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Are you ready to explore Central Florida?Looking for fun? Central Florida’s Polk County has you covered. A wide array of things to do and see, including attractions, local restaurants, nature parks and hiking trails, boutique shops and museums.
Central Florida’s Polk County is conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, and an easy drive to Central Florida attractions and the Gulf and Atlantic beaches. Polk County offers something for everyone, including Florida’s newest attractions, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Safari Wilderness; and some of Florida’s most historic; including Bok Tower Gardens, Westgate River Ranch Resort (the Southeast’s largest dude ranch), and Frank Lloyd Wright’s 13 structures at Florida Southern College. With 554 fresh water lakes, the area offers great fishing, adventurous airboat eco tours and exciting water sports. Wonderful parks, preserves and trails captivate visitors with Polk County’s natural beauty.
Let’s explore Central Florida.
Welcome to Polk County, Florida’s Sweetest Spot for epic outdoor adventures, incredible eats and Sunshine State attractions! Here, you can experience the best that Lakeland and Winter Haven have to offer while escaping the crowds found in larger cities. From wide open spaces to exhilarating thrill rides at nearby theme parks, we have it all. Let us help you plan a Central Florida vacation.
SEE & DO
From incredible outdoor adventures to legendary attractions, there’s always something fun to explore in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.
Looking for even more fun in Florida’s Sweetest Spot? Check out our upcoming featured events for 2021.
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
Weekends, through December 31, Celebrate your holidays the LEGOLAND® way.SEE DETAILS
Wonder House Christmas Tours
Weekend Christmas tours offered at The Wonder House, a 5,700-sqr. ft. historic home in Bartow.…SEE DETAILS
Carol Symphony at Polk Theatre
Hely-Hutchinson's classic Carol Symphony, with evening and matinee performancesSEE DETAILS
Ring the Holidays Concert
Ring in the holidays at Bok Tower Gardens with an evening jazz concert with the…SEE DETAILS
Winter Haven Happy Hour Tour
Get ready to enjoy tasty drinks and appetizers from various Winter Haven restaurants and bars…SEE DETAILS
The Nutcracker at Polk Theatre
The Russian Ballet Orlando and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra present this seasonal favorite at Polk…SEE DETAILS
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team hosts a free, monthly show-ski event at Lake Silver in…SEE DETAILS
LEARN & DISCOVER
Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
A delicious, stress-free meal is what vacationing is all about. Not on vacation, and live in (or near) Lakeland, Winter...See Details
Best Holiday Light Displays in Central Florida
Whether you’re a local or just visiting Central Florida’s Polk County this holiday season, the sweet options for enjoying Christmas...See Details
Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens
Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration and features over a month of special activities and events for...See Details
Holidays at LEGOLAND
Cheerful holiday spirit is on its way to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this season with Holidays at LEGOLAND. Holidays at LEGOLAND...See Details
Holiday Happenings in Central Florida
Holiday Happenings in Central Florida is our annual blog post listing local Christmas events and activities happening in Central Florida....See Details