6 Things To Do In Lakeland, FL

Lakeland may not be one of Florida's most famous cities, but its rich history, vibrant culture, and abundance of scenic lakes make The Swan City an idyllic place to live. Our apartments in Lakeland boast a central location that places residents in the heart of all the city has to offer. However, with so many fun and unique places to visit around the wider Lakeland area, it's hard to know where one should begin. Lucky for you, we've curated a helpful list of local hotspots and attractions that showcase all the things that make Lakeland so extraordinary. Read on to discover six fun things to do in Lakeland!

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Polk Museum Of Art

Founded in 1966 by a passionate group of Lakeland locals, the Polk Museum of Art is an art enthusiast's paradise. Boasting an impressive collection of over 2,500 pieces of artwork, the museum offers everything from contemporary works to pieces that date back to the Pre-Columbian era. Affordable, educational, and provoking, the Polk Museum of Art is a fun place to visit for a bit of artistic inspiration.

Hollis Garden

Lakeland's breathtaking Hollis Garden is a 1.2-acre botanical display garden located near downtown. Here, one can enjoy a tranquil, natural environment that features over 10,000 flowers, ornamental shrubs, and picturesque architecture. Looking for somewhere to spend a romantic evening? Head to Hollis Garden! It's the perfect place to walk and chat while basking in the beauty of nature.

The Polk Theatre

Designed by Italian architect J.E. Casale and built in 1928, the iconic Polk Theatre is as much a historic spectacle as it is a lively entertainment venue. This theatre's interior is a gorgeous recreation of a Venetian piazza. With high balconies, mezzanine floors, a tiled staircase, and a ceiling painted like a starry night sky, the Polk Theatre is an Elysian venue where you can enjoy live theatrical performances as well as the latest movies.

Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's most famous and prolific architects, played a key role in shaping the architectural movement of the 20th century. Located on the Florida Southern College campus, mere minutes from our apartments, the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center features a plethora of paintings, drawings, photographs, and furniture designed by Wright. The center also often features temporary exhibits showcasing works dedicated to Wright.

Explorations V Children's Museum

Looking for somewhere fun to take the kids? Check out the Exploration V Children's Museum! This museum is all about encouraging kids to explore and discover the world around them using their five senses, hence the roman numeral "V" (five) in their name. The engaging exhibits at the Exploration V Children's Museum make it the perfect place to take kids of all ages for a fun, yet educational, experience.

Lake Mirror Complex

Lake Mirror Complex is a beautiful, 2,179-acre entertainment complex and the crown jewel of downtown Lakeland. Named after the lake's glassy, reflective surface, the Lake Mirror Complex has hiking trails, mountain biking trails, 151 campsites, a 200-foot swimming beach, and an amphitheater that hosts live theatrical performances. Lake Mirror Complex is the ideal place to go on a stroll and enjoy some truly charming scenery.