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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

The World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park Opening Soon!

Girl at Peppa Pig Hard Hat tour

Starting in early 2022, all little piggies and parents of little piggies can squeal in delight as the World’s first...

Camp Margaritaville Coming to Central Florida!

New Camp Margaritaville Logo

One of the biggest lifestyle brands in the United States is staking a claim in Polk County. Parrotheads rejoice! Margaritaville...

Halloween Events and Fall Festivals in Polk County

Give your mummy dearest a hug!🤗🖤⁠.⁠Spooky season is alive (or at least undead) and well at @LEGOLANDFlorida! Brick or Treat 2020 is a safe and fun event happening every weekend in October through Halloween. Plus, did we mention it's included with General Admission?!?!⁠.⁠DATES⁠October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & 31⁠.⁠🍬 - Safe trick-or-treating⁠🧛 - Exclusive Character Meet-and-Greets⁠🎃 - Specialty Treats⁠AND SO MUCH MORE!!!⁠.⁠Click the link in our bio to get your tickets.⁠.⁠.⁠.⁠#Halloween #BrickOrTreat #SpookySeason #TrickOrTreat #October #LEGO #LEGOLAND #LEGOLANDFL #LEGOLANDFlorida #CentralFlorida #VisitCentralFL #LoveFL

Happy Fall, y’all! Summer has passed and cooler temperatures have arrived so get outside and enjoy some popular fall festivals...

Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida

I can see the weekend from here!👀⁠• • •⁠📸: @emily.ruthann⁠.⁠Having trouble finding the perfect gift for that thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie in you life? Well, @JumpFloridaSkydiving might just be the answer!⁠.⁠Jump Florida Skydiving welcomes first-timers and experienced jumpers at their Lake Wales location. Right now, they are offering numerous Holiday Gift Card Packages, perfect for beginners!⁠.⁠What they offer:⁠- Tandem (First Time) Skydiving⁠- Skydive License Training (AFF)⁠- Experienced Jumpers⁠.⁠Click the link in our bio to learn more.⁠.⁠.⁠.⁠#skydiving #skydive #adrenalinejunkie #JumpFloridaSkydiving #FloridaSkydiving #TandemSkydiving #CentralFlorida #VisitCentralFL #LoveFL

Central Florida’s Polk County is the ultimate outdoor destination in Florida, and is packed with thrilling adrenaline pumping activities and...

Weekend Getaway in Central Florida

Lina Greco's weekend getaway with a stop to Bok Tower Gardens

Lina Greco worked in partnership with Visit Central Florida to create this Weekend Getaway Travel Recap. Weekend Getaway to Central...

Alternative Places to Stay in Central Florida

Kids walking outside of Beach Retreat Bungalows at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL

If you’re looking for cheaper places to stay near Disney World or any of the great attractions of Central Florida...

Top Brunch Spots in Central Florida

Photo of scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes at The Terrace Grille in Lakeland, FL

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then brunch is the most important meal of the week!...

Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida

Two dogs and owner hiking at lake kissimmee state park

We understand that your pets are just as important as your human family members. So we created a list of...

Historic Central Florida Sites That Everyone Should See

Exterior of 3-story Wonder House in Bartow, FL

Whether you’re just visiting the area or a lifelong resident of Polk County, there is so much history in and...

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