Around Lakeland

Lakeland is a dynamic community filled with wonderful destinations.
From historical downtown shops and restaurants to upscale shopping villages, Lakeland is a delightful community to explore. 

Just minutes from either coast, planning a Central Florida adventure is easy, but you don't have to leave Lakeland to find exciting nightlife, stimulating culture and historical architecture. 

Be sure to visit these great Lakeland destinations!


Downtown Lakeland


Downtown Lakeland is brimming with tons of fun nightlife. Visitors can enjoy pubs, coffeehouses and outdoor bistros while enjoying what out downtown residents have called a "little 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.

Polk Museum of Art and Florida Southern College
   

Art lovers and historical buffs can find a hidden treasure trove of culture around Lakeland. The Polk Museum of Art is home to many exciting permanent collections and hosts award winning traveling exhibits annually. Located a short walk from RP Funding Center, The Polk Museum of Art 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.

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.