Things to do in Auburndale (FL)
Central Florida has a hidden gem you definitely need to experience! The city of Auburndale, Florida is a small town with big charm. Not only is it home to a big sport’s complex, but it is also home to a variety of other fun activities you don’t want to miss out on. Whether you are visiting Auburndale for work or for fun, you need this list of activities for sure. Check out these things to do in Auburndale.
Things to do in Auburndale Florida
Please keep in mind that this area is growing and changing. While the area is growing, it still offers fun you might not expect. Here are a few things to do in Auburndale, Florida.
The Lake Myrtle Sports Park is a sports complex formed with a partnership between Polk County and the City of Auburndale. This sports complex houses a variety of sports competitions for the young and young at heart. This sports complex features nine baseball fields and eleven lit soccer fields.
“Events hosted at Lake Myrtle have varied from the National Dog Agility Championships, to regional rugby championships as well as lacrosse, flag football, and the Russ Matt Central Florida Baseball Invitational, the largest collegiate baseball tournament in the nation.”
*Pro Tip – If you are pet lover, follow the TECO Auburndale Trail south roughly a half-mile from the sports park for a dog park that is the perfect place for the dog in your life to run off some energy in a fun way.
It’s time to hit the water and have an adventure! The Elite Cable Park offers guests the opportunity to experience wakeboarding, wakeskating, water skiing, and kneeboarding on their cable system designed for guests of all ages. Pricing can vary depending on what you do and how much you will need from them. Make sure to check their website for Elite Cable Park discounts and promotions.
Find the Elite Cable Park at
330 Denton Ave.
Auburndale, FL 33823
The Auburndale Cabana Club offers a vacation destination you won’t want to leave. Whether you bring your RV for a few days or rent one of the on-site cabanas you are sure to enjoy yourself. This property includes a zero entry water play area complete with a water slide. You can also find a miniature golf course, activities, community fire pits, game rooms, and even a doggy wash.
Rates will depend on when you book and what time of stay you are reserving.
You can only visit Cabana Club if you are staying on-site or visiting someone who is.
The Auburndale TECO trail is a 6.5 mile trail where locals and vistors can walk, bike, or take out their pets for a nice stroll. With multiple access points, you don’t have to do the full 6.5 mile trail. Located along the trail are the Sports Complex and a dog park. This is a nice trail to get out for a morning walk.
This flea market is located in Auburndale and open Friday-Sunday. You can find a variety of booths selling things you didn’t even know you wanted. There is also a large produce market, a small circus, and even an alligator show to be found at this location. Please make sure to bring cash as not all vendors will accept cards. If you drive around to the back of the flea market you can find an alligator as well as some bison. This is always a fun thing for kids to get to see.
You can also find a Pow Wow at this location. Make sure to check events on their website for dates and admission pricing.
While visiting Auburndale, you may want to stop in at the park and butterfly garden in the heart of downtown Auburndale. Let children play on the two-part playground divided by age. Watch trains zoom by as you sit by the playground fence. You can also enjoy a peaceful walk through the butterfly garden which is a perfect place to unwind for a bit or take a few beautiful photos.
Feeling a bit more adventurous? There’s a skate park located across the street from the park for your biking and skateboard enthusiasts to try out their new favorite tricks.
Are you looking for a bit of fun that’s sure to get loud? Head over to the Auburndale Speedway and watch a race. Enjoy this hometown track as the local racers put on a show you don’t want to miss. Pick a car to cheer on and add on a pit pass to meet the drivers after the race.
Pricing is reasonable and the season typically runs from February to November.
Auburndale’s Must-Try Restauarants
While you can find favorite chains such as Chilis and Sonny’s in Auburndale, there are quite a few local favorites that are definitely worth a visit. Here are a few of our favorites.
Peebles BBQ is an Auburndale favorite and one of the most famous restaurants in the area. In fact, if you haven’t eaten at Peebles, you’re missing out on the heart of Auburndale, Fl for sure! This BBQ restaurant offers dine in or take out and has a menu packed with all of your comfort food favorites! Definitely worth a visit on your next Auburndale trip!
Main Street Diner offers the comfort of a home cooked meal in a small town restaurant you are sure to enjoy. Not only will you love the staff as they take amazing care of you, you’re sure to enjoy some of your favorite menu items for breakfast and lunch. Please keep in mind that Main Street Diner is only open for breakfast and lunch hours and closes around three each day.
Pizza Connection is an Auburndale favorite for those looking for a pizza with a punch of flavor. Don’t miss out on this favorite for delivery or pick-up of your new favorite pizza.
Settle in for an afternoon tea or schedule a tea party birthday for the kids. With the Sweet Magnolia Tea Bistro you will get a taste of high tea with a setting that is simply beautiful.