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Explore Central Florida

It’s easy to go and do just about anything without traveling far from SEU. Here are just a few suggestions of the many local things there are to see, do — and eat! Click on the upper right-hand corner of the map to expand it and find the locations of the options highlighted in the drop-down tabs below. Explore and enjoy!

Highlights Map

We recommend the following options, but feel free to explore more through the Lakeland Visitors’ Guide.

Lakeside Village
Shopping, dining and entertainment
Top picks: Abuelo’s, Burger 21, Louis Pappas, Cobb Cinemas 

Downtown Lakeland
Shopping, dining and antiques
Top picks: Black ‘n Brew, Harry’s, Palace Pizza, historic Polk Theatre, The Poor Porker, Concord Coffee (Dixieland), Escapology or Lakeland Escape Room

Recreation/Local Interest
Top picks: Hollis Gardens, Circle B Bar Reserve, Cleveland Heights Golf Course, Polk Museum of Art

We recommend the following options, but feel free to explore more through the Tampa Visitors’ Guide.

Shopping
International Plaza
Westfield Brandon
Westshore Plaza
Bass Pro Shop
Hyde Park Village
St. Armands Circle (Sarasota)

Entertainment
Top Golf
Beaches – Clearwater/Anna Maria Island
STRAZ Center for the Performing Arts
CineBistro – Hyde Park
Sports – Raymond James Stadium, Tropicana Field, Amalie Arena

Unique Dining
Oxford Exchange
Bern’s Steakhouse
Columbia Restaurant

We recommend the following options, but feel free to explore more through the Orlando Visitors’ Guide.

Shopping
Disney Springs
Mall at Millenia
Downtown Orlando/Thornton Park
Orlando Premium Outlets/Vineland Outlets
Bass Pro Shop
Universal CityWalk

Entertainment
Blue Man Group
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Amway Center
Escapology
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Unique Dining
House of Blues
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Texas de Brazil
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Disney resort hotel restaurants

Bok Tower Gardens – Lake Wales

StreamSong (golf/spa) – Fort Meade