First-time visitors to Lake Wales often view the city as something out of a fairytale. The charming country inns, tower-shaped buildings, and lush green grass certainly give it that appearance. Beneath the scenic splendor, however, lies a vibrant and thriving city. Rich in commerce, landmarks, and culture, Lake Wales has much more to offer besides its proximity to Disney. Close enough to metros to be convenient but far away enough to offer a laid-back lifestyle, Lake Wales has it all.