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Things to do in Polk County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Explore the Rockin' Roller Coaster, The Smuggler's Run, or any of the side shows. It's all thrilling.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Avatar Land is amazing. Visiting the animals in their habitat is so fulfilling - I loved seeing the lions, zebras and gazelle.”
  • 82 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“1.7 miles west of Cane Island unit. Amusement park featuring old-time carnival rides, shopping, dining & weekly classic car shows.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Behold the Magic of Nature with Rare Animals and World-Class Entertainment!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Water Park
“Disney's Blizzard Beach is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Theme Park
“Legoland is a fun filled theme park with rides for younger and older children, with both a main park and a water park legoland is a guarenteed to make memories It is a 45 minute drive from the Calabria Resort ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
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“Experience Medieval Times dinner and show - chivalry, rivalry & revelry! Knights, horses, falconry, jousting, the color & action of medieval Spain.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Open-air mall with dozens of big-brand shoe, luggage & clothes outlets. Top designer names include: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Calvin Klein, Carter’s, Converse, Eddie Bauer, Express, Fossil, G by Guess, Gap, Jockey, Justice, Levi’s®, Nike, Old Navy Outlet, OshKosh, Reebok, Samsonite, Theme Park Outlet, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Travelpro Luggage Outlet, U.S. Polo Assn., Under Armour, VF Outlet, Wilson’s Leather and many more. Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is known among savvy consumers as one of Central Florida’s “best-kept secrets for outlet deals,” offering factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off – and sometimes more! Everyday, FREE store-front parking.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Zoo
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“Affordable Family fun with aviary, nature walk , alligators and crocodiles and petting zoo and soo much more!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“One of the best and biggest open malls of Central Florida within few miles.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Olive Garden is a Italian restaurant that offer us a good food at a fair price. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Park
“Great for kayaking and hiking. Anytime I need to get grounded and be in nature, this is where I go =)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A 4.1 Star Italian Restaurant Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads, with a full bar. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Garden
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“Just under an hour away and a truly beautiful garden with an amazing old clock tower- don't forget to stop by Spook Hill. Spook Hill is a gravity hill, an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill !!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Great place to enjoy in group where you could see sports and also have a nice drink. The place is suitable for families with children too.”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Theme Restaurant
“Experience Medieval Times dinner and show - chivalry, rivalry & revelry! Knights, horses, falconry, jousting, the color & action of medieval Spain.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Olive Garden is a Italian restaurant that offer us a good food at a fair price. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A 4.1 Star Italian Restaurant Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads, with a full bar. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Great place to enjoy in group where you could see sports and also have a nice drink. The place is suitable for families with children too.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
“A taste of the Caribbean Island. Enjoy such choices like The Island Hopper Combo or the Vegetarian Black bean stuffed plantain bowl or my personal favorite, the Braised Oxtail. Yum Yum. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fridays is really the only family friendly bar in the area, we have had some great times there in the past.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Red Lobster are passionate about making delicious, high-quality seafood available and affordable to everyone”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're not from USA, breakfast at the International House of Pancakes is a must.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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