Winter Park, FL

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Lake Virginia featuring a park and a house
Located near a major attraction, this city has everything needed for relaxing in a warm climate. Select from a long list of activities those that most appeal to you.

Winter Park is just on the periphery of Orlando, offering its own style of laid-back Florida living. This cultural center has a variety of events throughout the year to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. Visit Winter Park to see what the city has to offer on days when theme parks are not on the agenda.

The Winter Park name began when people known as snowbirds came from more northerly parts of the continent to escape chilly, wintry months. As the process continued, the area expanded its appealing features.

Visit The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Its collection by American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany includes a restored Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior that was part of Chicago’s 1893 world’s fair. Tour Rollins College campus where the free Cornell Fine Arts Museum features exhibits of the European masters as well as contemporary art.

Enjoy walking around a beautiful building and green spaces when you visit the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, picturesquely set on a lake. Originally from what is now the Czech Republic, Polasek emigrated to the U.S., bringing his wood-carving skills with him. Today he’s recognized as one of America’s foremost sculptors of the 20th century. His home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In Winter Park you’re never far from one of the city’s seven lakes. The Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, one of Florida’s oldest attractions, travels through three of them. The logging industry historically built working canals linking the lakes now their use is recreational. Meander through Mead Botanical Garden on its boardwalks, tranquil trails and paved paths that sprawl through its 48 acres (19 hectares).

The city has appealing charm, regardless of your activity level, whether you prefer relaxing by a lake, boutique shopping, museum hopping or watching the world go by from a sidewalk café.

Use Winter Park as your base while traveling in the area with its convenient location just minutes north of Orlando’s theme parks.

Where to stay in Winter Park

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
7125 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is $80 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$80
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,805 reviews)
Great room
"Loved it was a short stay before we checked in to another universal hotel"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is $86 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
$86
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6,352 reviews)
"Nice place close to Universal studio"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$112
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Orlando. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
3.4/5 (9,122 reviews)
"Very close to SeaWorld with a free shuttle. Included continental breakfast is good and the staff is excellent. The rooms could use new carpeting."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
4 out of 5
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32819
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6,352 reviews)
"Nice place close to Universal studio"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL, 32819
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4,824 reviews)
"I liked the pools, restaurants, & layout. Our shower and entry pad broke, and it was difficult to find help with both."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Caribe Royale Orlando
Caribe Royale Orlando
4.5 out of 5
8101 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL, 32821
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Orlando. Enjoy 3 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,709 reviews)
"Villa was nice, roomy and had everything we needed."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Caribe Royale Orlando
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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