Central Florida’s Polk County is the ultimate outdoor destination in Florida, and is packed with thrilling adrenaline pumping activities to help you leave your comfort zone! So leave the tea-cup rides behind and strap in and get ready for the ultimate, active Florida vacation.
Top 10 Adrenaline-Rush Activities in Central Florida
Nothing quite gets the adrenaline pumping like jumping out of a plane at tens of thousands of feet above sea level. At Jump Florida Skydiving, first-timers and and experienced jumpers can both hurtle through the sky, as a highly experienced team puts...
Lina Greco worked in partnership with Visit Central Florida to create this Weekend Getaway Travel Recap.
Weekend Getaway to Central Florida
When we talk about summer in Florida the first thing that comes to mind is the beach… and yes, Florida has beautiful beaches to enjoy but there is much more than that. My first weekend getaway in Central Florida was my visit to River Ranch, a family weekend and an unforgettable glamping experience. There I realized that just 3 hours away from South Florida is another version of Florida that has a lot to offer, an ideal destination for a weekend getaway.
We understand that your pets are just as important as your human family members. So we created a list of some fun and unique, dog friendly spots in Central Florida.
Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida
Central Florida is one of the top destinations for a fun, family-friendly vacation (yes that includes your pets). With so many different offerings from dog friendly restaurants to gardens and state parks, there is always something to do that includes the WHOLE family.
1. Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Curb Market
If you’re a dog lover, Lakeland’s Downtown Farmers Curb Market is...
Trip planning on Instagram is definitely a thing and we love finding new places to take pictures at Central Florida, in and around our beautiful county. We’ve put together this list to save you time, so that you can do what one does on vacation – relax, have fun, and take lots of photos!
Be sure to put these most Instagram-worthy places in Central Florida on your vacation itinerary. The list below includes cute coffee shops, murals, and a stunning Carillon tower. Tag @visitcentralfl in your posts!
If you like this blog post, you may also be interested in Murals in Lakeland.
If you’re looking for a way to get some fresh air and something fun to do with your friends or family in Lakeland, plan a day for visiting murals in Lakeland. Make it a Mural Scavenger Hunt!
Murals in Lakeland
Local favorites include the popular angel wing mural, Oranges at the Yard on Mass, and the Mass Market rainbow wall. Whether you’re looking for your next Instagram-worthy background, a fun selfie wall, or just out to enjoy these beautiful works of public art, you’ll have fun exploring the city while looking for murals in Lakeland.
Gillian Fazio Murals
We are thankful for all of the gifted...
Ready to take your Florida vacation to the next level? Florida is one of the most extraordinary states in the U.S., and Central Florida alone offers one of a kind experiences that make Florida the hottest destination vacation. Whether it’s your entire family or a couple’s getaway, you’ll make fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. Check out these top :
7 Central Florida Experiences You Don’t Want To Miss
1. LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Awesome awaits every member of the family at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort located in Winter Haven. LEGOLAND® offers over 50 rides and attractions built for kids...
Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in the produce section of your local grocery store.
Central Florida’s Blueberry U-Pick Season
Of course Florida is known as one of the world’s leading citrus fruit providers, but we also have a lot of blueberry farms. U-pick blueberry season begins in March or April (depending on weather) and there’s probably a farm near you. Find the farm’s website or Facebook page to view their schedule; some farms are open six days a week while others are open one day a week.
With the day of love quickly approaching, it is that time to book appointments, make reservations, and solidify your plans to make for a very romantic day for you and your loved one. Here’s a guide with some ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in Central Florida.
How to Spend a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Central Florida
With COVID-19 in mind, we’ve included outdoor activities and restaurants that offer to go options.
Valentine’s Day in Winter Haven
Start your morning out with a romantic coffee date at Richard’s Fine Coffee or N+1 Coffee
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is BACK in 2021 and we are excited about this highly anticipated spring event, April 13-18.
SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is an Annual Event
From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a fly-in for sport aviation enthusiasts, the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo has grown into one of the largest and most successful aviation events in the world. This event is Florida’s largest annual convention of any kind, and each year over 200,000 visitors flock to Lakeland for what has become known as Aviation’s Season Opener or Spring Break for Pilots.
Each spring, pilots flying into the...
If you are looking for cycling adventures during your next visit to Central Florida, we have many bike trails for you. So many, in fact, that the first challenge to a Polk County bike adventure is to figure out just what type of experience you want.
From paved trails around beautiful bodies of water to off-roading through the wilderness, and more than a few urban areas complete with quick dining or shopping options, Polk County has a ride that will match whatever you are looking to do. We have plenty of rural routes for fast roadies too.
Paved Bike Trails in Polk County
Chain of Lakes Trail