let’s be honest. Dinner and a movie is fine, but when you’re really trying to impress on a date, it’s time to pull out all the stops.
FortunatelyLakeland has tons of options for unique dates that go far beyond the tried-and-true dinner and flower combo. We rounded 13 ways to celebrate love which we guarantee will become the benchmark for all future dates.
For the adventurous couple
Pro tip: This is one of many indoor trampoline parks in Polk County. Spend time in the air with inclined wall trampolinesfoam pits and launch bridges. This is the place to defy the force of gravity. 🦘
Pro tip: This experience includes water skiing, knee boarding, water skating, water boarding + more. Dive into a platter of alligator bites afterwards in their restaurant, Tantrum Lakeside Grill.
Pro tip: This public shooting range offers supervised rifle + handgun shooting ranges, sports clays, an elevated archery rangeand more.
For history buffs
Pro tip: Visit the 20-room Mediterranean-style mansion built in the 1930s among the acres of one historic landscape garden and admire the view from singing tower. Also bring picnic supplies to enjoy. We like to call this the Historic Landscape + Architecture Date. 🏛️
Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St. | FREE ENTRANCE
For riders at heart
Pro tip: Make it a tradition + register private lessons monthly master the art of horsemanship.
Rockin’ W Ranch5247 Rifle Range Rd. (Bartow)
Pro tip: This family ranch is affordable + sharing that it provides a safe riding experience for both beginners and confirmed riders. 🐴
Spring Lane Ranch | 4427 Spring Ln.
Pro tip: You will have the chance to learn saddle seat, harness and driving, American Saddlebred and Paso Fino training at this local ranch.
For ultimate foodies + musical soul mates
Woodwork640 E Main St.
Pro tip: Come hungry for this modern and local food hall + enjoy a wide variety of your favorite foods –– from sushi burritos + hot burgers at artisanal barbecue + ramen. Did we mention there is ice cream? The Cloud 9 at MayDay Ice Cream is a sweet almond flavored cream it’s a unavoidable.
union hall1023 Florida Avenue S.
Pro tip: Grab drinks + rock out to amazing local talent. Check dates of events to select a show to attend. Arrive a few minutes early to get a good seat.
For the smart pants
Pro tip: Put your love to the test with a decryption game at Escapology + take a selfie at Photo shoot to celebrate your results.
Pro tip: Have a special snack or meal waiting for you after you finish your game to enjoy together. We hear Black & Brewing (which is just down the block) has some of the best bistro sandwiches in town.
For the TLC couple
DayDreams Day Spa1463 Downtown Parkway.
Pro tip: Choose a couple package that includes a Swedish neck and back massage with aromatherapy, a refreshing facial treatment, a classic manicure Where pedicure, a Dead Sea Detox, and more. 💅
And on that note, we’ll let you do a little planning.