The Winter Haven area, which is situated between Tampa and Orlando, is home to a variety of beautiful lakes, an impressive tower, a world-class collection of vintage aircrafts and the largest LEGOLAND theme park in the world. There are plenty of places you can play, explore and reflect in. If you plan on buying a new home in the area, you will never get bored of the many things it has to offer!!

Here are some fun things to do in Winter Haven and its surrounding area:

You can hunt for antique treasures in the Winter Haven part of Florida’s Antique Loop.

Let your imagination soar at The Fantasy of Flight, a working restoration facility that has the world’s largest collection of vintage aircrafts, among other unique highlights in the Lakeland-Winter Haven area.

The Fantasy of Flight Museum, Florida

You can visit the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designs at Florida Southern College, a National Historic Landmark comprised of distinctly American structures. The nearbvy Lakeland campus is known as Wright’s “Child in the Sn.”

Book a show at the Polk Theatre, nearby in Lakeland. It’s a 1928 vaudeville movie palace that has a full calendar of films, speakers, musicals and guided tours!

If you need a relaxing getaway, surround yourself with lush landscapes and the soothing sound of carillon bells at Bok Tower Gardens in nearby Lake Wales. The property – sitting near Iron Mountain at one of the highest points in Florida – offers sweeping views of a valley of towns and orange groves below.

Bok Tower Gardens

Plan your trip and prepare your belly for January so you can feast at the Lakeland Pigfest, where more than 150 barbecue teams fire up main dishes, sides, sauces and desserts.

Take a short drive to Plant City, home of the Florida Strawberry Festival every March, or if you want to go back in time a bit have some fun at Dinosaur World, with its 80-foot dinosaur models and authentic fossils.

Dino World Florida

You can also discover small-town treasures at Lake Wales Art Center, the Museum & Cultural Center, and the Polk Museum of Art.

Polk Museum of Art

As you can see, there are so many wonderful things awaiting you in Winter Haven, ready for you to discover! If you’re curious or thinking of staying here for quite a while, you can find many of our Winter Haven properties on our listings section, check them out!!