Winter park is about 10 min from Downtown Orlando. Besides being known for its arts, culture, and fine dining, it’s also a nature-lover’s dream destination! A unique city with a hometown atmosphere, gorgeous parks, fantastic shopping, festivals and celebrations throughout the year, and a short distance away from all the Orlando attractions, you and your family will love calling Winter Park your home.
Winter Park’s Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 70 parks. Winter Park residents enjoy walking and cycling in the bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city.
Park Ave, located in the heart of downtown Winter Park in the center of various shops and restaurants. Park Ave is the perfect location for a picnic or day at the park. Enjoy out door movies, garden concerts, art festivals, and a huge farmers market on the weekends!
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Mead Botanical Garden is a 47-acre park that contains an amphitheater, butterfly garden, discovery barn, and recreation center. Many structures located in Mead Botanical Garden are more than 100 years old.
Kraft Azalea Gardens is a one of the most beautiful secret gardens in area. With lush green Spanish moss hanging from the giant cypress trees to the cool breeze flowing from the shore of lake Maitland, this park is perfect for any out door adventure. Picturesque get away to reenergize or relax. Enjoy a lovely picnic with a loved one or take your dogs for a walk. Come during the week to view rowing practice or on the weekend to
Winter Park’s rich history revolves around its lakes. Residents of Winter Park have worked to protect the natural and historic spirit of the town, including its beautiful chain of lakes. The Winter Park chain of lakes covers 2,781 acres and includes Lake Virgina, Lake Osceola, Lake Maitland, Lake Mizell, and Lake Minnehaha.
Most hot sunny days you will see many water sports, fishing, and people enjoying the wonderful florida weather.
Rollins College, a private liberal arts college, is located on the shore of Lake Virginia. The campus contains a range of amenities, including a performing arts theater, museums, the Rollins Walk of Fame, and more.
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the country’s oldest and largest outdoor art festivals. It was rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. The National Endowment for the Arts, the White House, and many others lauded the festival for promoting art and art education in Florida.
The Taste of Winter Park is the ultimate foodie festival held every year, featuring more than 40 Winter Park restaurants.
Other special events that occur throughout the year, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Run for the Trees, the Bach Festival, and Christmas in the Park.
Shopping and Dining
Historic Park Avenue is a lovely street-side shopping district to browse the shops and boutiques, and enjoy a variety of restaurants that range from casual to fine dining. There is also premium shopping at Winter Park Village.
Information on Winter Park’s fantastic schools can be located at the city’s website