Winter Park, FL

Travel Guide
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

Park Plaza Hotel
Park Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
307 South Park Avenue , Winter Park, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $178 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Located in the heart of Winter Park, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Winter Park History Museum, Virginia S. Nelson Rose Garden, and Rollins College. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (548 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Park Plaza Hotel
The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn
4 out of 5
300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL
The price is $242 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in the heart of Winter Park, this boutique hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Rollins College and within 3 mi (5 km) of Winter Park Village and AdventHealth ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (976 reviews)
"Cole to park Ave and Rollins college"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2021

The Alfond Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Winter Park
Hilton Garden Inn Winter Park
3 out of 5
1275 Lee Road, Winter Park, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Winter Park Village and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rollins College and AdventHealth Orlando. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"I used this hotel to stay as I was getting married the next day 7 minutes down the road. The staff was so accommodating with giving me and my parents a late check out and making sure we had all we needed for the next day. Highly recommend this hotel and staff."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Winter Park
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.
Winter Park Oasis
Winter Park Oasis
Winter Park, FL
The price is $150 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
This family-friendly Winter Park vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kraft Azalea Gardens and Winter Park Country Club. Howell Branch Preserve Pavilion and ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Host Rubi was wonderful as was his technical expert Kai!The cottage is beautiful!Two thumbs up!👍👍
"It was a dream...definitely a winter park oasis...that's not even coming close to describing its beauty and its perfect location...Rubi was wonderful and I'd rent again....in a heartbeat....👍"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Winter Park Oasis
Cozy ★ 3 Bedroom Home in the ♥ of Winter Park! ☼
Cozy ★ 3 Bedroom Home in the ♥ of Winter Park! ☼
Winter Park, FL
The price is $162 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
This family-friendly vacation home is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Rollins College. Winter Park Country Club ...
Cozy ★ 3 Bedroom Home in the ♥ of Winter Park! ☼
Charming Pool Winter Park Home!!!
Charming Pool Winter Park Home!!!
Winter Park, FL
Located in Goldenrod, this vacation home is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Full Sail University and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rollins College and Winter Park Country Club. ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Clean house
"Snow's house was very clean and newly renovated. She supplied all basic necessities and answered any questions or concerns very promptly. She provides laundry service as there isn't access to the washer/dryer in the home. The only negative is that we were unable to control the thermostat and the ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Charming Pool Winter Park Home!!!
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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