Lakeland, Florida is centrally located along Interstate 4, between Tampa and Orlando. It’s more than a stopping point between two larger cities, Lakeland is home to over 600,000 people and there are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for active adults looking to take advantage of the area’s sunshine and warm weather. Get in touch with nature, commune with wildlife, and explore some points of interest that you might not know are here.
We’ve gathered 25 of the best places for snowbirds, including cities in Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, South Carolina, and Nevada. For each entry, we’ve also provided a list of recommended 55+ communities in the area. If you’re ready to find your own winter retreat this season, here are some of the best places to consider.