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Travel and Outdoors

We’re exploring a few of our reader recommendations for beachy road trips around Lakeland, Florida.
Florida Thunderstorm Season runs from May 25 to Oct. 10 in West Central Florida. You don’t have to stay inside when rainy days come — keep exploring Lakeland with these indoor activities.
Get a taste of the camping life with these seven RV parks + campgrounds around Swan City.
Get your feet wet with these seven water recreation destinations — all within two hours of Swan City.
No matter what type of moms we have, they deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day. Check out these nine events and deals around Lakeland just for mother figures.
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Get our best tips to navigating the Amtrak station, finding routes, and buying tickets.
Here’s a few of our recommendations for some of the best spots in Lakeland to bring your work laptop. Pretty sure they’ll beat that corner office view.
We’re paws-itive you’ll find a new park, pet supply store, or groomer to take care of your four-legged friends.
If you’ve ever wondered how some of Lakeland’s most notable bodies of water got their names — this is for you.
Take our word for it — these are the activities, exhibits, and stops we wouldn’t miss at Florida’s largest aerospace expo.
Find out what to do and where to stay in the first destination city Avelo Airlines will fly to from Lakeland.
We take a look at our bicycling infrastructure and how we can make the area more bikeable.
The announcement Lakelanders have been waiting for has finally come.
Catch up on the progress of Lakeland’s transportation projects, from airport updates to possible future railways and road improvements.
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Spanish street markets? Icelandic geothermal baths? Pink sand beaches? That’s just a few of the vacation getaways that made our list of destinations to add to your 2024 travel bucket list.
Prepare for spring weather in Lakeland, FL with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.
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.
See how Lakeland’s running trails and local support earned made it a Runner Friendly Community for the next five years.
This local plant nursery will offer deals on all native trees during Florida Arbor Day weekend, so you can beautify your space.
Whether you’re looking to learn more about this micro-city’s extensive history or hoping to try the perfect Cuban sandwich, here’s what you need to know about taking a day trip to Ybor City.
Tell us what you’re hoping to do, see, and experience for the first time this year. We’ll share the best responses in our Lakeland bucket list.
We’ve brought you Lakeland’s top stories all year long, but which articles were you most interested in? See what took the top spot in categories like development, food + drink, real estate, and more.
Hop in your car and grab your hot cocoa. We’re driving around looking for the shiniest, brightest holiday lights in Lakeland and beyond.
The airport will ink a deal with Avelo Airlines to offer passenger service from Lakeland Linder as early as summer of 2024.
Average daily walking trips dropped by 36% in the US between 2019 and 2022 — see how Lakeland compares.
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.
Get into the Halloween spirit with these terrifying tales from around Central Florida.
Bonnet Springs Park will host a Birthday Bash to celebrate its first year of operations. See what’s on the schedule and what milestones the park has achieved this year.
Created in 1875, Cassadaga, FL finds its roots in spiritualism. Learn more about this haunting community just 90 minutes from Lakeland.
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