Learn How to Travel Safely in Central Florida
Your safety while visiting Florida’s Sweetest Spot is our top concern. Below, you’ll find resources and links to help plan your safe stay in Polk County, from state and local instructions regarding COVID-19 to updates for attractions and dining options.
Many visitors are asking about what the State of Florida requires in terms of Covid safety protocols and vaccinations. The State of Florida does not permit a business to verify Covid-19 vaccination or recovery status, though this does not restrict a business from taking enhanced safety or screening measures consistent with Government guidelines. Please see the relevant section in the 2021 Florida Statute. The state’s vaccination rate is 74% (June, 2022). Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov for the latest stats and information.
As of this time, masks are not required by any Polk County, Fl municipalities, though certain businesses may require guests to wear masks.
For international visitors, as of June 12th 2022, the US Government has now removed pre-departure testing requirements for all travelers coming into the United States from overseas. Please note however that the CDC’s order requiring proof of vaccination for non-residents is still in effect. Visit the State Department website for further details.
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Travel Safe In Florida’s Sweetest Spot
Welcome to Polk County, Florida’s Sweetest Spot for epic outdoor adventures, incredible eats and Sunshine State attractions! Here, you can experience the best that Lakeland and Winter Haven have to offer while escaping the crowds found in larger cities. From wide open spaces to exhilarating thrill rides at nearby theme parks, we have it all. Let us help you plan a Central Florida vacation.
SEE & DO
From incredible outdoor adventures to legendary attractions, there’s always something fun to explore in Florida’s Sweetest Spot.
Arts & Culture
family walking way from carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens
Kids on Dragon Ride at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL
Golf at Streamsong Resort
2 women on paddleboards during tour with Paddleboard Winter Haven
Male and female looking at art hanging in gallery at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL
Nature & Hiking
Hiking Trail, Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, FL