From Classic to Creative: 10 Dates to Dazzle in Orlando



Romance. Sure, we all want it. But we all have our own ideas about what it is. And sometimes even that varies depending on the weather, our moods, even our diets...! No matter your preference, or that of the person to whom you are pitching woo, Orlando, the City Beautiful, is rife with options for making fireworks. Or seeing them, as a matter of fact. Walt Disney World Resort offers nightly shows. Whether you want to see them amid the crowd on Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A. or while dining somewhere at EPCOT – or even from the deck of a luxurious Disney yacht in the Seven Seas Lagoon – they are sure to issue oohs and aahs from your loved one. Interested in something just a tad less wholesome? The Ladies of the Peek-A-Boo will fit that bill nicely. While nature lovers will delight not only in all the outdoorsy options Orlando has to offer (a full-moon paddle in Winter Park, perhaps?), foodies will love one that involves cooking. And at Truffles & Trifles they do it with wine. As the saying goes, sometimes they even put it in the food. Wanna find out if you and your date mix well? Why not take a cocktail class at the Courtesy and test the waters figuratively and literally?




Up, up and away in a beautiful balloon! Orlando Balloon Rides' flights depart daily – weather permitting, of course – with participants meeting up at the Radisson Resort Orlando – Celebration for early-morning lift offs into the bright,...  Read More




Billed as Orlando's only "rock 'n' roll cocktail party," Velvet Sessions is held on the last Thursday of every month at the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Music lovers fill the plush lobby, overflowing onto the surrounding...  Read More




This fabulous foodie haven has been feeding, educating and entertaining Orlandoans for the better part of 31 years – and while their cooking classes run the gamut from gluten-free to Caribbean, desserts to wine and are appropriate for singles,...  Read More




Romance can be many things, including sultry, sexy, daring and playful. Couples on the prowl for bump with a side of grind will find it in spades when the ladies of the Peek-A-Boo Lounge stage a sequined, feathered and garter-belted coup at the...  Read More




Taller than the Statue of Liberty, the Orlando Eye is the new can't-miss icon of the I-4 corridor. On a clear day, passengers in its climate-controlled capsules can see clear to Florida's Atlantic coast. Each one holds up to 15 people for a...  Read More


How about a little intellectual stimulation and high-stakes excitement with your date night? Instead of seeing an action-adventure flick, live one for an hour from the air-conditioned comfort of MindQuest Live. Save the world from an evil...  Read More


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Step back in time inside the Courtesy, a downtown haunt that hearkens back to the era of Prohibition. Lovingly hand-crafted cocktails abound – from classics like the daiquiri and Manhattan to new spins on the old-fashioned. Events and specials...  Read More




This Florida outfitter hosts an amazing array of kayak outings, perhaps none so suited for couples as the monthly Full Moon Kayak. Join your fellow paddlers as the sun sinks below the horizon and the big, bright moon rises to reflect on Winter...  Read More




Did you know that Orlando's Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes was recently chosen by the readers of USA Today and 10Best.com? We can't think of a better excuse to give them a try next time you're looking for a special occasion treat with your special...  Read More




Fireworks? They're not just romantic. They're so romantic they've become a synonym for romance. And few places will knock your pyro-loving socks off like Walt Disney World. From the "Wishes" spectacular at the Magic Kingdom, where color and...  Read More


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Meet A.D. Thompson

A.D. Thompson has spent more than 20 years as a professional writer and roughly 15 as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

A roller coaster enthusiast,...  More About A.D.

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