Tourism and Hospitality

In need of a one-day getaway? We’re sharing our readers’ favorite things to do, see, and eat in towns within a quick drive of Swan City.
To help make your entire process at Orlando International Airport as smooth as possible, we’ve created a guide that covers everything from gates and parking to details on the airport’s 140+ nonstop flights.
Get the juicy details on the third + final leg of the Florida Triple Crown of BBQ’s three-event competition.
Check out these brunch restaurants, cafes, and diners in Lakeland, serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.
Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.
We’ve all wondered about the names behind some of our local parks and places of interest. Pull back the curtain on the history behind their monikers.
We dug through Florida’s archived photos and postcards to see how much Lakeland has changed since it was first founded in 1885 — you might be surprised.
The Detroit Tigers will continue spring training for the next 20+ years, and the City of Lakeland will help fund a new team facility. We break it down by the numbers.
Polk is full of special places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels — check out our favorites in and around Lakeland, Florida.
Here’s everything you need to know about Art Crawl, Lakeland’s free outdoor art festival for the whole family.
Get into the Halloween spirit with these terrifying tales from around Central Florida.
This is where you’ll find our readers grabbing a bite and catching a game.
Are your days of sitting in I-4 traffic almost behind you?
Here’s the deal — the thrift and vintage shopping scene is stellar in Swan City.
Wondering how the city plans to protect its swans, where you can sit, or when you can place your chairs? Keep reading to learn how this year’s parade will work and ask us your additional questions.
Whether you’re an annual customer or looking for the first time, check out these pies you can bring to Thanksgiving made fresh by Lakeland bakers.
The only thing scary about these kitchens is how good they are.
No matter your mood, there’s a soup for you.
Pack your bags, because we’re giving recs on where to go + what to do this fall and winter.
Don’t forget these steps on your hurricane prep checklist.
We’re on a mission to map out Lakeland’s top destinations for foodies, art lovers, and pet parents. Learn how you can help.
Where are you hoping to visit this fall? Let us know what you’re planning to see and do as we prepare our fall travel guides.
Take our 5-minute quiz to test your local street smarts.
Check out this list of local spots to host your next party, reunion, or reception.
Let out your inner ghosts and ghouls as a scare actor at these Central Florida Halloween events.
Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or aviation fan, these nine museums around Lakeland have it all.
We’re giving you the 411 on the 863’s landmarks — from the Southgate Sign to “Sputnik.” Learn about their history, fun facts, and just why Lakelanders and visitors alike find them so iconic.
Whether you’ve made Lakeland your home base for years or you’re just learning the ropes, our city offers adventures + opportunities for adults of all ages.
It’s written in the stars... and the skyline.
How one woman transformed a community, put Lake Wales on the map, and sent her soup to the moon.
Fireworks, food trucks, live music, and more — here’s everything you need to know about this annual fireworks display on Lake Mirror. Did we mention there’s a Buena Market happening this year in the Catapult parking lot?
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