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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 2023.
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
Summer Concert Series at the Ritz Theatre
Visit the historic Ritz Theatre for their Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of different…SEE DETAILS
Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Celebrate Halloween the LEGOLAND® Florida way as Brick-or-Treat presents Monster Party returns Saturdays and Sundays…SEE DETAILS
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Lakeland First Friday
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local…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
Halloween Time at LEGOLAND Florida
For all the little ghouls and goblins out there, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, is the perfect location for a slightly less...See Details
Discover Central Florida’s Most Instagram-able Cocktails
Central Florida is not only known for its stunning landscapes and thrilling theme parks but also its vibrant culinary scene....See Details
Fall into the Gardens
Visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales and let your imagination take flight this fall. The Central Florida attraction is...See Details
Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida
Ahoy, mateys! Set sail on an unforgettable adventure at LEGOLAND Florida. Explore the Thrilling Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida...See Details
$3 Off Admission
Visit the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens, one of Florida's original attractions.VIEW DEAL
Craft Beer Savings
Get sweet craft beer savings and win awesome prizes with the Adventure on Tap: Craft Beer Pass!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
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