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Things To Do In Central Florida

Whether you’re in search of exhilarating thrills or an uplifting escape, Central Florida’s Polk County has you covered.

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Looking for fun? Central Florida’s Polk County has you covered. A wide array of things to do and see, including attractions, local restaurants, nature parks and hiking trails, boutique shops and museums.

Central Florida’s Polk County is conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, and an easy drive to Central Florida attractions and the Gulf and Atlantic beaches. Polk County offers something for everyone, including Florida’s newest attractions, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Safari Wilderness; and some of Florida’s most historic; including Bok Tower Gardens, Westgate River Ranch Resort (the Southeast’s largest dude ranch), and Frank Lloyd Wright’s 13 structures at Florida Southern College. With 554 fresh water lakes, the area offers great fishing, adventurous airboat eco tours and exciting water sports. Wonderful parks, preserves and trails captivate visitors with Polk County’s natural beauty.

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Here, family fun, outdoor adventure and incredible tastes are always on the horizon. Nestled in the very heart of the Sunshine State, this epicenter of Florida fun puts you close to top Central Florida attractions that include LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Bok Tower Gardens and Safari Wilderness. Here, you can take time to savor the sunny skies and natural beauty we’re known for, all while embarking on an action-packed vacation that’s sure to satisfy the whole family. Culture, outdoor spaces, history and hospitality… you’ll find it all here as you explore the diverse attractions, exciting activities and captivating sights that help to make this Florida’s Sweetest Spot. Explore things to do today!

  • Arts & Culture

    family walking way from carillon tower at Bok Tower Gardens
  • Attractions

    Kids on Dragon Ride at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL
  • Aviation

    Standard D-25 in flight during biplane ride at Waldo Wright's Flying Service in Central Florida
  • Dog Friendly Places

    7 dogs at Dog Leg Woods Dog Park in Lakeland, FL
  • Family Fun

    two kids walking on narrow logs at Hammock Hollow, a children's play area at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL
  • Fishing

    2 men from bass boat on Lake Kissimmee. TMC Guide Services
  • Gardens & Parks

    Hollis Garden
  • Golf

    Golf at Streamsong Resort
  • Indoor Fun

    Group with finished paintings at Painting with a Twist in Lakeland, FL
  • Lake Activities

    2 women on paddleboards during tour with Paddleboard Winter Haven
  • Museums

    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
  • Nightlife

    cocktail being served by bartender at Ave Bar in Winter Haven, FL
  • Performing Arts

    Actors on stage during a performance of Matilda at Lakeland Community Theatre.
  • Restaurants

    Harborside Restaurant
  • Shopping

    2 females shopping for Lakeland themed t-shirts inside Scout & Tag in Lakeland, FL
  • Spectator Sports

    Spectator Sports
  • U-Pick, Farm & Food Tours

    goat with a yellow collar, next to another goat at Proctor's Goat Farm and Goat Life in Winter Haven, FL
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