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 and 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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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 and Landmarks
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, 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.
Polk Theatre, 121 Florida Ave S.
- Pro tip: A local favorite —The Polk Theatre is where the legendary Elvis Presley once played.
Silver Moon Drive-In Theatre Sign, 4100 New Tampa Hwy.
- Pro tip: Where the retro colors of the 1950s meet neon lights, this gram-worthy stop is a total blast from the past.
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, 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.
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.