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Top 15 Things To Do In Lake Alfred

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Nature, Shopping

Our Things To Do List’s continue with Lake Alfred. The city’s small-town feel makes it a great day-trip destination. Whether you’re looking to shop, eat, fish or hike, Lake Alfred has unique offerings for everyone. Decide to redecorate your living room and head over to Tela’s Fabrics, a high-end fabric shop carrying materials for window […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, General, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 21-29, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tour Date: Tuesday, July 22 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – Learn about the horse and buggy of Downtown Lakeland in this free monthly walking tour. Moonlight with Moths at Circle B Date: Wednesday, July […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Fat Maggie’s

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by

Categories: Dining, General

Looking for an authentic dining experience? Discover a hidden gem nestled inside Lakeland’s historic Dixieland community at Fat Maggie’s located on Dixieland Mall Lane.   Dustin Olson, along with wife Heather Olson and long-time pal Kevin Berry fulfilled their dream when they opened Fat Maggie’s in December of 2012. A decade of drawing inspiration from […]

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Running Shoes and Brews (or Coffee)

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Sports

In June, FitNiche and Red Door Wine Market were recognized on runnersworld.com as one of the 11 Great Beer Running Groups in the United States. Since we’ve been in the mood to make lists, here’s a list of weekly pub, wine bar, and coffee house runs throughout Polk County. Tuesday Night Location: Red Door Wine […]

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PCTSM Director Featured on Panel at the Florida Attractions Association Conference

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

PCTSM Executive Director Mark Jackson was selected to participate as a session panelist during the 2014 Florida Attractions Association (FAA) Annual Conference held earlier this month in St. Augustine. In a panel moderated by Robert Skrob, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), Jackson joined industry peers for an engaging discussion […]

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Top 25 Things To Do in Downtown Lakeland

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Dining, Event, General, Nature, Shopping

We’re reviving and updating an old list of the Top 25 Things To Do in Downtown Lakeland, originally published back in 2009. The original list was published by the Downtown Lakeland Partnership, and we’ll create a few more for other cities in Polk County. Even if you’ve lived in the area for a long time, […]

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VISIT FLORIDA Selects Polk County Tourism Execs to Serve on Industry Committees

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Categories: General

VISIT FLORIDA,  the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, will usher in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees with the start of its new fiscal year on July 1. More than 220 VISIT FLORIDA partners, including some of the industry’s foremost experts, have been selected to represent the […]

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For Summer Fun, Just Add Water…

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Nature, Sports

Central Florida summers can be a bit on the “Balmy side.”  That’s code for “Sheesh, it gets hot around here,” so it’s a good thing “here” offers you lots of fun ways to stay cool and refreshed while enjoying the Florida sunshine. With 554 fresh-water lakes in Central Florida’s Polk County, there are lots of […]

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Iconic Chalet Suzanne To Close August 4

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Uncategorized

August 4 will be a sad day for tourism in Polk County, with the announcement that an iconic property like Chalet Suzanne will close its doors. With a long and storied history, Chalet Suzanne has been part of Polk County’s tourism fabric for more than 80 years, being owned and operated by four generations of […]

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Explore the Outdoors at Circle B in July

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Event, General, Nature, Upcoming

We would like to welcome you to Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve. At the Reserve we offer a variety of nature based activities for all ages. July is a great month to get outdoors. Summer is a great time to get the family outdoors, but do NOT forget to stay hydrated! […]

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