Hyatt Place at the RP Funding Center
A recently updated hotel minutes from the RP Funding Center and bustling Downtown Lakeland dining and shopping.
This modern updated hotel features free Wi-Fi, a complimentary a.m. Kitchen Skillet™, 24-hour gym and dining and an outdoor pool.
The Lakeland Center
A four-minute walk leads you to the doors of the RP Funding Center where you can catch an indoor rodeo, ballet, concert or stand-up comedy show from the likes of Kathy Griffith.
The Polk Theatre
Elvis Presley once played at the Historic Polk Theatre, which has an interior designed to mimic Mediterranean village, complete with a starry night sky for a ceiling. The theatre shows movies, concerts and plays.
Downtown shopping features everything from antique furniture and vintage frocks to locally crafted jewelry and fine men’s attire. Our top picks include: The Black Swan Bazaar, Nathan’s Men’s Store, Two Hens and a Hound, Brooke Pottery and Simple Vintage with Scout & Tag.
You’re also a short drive from fun dining and shopping in historic Dixieland.
Restaurants and Cafés
Downtown Lakeland is home to some fantastic dining options including Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Black & Brew Coffee House & Bistro, Mitchell’s Coffee House, The Silver Ring Café, The Terrace Grille, The Purple Onion, Bay Street Bistro, The Chop Shop, and if you stretch the bounds of downtown Lakeland a wee bit, The Red Door Wine Market and Mister Fish.
Brews and Nightlife
The Lakeland Brewing Company, Molly McHughes Irish Pub, Hurricane Alley and Linksters Tap Room offer good brews and late hours for those of you who like to stay up past their bed time.
Get the “Local” experience with these recurring Downtown Lakeland events.
First Friday - On the first Friday of every month, The Downtown Lakeland Partnership puts on an event known as First Friday from 6-9 p.m. Each month’s First Friday event boasts a new theme, live music and entertainment. Participating shops and restaurants also stay open later to join in on the free, family, fun.
Thursday Squared Food Truck Rally - On the second Thursday of each month, The Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally comes to downtown Lakeland. Food Trucks lineup around Historic Munn Park and patrons grab their favorite meal on wheels. We recommend bringing a blanket or chair and picnicking in the park.
Downtown Farmers Curb Market - Every Saturday morning (except in August) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., there is a local farmers market in downtown. You’ll find everything from locally harvested honey and duck eggs to custom leather purses and fine jewelry.