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Places to Visit in Central Florida

Cities & Towns

Central Florida features a variety of unique towns and cities for you to explore, each with their own collection of adventures to choose from. Exhilarating attractions, delicious restaurants and breathtaking outdoor experiences are just the start of the excitement that awaits you in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.

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Fort Meade

Exterior image of lakeside Lodge at Streamsong Resort in Central Florida

Fort Meade is the oldest city in Polk County, dating back to 1849 and the…

Lake Alfred

Young girl having lunch with grandma and siblings at Lavender N Lace Tea Room in Lake Alfred, FL

Lake Alfred was founded by snowbirds escaping the cold of North Dakota, and visitors are…

Mulberry

alligator skull on display at Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Originally founded as a phosphate mining boom town, Mulberry, Florida is now home to Bone…

Auburndale

Elite Cable Park in Auburndale, FL. Central Florida Summer

You may be coming to Auburndale, FL to play lacrosse or baseball at Lake Myrtle…

Bartow

Bartow

Bartow is known for its small city heritage and distinctive Southern culture, and is appropriately…

Frostproof

Sandy access road at Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area in Frostproof, FL

Sitting along Central Florida’s Scenic Highway is Frostproof, just south of Babson Park. You can…

Haines City

Soft serve ice cream, orange and tangerine juice, pecans, oranges and strawberries at Ridge Island Groves. Florida Citrus Makes a Great Christmas Gift

Haines City, FL is in the northeast part of Polk County. The city hosts IRONMAN…

Polk City

Fantasy of Flight

Polk City is the only community completely contained within the Green Swamp, which supports almost…

Homeland

Homeland Heritage Park

Homeland is the smallest community in Polk County, featuring a post office, general store and…

Dundee

Rows of colorful candy packets at Davidson of Dundee in Dundee, FL

The town of Dundee sits along the rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge and…

Lake Wales

Lake Wales

Located near the very center of the Florida peninsula, Lake Wales offers visitors beautiful views…

Babson Park

sandy scrub hiking trail at Crooked Lake Prairie in Babson Park, FL

You’ll find Babson Park nestled along the Ridge Scenic Highway, a scenic corridor that introduces…

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Spend a Weekend in Lakeland

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

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Blueberry U-Pick Season

Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in...

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

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

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND Florida in 2021

In honor of LEGOLAND Florida Resort celebrating it’s 10th birthday in 2021, we’re giving you the top 10 reasons to...

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6 Great Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Winter Haven

Ready to book a family-friendly weekend getaway? Here’s a list of 6 exceptionally fun things to during weekend in Winter...

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50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter Haven

Here’s an easy way to plan your next trip to Central Florida – 50+ Ways to Experience Lakeland & Winter...

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Re-Imagine & Rebuild the World at PLANET LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven has introduced a world with no rules just pure creativity… PLANET LEGOLAND® opening April...

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Most Instagram-Worthy Places in Central Florida

Trip planning on Instagram is definitely a thing and we love finding new places to take pictures at Central Florida,...

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Historic Central Florida Sites That Everyone Should See

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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Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida

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

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