Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lakeland

Enjoy the area's theater scene, art galleries and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Lakeland. Renowned for its lake, shopping and baseball games, this city welcomes all visitors. Polk Museum of Art and Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Lakeland

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Lakeland a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland Florida (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Bramble Ridge Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • The Circle B Bar Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Safari Wilderness (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • City of Bartow Golf Course (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Indigo's Family Fun Center (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Lakeland

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Lakeland is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Mirror (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Saddle Creek Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Sanlan Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary (5 mi / 8 km)
  • The Circle B Bar Reserve (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Hillsborough River State Park (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Zephyr Park (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lakeland

The nearest airport is in Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), located 31.5 mi (50.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 35.6 mi (57.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Lakeland Station.

Where to stay near Lakeland?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 145 house rentals near Lakeland. From 92 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lakeland for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lakeland?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lakeland:

  • East Lake Morton: 16 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 18 vacation rentals
  • Bahama Bay: 878 vacation rentals
  • Regal Palms: 2,478 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Reserve: 2,896 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Lakeland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Lakeland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakeside Village: 164 home rentals
  • Lakeland Center: 156 home rentals
  • Lakeland Station: 162 home rentals
  • Lakeland Square Mall: 157 home rentals
  • Sanlan Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary: 595 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lakeland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lakeland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 92 Houses in Lakeland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lakeland include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 lodging choices
  • Villas: 7 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 20 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lakeland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 47 vacation homes with pool available in Lakeland.

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