Wellen Park Date Night: Foodies, Adventurers & Water-Lovers

If you haven’t made plans for your Valentine’s Day Weekend festivities quite yet, you might want to avoid mentioning that to your significant other. 

However, you are in luck because we’ve put together the perfect itinerary for that special person in your life — whether they’re a self-proclaimed foodie, adventurer, or water-lover. 

With countless activities in and around Wellen Park, get ready for a fun, romantic, and local weekend ahead.


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The Foodie

The perfect date for the foodie in your life absolutely consists of plenty of fresh, local eats. Stop by Irma’s Tacos in the Wellen Park Marketplace for authentic Tex-Mex tacos and mouth-watering drinks. 

Their patio is open to enjoy a gorgeous Southwest Florida weekend outdoors sipping margaritas or cold 3 Bridges Brewing craft beer. Be sure to stop in for their Happy Hour specials from 2-5 p.m.

Stroll on over to Peachwave for a refreshing bite (or two!) of frozen yogurt. The self-serve froyo shop is perfect for both of you to customize your very own dessert.


The Adventurer

If your significant other loves the outdoors and being spontaneous, we have the perfect day for you — start the morning off at Barrel + Bean or Dunkin’ for early coffee and a quick breakfast. 

Adjacent to the Wellen Park Welcome Center, Barrel + Bean is an adorable coffee, wine, and beer bar with that local, neighborhood vibe. Scoop a bagel or breakfast sandwich along with your go-to coffee order for the day ahead. 

Located in the Wellen Park Marketplace, Dunkin’ offers just about any flavor donut and breakfast sandwich to pair perfectly with your large coffee. 

When you’re all fueled up for the day, take a quick five-minute drive over to Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing for an afternoon filled with activities. With paved and unpaved trails, a canoe and kayak launch, and plenty of wildlife viewing, it’s the perfect place for the adventurer in your life.


The Water-Lover

We’re not sure about you, but we just can’t think of anything more fun and romantic than a sunset picnic on the beach. 

Carry-out a pizza from Bocca Lupo in the Wellen Park Marketplace for the perfect picnic food. Their pizza is cooked to perfection in an open-mouth, coal-fired oven and topped with just about any topping you can imagine. 

Once you grab your meal, take a twenty-minute drive over to local beaches, including Caspersen Beach, Brohard Paw Park, Manasota Beach, and Venice Beach, to lay out your blanket and cozy up with some fresh ‘za. 

Time your date night perfectly to catch some of the most incredible Southwest Florida sunset views. 

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