Florida

Blog Cabin: Lakeside

Filed Under: Florida, Orlando

Drumroll, please ... DIY Network has just announced the Blog Cabin 2014 location. One lucky winner will be living lakeside in the City of Winter Haven, FL! Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7, cast your votes to renovate a beautiful 1920s home into a one-of-a-kind luxury retreat at DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin.

Already picturing yourself relaxing in this historic home on its breathtaking 5-acre waterfront estate? Explore the plethora of things to do in and around the charming City of Winter Haven and its Chain of Lakes. And remember, nearby Orlando beckons with some of the country's best amusement parks, restaurants and nightlife.

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Fun Things to Do in Winter Haven, FL
An hour from Orlando, Winter Haven, FL, is home to 50 lakes, luring bass fishing and waterskiing enthusiasts alike. Slip on your skis, and get out your fishing rod, it’s time for fun on the lake.
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Guide to Orlando's Hottest Nightlife
Paint the town red and check out Orlando's hottest nightclubs -- heat things up at Fire Lounge, chill out at Icebar or show off your best salsa moves at the Latin Quarter.

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