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 2022.
Winter Haven Coffee, Tea and Treats Tour
Where do the locals get a roasted coffee, or have tea for two? Come join…SEE DETAILS
Flea and Farmers Market at the VIC
Every Thursday, Visitor Services hosts a Flea & Farmers Market featuring a variety of vendors offering…SEE DETAILS
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
PirateFest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida
See LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brickbeard’s Watersports Stunt Show during PirateFest Weekends.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
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
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Spend a Weekend in Lakeland
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