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From skiing to wakeboarding to cheering from the boat, our 554 lakes offer something for everyone!
Take a ride through the scenic orange groves or through our historic downtowns - Polk County offers cycling experiences for the leisurely to the competitive cyclist.
Detroit Tigers Spring Training in Lakeland. Central Florida's Polk County is within minutes to professional sports arenas and training facilities.
With near-perfect weather and a collection of golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in course architecture, you'll love to play in Central Florida!
Whether you want to be part of the action or prefer to sit back and cheer on your favorite team, you’ll find many ways to get excited about sports in Central Florida’s Polk County. The area’s spectator sports are recognized nationally.
Are you searching for new and exciting ideas for your next family trip? You may not realize it, but spring is the perfect time of year for a Central Florida vacation! If you have a dedicated sports fan in the family, you can really knock one out of the park with your family vacation this year. Not only is the weather pleasant in the spring, but baseball fever officially takes over the city of Lakeland! Every spring, 15 Major League Baseball teams migrate to the Sunshine State for Spring Training – and Lakeland is right in the middle of the action. For the past 76 years, Lakeland has proudly hosted the Detroit Tigers during their exhibition season. In addition, the RussMatt Baseball Collegiate Invitational takes place each spring, providing the unique opportunity to check out the nation’s top college teams in competition. The Lakeland Flying Tigers, Class A Advanced affiliate of the Detroit Tigers since 1967, is a Central Florida family favorite, offering low cost tickets and daily specials including selected All You Can Eat nights and $1 nights. Without question, for avid baseball fans and casual observers alike, there are a number of action-packed things to do in Central Florida that will keep you coming back year after year.
After watching all of those exhilarating baseball games, you may be inspired to get out there and participate in some sports action of your own! Polk County offers a wide range of athletic attractions to suit any sports enthusiast, including golfing, fishing, cycling and hiking. There is no shortage of lakes, golf courses, batting cages and scenic parks in the area. If you’re looking for athletics of the less traditional variety, check out Off the Wall Adventures in Lakeland. Paintball, kayaking and scuba diving are just a few of the exciting activities offered at this spacious sports complex. From crowd pleasing professional sporting events to laid back recreational activities, Polk County offers the ultimate Central Florida vacation for the entire family.
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