances, a spacious bar, and a full food ... Read More »

Date Yourself First: 8 Solo Date Ideas in Orlando

Solo Date Ideas in Orlando - Date Yourself First!

Whether you’re in a committed relationship or single, there is never a wrong time to spend quality time alone. From Lake Nona to Winter Park, you are sure to find a place where you can treat yourself! So do just that with this list of dates to take yourself on in Orlando. 1. A Day on Park Avenue – Winter ... Read More »

Reader Tips: How to do the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Like a Pro

2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Now in its 22nd year, Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival has returned for 75 days of foodie fun from August 31 to November 13, 2017. This year, there are bites and beverages to savor from over 35 marketplaces located throughout the World Showcase. Whether this year will be your first visit or you’ve made the festival an annual tradition, there’s ... Read More »

13 Over the Top Orlando Desserts to Blow Your Mind on Date Night

Over the Top Orlando Desserts

Written by Erica Thomas The only thing that could sweeten a date with your honey more is to end it with a delectable dessert. These final course options are so spectacular they can make even the most simple date seem special and extraordinary. Splurge on one of these over-the-top desserts in Orlando and end your date on a sweet note. ... Read More »

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Actually Use with Day Passes

Orlando Resort Pools Locals Can Use - Four Seasons Orlando

The dog days of summer are here and things are really starting to heat up outside. While you may have access to a refreshing pool, sometimes it’s more fun to grab your honey and relax in the lap of luxury without spending a fortune. Believe it or not, there are several Orlando resorts with summer bucket-list worthy pools where locals are ... Read More »

Guide to Viewing Disney Fireworks Outside the Parks

Magic Kingdom Disney Fireworks

Here in Orlando, we have “The Most Magical Place on Earth” in our backyard. Walt Disney World is a magical place, and visiting such a place with our loved ones is all the more enchanting. Yet you don’t need to enter the theme parks to enjoy a memorable date with your honey. You can still make magical memories while enjoying a ... Read More »

How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

How to have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Looking for a date night experience that’s the perfect marriage of food and fun? Orlando’s delicious food truck scene has it all. Weekly and monthly meet-ups throughout Central Florida make for an easy breezy evening, and you’ll never have to argue over which restaurant to visit again. Briefly part ways to grab fare from your individual favorite trucks, and then ... Read More »

Introducing Tampa Date Night Guide

Big news!! Today we have officially expanded into the Tampa Bay area with the launch of Tampa Date Night Guide.  Designed to share ideas for events, dining and experiences in Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater, this new sister site to Orlando Date Night Guide will serve as an unparalleled resource for local couples as well as for Orlandoans looking for ... Read More »

Budget-Friendly Downtown Orlando Dates Under $30

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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 wine to sketch comedy shows to bingo, here are 15 date options under $30 for couples who want to spend ... Read More »

Florida Resident Deals: Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

Florida Resident Deals - Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

Updated March 2018 Living in Central Florida has so many perks. We have desired tourist attractions like Universal and Disney literally in our backyard, an endless list of palate-pleasing restaurants for foodies, remarkable beaches within a short drive, and beautiful weather throughout most of the year. We live where others vacation after all! To help locals take advantage of these ... Read More »

10 Best Restaurants in Orlando for Bottomless Mimosas

Bottomless Mimosas for brunch in Orlando

Brunch food and cocktails…you can’t have one without the other. Lucky for us, there’s no shortage of options for brunch in Orlando when it comes to seriously great food and drinks. However, not all brunch spots are created equal. The standard menu offerings work well in a pinch, but what constitutes a truly great brunch in our eyes is a ... Read More »

34 Ideas for a Perfect Date Night in Sanford

24 Ideas for a Perfect Date Night in Sanford

Discover dinner cruises, marshmallow workshops, horseback trail rides, craft beer tours, zip line adventures, and more. Here are 34 date night ideas to explore! Things to Do Take Sailing Lessons Learn to sail with the one you love! U-SAIL of Central Florida offers sailing lessons ranging from beginner to intermediate. 407-330-0633 Prices vary depending on class Hop on a Sanford Food Tour ... Read More »

We’ve Gone National! Introducing Date Night Guide

It’s been 10 years since Orlando Date Night Guide first began sharing date ideas with Orlando couples. Since then, we’ve grown to serve more than 50,000 unique monthly visitors and have shared thousands of date night ideas. It’s been incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our Orlando site grow. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past decade.  ... Read More »

8 Orlando Staycations with Date Night Perks

Orlando Staycations with Date Night Perks

Spa treatments and cabanas make for relaxing staycations. But, since your energy wasn’t zonked from travel, consider an energized Orlando staycation with these unforgettable date nights! Here are eight ideas… 1. Dive-In Movies at Four Seasons Orlando Every Saturday evening and select Thursdays throughout the year, Four Seasons guests can continue to float in the pool with an umbrella drink or cozy up ... Read More »

Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

Where to Take a Cooking Class in Orlando

A guide to the best places to take a cooking class in Orlando As Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” We couldn’t agree more, although people who love to cook are wonderful in our book too. Treating yourself to an indulgent meal at one of our local restaurants is a must, but ... Read More »