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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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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

    Children feeding llama at Safari Wilderness
  • 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


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



Polk County History Center Festival of Wreaths

Festival of Wreaths at Polk County History Center

Wreaths will be on display from Nov. 12 until Dec. 13 during the 12th Annual…




Holidays at LEGOLAND celebration with Santa

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

Weekends, through December 31, Celebrate your holidays the LEGOLAND® way.




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…




IRONMAN 70.3 Florida at Lake Eva Park

IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

The ultimate Ironman event is held in Haines City, Central Florida. A great setting for…




First Friday

Lakeland First Friday

Downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Don’t miss the Makers Market, featuring local…



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Central Florida Holiday Gift Guide

The feeling of giving the perfect gift and seeing the smile on a loved one’s face as they open it,...

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Family standing in front of a LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND Florida's holiday light display.

Best Holiday Light Displays in Central Florida

Whether you’re a local or just visiting Central Florida’s Polk County this holiday season, the sweet options for enjoying Christmas...

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Entrance to Bok Tower Gardens decorated for the holidays

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration and features over a month of special activities and events for...

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Santa and 2 kids with Christmas tree in background during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Holiday Happenings in Central Florida

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Check out the Holiday Happenings in Central Florida. This year’s events are highlighted...

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Santa at photo spot during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Holidays at LEGOLAND

Cheerful holiday spirit is on its way to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this season with Holidays at LEGOLAND.  Holidays at LEGOLAND...

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Christmas Events at the RP Funding Center

The song may say that the weather outside is frightful, but holidays in Florida lean more towards delightful. Without cold...

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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.

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PLAYcation Package

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

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Merry Christmas – Get up to 35% Off

Mega deal giving 35% off at the fantastic Orlando Breeze Resort!

Resort pool at twilight at Balmoral Resort

Save 30% on Mid-Week Stays

Save 30% if you check in on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and stay 3 nights or more, in…

Carillon Tower at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales

$5 Off General Admission

Receive $5 off general admission at Bok Tower Gardens.

Rows of colorful candy packets at Davidson of Dundee in Dundee, FL

10% Off Candy, Marmalades, and Jellies

Receive 10% off all candy, marmalades, and jellies at Davidson of Dundee.

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10% off Admission

Enjoy 10% off admission at the Florida Children's Museum.

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