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 September, the Rodin exhibition at Polk Museum of Art brings one…SEE DETAILS
Red, White, and BOOM
Celebrate July 4th and summer fun with the only fireworks display that magically transforms into…SEE DETAILS
Winter Haven Farmers Market
Weekly farmers market in downtown Winter Haven every Saturday featuring 30+ vendors.SEE DETAILS
Saturday Night Rodeo
Yee-haw! 8 seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you're watching a…SEE DETAILS
Thunder on the Ridge
Thunder on the Ridge is one of Central Florida's premiere July 4 celebrations. Enjoy cold…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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Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant
Young women from around the state will compete for glory, glamour and the right to wear the coveted tiara during...See Details
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...See Details
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...See Details
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...See Details
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...See Details
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Visit Central Florida Exclusive Rate!
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