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Welcome to Winter Park Florida
Once considered a winter resort, today this delightful city in Central Florida attracts visitors all year round. As well as being packed with arts and culture, notably the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Natural Art, Winter Park Florida is also a nature lover’s dream, with more than 70 parks home to a fantastic array of wildlife as well as a huge variety of events, festivals, and celebrations.
Weather in Winter Park
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Hotels in Winter Park
The Alfond Inn
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.
Park Plaza Hotel, Winter Park
The Park Plaza Hotel offers visitors a place to stay with an abundance of character in a central location in the sleek and sophisticated Park Avenue district of Winter Park.
Things to do in Winter Park
Winter Park museums
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
This museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). Among the jewels in the collection are the restored Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior that Tiffany designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and a wing showcasing art and architectural objects from Laurelton Hall, Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home.
The recently restored Daffodil Terrace is a design lover’s dream with its leaded-glass windows and iconic Tiffany lamps among the featured installations. You can also find American pottery, furnishings and late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting and graphics.
Today, the town is a 20-acre historic district and is home to The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, which features the works of emerging and acclaimed artists of African descent. There’s also The Zora Neale Hurston Trail, which takes in 16 historic sites. A walking and driving tour brochure is available at the museum.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Center
This award-winning exhibition pays tribute to Winter Park’s African American community. The photographic collection dates back to the 1880s and is accompanied by oral histories told by current residents. The collection is accompanied by a timeline of local and national events from before the civil war through to the election of President Barack Obama.
The Winter Park Playhouse
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Fun activities in Winter Park
The Winter Pines Golf Course is probably the area’s best 18-hole course. Tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood, this course is well suited to beginners, although it also features a number of water hazards that will challenge even the sweetest of swings.
Paint the Coast
Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Southern Hands Market
Where to eat in Winter Park
Mitchell’s Fish Market
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Choose from a wide array of succulent seafood and premium steaks and watch them be prepared right in front of your eyes. Voted Best Japanese, Best Sushi, Best Dinner Show and Best Steakhouse in Central Florida at the 2017 Foodie Awards.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Shopping in Winter Park
The Ancient Olive
Winter Park Village
Winter Park Village offers a quieter shopping experience away from the malls. Stroll among the palm trees on the shaded walkways, peruse the boutiques and pamper yourself at a salon. Then end the day in style with a movie and a gourmet dinner.