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Perfectly positioned in the heart of Florida, Polk County is the ideal place to start your Sunshine State vacation. With dozens of attractions in-county and plenty more to do just a short drive away, enjoying everything has never been easier.

Goodbye Irma, Hello Visitors

The sun is shining in the Sunshine State again and Central Florida’s Polk County (or Visit Central Florida) is ready to welcome ALL visitors to our fabulous attractions, shops, eateries and accommodations! Start planning today. While we may have a few less beautiful palm trees and grandfather oaks, Hurricane Irma didn’t do any damage to our beautiful sunsets, scenic views, warm Florida sunshine and family friendly attractions. It is all ready for you to enjoy….right now! Start planning today. 

So, what does a Central Florida vacation look like? Whatever you want. Spend the day at Disney or LEGOLAND® Florida Resort—and the night at a fish camp near Lake Kissimmee. Catch fly balls at a Detroit Tigers game—and the sunset on Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes. Shoot sporting clays at Streamsong Resort—and gator photos at Circle B Bar Reserve. Your tailor-made getaway is waiting for you (and there isn’t a tourist trap in sight). Ready to start planning? Get your free Central Florida vacation guide or explore the experiences below.