It doesn't need to be a special occasion to schedule a date night. In fact, sometimes the best nights out on the town with someone special are those that are spontaneous.
If you struggle with planning the perfect date night, here are several options in Bradenton and Sarasota that your significant other willremember forever:
1. Take a Scenic Drive
A key part of date night is spending quality time together, and you don't need to spend a lot of money to accomplish this. Florida is rich in quiet, scenic back roads that are worth exploring. Some suggestions include the Tamiami Trail (stretches from Sarasota to Hillsborough County line) and the Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway (approximately 30 minutes South of Sarasota). These quiet roads include gorgeous scenery and a few swimming holes along the way. They also offer a rich history of the Sunshine State. Pack a picnic dinner for a casual, yet romantic meal.
2. Take a Sunset Cruise Marina Jack 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota 941.365.4232
Looking for a restaurant in Florida that offers the best view of the sunset? You can't go wrong with the Marina Jack II, which is a dinner cruise through the intercoastal waters and Gulf of Mexico that provides unparalleled sunset views. Residents of our Springs at Bee Ridge apartments can catch the 96 foot cruise vessel behind the Marina Jack restaurant in downtown Sarasota. Be sure to call ahead to find out the cruise schedule and book your reservation. The sunset cruise is $56.95 per person and includes the dinner buffet.
You and your significant other deserve to have a good laugh everyday, and McCurdys Comedy Theatre in downtown Sarasota will have you both laughing until your stomach hurts. The comedy club serves dinner, drinks and desserts, so plan to make it a full evening. The calendar is fully stocked with some of the biggest comedy acts in the industry and offers a show most nights of the week. Please note that no shows are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings.
4. Take a Moonlight Stroll
Residents of our Springs at Palma Sola benefit from convenient access to Bradenton's Riverwalk, which offers 1.5 miles of waterfront entertainment that overlooks the stunning Manatee River. Relax in the comfortable outdoor living rooms and do some people watching. Partake in a game of volleyball or bring your fishing poles for a fresh catch. If you work up an appetite, you can walk over to a nearby restaurant such as Mattison's City Grille or Pier 22 for a romantic waterside meal.
What are your favorite date night destinations in Bradenton and Sarasota? Share your suggestions in the comments section below!