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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 2022.
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…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
LEGO NINJAGO Days
Kids join their favorite heroes and "become a ninja" during LEGO NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND…SEE DETAILS
Docent-Led Tour at Polk Museum of Art
Visit Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College each on the 3rd Saturday of each month to…SEE DETAILS
Lakeland First Friday
First Friday in Lakeland on June 3rd will feature Visit Central Florida and the amazing…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
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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 the celebration and...See Details
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...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
Top Airboat Tours in Central Florida
Ready for the ride of your life? An airboat tour is just what you need! Check out the top airboat...See Details
Top 5 Things To Do Before & After Mayfaire by-the-Lake
Polk Museum of Art’s annual Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art festival is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway to...See Details
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Book Early and Save 35%!
Plan your vacation early at this top vacation rental resort and get 35% off the Best Available Rate!…VIEW DEAL
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