We invite you to see how Lakeland's commitment to downtown development, redevelopment, historic preservation, cultural amenities and a business friendly environment make Lakeland the best place for residents, visitors, and businesses alike.
Everything you look for in a Central Florida vacation or home is right at your fingertips in Lakeland. The mild weather and warm sunny days attract visitors to the events and attractions that make Lakeland one of Florida's most colorful and exciting destinations.
Lakeland is surrounded by Florida's legendary attractions. Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and LEGOLAND Florida are all less than an hour's drive away. Local attractions offer fun and excitement for the whole family as well, including Bok Tower Gardens.
Conveniently located with easy access to Orlando and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Tampa and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Lakeland's charm and natural beauty make it an ideal location for your Florida vacation. Air travelers will find Lakeland's location on Interstate 4 in the heart of Central Florida ideal. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport accommodates any size corporate jet, charter jet or private plane.
Lakeland's proximity to Interstate-4 adds to the magnetism of the City for residents, businesses, and visitors alike. I-4 boasts three travel lanes in both directions along the entire Polk County corridor. In addition to I-4, motorists have the additional options of using the In-town Bypass and the Polk Parkway. The In-town Bypass makes east and west bound traffic in and out of downtown Lakeland trouble-free. The Polk Parkway is a limited access toll road connected to I-4 that eases the access to the interstate for those in the southern part of the city.