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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
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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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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day

Dining room at the terrace grille at the terrace hotel in Lakeland, Florida

A delicious, stress-free meal is what vacationing is all about. Not on vacation, and live in (or near) Lakeland, Winter...

Best Holiday Light Displays in Central Florida

Family standing in front of a LEGO Christmas tree at LEGOLAND Florida's holiday light display.

Whether you’re a local or just visiting Central Florida’s Polk County this holiday season, the sweet options for enjoying Christmas...

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens

Merry Christmas! 🎄 @boktowergardens will be open from 10A-6P today. Visit their website for details..Repost from @boktowergardens•The Gardens are filled with fresh air, holiday music from the Singing Tower, and an abundance of cheer this season. Spend the weekend making new holiday memories here and at home with your friends and family.

Holidays at Bok Tower Gardens is an annual celebration and features over a month of special activities and events for...

Holidays at LEGOLAND

Santa at photo spot during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Cheerful holiday spirit is on its way to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort this season with Holidays at LEGOLAND. Holidays at LEGOLAND...

Holiday Happenings in Central Florida

Santa and 2 kids with Christmas tree in background during Holidays at LEGOLAND

Holiday Happenings in Central Florida is our annual blog post listing local Christmas events and activities happening in Central Florida....

Dining Out for Thanksgiving in Central Florida

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November ushers in the holidays with the anticipation of family, fun, and food! Along with traditional and unique Thanksgiving vacation...

Christmas Events at the RP Funding Center

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The song may say that the weather outside is frightful, but holidays in Florida lean more towards delightful. Without cold...

Central Florida Holiday Gift Guide

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The feeling of giving the perfect gift and seeing the smile on a loved one’s face as they open it,...

Discount LEGOLAND Florida Tickets

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Our Visitor Information Center in Davenport, FL offers a wide variety of free guides, maps and brochures. We also sell Central...

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