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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.

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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.

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SEE & DO

From incredible outdoor adventures to legendary attractions, there’s always something fun to explore in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

  • Arts & Culture

    couple viewing piece of art at polk museum of art
  • Attractions

    Kids on the great lego race ride at LEGOLAND florida
  • Family Fun

    Save at Bok Tower Gardens
  • Gardens & Parks

    Carillon Tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales
  • Nature & Hiking

    Hiking Trail, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, FL
  • U-Pick, Farm & Food Tours

    Proctor's Goat Farm

EVENTS

Looking for even more fun in Florida’s Sweetest Spot? Check out our upcoming featured events for 2022.

Jun

25

The Three Faunesses at the Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of art

Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of Art

Running from June through September, the Rodin exhibition at Polk Museum of Art brings one…

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Jul

02

fireworks during Red, White, and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Red, White, and BOOM

Celebrate July 4th and summer fun with the only fireworks display that magically transforms into…

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Jul

02

Easter egg radishes at Winter Haven Farmers Market

Winter Haven Farmers Market

Weekly farmers market in downtown Winter Haven every Saturday featuring 30+ vendors.

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Jul

02

cowboy on a bull during Saturday Night Rodeo at Westgate River Ranch Resort

Saturday Night Rodeo

Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…

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Jul

04

Fireworks at the annual Thunder on the Ridge event in Haines City, FL

Thunder on the Ridge

Thunder on the Ridge is one of Central Florida's premiere July 4 celebrations. Enjoy cold…

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Oct

21

IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament

IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament

Serving as the capstone event for the 100th Anniversary of Water Ski, the 2022 IWWF…

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LEARN & DISCOVER

Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton

Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant

Young women from around the state will compete for glory, glamour and the right to wear the coveted tiara during...

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Wildlife in Central Florida

Top 10 Places to Spot Wildlife in Central Florida

Central Florida is one of the best places in the US to spot wildlife. Visitors from far and wide always...

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fishing at camp mack

Ideas for Dad in Central Florida this Father’s Day

Looking for a great gift or activity that your father will enjoy this year? Check out our list of ideas...

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Summer Savings at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Summer Savings at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

The sun is shining and its time to make all those great family vacation memories. Through our partnership with the...

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fireworks during Red, White, and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Fourth of July Events in Central Florida 2022

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly, Fourth of July fireworks fun in Polk County! Join us in celebrating America’s birthday...

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Children feeding llama at Safari Wilderness

Top 5 Animal Selfies to Capture at Safari Wilderness

Safari Wilderness has so many incredible animals to see – both from far away and up close! Whether you enjoy...

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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.

LEGOLAND vacation package

PLAYcation Package

Build your ultimate vacation, staycation or PLAYcation with a vacation package that combines the fun of the LEGOLAND®…

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Save at the Balmoral Resort

Book Early and Save 35%!

Plan your vacation early at this top vacation rental resort and get 35% off the Best Available Rate!…

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Lakefront pool at the Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven

Visit Central Florida Exclusive Rate!

Get 18% off the best available rate at the stunning Courtyard Winter Haven. Just across from Peppa Pig…

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Family around firepit at Camp Magaritaville

Stay Longer and Save

Book 7 nights at Camp Margaritaville cabins and RV sites, and get the 7th at no extra charge!

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