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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.

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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.

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SEE & DO

From incredible outdoor adventures to legendary attractions, there’s always something fun to explore in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

  • Arts & Culture

    family walking way from carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens
  • Attractions

    Kids on Dragon Ride at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL
  • Family Fun

    two kids walking on narrow logs at Hammock Hollow, a children's play area at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL
  • Gardens & Parks

    Hollis Garden
  • Nature & Hiking

    Hiking Trail, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, FL
  • U-Pick, Farm & Food Tours

    Proctor's Goat Farm

EVENTS

Looking for even more fun in Florida’s Sweetest Spot? Check out our upcoming featured events for 2021.

Jun

01

Carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL

Spice Up Your Summer at The Gardens

Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, Bok Tower Gardens is hosting Spice Up Your Summer and…

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Aug

07

mom and daughter at firefighter activity during Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida

During Heroes Weekend, families can meet LEGO® Doctor Max and LEGO Policeman, see firefighter stilt…

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Aug

21

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Show

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team hosts a free, monthly show-ski event at Lake Silver in…

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Aug

21

Chicken and waffles brunch at Tempo 1930 in Winter Haven

Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour

Get ready to enjoy mimosas, waffles, and coffee while learning about the history of Winter…

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LEARN & DISCOVER

Two dogs and owner hiking at lake kissimmee state park

Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida

We understand that your pets are just as important as your human family members. So we created a list of...

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Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Historic Central Florida Sites That Everyone Should See

Whether you’re just visiting the area or a lifelong resident of Polk County, there is so much history in and...

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father and son on Great LEGO Race roller coaster at LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL

Family-Friendly Central Florida Summer Vacation Ideas

We’ve put together a Top 10 Family-Friendly Central Florida Summer Vacation Ideas for 2021. We hope to see you and...

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fireworks during Red, White, and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Fourth of July Events in Central Florida 2021

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly, Fourth of July fireworks fun in Polk County! Join us in the celebration and...

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IG ciaraliebl on couch at Unfiltered Coffee in Bartow, FL - one of the Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Trip planning on Instagram is definitely a thing and we love finding new places to take pictures at Central Florida,...

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LEGO Globe at PLANET LEGOLAND at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Re-Imagine & Rebuild the World at PLANET LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven has introduced a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND® opening April...

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