TGIF: Spend a perfect weekend in Swan City

Night life, live performances, happy hours, and more — You can’t go wrong with a Lakeland weekend.

A swan swimming across Lake Morton at sunset

Our perfect weekend always includes a stop by Lake Mirror.

Photo via @cathyannstokes

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TGIF, Lakeland. 🎉 Don’t get us wrong — we love the occasional lazy weekend — but if you’re looking for a weekend to remember, check out these recommendations:


Grab a bite with your beer at The Brass Tap — we recommend the baked pretzels. | Photo by @thelaltoday

Listen live

  • Swan Brewing boasts live music, local beer, and rotating food trucks.
  • Venture just beyond the city limits for live music at Keel Farms. Pro tip: Enjoy some locally brewed beer, cider, wine, or sangria while you listen.



A wide shot of the Crenshaw Canopy Walk at Bonnet Springs Park.

Take a moment for gratitude among the treetops on the Crenshaw Canopy Walk.

Photo by LALtoday

Saturday staples

Get outside



Order up a stack of Sorrel Bistro’s pancakes with a twist.

Photo by @sorrel_bistro

Calling all foodies

  • Order up your favorite plate at one of Lakeland’s best brunch spots.
  • Beat the heat with a scoop from one of these Swan City ice cream shops.
  • No “Sunday scaries” for you — burn the late-night oil at one of these local eateries open after dark.

Blood pumpin

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