Second Life continues to grow thanks to its Residents, and this monument recognizes the early "beta pioneers" who helped make the baby steps possible and pushed SL into the public eye (in hand — get it?). Head north to find a public sandbox that's still used to create content, and farther north to check out what an old Welcome Area used to look like.
"The Man" statue is one of the only surviving objects from the original "Linden Town" area that was developed in Second Life during the earliest Alpha stage of its development back in 2002. At times, The Man has served as a shrine where miscellaneous offerings were left, and a celebration of the creativity SL was founded upon.
Climb on top of a giant wasp and take a guided tour of this tropical island, which first opened in 2006. Explore the library inside the central tower, relax near the spring fountain, or start an impromptu jam session with some peculiar elven instruments inside the playhouse.
These cuddly behemoths have welcomed travelers from all walks of Second Life to old Stillman, whether they were flying as avatars or arriving via zeppelin tours. Behind the bears, you can tour the legendary Ivory Tower of Primitives, where many generations of Residents have learned to build, and the freebie Bazaar and The Man statue are also worth sightseeing.
Once a remote site where applicants for the first Linden Liaison team were interviewed, curious events caused the island to transform into a rather big foot. This isn't the only cultural spot in the area: head north to see what an early Orientation Island looked like, and eastward are stages that were used for early town hall chats.
One of the first examples of detailed texturing dating back to the cusp of 2004, this cathedral proved hugely influential to successive generations of Second Life creators focused on realistic "brick and mortar" builds. Residents still use the prayer candles in memory of loved ones today.
Home to the mythical Governor who's as elusive as Bigfoot, this Second Life heritage home hasn't changed much since its inception in 2002. It remains one of the few preserved examples of what inworld architecture was like back in the day. Come visit and find out how early pioneers survived before sculpted prims, then stroll to the basement for a time capsule of vintage goods.
Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
Before Linden Homes, there was Boardman, an early experiment of a themed community in a gentle suburban style. Don't be surprised that the zoning guidelines date back to January 2003, and should you run across any of the locals, they're mighty friendly, so ask if they'll share their stories.
This island has seen many significant events, from its time as a welcoming spot for teen Residents "graduating" to adulthood to the hills used in Linden Lab ad promos for the then-new WindLight graphics. An abandoned library-turned-coffee shop is at the heart of it all, reminding us of how virtual connections can transform into real-life friendships.
Club Marques is a creative and romantic formal ballroom. The colors, shadows, and images will spark memories of long-gone old Vegas, while the lands are set perfectly for a long walk or a relaxing sit by the streams and waterfalls. Formal in the ballroom, casual on the grounds; there is something for everyone, with live singers, DJs, and game rooms.
At Dreams of Romance Gardens of Grace find pure romance and intimate ballrooms. Explore the tranquil forests and gardens within majestic landscapes, dance in the meadows and hidden caves, and find love, romance, and peace. There is also a rustic wedding chapel with couples' animations.
The epitome of romance awaits you at The Empire Hotel. Delight in luxurious suite stays, relish fine dining and dancing with live waitstaff, rejuvenate with indulgent spa treatments, or enjoy a host of games with friends. From weddings to boat rides, their personable staff will guide you to the perfect getaway. Exclusive member privileges elevate your experience. Let love guide you – secure your reservation with today!
Midnight Reflections has romantic music playing 24/7 with live DJs on Sundays from 4-8 pm SLT. There is also a wedding area where you can have the wedding or reception of your dreams! Visit and dance under the northern lights, enjoy the waterfalls and cuddle areas, and relax in the serenity and peacefulness of Midnight Reflections. Formal wear is required.
Established in 2017, Black Velvet Ballroom features modern elegance and is dedicated to providing a romantic venue to give couples an alternative to the "norm". Live DJs provide music to please anyone's taste in a romantic interlude. An indoor ballroom with an outdoor feel.
Beautiful vistas await the visitor at every turn and include spots that are ideal for quiet moments as well as more community fun-oriented spots. Steampunky by nature, Flyte is also a romantic destination where visitors are encouraged to take the Flyte Tour upon arrival where they will see the entire region with many photo/cuddle spots.
Thundr is the premier dating app for Second Life users, making it easy and fun to connect with like-minded individuals in Second Life. You can create a profile, browse other users, and start chatting with potential matches. The intuitive interface and user-friendly features make it easy to connect with others, whether you're looking for friendship, romance, or something in between. More info at thundr.info/faqs
For over five years Scottie Menges and Caleb Bruun ran the first Pillars Of Hercules open from 2009-2014. Now after ten months of building, Pillar of Hercules returns in 2022 as a public park open to anyone looking for a romantic and neoclassical fantasy destination where you can learn about Greek and Roman mythology.
Southern Magic is a romantic destination perfect for dates and finding that someone special. From Magnolia tree walks to beautiful carriage rides, riverboat dining and games tables, cuddles everywhere, and a swamp where you can ride the croc! It has something for everyone. Sit amongst the peaceful trees, come hear a live singer or DJ or just wander around with your friends and see what you can find.
As the name suggests, Rondevue is a great new meeting place in Second Life. Beautifully designed and built, this beach venue has many attractions including a stunning outdoor romantic ballroom and gazebo perfect for weddings and functions. Live singers, DJs, Tribute Concerts, and contests provide constant entertainment for guests, along with the giant water-slide, parachuting, and water-dodgem cars.
Branagh's is a multi-venue jazz club that features live music on weekends. The main venues are in an elegant penthouse overlooking midtown Manhattan where you find two stages and the Stardust Restaurant. An outdoor music venue is located in a romantic seaside park with an old mansion on the main level of the region, a somewhat fanciful recreation of West Egg and East Egg in the Great Gatsby.
Explore your inner desires at Southern Heart with "momenti rubati" (stolen moments). Walk through the gardens and castles and along the beach, and you'll find hidden spots for romance, love, peaceful meditation, even balloon rides. Search for the unexpected, the hidden, the forbidden.
Anaconda's Romance in the Clouds is a beautiful, romantic venue to enjoy with your special someone. Enjoy slow ballads ripe with passion as you dance in your lover's arms. The Clouds is always open for your pleasure, There are deejays nightly in this atmosphere created specifically for the lover in you.
Immerse yourself in the ultimate audio-visual experience in Second Life, brimming with endless exploration. At the heart lies The Empire Hotel, offering fine dining, deluxe suites, spa, boat rides, and exquisite event venues for weddings and parties. Explore the extraordinary at omertacity.com
Romantic landscapes combine with musical dreamscapes in the SL home of RadioSpiral, the world-famous ambient electronica station. Explore destinations both earthy and fanciful while enjoying an eclectic variety of atmospheric music. Join this open, warm, newcomer-friendly community for daily live shows and concerts in their ever-changing holodeck… or just wander the world with the one you love!
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an amazing estate filled with magical places that will amaze you. Created by Patch Thibaud and adapted as a residence, this is a true work of art. Majestic beyond words, you must experience this to fully appreciate it! Let the gondola guide you to your arrival then explore this romantic creation.
The Falls Ballroom is located on the Grand Canyon South Region. Visit for great jazz music and terrific dances in a gorgeous setting. No fashion police. No lag. Listen to Live performers and DJs while you dine on the terrace or dance by the falls. Impress your date with your refined taste, and when the dance ends, take her on a scenic balloon ride at the Grand Canyon for a never to be forgotten kiss goodnight.
Enjoy music and dancing at Stars Romantic Dance Club. Stars creates its own special vibe by playing contemporary romantic music in a fun, futuristic atmosphere. Singles or couples are welcome to relax and meet new friends in the wine bar. Or listen to live performances, DJ's and a 24/7 stream of romantic tunes.
Ristorante Kandela is a free and self service restaurant on the Kultivate region! This venue is decorated in an Italian rustic style and features crooner music and couples intan so you can enjoy a romantic date out with your loved one. The restaurant is also available for private events, free of charge. For more info, visit: kultivatemagazine.com/ristorante-kandela
Established in 2010, the Lonely Hearts Dating Agency is one of Second Life's oldest and most successful dating agencies. You are invited to come and meet someone special. All you have to do is pay the panel L$1 and you will get a whole month to find someone that is perfect for you. The agency will help you along with the process and ensure that you have a great time!
"It's important to remember, that we all have magic inside us!" Beautiful and magical picture-perfect scenes, perfect for photography, dancing, and cuddling with a loved one, or just relaxing, finding your inner peace. Let the magic take you away to a more beautiful and peaceful world.
Incanto Musical Dreams is an enchanted full region surrounded by greenery and surmounted by a majestic castle and a giant dragon where you can spend beautiful moments with your loved one and/or friends. You can visit the medieval village the enchanted wood, the lover’s bridge with its padlocks and every corner by horse or by dragon. You can dance in one of the many romantic spots, even underwater, take magical photos, and/or attend the awesome musical shows of “The Incanto Dreams” and much more.
Foxxies Ballroom and Jazz Club offers a fine line-up of music in an elegant environment. Explore the many romantic areas and attractions, including a hot air balloon ride, horse-drawn carriage, and more. Come and enjoy great DJs at one of the hottest nightlife destinations in Second Life!
Evolving Images is a romantic place for dancing, dining, cuddling, vistas and walks. There are two types of dining experiences, four dance floors, and a large menu of romantic dances to choose from. Take your sweetheart on a walk through the bird sanctuary, go ice skating on the ice rink, cuddle in the gazebo, buy flowers from the flower cart, mosey through the local shops or ride the carousel.
Crystal Line is a beautiful romantic ballroom waiting for a couple to come spend some quality time here. It's open 24 hours, and once you land, don't forget to turn on the music and enjoy dancing together. The dress code is formal. On the ground, there is an airfield "SLZI".
Basilique is a small northern Italian village, an island, and community located on Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda), the largest lake in Italy. The town derives its name from the Basilica that dominates the region. The setting is natural and contemporary, yet respectful of traditional culture. Walk the leafy square and waterfront piers. Relax in the bars or row around the lake. Peruse the art gallery, attend a live show, or mingle in the cafes.
Ariella Romantic Realm is a romantic paradise for many and a refuge of peace and contentment for others. Enjoy a beautiful balloon or boat ride or dance in the pavilion. There are also castle ruins, a floating island, ruins grotto, Craig Na Dun Warrior & Ghost Falls, and many beautiful photo areas and interesting spots throughout the realm.
Gentle waves and soft breezes with idyllic places to lounge or photograph. If you tire of the seas, there are many other locations nearby. Use the region's teleport system to visit Old Town, Winterland, The Mesa, Woodstock, Space, Moroccan Garden, 50's Diner, Metropolis, Cloud 9, Old West, and Floating Isle with a storybook theme.
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