Discover Downtown Orlando

Downtown Orlando

Travel Info

  • Arrive: Orlando International Airport
  • 10 Days
  • Depart: Orlando International Airport

Downtown Orlando & Winter Park

Price from £999

Discover the wonders that Downtown Orlando. Everyone knows Orlando for its world-class theme parks, but did you know it is also home to the chic suburb of Winter Park, with its wonderful array of museums, shops and gardens, which richly reward visitors looking for an alternative experience in this part of Florida. The dining and shopping are truly world class, with unique boutiques and bistros that attract aficionados from far and wide. Explore this remarkable line-up of history, culture and cuisine.

Day 1-9

The Alfond Inn

  • Hotel Rating: 4
  • Hotel Value: 4

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College is a premier boutique hotel located in historic Winter Park, just a 15 minutes drive from the fashionable district of downtown Orlando. The hotel has 112 beautiful rooms, as well as a pool, fitness centre and is home to the award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant. Find out more about this hotel.

Things to do...

  • Have breakfast and/or lunch at the Briarpatch Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor on Park Avenue. This is one of Winter Park’s most iconic places to eat.

  • Take the short drive to the renowned Buttermilk Bakery for a unique breakfast, with distinctive pastries and other great food choices.

  • Take a stroll along Park Avenue and have lunch at Prato, with its fine, casual-style Italian cuisine.

  • Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn provides a casual yet elegant venue for breakfast or dinner, serving a variety of modern Southern food with a strong emphasis on local ingredients.

  • Enjoy the innovative culinary creations at The Ravenous Pig, one of Orlando’s finest gastropubs, serving a fantastic selection of American fare, onsite brewed beer and cocktails.

  • Visit Winter Park Village, an outdoor shopping centre featuring  a unique collection of shops, cafes and restaurants.

  • Take a stroll to nearby Park Avenue, the heart of Winter Park, and check out the wonderful shops available.

  • Discover beautiful sculptures and gardens during a tour through the Albin Polasek Museum, a former historic home located on the shore of Lake Osceola.

  • Browse the diverse range of art at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum inside the distinctive campus of Rollins College.

  • Head for Winter Park’s cultural highlight of the Morse Museum, with its extensive exhibits of 19th century American art and the world’s leading collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

  • Get comfortable and enjoy a fine evening at the historic Enzian Theater, a unique single-screen cinema and café.

  • Explore the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, also known as The Robert Bruce Barbour House, is a gorgeous restored Spanish Farmhouse overlooking the Winter Park golf course.

  • Discover the pleasant walks and lakefront location of Kraft Azalea Park, a 13-acre public garden, with its enormous cypress trees and spectacular greenery offering great views over Lake Maitland.

  • Enjoy the true beauty of Winter Park on a scenic boat tour of the local lakes and canals. The 1-hour tours leave from the dock at the end of Morse Avenue every hour from 10am-4pm (NB: cash only for payment).

  • Play golf at the Winter Park Golf Course, a 9-hole golf course. Tee bookings must be made 7 days in advance.

Travel by car

  • From: Orlando International Airport
  • To: The Alfond Inn
  • 6.8 miles, 15 minutes
On route...

Take East Fairbanks Avenue to I-4 West for the quickest route to the hotel. 

Day 10

Last day of the holiday

  • Having discovered the wonders of Downtown Orlando, it’s sadly now time to head home

  • Drive to Orlando International Airport and depart.

Downtown Orlando & Winter Park Holiday from £999

Price includes compact car hire and room only. Our team of Florida travel experts will endeavour to get you the best deal.

Travel by car

  • To: The Alfond Inn
  • From: Orlando International Airport
  • 6.8 miles, 15 minutes
On route...

Depending on the time of your flight, there are a number of dining options en route to the airport along South Semoran Boulevard.

Book your Florida holiday dream today!

Please call us on 0800 669 6409 to talk to our travel experts about how we can help make your Florida dream a reality or use our contact form.

0800 669 6409 Contact Form