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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
woman’s face mural in Winter Haven on 3rd St SW IG meganjwells
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
4 kids shooting arrows at Westgate River Ranch Resort near Lake Wales, FL
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
cyclist riding Niner bike at Loyce Harpe Park mountain bike trail system in Mulberry, FL
If you are looking for cycling adventures during your next visit to Central Florida, we have many bike trails for…

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Plan A Trip

5 Ways to Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day

father and son on Great LEGO Race roller coaster at LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL

If January sometimes feels like it lasts for five months, here’s a ray of hope: January 25 is National Plan...

Top 5 Things To Do Before & After A Tigers Spring Training Game

Detroit Tigers Spring Training

The Detroit Tigers annual trip to Lakeland, Florida for Spring Training is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway...

Camp Margaritaville Opens in Central Florida

Father and son at putting green

Time to break out your flipflops and watch out for those pop tops as you cruise around the pool –...

More Reasons to Visit Central Florida in 2022

Family walking on a dock at Canopy Oaks

Known for its year-round sunshine, lakes, citrus fruits, unequalled outdoor activities, unique attractions and the best in hospitality, its no...

Spend a Weekend in Lakeland

2 couples eating beignets at The Poor Porker in Lakeland, FL

See how much fun you’ll have when you plan a weekend in Lakeland, FL. Tour the world’s largest collection of...

Things To Do On The Water in Central Florida

Kid wakeboarding at ECP

If you’re looking for water activities in Central Florida, consider visiting Winter Haven and its surrounding cities. This “Chain of...

Winter Haven: The Water Ski Capital of the World

Cypress Gardens water ski team skiing on Lake Eloise

Beautiful lakes, bountiful opportunities, and gorgeous weather are a big reason why Polk County is the Water Ski Capital of...

Winter Haven Water Tower Art Points to Water Ski’s 100th

Winter Haven water tower painted with the 100th anniversary of water ski logo.

If you’re a resident of Winter Haven or just visiting, you may have noticed the new artwork on the city’s...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida in 2022

Family taking selfie at the lagoon during LEGOLAND Piratefest Weekend

The number one theme park for little kids is opening new attractions and hosting lots of great seasonal events throughout...

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