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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

    family walking way from carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens
  • Attractions

    Kids on Dragon Ride at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL
  • Golf

    Golf at Streamsong Resort
  • Lake Activities

    2 women on paddleboards during tour with Paddleboard Winter Haven
  • Museums

    Male and female looking at art hanging in gallery at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL
  • Nature & Hiking

    Hiking Trail, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, FL


Looking for even more fun in Florida’s Sweetest Spot? Check out our upcoming featured events for 2020.



Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Catch at Detroit Tigers Spring Training game in Lakeland this March.




crowd gathered for moonlight concert at Bok Tower Gardens. Carillon tower in background.

Concert Under the Stars: From Brazil with Love

Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar perform during Bok Tower Gardens' Concert Under the Stars: From…




propeller airplane sale rep speaking with couple while looking at plane near vendor tent at SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, FL

SUN ‘N FUN Aerospace Expo

SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world's largest annual aviation events. This…




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Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Held on Mother's Day weekend each year, Mayfaire by-the-Lake is located on the shores of…

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