60 minutes: Six ways to spend an hour in Lakeland

Get active, learn something, or treat yourself — here’s how you can make the most of just one hour around Lakeland.

Glow in the dark axes and targets at Ax Caliber

Throw axes under the neon lights at Ax-Caliber’s Glow and Throw nights.

Photo by @axcaliber

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Time is precious — and after losing an hour to daylight saving time this weekend, we’re looking for even more ways to use the time we have. Try these six activities to make the most of 60 minutes in Swan City.

Get sporty

Book a bay at The Back Nine to play simulated golf and other sports, or try ax-throwing at Ax-Caliber. Both offer delicious eats and reservations for as little as one hour.

Pamper yourself

Since you missed out on an hour of beauty sleep, treat yourself to a massage from DayDreams Day Spa or a hydrafacial from Ayan Wellness. See our list of wellness spots for nine more recommendations.

Work in a workout

Pop into a local gym for a sweat session. CYCLEdelic offers 50-minute spin classes with enough time to grab a post-ride smoothie. You can also take a walk around Lake Hollingsworth — at three miles, it would take you about an hour to make your way around the walking trail if you take it at an average pace of 2.5-4 miles per hour.

An exhibit of framed paintings at the Polk Museum of Art

Tour the museum’s featured exhibit to learn from experts and Florida Southern students.

Photo by LALtoday

Take a tour

Many of the Polk Museum of Art’s tours are an hour long. This week, you can catch a MAP student-led tour on Friday, March 17 from 1-2 p.m. or a docent-led tour on Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Break out

Can you solve the clues to escape in under an hour? Try your luck at Escapology or Lakeland Escape Room, where you only have 60 minutes to find a way out.

Learn from the experts

The Lakeland Public Library hosts virtual Author Talks where you can discuss a new book with its writer. Register for today’s talk at 1 p.m. featuring David Epstein, author of “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.”