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Find Your Fun


Central Florida's Polk County is conveniently located between Orlando and Tampa, and an easy drive to Central Florida attractions and the Gulf and Atlantic beaches.

Polk County offers something for everyone, including some fantastic attractions including LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Safari Wilderness; and some of Florida's most historic; including Bok Tower Gardens, Westgate River Ranch Resort (the Southeast's largest dude ranch), and Frank Lloyd Wright's 13 structures at Florida Southern College.

With 554 fresh water lakes, the area offers great fishing, adventurous airboat eco tours and exciting water sports. Wonderful parks, preserves and trails captivate visitors with Polk County's natural beauty.


Safari Wilderness Park

Area overview


With over 2,000 square miles of land and water, Polk County is the 4th largest county in the state. There are 17 municipalities in total, the largest being Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Bartow, Haines City and Davenport.

The area is made up of family friendly communities with walkable downtowns featuring locally owned dining options and retail stores.

There are fantastic accommodations to choose from in Polk County, with more than 6,800 hotel rooms and over 7,000 vacation homes and condos, ideally located to reach Orlando's theme parks and providing easy access to Florida's coast. For further information on accommodations go to


Westgate River Ranch

Getting There


Polk County is well served by Interstate 4 and both US Highway 27 and State Road 60. Interstate 4 runs east and west between Interstates 75 (west coast) and 95 (east coast).

Polk County's proximity to both Tampa and Orlando means Polk County is just 40 minutes from two international airports, Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO)


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Gold Medal Travel Offer


7 Nights at the Solterra Resort Platinum Homes in a 5 Bedroom Vacation Home on a Room Only Basis for £499pp (a saving of £40pp). Includes return economy flights with British Airways from London Gatwick, based on 4 adults and 4 children and valid for travel between 3-18 May 2021.



For further enquiries please contact Sarah Hanson: [email protected] or Margaret Henriksson: [email protected]


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