Lakeland, Florida Travel Guide – 8.28 Boutique

Lakeland, Florida Travel Guide

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You may or may not know that though we are an online boutique, we are based in Lakeland, Florida! Lakeland is a cute little town right outside of Tampa, and there are so many fun things to do! Not to mention so many cool murals to take some cute group shots! If you’re looking for a fun, new place to visit, Lakeland is a great choice! 

Where To Stay:

For your trip to Lakeland, you have to stay at The Terrace Hotel Lakeland! It is a historic, renovated hotel located right downtown where all the action happens! The Terrace Hotel is a full-service, luxury hotel out of a restored building, built in 1924.


There are so many fun (and historic!) activities to do around Lakeland, including the historic Polk Theatre! Elvis Presley actually performed here, so it’s worth it to stop by, even it you don't have time to see a full show! (Although, you should make time!)

Visiting museums when traveling is one of the most fun things (besides shopping!) and the Polk Museum of Art does not disappoint!  Check out The Daywood Collection before it’s gone in October!

Another fun place to see a show is our very own Lakeland Community Theatre! This is a great place for those of you traveling with kids! 

Lastly, visit our botanical gardens, Hollis Garden! Such a gorgeous place to walk around and see the beautiful flowers! 

Where To Eat: 

We have so many good restaurants! Some of our favorites include Nineteen61, Craft + Kitchen, and Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille (because you have to have seafood in florida!). The Joinery Food Hall is a must, too! And last but not least, the Food Truck Rally is so fun - 20 different food trucks gather on the 2nd Thursday of every month, so plan your trip accordingly! 

What To Wear:

Of course you have to rep your 8.28 Boutique outfits when in Lakeland! (and take a pic, so we can see!!) Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite outfits to beat the Florida heat 

Laven Tiered Purple Maxi

Joy*Joy Alexa Floral Shirt Dress

English Factory Elizabeth Floral Tiered Dress

Joy*Joy Smocked Waist Shorts with the matching Joy*Joy Flutter Sleeve Top! 

Any other Lakeland natives have suggestions to add? Let us know! Don’t forget to sign up for texts to stay up to date on our new arrivals and exclusive offers! Thanks for reading!

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