Guides

Like many communities of its size, one of YLakeland’s biggest challenges in recruiting and retaining talent is a perceived lack of interesting things to do and places to go. I developed these guides, featuring Lakeland’s myriad events, attractions and interesting businesses, to help mitigate that perception and promote what makes Lakeland a great place to work and live.

Adventure Biking in Lakeland

Pack your camera and water bottle; we’re going on an adventure. We love a casual bike ride around Lake Hollingsworth, but for those of you who want a little more rigor in your ride, you may want to try an off-the-beaten path ride and see some wilderness. Here are two...

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New Year, New You, New YLakeland

***Note: This post is to be published with the launch of the brand new YLakeland website. When published, it will include links to all guides, business listings, and blog posts mentioned. A new year means a fresh start, a chance to accomplish any leftover goals from...

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Cruise Lakeland – Your Bike Guide

If you’re looking for a fun way to explore Lakeland with speed and ease, while also getting some great exercise, grab a bike and hit the streets. Lakeland is the ideal city to travel by bike with a perfect balance of urban attractions like great coffee, boutique...

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A Saturday in Lakeland – Insider Top 10

Saturdays, free from the responsibilities of work and school, are the perfect opportunity to de-stress, take advantage of this beautiful Florida weather and spend the day exploring Lakeland. Here is our YLakeland Insider guide to a Saturday spent exploring this sweet...

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Veggie-Friendly Places to Eat in Lakeland

Whether you’re a veg head or not, sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from meat and get a little closer to nature. Eating a plant based diet can be a great detox and has a ton of other health benefits. Plus, contrary to popular belief, vegetarian eating is...

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Yoga in Lakeland

It’s that time of year again. At this point, most of the Christmas cookies have settled in your stomach, a friendly reminder that the start of the new year means it’s time for some self-reflection…and maybe thoughts of self improvement. Yes, we’re talking about new...

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Lakeland’s 25 Days of Christmas

Dig out your ugly sweater and hone your cookie-making skills –the Christmas season has officially begun. Despite Walmart being decorated for the holidays since Halloween, we at YLakeland believe that December 1st marks the official start of the Christmas countdown,...

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Things To Do this Halloween Weekend

Happy Halloweekend Lakelanders! Halloween falls on a Monday this year, which means we get a full weekend of festivities, so whether you’re dressing up and hitting the streets for treats, or hitting the town in ghostly style, there is no shortage of things to do....

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Best Fall Eat & Drink in Lakeland

The boots are out, pumpkin-patch selfies are flooding Instagram, and apple spice is in the air. It is officially fall. Up north, that means the leaves are changing and there is a communal mourning of the beautiful days of summer. However, here in Lakeland, the onset...

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Grab Free Goodies with Your ‘I Voted’ Sticker

Florida is number eight on the list of top ten states with youth electoral significance. This means that in our state, OUR voice matters. In the context of the electoral college system, this is especially important because, in the past, young voters in Florida have...

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