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.
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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.
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
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Classically Summer at Bok Tower Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens presents an all-new series of classical music performance by the Orlando Philharmonic…SEE DETAILS
Lakeland Food Truck Rally
Choose from 20 different food trucks and popups at Lakeland Food Truck Rally in downtown.SEE DETAILS
Wawa Summer Fun Day at Bok Tower
Enjoy FREE admission to Bok Tower Gardens on this day. Guests must pre-register to attend!SEE DETAILS
LEARN & DISCOVER
Explore the Cities in Central Florida
Central Florida is a destination filled with sunshine, nature, and adventure. Winter Haven, Lakeland, Lake Wales, and Bartow are four...See Details
Best Kid-Friendly Rainy Day Fun in Central Florida
When rain keeps your family inside during a Central Florida vacation, it can be hard to keep young kids entertained....See Details
Breakfast with Peppa Pig at Peppa Pig Theme Park
Enjoy an all-new character dining experience for the whole family, breakfast with Peppa Pig, at the world’s first Peppa Pig...See Details
A-Z Guide to Dining in Central Florida
Central Florida is home to some of the most unique variety of dining options. From delicious cruffins to some of...See Details
The Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend in Lakeland
There are so many things to treat your Mom to over Mother’s Day Weekend in Lakeland, whether its a fancy...See Details
50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter Haven
Here’s an easy way to plan your next trip to Central Florida – 50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter...See Details
DEALS & SPECIALS
See our featured special offers and discounts from a range of hotels and local attractions. Purchase Discount Attraction Tickets or sign up for our exclusive Polk Savings Pass for even greater savings.
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
Save 30% on Mid-Week Stays
Save 30% if you check in on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and stay 3 nights or more, in…VIEW DEAL
LEGOLAND Florida Resident Flash Sale
DEAL ALERT! With an action-packed summer like this, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is rolling out limited-time Florida Resident offers…VIEW DEAL