Living in Lake Nona

Living in Lake Nona, there are so many fun things to do for a date night. But I’m going to share with you my favorites! If you haven’t been to Lake Nona for a date night yet, you NEED to. And here’s your agenda!

Start with drinks at Boxi Park. If you’re looking for recommendations, our personal favorites are the local beer and wine selections over at Hops and Vine or the Flo’rita and Spicy Cilantro Jalapeño Margarita from La Cajita. We’d recommend getting there early (between 5-6pm) so you can grab a table, enjoy the rest of the sunlight, and walk around before it gets too crowded.

Boxi Park entrance in Lake Nona

Next, head to Chroma for dinner. When I say that this is one of my favorite restaurants ever, I mean it! It’s a fun, tapas-style restaurant with all sorts of amazing food. Plus, you can pretty much try something new every time you go! Some of our personal favorites are the brussels sprouts (seriously, they’re amazing – even if brussels sprouts aren’t normally your thing, you HAVE to try these), patatas bravas, and roasted beet hummus. But really, you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.

Chroma entrance in Lake Nona
Patatas Bravas and Brussels Sprouts from Chroma in Lake Nona
Ahi Tuna, Patatas Bravas, Corned Beef Brisket Empanadas and Brussels Sprouts from Chroma in Lake Nona

After Chroma, it’s dessert time. On Friday nights, the “Art After Dark” market is set up just outside of the restaurant. There are all sorts of fun art, jewelry, and local finds including baked goods. The last time we visited, we picked out these amazing macarons from Dolc i Salat by Romina, and a cupcake to split from Andrea’s Cakes. The pistachio macarons and chocolate caramel ganache cupcake were to die for, seriously, so decadent and yummy. Not only were these treats super tasty, but it’s always fun supporting local businesses.

Macarons from Dolc i Salat in Lake Nona
Cupcakes from Andrea's Cakes in Lake Nona

Plus, the Lake Nona Town Center is always hosting fun, seasonal events – most of which are free to attend! Be sure to follow along on their Facebook page to see what’s new and upcoming.

Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram what your favorite date nights are in the Orlando area, I’d love to know! We love trying new things.


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