LAKELAND • WINTER HAVEN
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 2023.
Annual 2-day BBQ festival at SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland.SEE DETAILS
PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida
See LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show during PirateFest Weekends.SEE DETAILS
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Caturday Kitten Cuddle & Adoption Event
$5 donation for 5 minutes of kitten cuddling at Central Florida’s Welcome Center.SEE DETAILS
Spring Training Day Lead-Off
Central Florida's Welcome Center celebrates Spring Training with prize giveaways, attraction ticket specials and more.SEE DETAILS
Taste of Winter Haven
Taste of Winter Haven is an evening event focused on giving the community an opportunity…SEE DETAILS
Join us in welcoming back our Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium with…SEE DETAILS
Detroit Tigers Spring Training
Catch at Detroit Tigers Spring Training game in Lakeland this March.SEE DETAILS
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world's largest annual aviation events. This…SEE DETAILS
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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is BACK for its 49th year in 2023 and we are excited about this highly...See Details
Take Me Out to the Ball Game at Tigertown
The 2023 MLB season won’t be long coming around and Tigertown in Lakeland, Florida, is gearing up for the Detroit...See Details
Barbecue Festivals in Central Florida
A new year signals the return of barbecue festivals in Central Florida. You’ll find several opportunities to experience mouthwatering barbecue...See Details
Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas
We’ve put together a Top 10 Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas for 2023. We hope to see you and...See Details
Guide to Local Breweries in Central Florida
What’s better than a cold beer on a hot Central Florida day? In our opinion, nothing! There are some amazing...See Details
Build your ultimate vacation, staycation or PLAYcation with a vacation package that combines the fun of the LEGOLAND®…VIEW DEAL
Visit Central Florida Exclusive Rate!
Get 18% off the best available rate at the stunning Courtyard Winter Haven. Just across from Peppa Pig…VIEW DEAL
Save up to 30% on Your Next Getaway!
Ring INN the new year with an unforgettable family vacation and save up to 30 percent when you…VIEW DEAL
Craft Beer Savings
Get sweet craft beer savings and win awesome prizes with the Adventure on Tap: Craft Beer Pass!VIEW DEAL
Book Early & Save 20%
Change your latitude to paradise at Camp Margaritaville RV Resort and Cabana Cabins in Auburndale, Central Florida! Receive…VIEW DEAL