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Make Plans for a Special Valentine’s Day in Polk County

Posted on February 8th, 2013 by

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Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and will be here before you know it! For those of you who have not already made plans for that special someone, here are some great ideas on how to spend a romantic and enjoyable day right here in Polk County!

BeFly Bike Tours
Throughout the month of February, enjoy a romantic bicycle tour through Downtown Lakeland and order dinner from the Red Door Wine Market to have it delivered to Lake Morton for a romantic sunset picnic.
Contact: Call 863-899-1818; LetsBeFly@BeFlyBikeTours.com

Bok Tower Gardens
Experience the best place to pop the question or say “I Do!” while bells ring and love fills the air during special half-hour carillon concerts at 1 & 3 p.m. Included with general admission at Bok Tower Gardens.
Contact: 863-676-1408; BokTowerGardens.org

Fairways Florida Vacation Rentals
Book through February 14, 2013 for stays from February 14-19, 2013
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day package from Fairways Florida Vacation Rentals that includes two-night accommodations, a bottle of wine or champagne and a dozen roses. Prices starting at $299.00.
Contact: 863-420-3535; reservations@fairwaysflorida.com

Kenny Rogers at The Lakeland Center
Spend an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with the heart of country music, Kenny Rogers. Join The Lakeland Center and Kenny Rogers for this special concert, and beforehand, enjoy a special Center Stage Café Valentine’s Day Spectacular Buffet including an incredible assortment of fresh salads, delectable entrees and an amazing display of desserts.
Contact: 863-834-8111; www.thelakelandcenter.com

Paint Along Studios
Enjoy an artistically fun Valentine’s Day with Paint Along Studios when you sign-up for the scheduled Diptych painting entitled “Heart Air Balloons”. The idea behind a Diptych painting is that it is designed to be painted by two people but hung together as one.  Paint it on Thursday, February 14 with your special someone, and enjoy your own wine and snacks as you celebrate your evening together.
Contact: 863-409-5771; www.paintalongstudios.com

PicassoZ Art Café & Tea Largo Beverage Company
Monthly Promotions; Valentine’s Day special
Join PicassoZ Art Café and Tea Largo Beverage Company with your date, best friend or favorite kid for their annual Valentine’s event. On the special day, $15.00 will pay for two studio fees and two drinks from Tea Largo.

PicassoZ is also offering a special every week in the month of February:
February 4-8: 10% off a mosaic surface
February 11-16: BOBO studio fees until noon
February 18-22: Free add on with an bisque of $15.00 or more
February 25-28: BOGO glass-fused pendants
Contact: 863-688-6545; picassozartcafe@gmail.com; www.picassoz.com

Polk Theatre Presents The Platters and The Casinos
Gold Tones Production presents Legends in Lakeland live in concert for one show only this Valentine’s Day. Join the Polk Theatre for a romantic of love songs from the past.
Contact: 863-682-7553; www.polktheatre.org

Senior Sweetheart Dance
For senior adults only, Polk County Parks and Recreation presents the Senior Sweetheart Dance, a Valentine’s Day event for this select group only. Admission is free, and activities include brunch, dancing and more at the Eloise Resource Center. Pre-registration required.
Contact: 863-298-4485; parksandrec.polk-county.net

Restaurants with Valentine’s Specials

A Night in Paris: Valentine’s Day Dinner at Pinewood
Bring your loved one for a private romantic dinner among the romantic music of France in the historic Pinewood Estate located in Lake Wales. This dinner includes a full-course dinner and cocktails with romance included. Reservations are required for this Bok Tower Gardens dinner at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contact: 863-676-1408

Bebo’s Reloaded
Bebo’s Reloaded in Winter Haven is offering a special menu on this special day. Celebrate with a soup, salad, appetizer, dessert and glass of champagne for $39.95 (per person). Call for reservations.
Contact: 863-875-5646

Butterfly Bistro
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dinner for two at Butterfly Bistro in Lakeland that includes:
Choice of appetizer (to share): Baked Brie, Stuffed Mushrooms or Crab dip
Choice of two: salad (caesar or spring) or soup (French onion, tomato bisque or butternut squash)
Choice of two entrees: Beef Wellington, Maple Walnut Glazed Salmon, Asparagus and Cheese Stuffed Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan includes herb oven roasted potatoes
Choice of dessert (to share): Creme Bulee, chocolate Eclair or two chocolate covered stawberries
Includes choice of tea (sweet or unsweet), lemonade or Coke products
Cost: $44.00 per couple or $25.00 single – RSVP by 3:00 p.m.  on February 13, 2013. Seating is limited.
Contact: 863-940-4730

Harry’s Old Place
Treat you and your date to two twin lobster tails at Harry’s Old Place in Winter Haven for $19.95 on Valentine’s Day.
Contact: 863-324-0301

Fresco’s Bakery & Bistro
Fresco’s Bakery & Bistro located in Downtown Lakeland is offering dinner and dessert specials on Valentine’s Day. No reservations are required.
Contact: 863-683-5267

Saltwater Steak & Seafood
Received 10% off your meal, and mom’ will receive a free desert, while kids will get free ice cream on Valentine’s Day only at Saltwater Steak & Seafood in Lakeland. Call for reservations.
Contact: 863-875-1752

The Seasoned Stone
Wine and dine your Valentine with a special Valentine’s Day menu at the quaint Seasoned Stone restaurant in Winter Haven.
Contact: 863-875-5756

Texas Cattle Company
February 14-16, 2013
Texas Cattle Company in Lakeland will open their doors at 4:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Couples can enjoy a delicious 10 oz. filet and choice of lobster scallop medallion or almond friend lobster tail for two for $75.00 (per couple).
Contact: 863-686-1434

Other Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Circle B Bar Reserve Tram Tour
Take a personalized tour of the Banana Creek Marsh with a volunteer guide who will point out plants, birds and history of the property when you sign-up for this free tram nature tour at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14.

Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally
Second Thursday Monthly
Stop by the Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally located at Munn Park in Lakeland Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Fantasy of Flight
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. February 14, 2013
Celebrate the day at Fantasy of Flight featuring more than 40 vintage aircraft, flight simulators and interactive exhibits. Tours are offered inside a real working restoration shop, and a daily aerial demonstration will give guests a rare opportunity to see vintage planes in flight along with the thrilling outdoor attraction, Wing Walk Air, that features a 600-foot zip line suspended four stories above water and a three-level ropes course complete with 33 midair challenges.

Off the Wall Adventures
Get your adrenaline pumping when you plan an action-filled date at Off the Wall Adventures in Lakeland. This sprawling athletic complex includes a heated swimming pool, paintball field, batting cages, and opportunities for scuba diving, kayaking and fishing excursions.

Polk Museum of Art
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2013
Discover one of Florida’s top ten art museums, and see exhibitions that include: PMOA Collects- Highlights through March 16, Coincidence: Works by Louviere+Vanessa through April 20 and No Ordinary Days: Works by Maggie Taylor through April 20.

Safari Wilderness Ranch
Plan a wild safari and make reservations at Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a date like no other on this special day.

Silver Moon Drive-In
The Silver Moon Drive-In located in Lakeland is offering a special treat for Valentines. Send in your video valentine’s to silvermoonddrivein@yahoo.com by noon on Tuesday, February 11, 2013, then see it on the screen Valentine’s weekend (pictures, text or video in any format).
Beautiful Creatures and Escape from Planet Earth will be showing on February 14. Check the schedule for other February 14 showings.

The Back Porch
Enjoy a quaint pleasant lunch at The Back Porch in Lake Alfred on Valentine’s Day with their special menu that changes weekly.

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