Suburban Extended Stay
4335 Williamstown Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33810
Phone: (863) 816-1700
Fax: (863) 816-9685
The Joker Marchant Stadium is the Lakeland Tigers' new Spring Training home. Various games and shows are held here periodically. With a capacity to hold more than 8000 people at the same time, this venue is all set to deal with the popularity of the game. Check out the Lakeland Tigers website to find out when your favorite team is going to play here. Make sure to book your tickets well in advance if you want to catch the excitement live!
Children of all ages with enjoy a fantastic hands-on, fun filled adventure while at this children's museum that encourages children to explore the world around them. Children can act out the roles of doctors, bankers, pilots, reporters, firefighters, and grocers while at this museum or climb into a mock space shuttle and "reach for the stars."
The Lake Mirror Promenade is a prime historic landmark in Lakeland, Florida. Considered as the crown jewel of Downtown Lakeland, it is surrounded by beautiful greenery. The adjoining lake is pleasantly heart-warming. The mid-sized light pillars add up to the already dazzling beauty of the area. There is a scenic path to walk over the park, which is a perfect spot to marvel at nature.
There's no dearth of events at this popular venue about 30 miles off the city of Tampa. Come to experience the beauty of the arts through symphonies, ballet, classical and contemporary performances, opera, Broadway shows and musicals. Car-crazy guys can head over for shows on their favorite toys, while sport fans can catch some of the action here. Business conferences are held in Sikes Convention Hall, while theatrical hijinks bring down the Jenkins Arena and the posh Youkey Theatre. A grand ballroom caters to flamboyant parties and a plethora of amenities, including 2,500 parking spaces and the 128-suite on-site hotel for guests, make it a hot venue for visiting artists. The hearing-impaired can benefit from the infrared audio enhancement system, free earphones and receivers are available. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.
Child of the Sun, or the Florida Southern College Architectural District, is a building complex that is part of the Florida Southern College. It was designed 1941 onward by Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect, making it one of his largest building complexes at one site. Some of these buildings include the Ordway Building, the Water Dome, the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, the Watson Building and many more. There is a visitor center on site that exhibits documentation of Wright's association with the college and his works, along with a gift shop as well.
The Bing Rooming House was initially built for the African-American people who were discriminated on at restaurants and hotels. It is located at 205 South Allen Street in Plant City, Florida. It was named after Mrs. Janie Wheeler Bing. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 2002.
Waldo Wright’s Flying Service is located a short distance southwest of Orlando in nearby Polk City. Choose from a nice selection of vintage biplane experiences such as a 1930s barnstorming ride in a New Standard D-25, or a 1940s World War II Adventure that puts you behind the controls of a Boeing Stearman PT-17/N2S3. The first package can accompany up to four passengers in the spacious open-front cockpit area and includes about 15 minutes of flight time. The second package includes complete training for a 30-minute journey that includes numerous maneuvers and tricks. Waldo Wright’s Flying Service provides adventures in the sky.
Here you will find a full day of outdoor adventure for children. Stroll through the Skeleton Garden to see over 150 examples of life-sized dinosaurs recreated down to the last detail. Kids can learn about paleontology through field trips or digs where hidden fossils, shark’s teeth, dinosaur bone fragments and assorted pieces of coral and amber are waiting to be discovered. Enjoy the Caves where families can relax and enjoy the subterranean picnic area or stop in at the video theater. The park is pet friendly and you can even have a pizza delivered for lunch.
Fort Foster was built in 1836, under the supervision of Lt. Col. William S. Foster. This fort was mainly used during the Seminole Wars; it was abandonment twice by the troops owing to gunpowder explosion and disease outbreak. Over the period, the fort was used only when the Seminole activity would rise and American troops had to counter them. Visitors can check the replica of the fort that has been erected at the same site and avail guided tours as well. Fort Foster Rendezvous and Candlelight Evening Tour of Fort Foster, are the two main events hosted at the Fort Foster site.
Paintball games, entertainment and recreation.
The Oak Hill Cemetery is a historic final resting place for residents of Bartow. This verdant cemetery is a local landmark. It features on the National Register of Historic Places since February 12, 2003.
Enjoy picnicking, canoeing, fishing, trail hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding at Edward Medard Park and Reservoir. Open daily from 6am until sunset, the park provides the perfect place for a family outing or a relaxing respite. Edward Medard has tent, primitive, and RV camping sites, picnic shelters, grills, playground equipment, and plenty of trails for hiking and riding. A boardwalk and pier connect the park to an observation tower across the broad expanse of the reservoir. The park is equipped with ramps for easy access to the reservoir for boaters. - Vickie Ferguson