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Our Epic Winter Park Village Date Night: A Couple at Large Review

Last month, Rebecca Gonzalez and her date were the lucky winners of an epic $700 Winter Park Village Date Night. Their only task? To snap some photos of their date night and report back to us with a recap of…

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Do Good Date Night: September 15 (rescheduled to Sept. 22)

Do Good Date Night returns on Friday, September 15th with another opportunity for couples to enjoy a fun date night out while making a difference in our community. UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irma, we have rescheduled to Friday, September 22, 2017.  We’re…

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Our Winter Park Village Date Night: A Couple at Large Review

Remember last month when Lisa Ngai and her boyfriend Scott won our epic giveaway for a $1,000 Winter Park Village Date Night? The duo became the Couple at Large and have returned to Orlando Date Night Guide to share all the…

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Ring in 2017 at Streamsong Resort

Streamsong Resort, located just 90 minutes southwest of Orlando, invites couples itching for an easy getaway to toast to 2016 and welcome 2017 at its New Year’s Eve Celebration this December 31. Far from the distraction and chaos of theme…

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Photo Recap: Couples Road Trip to Streamsong Resort

15 Orlando couples gathered at Streamsong Resort this past Saturday to enjoy a romantic getaway in an unparalleled setting during our fall Couples Road Trip. Over the course of our two-day getaway, we explored this spectacular 228-room property located amidst 16,000 private acres…

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Kristen Manieri Voted Orlando’s Best Local Blogger

It’s official. The votes are in and the top ranking in the Best Local Blogger category in Orlando Magazine’s Best of Orlando 2016 goes to little ol’ me… Kristen Manieri, Orlando Date Night Guide’s founder and editor. This annual reader’s…

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Fans of Orlando Date Night Guide: Please Vote!

The polls for the Best of Orlando 2016 are now open! The nominees are in and the final round of voting is here. From now until Wednesday, August 10, you can cast your vote for what you think makes Orlando so…

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8 Mouthwatering Photos from the New El Meson Sandwiches

Sandwich lovers rejoice! Get your fix at the new El Meson Sandwiches, now with locations in Kissimmee. Hailing from Puerto Rico with humble beginnings as a family-owned quick-serve with more than 40 years in the business, El Meson made its…

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A Winter Park Village Date Night: A Couple at Large Review

By Shannon Stull Carrus A funny thing happened to me last Thursday. After a particularly rough week, I was up late in a futile attempt to postpone the coming work day. As I was mindlessly scrolling through my social feeds,…

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Valentine’s Weekend at Grande Lakes Orlando

Indulge in the ultimate Valentine’s Weekend at Grande Lakes Resort. Set on over 500 acres and home to The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando, this unparalleled Orlando area resort has everything you could possibly wish for in an unforgettable…

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Photo Recap: The Couples Road Trip to Streamsong Resort

On May 2, we traveled with 10 other couples to Streamsong Resort, a 228-room luxury destination 90 minutes south of Orlando. Home to a spectacular grotto-style spa, three pristine lakes offering guided bass fishing, two spectacular golf courses, a cabana-lined outdoor…

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The 4th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards: VOTE NOW

**VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK OUT WHO WON HERE!!** Time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, these awards are your chance to have your say in our area’s most romantic places and experiences. Voting…

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The Weekend Top 10… Date Night Picks for July 11-13

Chris Tucker (stand-up) Friday, July 11, 7pm Hard Rock Live $75 Wine Down Fridays Friday, July 11, 7-10pm Quantum Leap Winery Free admission Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life Friday, July 11, 7pm (trivia with prizes starts at 6:30pm) Summer Movie…

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Great Dates Orlando is now the Orlando Date Night Guide

I’m so thrilled to announce that Great Dates Orlando has officially become the Orlando Date Night Guide. A new look, a new logo and a new layout have ushered in a new era and while many things have changed, one…

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The $22 Early Bird Special at Stonewood

If you’re game for an early(ish) date night, consider checking out Stonewood’s new Early Bird Special Prix Fixe Menu, which runs every day from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm! For $22 per person, you’ll get your choice of house salad, Caesar salad or a…

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10 Date Night Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Bobcats Friday, March 28, 7 p.m. Amway Center Various prices Big Bang Boom Cabaret: The Beatles  Friday, March 28, 10 p.m. The Venue $18 ($16 in advance) New Smyrna Balloon and Sky Fest  March 28-30 New…

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress’ Anniversary Weekend Celebration

The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and to kick things off the 1,500-acre resort has planned a bevy of festivities during the 30th Anniversary Weekend, January 31 – February 2, 2014. To begin with,…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is now less than a week away so if you’re still looking for something for your sweetheart, consider a gift certificate that’s perfect for a future date night. Or maybe add these to your wish list… with babysitting included…

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Gift Idea: A Year of Date Nights

Psst… guys! I have the answer to your “what on earth am I going to get her for Christmas” dilemma! It’s a Year of Date Nights! Can you imagine anything melting her heart more than 12 thoughtfully crafted date nights…

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Introducing the Orlando Date Night Jar

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve created the ORLANDO DATE NIGHT JAR, the perfect gift idea for that special someone in your life or the couple on your gift list that already has everything! This made-to-order gem comes packed…

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10 Date Night Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

Nightmare Before Christmas – Light Up UCF Friday, November 22, 7 p.m. and November 22, 9:30 p.m. CFE Arena, University of Central Florida Free Festival of the Seasons Through Dec. 29 Downtown Disney Free Sanford Art Walk Stroll Friday, November 22,…

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500th Post Giveaway

WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED! See below. Announncing my BIGGEST CONTEST EVER! 5 amazing prizes! 5 lucky couples! It’s been six years since I launched Great Dates Orlando, the area’s only date night idea hub for local and visiting couples. Over…

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10 Date Night Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

Culture Pop: Clothesline Show  Friday, November 8, 7-11 p.m. Art & History Museums – Maitland $5 Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics Friday, November 8, 7 p.m., January 19, 6 p.m. Amway Center Various prices Food Truck Bazaar  Friday, November 8,…

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10 Date Night Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Friday, October 11, 7pm Amway Center Various prices Food Truck Throwdown: Miami vs. Tampa vs. Orlando Friday, October 11, 5-9 pm Celebration Community Center Free The Rocky Horror Picture Show October 11-12, October 25-26, November 8-9,…

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10 Date Nights Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando will host the inaugural Jake’s Beer Fest on Friday, October 4th Winter Garden Music Fest October 4-6 Historic Downtown Winter Garden Free Art Under the Stars: The 37th Maitland Rotary Art Festival October…

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10 Date Night Ideas for This Weekend in Orlando

13th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival September 27-29 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach Free-$25 Wreckers Beer Pairing Dinner Gaylord Palms Resort Friday, September 27, 7-9pm A six-course food and beer experience, featuring cuisine from local farms and ranches paired…

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Win a Date Night at B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club

WINNER: Cassie Ahrens! Each month, Great Dates Orlando sends a different couple on an awesome date night. The pair becomes the “Couple at Large” and are charged with reporting back to readers the details of their night. This month, one lucky couple…

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12 Date Night Events for This Weekend

Date Night at Leu Gardens To Have and Have Not Friday, September 6, 6 p.m. Harry P. Leu Gardens Address $5 Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll Friday, September 6, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Baldwin Park’s New…

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Savings on a September Staycation with Magical Nights Hotel Packages

Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns this September with 30 days of savings in the form of fabulous prix fixe menus at more than 60 area restaurants. Here’s a list of participating restaurants and the menus they have created to showcase…

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Summer Nights at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Every Friday from now through August 31st, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Winter Park is featuring a Summer Nights “Wine & Cocktails” event ideal for date night. Scheduled from 5:30pm – 7pm, this culinary shindig gives guests the chance to try…

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A Few Date Night Happenings

Here are a few fun things that flew across my radar recently: Wine & Cheese Pairing Class with Tonda La Femme Du Fromage Wednesday, July 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm OLV Wine Bar and Cafe 25 W. Crystal Lake St. Orlando,…

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