About Haines City

Right in the heart of Florida lies Haines City – an exciting spot for any vacationer looking for adventure.

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About Haines City, Florida

You can find Haines in Polk County – nestled between the two big cities of Orlando and Tampa.

This means that you get all the benefits of the big city, while still enjoying the small town charm.

Haines City has grown rapidly over the years, and is known for growing some of the best citrus products in the state! You can still see some of the groves on the outskirts of the city. Or, taste the local produce in almost any restaurant.

Though it's not too far from the beach, Haines City is more about metropolitan life. It acts as a great jumping point if you want to visit places in the surrounding area.

It gets pretty hot here, so we suggest finding a place with a pool and super air conditioning –especially if you're here in the summer.

What to do

Haines City has easy access to some major attractions. In Orlando, there's Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and the newly opened Legoland Resort! Great for kids and adults alike – these are definitely worth checking out during your stay.

If you fancy a bit of shopping, head to the Posner Park shopping complex where some of the biggest brands have stores. It's a great way to spend a day.

If you'd rather be outside, visit Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club. It's an excellent 18-hole course that has a par of 72 and spectacular views.

Take a tour of the Ridge Island Groves during your stay. You'll get to whizz around on a golf cart and try the freshly squeezed orange juice – maybe even sample some ice cream! The soft peach flavor is delicious.

There are plenty of parks for you to stroll around too. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it?

Top Haines City, Florida travel tips

It's probably best to drive here – even if you catch a plane to get to Orlando or Tampa. That way, you can go exploring and not be tied to shuttle buses.

There are lots of community events throughout the year, so check online to see what's going on, or ask at the visitors’ center.

There are plenty of places to eat in Haines City – just remember to tip 10-15% before you leave as gratuity is not included.

Whether you're hitting the theme parks, or just want a relaxing getaway, Haines City is the place for you. Book your Haines City vacation rental on FlipKey today and get going!