Travel and Outdoors

See willows, oaks, and more grown from those owned by big names right here in one of Lakeland’s public gardens.
Florida Thunderstorm Season runs from May 25-October 10 in West Central Florida. You don’t have to stay inside when rainy days come. Keep exploring Lakeland with these indoor activities.
Don’t fly this summer without jotting down these tips.
We’re exploring a few of our reader recommendations for beachy road trips around Lakeland, Florida.
Pack your bags for a trip to one of these popular nonstop destinations. Plus, keep an eye out for new routes.
These 11 sculptures will be on display through the end of 2023.
We’ve got everything from the road map to the shopping list — where will you go first?
Take our 5-minute quiz to test your local street smarts.
You’re going to want to bookmark this list.
Check out these 13 hiking trails catered to all skill levels in and around Lakeland, Florida for outdoor adventures.
Keep local love growing this spring with local plants.
From getting a permit to catering, we’ve got the details on how to plan a wedding, family reunion, or special occasion in a national park.
It’s your party and you’ll enjoy these deals if you want to.
Never run out of juice again with these nine charging stations around Lakeland.
Get our best tips to navigating the Amtrak station, finding routes, and buying tickets.
We take a look at our bicycling infrastructure and how we can make the area more bikeable.
Apply online and visit a local enrollment center ahead of spring and summer travel.
We’re answering questions like “What is composting?” and “How do I compost in an apartment?”
Hit the road and head to Mount Dora — we’re sharing all the details about what to do and eat, plus where to stay.
From possible new interstate lanes to local road repavings, check out this quick breakdown of recent traffic news in Lakeland, FL.
Get away to explore America’s oldest city and fall in love with its Spanish roots.
To help make your entire process at MCO 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.
Here’s how we would plan a weekend getaway to TBAY.
Celebrate National Camping Day with a stay at one of these camping sites off the beaten path.
Get into the Halloween spirit with these frightful tales from around Central Florida.
Planning a getaway? Check out Rapid City, South Dakota, a destination for hikers, historians, and everything in between.
Venture beyond Swan City to visit one of these other places named Lakeland all over the globe.
Phase Two of the SunTrax vehicle testing site is currently underway, with plans to open in 2023.
The final installation of our Hit the Road series is a foodie foray to Tampa, FL.
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