You’ve got everything planned out for your big day, and it’s time for your guests to start rolling into town to celebrate! The last thing you need to be worrying about is making sure your friends and family are entertained during their stay. So we’ve come up with a list of our favorite things to do in Lakeland for your out of town guests to enjoy while visiting our city!
Head to The Joinery for some food from one of their incredible vendors! The Joinery is a food hall right in the heart of downtown Lakeland, on Lake Mirror. They have everything from pizza, poké bowls, ramen, bbq, ice cream, a flower shop, and so much more! Not to mention the most delicious craft beers and cocktails on the block. Check out their website for more info.
Walk through Hollis Gardens
After enjoying a meal at The Joinery, take a stroll around Lake Mirror to the beautiful Hollis Garden!
Enjoy a day at Bonnet Springs Park!
Bonnet Springs Park is the newest attraction in Lakeland covering 168 acres and filled with activities for everyone! Enjoy a nature walk on their boardwalk trail, check out the botanical gardens, stop by one of the dining spots for a bite to eat, hang out at the rooftop bar and enjoy a cocktail, or head to the Children’s Museum or one of the many playgrounds if you have little ones. The list of activities goes on and on, so check out their website for more info on everything there is to do at Bonnet Springs!
Have a night out at Lakeland’s adult arcade, Rec Room! Enjoy some drinks while playing video and arcade games, what could be better?? You can even just sit at the bar and watch football. Check out their Instagram for more info.
Food & Drink Spots: Nineteen61, Cob & Pen, and Revival
Grab some dinner at Nineteen61 or Cob & Pen and then head to Revival for some cocktails!
Born & Bread
You can’t miss an opportunity to try out Lakeland’s hottest bakery, Born & Bread! They are famous for a reason, trust us. They have the best of the best baked goods and you’ll likely see a line wrapped around the building because of it! It’s the perfect Saturday morning breakfast stop.
Color Wall at Haus 820
What kind of friends would we be if we didn’t suggest the best activity of all? Stopping by the Haus 820 color wall of course! It’s the perfect spot to snap some pics and to remember this special weekend forever! Check out more info on our color wall here.