Sometimes you just need to put on a pair of sunglasses, bust out your favorite summer T-shirt, and slip on some sandals. Well, a good place to do just that is Lakeland, Florida. Located just 34 miles east of Tampa, Lakeland boasts a thriving arts scene, beautiful lakes (as its name suggests), and fun nightlife venues. Of course, the weather is near perfect too. What more could you need? So, start hunting for flights to Lakeland. It's time to pick up your bags at Tampa International Airport (TPA) and start exploring.
As you look for Lakeland flights, you'll also want to decide how to get from TPA to the city. You have numerous options, so it's entirely up to your preferences, budget, and time frame. Though public buses can take you from the airport to downtown Tampa, it's not really possible to get to Lakeland from TPA in a reasonable amount of time via public bus. Therefore, the best options you have are to book a rental car in the Blue or Red baggage claim areas, hail a taxi outside the baggage claim level, or arrange your own shared passenger van. Note that Tampa International Airport is 42 miles from most Lakeland hotels, so a rental car may make the most sense for you, especially if you plan on exploring all the sites in Lakeland, such as the Polk Museum of Art and Lake Hollingsworth.
Whether you want to fish in Lake Parker or take in a show at the Polk Theatre, you're going to be impressed by what's offered in Lakeland. Travelocity is your site to plan your trip, as you'll find great Lakeland flight deals and cheap vacation packages to Lakeland here. To save even more on everything from rental cars to airfare for Lakeland, download the Travelocity app, and enjoy exclusive mobile offers.