I love going to the downtown farmer’s curb market in Lakeland, Florida.
My husband and I live around two hours away from Lakeland.
Once a year we make a pilgrimage there. It is really nice since the drive is super short and the stay doesn’t have to be long. We found a decent hotel but nothing grand to save money. We eat at some of the most amazing food stalls, bakeries, and cafes I have ever eaten in. We also do a lot of local events like the rodeo, bar hopping, or see a museum. The last day is always the downtown market. I love all the different stands. There are all sorts of things to buy ranging from food to knick knacks. I really just love walking around and looking at things. My husband and I chose to go in the early part of the spring. The rates for booking and food tends to be lower. The weather also is much less intense. I prefer it when our weather is in the 70s. I can take 80s in a pinch, but nothing warmer. When the heat reaches the 90s and the humidity is paired with it, keep me inside with the AC blasting. Our trip to Lakeland is about being outdoors rather than climate control. So picking that sweet spot with the weather can get tough sometimes. Luckily we live close enough that we can be picky with the times. We then don’t need much notice before we pack our backpacks and head to one of my favorite vacation destinations.