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 2021.
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
Winter Haven Brunch Food Tour
Get ready to enjoy mimosas, waffles, and coffee while learning about the history of Winter…SEE DETAILS
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Oct 2-31. Celebrate your Halloween the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort way! Visit the Central Florida attraction…SEE DETAILS
The Gallery Concert Series at Polk Museum of Art
The Polk Museum of Art is hosting a unique series of concerts by the Lakeland…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
SUN ‘n FUN Spooktacular
Trick or Treat is coming to SUN 'n FUN, so why not camp Halloween-style? Camp…SEE DETAILS
LEARN & DISCOVER
The World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park Opening Soon!
Starting in early 2022, all little piggies and parents of little piggies can squeal in delight as the World’s first...See Details
Camp Margaritaville Coming to Central Florida!
One of the biggest lifestyle brands in the United States is staking a claim in Polk County. Parrotheads rejoice! Margaritaville...See Details
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
Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida
Central Florida’s Polk County is the ultimate outdoor destination in Florida, and is packed with thrilling adrenaline pumping activities and...See Details
Weekend Getaway in Central Florida
Lina Greco worked in partnership with Visit Central Florida to create this Weekend Getaway Travel Recap. Weekend Getaway to Central...See Details