14 Instagrammable Spots in Lakeland

Plus, see which local landmarks made the list.

The Joinery

What’s more photogenic than Lakeland?

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It’s no secret that Lakeland is pretty much the perfect place for a photo shoot, from our mid- century modern inspired architecture to our artistic murals to the iconic neon signs.

Check out some of our favorite camera-ready spots for every Instagrammer in Lakeland, whether your aesthetic is bright + bold, coffee shop chic, or nature-inspired. 📸



ART/ifact Studios Mural by JUJMO, 820 N Massachusetts Ave.

  • Pro tip: While there are plenty of beautiful art installations inside of ART/ifact, you’ll find this colorful mural outside just at its entrance.
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Kate Hall’s “Crepe Blossoms” was the first to participate in the art infusion program | Photo via @yeager_doug

“Crape Blossoms” Mural, 913 S. Florida Ave.

  • Pro tip: Created by artist Kate Hall, the mural is located outside of Low Country Vintage (913 S. Florida Ave.) — the original location of Lundy’s Bakery.
Mass Color Wall

Haus820’s Color Wall

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Haus820 Color Wall, 820 N Massachusetts Ave.

  • Pro tip: There are five different colors featured on this wall (not including the white of the building), each one offering the perfect backdrop for your next selfie.
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Bent’s Cycling “Let’s Ride” wall, by Gillian Fazio | Photo via Gillian Fazio

“Let’s Ride” Mural by Gillian Fazio, 1058 Florida Ave S.

  • Pro tip: Inside this mural’s building is Bent’s Cyclery where you can purchase a set of wheels of your own to bike around the historic district.

Local muralist, Gabriela Jaxon painted this mural, along the side of The Greenhouse Garden Store

Photo via 📸: @gabrielajaxon

The Green House Garden Store Mural by Gabriela Jaxon, 110 Easton Dr.

  • Pro tip: For all of the green thumbs, this stop features a green house where you can shop from their vibrant selection of foliage.
 LALtoday Cecilia Lueza Ondine mural

The mural is based on Ondine, a mythical figure who becomes human when she falls in love.

“The Legend of Ondine” Wall by Cecilia Lueza, 927 S. Florida Ave.

  • Pro tip: This mural by Cecilia Lueza was inspired by her childhood of “a mythological figure of European tradition.”

The Yard On Mass Orange Mural by Gillian Fazio, 802 N Massachusetts Ave.

  • Pro tip: Florida’s official fruit is the orange so take this photo opp to commemorate your love for our ever growing sunshine state.

Destinations + Landmarks

Cleveland Heights Boulevard

A very California-inspired boulevard

Photo via 📸: @papertams

Cleveland Heights Palm Trees, Cleveland Heights Blvd.

  • Pro tip: Drive down this boulevard with your windows down and feel like you’re in Beverly Hills.
Gaines Jewelers

View of Gaines Jewelers and its mural created by local artist, Gillian Fazio

Photo via 📸: @gaines_jewelers

Gaines Jewelers, 112 S Tennessee Ave.

  • Pro tip: Consider this stop a double whammy. Gaines has been around for years and continues to give Lakeland a retro vibe with a modern twist. Local artist Gillian Fazo left her print on their exterior wall with a bright, floral mural.
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The Polk Theatre | Photo by @helloooevelyn

Polk Theatre, 121 Florida Ave S.

  • Pro tip: A local favorite––The Polk Theatre is where the legendary Elvis Presley once played live.
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Silver Moon Drive-In | Photo by @honey.allison

Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre Sign, 4100 New Tampa Hwy.

  • Pro tip: Where the retro colors of the fifties meets neon lights, this gram-worthy stop is a total blast from the past.
Southgate Shopping Center’s iconic arch

Southgate Shopping Center’s iconic arch | photo provided

Southgate Shopping Center Sign, 2515 S. Florida Avenue

  • Pro tip: Two movies were filmed in front of this Lakeland classic: The One & Only Ivan and Edward Scissorhands.

The Dixieland Dragon | Photo via @gatearty

🐉 The Dixieland Dragon, West Park Street

  • Pro tip: This metallic sculpture is right next to Born & Bread Bakehouse. Snap your photo and grab a delicious cruffin on your way out.
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The Joinery food hall opened in downtown Lakeland in 2020 | Photo via @thewanderingconk

The Joinery, 640 E Main St.

  • Pro tip: If the white walls and modern greenery fit your aesthetic, The Joinery won’t disappoint. This food hall is a minimalist aficionado’s dream.