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.
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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.
Spice Up Your Summer at The Gardens
Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, Bok Tower Gardens is hosting Spice Up Your Summer and…SEE DETAILS
Heroes Weekend at LEGOLAND Florida
During Heroes Weekend, families can meet LEGO® Doctor Max and LEGO Policeman, see firefighter stilt…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
Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour
Get ready to enjoy mimosas, waffles, and coffee while learning about the history of Winter…SEE DETAILS
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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...See Details
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...See Details
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...See Details
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...See Details
Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida
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