Lakeland is a charming Florida town situated between Tampa and Orlando. This town is famous for its 38 beautiful lakes and outdoor recreation, but also features several historic districts as well as theaters and museums. Hotels in Lakeland are inexpensive, and anyone on a budget will have a great range of accommodations to choose. Lakeland hotels such as the Crestwood Suites, Hyatt Place Lakeland Center, and Hampton Inn provide excellent rooms at low cost prices.
The Lakeland Center is a multipurpose convention and entertainment center situated close to several hotels Lakeland and is perfect for hosting a wide range of conventions and other functions. The Free Life Chapel holds services there every Sunday and other events include concerts and trade shows.
From the all-American Bonefish Grill restaurant to Mexican cuisine at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, there is something to satisfy all tastes. Cafe Zuppina on Florida Avenue serves Turkish fare and constantly receives great reviews.
Lakeland's main attractions are the beautiful lakes that surround the town. The most popular is Lake Hollingsworth, and there is usually a buzz of activity there with canoeing, sailing, and bird watching.
Many quaint shops line the streets of downtown Lakeland, and shoppers can choose from shops like Peacock Antiques, the Ivy & Me clothing store, or gifts at Ambience.
The Dreadnaughts are the local high school football team in Lakeland. See the team in action at Lakeland's Bryant Stadium. The nearby Joker Marchant Stadium is home to baseball's spring training events for the Tigers.