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Our Day in Lakeland

We visited the Polk Museum of Art for its wide variety of exhibits, galleries, and art collections to start our day. Best of all, this museum had free admission! Next, we always need some caffeine, so we had to make a stop by Concord Coffee. Their iced coconut latte was fantastic!

We get so many questions about this colorful mural whenever we post a picture, so we had to pay it a visit to grab a few pictures! It’s right behind Haus 820 and will definitely be a standout on your Instagram feed. 

A trip to Lakeland wouldn’t be complete without grabbing food at The Joinery! This modern food hall literally has something for everyone, no matter what kind of food they like. 

Finally, we ended our trip by walking through Downtown Lakeland and grabbing some drinks from Revival! Revival is a craft cocktail bar with an extremely unique and creative menu. Our drinks were all so delicious and also gorgeous to look at!

Some Cool Tips You Should Know

Come Hungry

From sweet treats to food halls, there is no shortage of delicious food in Lakeland so arrive ready to indulge.

Bring Your Camera

You'll want to snap a picture of the many picturesque lakes and colorful murals in Lakeland.

Wear Comfy Shoes

From Hollis Gardens to the Florida Southern College campus, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, there is lots of exploring to do in Lakeland.

Prepare to Shop

Lakeland is known for unique antique shops and local boutiques, so get ready to shop 'till you drop.

Grab Your Crew

Go out for some drinks with friends at Revival, or have a family day exploring the city and stop by The Joinery for a bite to eat, there's something for everyone!

Learn More About Lakeland

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About

Named after the 38 lakes found around the community, Lakeland is filled with rich…
Named after the 38 lakes found around the community, Lakeland is filled with rich Florida history, endless art, and plenty of natural beauty! It’s impossible to list all the amazing things you can do in Lakeland, but the Polk Museum of Art, Bok Tower Gardens, Explorations V Children’s Museum, and Barnett Family Park are just a few. Lakeland is also home to one of our favorite places in Tampa Bay, The Joinery, which is a modern food hall, but there are so many other wonderful restaurants and bars to choose from! “You can absolutely feel the history and community pride when you come into Lakeland. Every turn, you find some new to explore like a local shop, a museum, or some gorgeous murals. It also has tons of beautiful outdoor areas which is hard to find in other cities. Lakeland is a city that never grows old to me!” – Howard | UNATION!
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Getting Around

To get around Lakeland, it's best to use a car, the public bus service, or…
To get around Lakeland, it’s best to use a car, the public bus service, or a rideshare app! Although Downtown Lakeland is completely walkable, other parts may too far for walking or biking. Luckily, you won’t have any issues finding parking in or around the city!
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FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about Lakeland.

Like the name suggests, Lakeland is named after the many lakes nearby. One of our favorites is Lake Mirror. Grab a bite at the Joinery and enjoy it while overlooking Lake Mirror.

From cozy coffee shops and delicious restaurants to antique shops to colorful murals, there is lots to do in Lakeland. Be sure to visit Hollis Garden at Lake Mirror Park and Florida Southern College, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Absolutely! The 30 minute to an hour drive makes Lakeland a perfect day trip. In Lakeland, you can enjoy delicious restaurants, shop at local antique boutiques, and snap pictures at lots of murals.

Yes! They have a children’s museum, restaurants to grab some lunch or dinner, and tons of attractions to enjoy with the whole family.

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