Nestled in between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is a fantastic residential area to move to. After the hectic business of moving you may finally find yourself settled in. You are sitting comfortably on your new sofa in your new house wondering what to do next. So, let us help you with our list of top post-move activities in Lakeland, Florida.
Do you have a bright mind to solve mysteries? Escapology is a fun and exciting escape room game that provides participants with a fantastic hour-long challenge to solve. With four different private themed escape rooms to choose from, work together with a team of up to seven other players to solve puzzles, find clues, and pick locks to escape from the game room in time. This is a great bonding experience for family and friends.
Drive-in movie theaters may seem like the past-time of a long-gone era. But, after more than 70 years, the Silvermoon Drive-in still provides unique family entertainment under the stars right in Lakeland. This retro-style movie theater attracts movie-goers with its nostalgia and ambiance. The Silvermoon drive-in has upgraded to digital technology and offers first-run movies 365 days a year. So, pull up in your car, turn on your FM radio and sit back and enjoy.
Decorating and filling your new home after you’ve moved is one of the most exciting parts about a new home. From new bedding to new wall decor and everything in between you will need a place to stock up. Lakeside Village, a lifestyle center mall is where you will find big named stores and smaller boutique style shops to bring home everything that you will need. There are also some great bakeries and cafes to stop for lunch.
It’s official; trampoline parks are not just for the kids but for entire families. They are a great way to let off some steam and energy. With over 50,000 square feet of trampolines across the floor and even the walls, you’ll soon discover your inner Spiderman as you fly through the air. During your visit be sure to check out the Ninja Obstacle Course and join a team for a game of extreme dodgeball.
If you’re not sure what to do, let your hair down at the Family Fun Center. You’ll enjoy games of mini-golf, laser tag, and even classic arcade machines. You’ll love the Vault Assault Laser Maze Challenge where you will need to complete the obstacle course while dodging over and under lasers. Can you make it to the other side of the room without hitting a laser?
Discover your inner artist at this unique art studio for the amateur artist looking to relax and have some fun. With a dedicated teacher (experienced and enthusiastic local artists), in a small group, you’ll have step-by-step instruction to complete your own painting all while enjoying snacks and the beverage of your choice. Classes are fun and informal. You can unwind and learn a new skill at the same time!
With a great vibe and live piano music, the Pink Piano bar is a must-try for all new adult residents. An intimate setting for patrons to enjoy beer, wine, and tapas along with listening to live music performed by talented vocalists and musicians.
8. Polk Theatre
Originally built during the vaudeville era, the Polk Theatre still stands today as a historic landmark in Lakeland. Perhaps the theater’s most enchanting feature is its deep blue ceiling filled with twinkling stars, which can be lit to simulate sunrise and sunset. This nostalgic theatre even has a personal organist who plays music before each performance. You can enjoy food and alcohol with your movie, which is sold at the concession stand.
Or, perhaps you would rather enjoy downtown Lakeland’s botanical beauty, Hollis Garden.
Be inspired by nature while you relax and unwind at this botanical display garden. The garden is set in neo-classical architecture with patterned flower beds, fountains, and public art. With more than 10,000 flowers, a rose garden, butterfly trail, and stunning views of Lake Mirror it is only a short walk from downtown.
Take a short stroll with the kiddos from the Hollis Garden to the Barnett Family Park and Sunflower Pre-school Playground. Adjacent to the Hollis Garden this family playground is a favorite with the kids. Complete with splash pad water feature, labyrinth, and picnic area enjoy an afternoon enjoying downtown Lakeland and views of Lake Mirror
Getting to Know Lakeland
All of these activities will help you explore Lakeland and feel at home. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!