What can complete Florida without a visit to the Winter Park?
Winter Park, Florida is an 8-square mile suburban district situated to the north of Orlando, with a small college town vibe. We observed the richness of the culture here. We reached there by train which dropped at the Amtrak station, Winter Park. There are a lot of high-end bars and restaurants, a variety of outdoor spaces like a green central park. There are multiple specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants in the heart of Winter Park, the Park Avenue.
- The Mead Botanical garden is spread over 19.3 hectares houses not only several ecosystems but also has a butterfly garden amphitheater, discovery barn, and a recreation center.
- Scenic Olde Winter Park comprises of small, winding visiting trees along with the canopy of live oak and camphor trees with Spanish moss.
- Annual festivals like the Bach festival flock thousands of visitors each year. The Bach festival is nationally ranked in Winter Park Concours’ elegance and Sidewalk Art festival.
- Starburst coffee is a cafe off the main street offering iced and specialty coffees.
- Corrine Dr. Park Ave CDs is a significant independent music store.
- There are many art galleries and even a private art library at the Rollins College.
Other attractions are the Morris Museum, the Polachek Museum, Margaret Mary Church, Dinky Doo, and the chain of boat tours, Kraft Azalea Park, Central Park, Saint Annie Russell Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse and Harry P Leu Gardens. Many structures in and around Winter Park are more than 100 years old.
There is a bevy of good restaurants with a fantastic ambiance and food. We had lunch at the Alfond Inn, Umi Japanese hotel and Hamilton’s kitchen. We stayed at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel and Park Plaza hotel. The weather was warm throughout our visit.
Also, winter park is a popular destination for nature lovers as Winter Park has more than 70 parks.
Looking to explore more, you tireless traveler? Then, Kissimmee, Mount Dora, and New Smyrna Beach are nearby destinations.