Lakeland is a dynamic community filled with wonderful destinations for your event attendees. From historical downtown shops and restaurants to upscale shopping villages, Lakeland is a delightful community to explore.
Just minutes from either coast,
your guests have the option of planning a Central Florida adventure but they won't need to leave Lakeland to find exciting nightlife, stimulating culture and historical architecture.
Be sure to visit these great Lakeland destinations!
Downtown Lakeland is brimming with tons of fun nightlife. Your attendees can enjoy pubs, coffeehouses and outdoor bistros while enjoying what out downtown residents have called a "a small mecca of cool." Downtown is also home to two spectacular lakes, a gorgeous restored promenade, the delightful formal Hollis Gardens and a sprawling central green perfect for an afternoon stroll and photo safari. Lose yourself in the romantic and relaxing atmosphere of Lake Mirror and Lake Morton.
ART AND CULTURE NEARBY
Art lovers and historical buffs can find a hidden treasure trove of culture around Lakeland. The Polk Museum is home to many exciting permanent collections and hosts award winning traveling exhibits annually. Located a short walk from The Lakeland Center, The Polk Museum is a great respite from a day of meetings. Nestled on the shores of spectacular Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern College is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.
Appropriately named "Child of the Sun," by Wright, Florida Southern College also houses an informative museum dedicated to the life of America's most revered architect and is home to the newly restored "Water Dome" fountain, one of his last experimental concept projects. The campus is a "must see" for any modern art and architecture fans.
THE FLORIDA AIR MUSEUM
Designated in 2003 as Florida's "Official Aviation Museum and Education Center," The Florida Air Museum displays a rich variety of aircraft and artifacts covering the history and significance of the first 100 years of flight. The museum features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer with more than 50 aircraft on display including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultralights, antiques and warbirds.
AROUND CENTRAL FLORIDA
Lakeland Center is a short drive from anywhere in Central Florida and two great family attractions: Cypress Gardens and Fantasy of Flight. For more information on happenings in Polk County please visit Central Florida Visitor's and Convention Bureau. www.visitcentralflorida.org