Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources for Travelers

Support Your Favorite Central Florida Businesses

By: Jessica Roberts

Whether you’re missing our warm weather from Michigan or New York, missing our family-friendly attractions from Georgia, or missing your favorite shops and restaurants from right here in Polk County, there are ways you can help today.

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens

Write a Positive Review

Take the time to leave 5-star reviews for your favorite Central Florida small businesses, hotels and attractions on TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp and Facebook. This only takes a few minutes and it will help these local businesses with future bookings.

The Living Water Boat Cruises

The Living Water Boat Cruises

Buy a Gift Card

Invest in the future of small businesses. Buy a gift card now and use it during your next vacation.

Scout & Tag

Scout & Tag

Gift Shopping Online

Many of our small shops have published online stores. Buy for yourself, friends or family. It is never too early to shop for Mother’s Day, birthdays or Christmas.

Concord Coffee

Concord Coffee

Order Locally Roasted Coffee

Who doesn’t need coffee right now? Concord Coffee, Ethos Roasters and Patriot Coffee will ship their freshly roasted beans to your home. While you’re at it, go ahead and order a coffee subscription! We know you won’t regret it.

Poster Image for GOOD THYME, LAKELAND | Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Restaurant in Dixieland | Florida Foodie

Order Takeout – Food or Beer

If you are local, order takeout! You may be tired of cooking, or you want to celebrate a family member’s birthday or your anniversary. Whatever the reason, our locally owned restaurants and breweries need you right now. Come up with a reason to indulge and place a to-go order.

Eating Local During COVID-19

We’re doing our best to share information about small businesses that need our help. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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