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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 2023.
Lakeland First Friday
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local…SEE DETAILS
Orange Blossom Revue
Orange Blossom Revue is a live music, heritage and food festival in Lake Wales, FL.SEE DETAILS
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Lake Wales Live
The Lake Wales live series kicks off in November 2023 to ignite Downtown Lake Wales.…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
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
Holiday Happenings in Central Florida
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Check out the Holiday Happenings in Central Florida. This year’s events are highlighted...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
Central Florida Holiday Gift Guide
The feeling of giving the perfect gift and seeing the smile on a loved one’s face as they open it,...See Details
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
$3 Off Admission
Visit the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens, one of Florida's original attractions.VIEW DEAL
Craft Beer Savings
Get sweet craft beer savings and win awesome prizes with the Adventure on Tap: Craft Beer Pass!VIEW DEAL