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Winter Park Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 221 photos

winter park

winter park is a charming town just north of orlando. the city of winter park surrounds five beautiful lakes connected by canals. in the center of town is central park and park ave. park ave is lined with upscale stores, restaurants and outdoor cafes. the town is known for it's brick streets which are lined by beautiful oak trees. central park is just one of numerious parks in the city. winter park is known for it's arts and culture. there are several fine art museums in the city. in march each year winter park hosts it's sidewalk art festival. 250,000 people come to winter park each year for this event. in october winter park hosts a smaller fall arts festival.

pictured is knowles chapel at rollins college. rollins college is in the heart of winter park. it is a beautiful campus to visit to see it's mediterranean architecture and it's lakeside location. rollins college also hosts the cornel fine arts museum which is worth a visit. winter park is located 20 miles northeast of the theme park area of orlando. it is very nice place to spend a day when in the orlando area. from downtown orlando take I-4 east to the fairbanks ave. exit. take fairbanks east about 2 miles to park ave. from park ave most of the museums and attractions are within walking distance. to learn more about winter park check out www.ci.winter-park.fl.us

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  • Pros:a cultural oasis in the middle of the orlando urban sprawl
  • Last visit to Winter Park: Oct 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    When I read your boat trip tip, I remembered that we had done that also but I hadn't written about it. Thanks

  • virtualpatrick's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Was in Winter Park for a few hours this past Sat for the Farmer's Market. Although I did not have time for the Scenic Boat Tour, I will make it a point when I come back to FL later on in the year.

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:29 AM

    This would be a good day trip when staying at Ocala

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2007 at 5:56 PM

    There are so many places in Florida that people would never imagine! Brazilians always think that if they go to Miami or Orlando, they will know Florida!

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2006 at 8:04 PM

    Very nice tour of Winter Park. Always a wonderful place to visit. I regret it that my daughter no longer lives there. It looks like we missed some good sites! Greetings from Augusta, Georgia.


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