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.
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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.
Rodin Exhibition at Polk Museum of Art
Running from June through October, the Rodin exhibition at Polk Museum of Art brings one…SEE DETAILS
Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
September 24-October 30. Celebrate Halloween the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort way with their ALL-NEW Brick-or-Treat Monster…SEE DETAILS
International Food and Drink Street Festival
Don't miss this fantastic evening in Downtown Winter Haven and come to the International Food…SEE DETAILS
IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament
Serving as the capstone event for the 100th Anniversary of Water Ski, the 2022 IWWF…SEE DETAILS
Bonnet Springs Park Grand Opening
Hunter Hayes and Sister Hazel are just two of the acts performing at the opening…SEE DETAILS
LEARN & DISCOVER
Halloween Events and Fall Festivals in Polk County
Happy Fall, y’all! Summer has passed and cooler temperatures have arrived so get outside and enjoy some popular fall festivals...See Details
Queen Elizabeth’s Gift to Lakeland
Since Feb. 4, 1957, swans gifted by Queen Elizabeth have graced Lakeland’s Lake Morton. It was an incredible act of...See Details
Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend in Central Florida
Labor Day is one of our favorite holidays of the year here in Central Florida. As summer fades, the vacations...See Details
Inside PMoA’s Rodin Exhibition
One of the 19th century’s greatest masters comes to the Polk Museum of Art for a limited time. Exhibition Stories...See Details
7 Reasons to Have a Girls Weekend at Westgate River Ranch
Are you in dire need of a weekend or night out with your girlfriends? Here are 7 reasons to have...See Details
Build your ultimate vacation, staycation or PLAYcation with a vacation package that combines the fun of the LEGOLAND®…VIEW DEAL
Stay Longer and Save
Book 7 nights at Camp Margaritaville cabins and RV sites, and get the 7th at no extra charge!VIEW DEAL
Florida Resident Discount 18%
The 2022 award winning Courtyard by Marriott in Winter Haven is offering great discounts for Florida resdients.VIEW DEAL