Some gifts don’t fit under the tree.
Meet Adrenaline Mommy Works — a branch of Adrenaline Body Works specifically designed for the active mom.
There are both benefits and strict guidelines for homes in Lakeland’s seven historic districts.
Taste your way around the world without leaving Polk County at these 33 restaurants and markets.
Whether your budget is $10, $20, or $200, find a completely unique gift for everyone on your list. 🎁
Eat and Drink
Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids while dinner’s cooking or hoping to make a last-minute run to the store, here are a few places open and operational on Turkey Day.
Here’s a list of local restaurants open on Thanksgiving.
Satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth at one of these Swan City spots (and say that five times fast).
No matter your mood, there’s a soup for you.
How fast can you complete this picture of Lake Morton in Lakeland, FL?
You don’t have to travel to Africa to see exotic wildlife on safari. Just visit Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland, FL.
Celebrate National Camping Day with a stay at one of these camping sites off the beaten path.
Get into the Halloween spirit with these frightful tales from around Central Florida.
Planning a getaway? Check out Rapid City, South Dakota, a destination for hikers, historians, and everything in between.
Venture beyond Swan City to visit one of these other places named Lakeland all over the globe.
New to Lakeland
Finding the right school for your family can be a challenge — but we are here to help. Check out our list of the top elementary, middle, and high schools in Polk County based on Florida Department of Education ratings.
Check out winter and holiday events happening in and around Lakeland in this seasonal guide.
You may be asking “why Lakeland?” From neighborhoods to schools to our favorite coffee spots, we’ve made it easy to answer this question by creating an ultimate guide to living, working + experiencing the city.

As Lakeland continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.
Home and Garden
Find floral arrangements, Florida natives, and houseplants at these local shops.
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