HAVEN Magazine published its 2022 Best of Lakeland list, and we’re obsessed. Keep reading for our recommendations for a few spots from each category below.
Food + drink
Nineteen61 | Best fine dining, wine menu, and romantic restaurant
- Finish your meal with the guava cheesecake and a cappuccino.
Reececliff Family Diner | Best diner
- Try the classic Original Reececliff Burger.
Gaskins Barbecue and Lobster | Best new restaurant
- You can’t go wrong with lobster grilled cheese.
Pressed Books & Coffee | Best book store
- Explore new and pre-loved books with a coffee in hand.
Top Buttons | Best thrift store
- Book a personal shopping appointment.
Scout & Tag | Best gift shop/boutique
- Shop for home goods, kitchen items, books, and paper goods.
Springer Construction | Best contractor
- Bring the team behind Streamsong, The Yard on Mass, and more along for your next home project.
The Terrace Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton | Best hotel
- Dine at The Terrace Grille during your stay (or anytime).
One Clean Mom Cleaning & Organization | Best cleaning company
- Book a move-in or move-out clean to eliminate stress during your next move.
Bloom Shakalaka | Best florist
- Make your own arrangement at The Bloom Bar.
Haus 820 | Best wedding venue
- Book the courtyard for your cocktail hour or reception during cooler months.
DayDreams Day & Med Spa | Best spa
- Treat yourself to a Signature Tranquility Journey.
Health + wellness
Yoga Pointe | Best yoga studio
- Take a Yin yoga class.
Anthony’s Health Hut | Best wellness store
- Order the Tabouli or a signature protein smoothie.
Lakeland Regional Health | Best hospital, rehabilitation services, and mental health services
- Book a telehealth appointment to talk to a doctor from your own home.
Arts + entertainment
Bump Galletta | Best visual artist + local maker
- Commission a house portrait.
Union Hall | Best live music venue
- Put on your boots and try some line dancing lessons.
Polk Museum of Art | Best museum
- Take a guided curator tour to learn from the experts.
Ready for more? Check out HAVEN Magazine for the full list of 2022 winners — and thank you to HAVEN Magazine for putting this list together.