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Central Florida Vacations – Official Visitor Information for Polk County, FL
With an endless list of sites and attractions in Central Florida, a Polk County vacation truly offers something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a time with friends, a getaway with the kids, family reunions or even quality alone time for two, everyone will love Polk County’s year round lovely temperatures as well as its convenient, centralized location. While here, you and your travel party will enjoy convenient access to coastal beaches as well as our world-renowned Central Florida attractions. Theme parks like Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios are virtually in your own backyard! Using Polk County as your vacation “home base” means you’ll be minutes away from the many other attractions Central Florida offers such as LEGOLAND® Florida, Fantasy of Flight, Bok Tower Gardens and Safari Wilderness Ranch and even the Spaceport USA at the Kennedy Space Center. Whether you’re ready to explore the region by Air, Earth, Water or Fire, you and your travel companions will quickly feel in your Element with the abundance of fun and adventurous things to do in Central Florida!
Feast Upon The Many Local Flavors Offered On Your Central Florida Vacation
Visiting the many Central Florida attractions can quickly help you work up an appetite. If you’re looking to indulge in world-renowned culinary delights that can’t be found anywhere else, a Central Florida vacation will deliver.
No matter what your travel party has a hankering for, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for during your Polk County stay. Looking for a al fresco dining by the water? With more than 550 lakes, there are a number of great outdoor eateries where you can enjoy fresh local seafood. Perhaps you have something a little more refined in mind? This region teams with five star restaurants. From down home barbecue perfect for family meals out, to upscale Mediterranean eateries and chic steakhouses that deliver the right ambiance for any date night, you’ll never go hungry during your Central Florida vacation
Food Festivals – Just Some Of The Many Things To Do In Central Florida
Of course nothing says you have to visit one of our esteemed restaurants to enjoy a delicious treat. Here in Polk County, sampling regional faire can feel like more of an event than just a simple meal. Looking for a great place to get a taste of what Polk County has to offer with the kids (and even the pets)? Check out the Highland City Community Market. Open on Saturday once a month from 8:00 am – 1:00pm at the Highland City First Baptist Church, this bazaar features local produce, homemade delicacies, craft items and many food vendors serving up some of the best food in the region. This gathering also serves as a showcase for local business to promote their latest products and services – it truly is a perfect place to spend your morning and early afternoon. Best of all, entrance to the event is free for non-vendors.
Another great local farming festival is the Mulberry Farmers Market. Sponsored by the Mulberry Chamber of Commerce, this event is being held the third Saturday of the month from 8:00am – 1:00pm at 1010 N. Church Avenue. Here visitors can indulge in fresh produce, sample menu items from local food vendors and even enjoy live entertainment.
Farmer’s markets aren’t the only food-centric things to do in Central Florida; the second Thursday of every month brings with it the Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally. Located in Munn Park, this event, hosted by Tasting Tampa, showcases a litany of food trucks, each offering its own theme and treat, making it an ideal way to find something that even your pickiest eater will enjoy.
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