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Blueberry U-Pick Season
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Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in…

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Murals in Winter Haven
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We’ve put together a list of popular murals in Winter Haven and hope you can visit at least a few…

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Waterfront Dining in Central Florida
Harborside Restaurant is a great option for waterfront dining in Central Florida, located on Winter Haven’s Lake Shipp
If you’re looking for waterfront dining in Central Florida, consider visiting Winter Haven. This “Chain of Lakes” city, has lakes…

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Concert Under the Stars Series
crowd gathered for moonlight concert at Bok Tower Gardens. Carillon tower in background.
Enjoy a fantastic concert under the stars as this fan-favorite event returns to an all-new Bok Tower Gardens venue –…

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Valentine’s Day in Central Florida
Couple at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, photographed by Maddness Photography LLC
With the day of love quickly approaching, it is that time to book appointments, make reservations, and solidify your plans…

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SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo
Events in Central Florida
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is BACK in 2021 and we are excited about this highly anticipated spring event, April…

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Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas
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We’ve put together a Top 10 Family-Friendly Central Florida Spring Break Ideas for 2021. We hope to see you and…

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1 Day 2 Park Promo at LEGOLAND Florida
2 kids dressed as pirates at LEGOLAND Florida Water Park
Get more out of your family vacation with a 1 Day 2 Park Promo at LEGOLAND Florida this January –…

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Cycling in Central Florida
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If you are looking for cycling adventures during your next visit to Central Florida, we have many bike trails for…

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7 Reasons to Have a Girls Weekend at Westgate River Ranch

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Are you in dire need of a weekend or night out with your girlfriends? Here are 7 reasons to have...

Winter Haven: The Water Ski Capital of the World

Cypress Gardens water ski team skiing on Lake Eloise

July 2nd 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the sport of water ski. And where better to celebrate than in...

Streamsong’s 4th Course Gets Name and Routing

@StreamsongResort is tee-rific, but don't just take our word for it!⁠.⁠All three courses at Streamsong Resort made Top 25 on @golfweekmag's Best 2020: Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play.⁠.⁠16) Streamsong (Red)⁠19) Streamsong (Black)⁠23) Streamsong (Blue)⁠.⁠Click the link in our bio to see the full list.⁠.⁠Currently, Streamsong Black is the only course open; however, Red & Blue are scheduled to reopen on October 1st.⁠.⁠.⁠.⁠#NationalGolfMonth #GolfWeek #GolfMonth #Golf #Golfing #Streamsong #StreamsongResort #StreamsongRed #StreamsongBlue #StreamsongBlack #CentralFlorida #LoveFL #VisitCentralFL⁠

Streamsong unveils the name and routing for it’s much anticipated fourth course. Streamong Links to the Past at the Chain...

Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant

Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton

Young women from around the state will compete for glory, glamour and the right to wear the coveted tiara during...

Top 10 Places to Spot Wildlife in Central Florida

Wildlife in Central Florida

Central Florida is one of the best places in the US to spot wildlife. Visitors from far and wide always...

Ideas for Dad in Central Florida this Father’s Day

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Looking for a great gift or activity that your father will enjoy this year? Check out our list of ideas...

Summer Savings at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

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The sun is shining and its time to make all those great family vacation memories. Through our partnership with the...

Fourth of July Events in Central Florida 2022

fireworks during Red, White, and BOOM at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

Get ready for plenty of family-friendly, Fourth of July fireworks fun in Polk County! Join us in celebrating America’s birthday...

Top 5 Animal Selfies to Capture at Safari Wilderness

Children feeding llama at Safari Wilderness

Safari Wilderness has so many incredible animals to see – both from far away and up close! Whether you enjoy...

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