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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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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. Though 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 the celebration and...

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...

The Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend in Lakeland

Mother and daughter on horses at River Ranch

There are so many things to treat your Mom to over Mother’s Day Weekend in Lakeland, whether its a fancy...

Top Airboat Tours in Central Florida

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Ready for the ride of your life? An airboat tour is just what you need! Check out the top airboat...

Top 5 Things To Do Before & After Mayfaire by-the-Lake

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Polk Museum of Art’s annual Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art festival is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway to...

Vacation Rentals Near Disney World in Davenport

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If you’re bringing your whole family to Central Florida, and just want to make a single booking then a vacation...

Murals in Lakeland

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If you’re looking for a way to get some fresh air and something fun to do with your friends or...

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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