People travel to Winter Haven for a variety of reasons. Some stay here because it is the perfect haven to hide from the harsh Winter months up North. To others, Winter Haven means experiencing the lakeside lifestyle, with over 55 lakes and 24 of those lake being canal connected, to ski, wakeboard, paddleboard, kayak, flyboard, jet ski or simply watch the vibrant orange and pink sunsets from the dock while sipping on a glass of wine or a Winter Haven brewed craft beer. Some even stay here because it means having the southern hospitality of a small town, while being centrally located, allowing for easy access to the amenities of places like Tampa and Orlando.
And yet to others, Winter Haven is a place of varied arts and cultural experiences from multiple art galleries and interactive artistic experiences, locally-owned artisan restaurants and shopping, a restored historic downtown business district and the revival of locally-grown music at the Derry Down and the historic Ritz Theatre. It's also home to the one of Florida's best community theaters, Theatre Winter Haven.
For children, or even just the child within, Winter Haven is a "built for kids" destination because it is home to the most beautiful, entertaining and interactive theme park and hotel in the world, LEGOLAND Florida Resort. With over 50 attractions, a water park, delicious theme park food and access to the historic Cypress Gardens Botanical Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida gives kids a unique theme park experience that you can only enjoy in Winter Haven, Florida. From water recreation, to nature trails, to days at LEGOLAND Florida, to fine dinning, to a thriving downtown, Winter Haven has something for everyone who wants to stay, live, play and explore.
CommunityEvents If you are looking for a town that has plenty of events than you're in the right place! From concerts to family festivals to downtown craft beer crawls, Winter Haven offers events that the whole family can enjoy. Click here to see what's going on around town!
View the 2021 Winter Haven Visitors Guide
Order a the Central FL/Polk County Visitors Guide