5 New Ideas for Moms Night Out! | Polk County Moms

We’re firm believers that some time with mom friends is essential. While playdates are fun, getting together sans kids is not only more relaxing, but allows for real catching up (and yes, venting about said kids!). Dinner and drinks are standard MNO fare, but if you’re looking to change up the routine, we’ve rounded up a few fresh ideas to try.

Score Some Tickets
There’s something about going to a comedy show, concert, or another event that makes MNO feel extra special. There are a few big names doing tours nationally, including The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes for music and Jo Koy for laughs. Head over to Westgate River Ranch for their Nashville Singer-Songwriter Series  with concerts in July and August.

Book a Spa Day
At many luxury resorts around the country, you don’t have to check in overnight in order to take advantage of their spa. Simply book a day of pampering for you and your friends – and if the kids are in school or camp, no babysitter is needed!

Kick the Toddlers Out of the Play Space
From trampoline parks to gymnastics studios, many play spaces for kids are offering Parents Night Out classes, after hours. Bond over learning a new skill and getting in touch with your inner children. You can also play video games at Artcade or play games at Rec Room Lakeland or practice ax throwing at Axcaliber

Cheer on the Home Team
Gather the girls and head to a Tampa Bay Rays game summer. There’s nothing better than enjoying some summer beers and brats with your friends—not to mention the professional athlete eye candy…

A Weekend Away
We’ve heard from so many moms upgrading their GNO to a Moms Weekend, and we’re totally here for it. After two years of the pandemic, we deserve it! We have so many great places within a few hours of us – St. Augustine, Daytona, Cape Canaveral, Miami, The Florida Keys, Palm Beach Naples, Destin and so much more – all within a few hour’s drive. For inspiration for trips from Palm Beach to Palm Springs, check out this list from Travel & Leisure. Bonus is some of our Florida cities are on this list!

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