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LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park: Opening April 12, the LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park is specifically geared toward families with children ages two to 12 offering interactive, water play fun for the most timid of tikes to the boldest of tweens.

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Explore Polk County’s Famous Citrus Groves: Whether you’re a casual fan of grapefruit and oranges, or a full-fledged citrus aficionado, there are a number of citrus-related things to see and do in Central Florida.

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Streamsong Resort: For a golf experience unlike any other in Florida a visit to Streamsong Resort’s two world-class golf courses, ranked as the #1 & #2 Best New Courses of 2012 by Golf Magazine, is a must.

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Unique Luxury Vacation Experience: Creek Ranch, a privately-owned working ranch on the shores of Lake Hatchineha in Central Florida, is an all inclusive luxury resort.

Show Mom What She Means To You This Mother’s Day With A Central Florida Vacation

May is just around the corner, and we all know what that means here in Central Florida; gorgeous sunshine, beautiful springtime blooms and, of course, a chance to celebrate mom. It’s no secret that honoring mom is something we do all year round, but that second Sunday in May has been her official U.S. holiday since 1914: Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for a way to make your mom’s May extra special, consider planning a Central Florida vacation with her. With so many festivities and activities scheduled throughout the month, it’s the perfect way to build mother/child memories that will last a lifetime.

Mayfaire-By-The-Lake: A Perfect Central Florida Event For Mom

This annual event is one of Florida’s premier outdoor art festivals. Held every Mother’s Day weekend, this year’s event falls on May 10th and 11th from 9am-4pm on the pristine Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Holding prestigious honor as one of Sunshine Artist magazine’s “Best 200 Art Shows,” Mayfaire-By-The-Lake is one of Central Florida’s largest and longest-running outdoor art festivals.

Nighttime Is The Perfect Time To Check Out Mayfaire Festivities

The Mayfaire-By-The-Lake fun doesn’t end once the sun goes down; for those in your travel group who love the nightlife, be sure to check out Mayfaire Saturday Night/Festival of Arts & Athletes. Held on May 10th from 5:30-11:00pm at Lake Mirror, attendees can enjoy the Mayfaire Classic 5K Race, live music, and fireworks at dusk.

For more details about this year’s Mayfaire-By-The-Lake events, click here.

Bok Tower Gardens: One More Way To Celebrate Mom On Your Central Florida Vacation

Located in Lake Wales, the renowned Bok Tower Gardens is showing their appreciation to mothers by offering free admission on Sunday, May 11th. This world-famous National Historic Landmark offers a host of fun exhibits and activities throughout its 700 acres of conservation lands and gardens.

Learn more about Bok Tower Gardens and this year’s Mother’s Day festivities here.

Other Fun Activities To Do With Mom This May In Central Florida

Looking for even more to do with mom on her special day? Check out some of the local shops and restaurants in area. The Lavender & Lace Tea Room & Gift Shop and The Back Porch Restaurant at The Barn both offer a chance for antique shopping and a distinctive dining experience. Have an adventurous mom? Treat her to a sky diving outing or hot air balloon ride. There are even countless opportunities to hit the links or the spa during your stay. No matter what your mom loves to do, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your time during your Central Florida vacation.

Ready to start planning your Polk County May getaway? Visit www.visitcentralflorida.org/things-to-do/ to put together an itinerary that mom will never forget. For more information on package deals and discounts, visit our site at: www.visitcentralflorida.org/vacation-packages.