This Valentine's Day plan something unique, fun, and maybe even a bit quirky. Why rely on the same-old, same-old? Chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and fancy dinners are nice but common. Make Valentine's Day 2018 something special. Whether you’re at the Springs Apartments in Bradenton or Sarasota, there are several ways to make this holiday memorable.
Take a Hometown Tour
Have fun exploring the amazing area near the Springs Apartments in Sarasota or Bradenton. Grab your sweetheart and take off for a day, playing tourist. Plan to take plenty of pics, visit sites you’ve not seen yet, and indulge in a meal at a restaurant that’s new to you. In Sarasota, check out the Mote Maritime Laboratory located on Thompson Parkway followed by a romantic walk through the Selby Botanical Gardens.
The Springs at Palma Sola in Bradenton are less than 10 miles from the Manatee Village Historical Park. The historical park has free admission and plenty to see. There’s also the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton.
Plan a Dog Park Date
The pet-friendly Springs Apartments enjoy easy proximity to several popular Sarasota and Bradenton public dog parks. The Greenbrook Adventure Park is less than ten minutes from the Lost Creek at Lakewood Ranch apartments, and a great place to plan a unique Valentine's Day outing. A dog park date is ideal for couples or singles looking to hang out with other pet parents, and maybe even meet someone special who loves dogs.
Volunteer: Spread the Love
Helping others can be an unforgettable way to spend Valentine's Day. Choose to volunteer with a local organization that needs help. In the Bradenton/Sarasota area there are many volunteer opportunities, from organizations like Habitat for Humanity to the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch. The latter often needs volunteers to help in both their dog and cat facilities and may include feeding, walking the dogs, and socializing with the animals. If you opt to spend your Valentine's Day volunteering, be sure to set it up in advance.
Valentine's Day often is thought as a couples-only holiday; a day or night to spend solely with your sweetie. Classic or traditional festivities may work for some, but why not think outside the box? Consider a group date. Plan a Valentine’s date for you and your significant other as well as a two or three other couples. Invite the couples over and have everyone share the duties for the night. For example, since you’re hosting, you and your Valentine prepare and serve the main course. Another couple does the appetizers and before-dinner cocktail, while the other couple is in charge of dessert and coffee.
This concept also works for singles. Instead of sitting at home alone on Valentine's Day, invite several other single friends over and have a group date where each person is in charge of a part of the evening. Make it a more casual event and take advantage of the amenities at your Springs apartment. Invite your guests for a swim and consider using the outdoor grill for a special Valentine’s barbecue meal.
The Springs apartments in Sarasota and Bradenton are ideal for entertaining on Valentine's Day and year-round. Contact us today to see various floor plans as well as the on-site amenities at the Springs at Bee Ridge in Sarasota, Springs at Palma Sola in Bradenton, and Lost Creek at Lakewood Ranch.