An easy drive from Orlando’s attractions and amusements, is the lovely city of Winter Park. With the feel of a quaint European village, Winter Park is rich in history, arts, culture and higher education. It’s home to 4 world-class museums (displaying works from antiquity, contemporary art, sculpture and the world’s most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany). There are also galleries, sculpture gardens, theaters, music venues and much more!
The focal point is the vibrant downtown gathering place known as Park Avenue. Bordered by a central park that plays host to a year-round calendar of concerts and festivals, this 10-block mecca is easily navigable on foot and encompasses more than 100 charming boutiques and upscale stores; sidewalk cafes, bistros, wine bars and superb restaurants.
Art provides the canvas at the Alfond Inn at Rollins College. Works from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum are displayed throughout the hotel’s lobby, lounge and restaurant. The city’s commitment to enhancing arts appreciation can be seen virtually everywhere in Winter Park. Be sure not to miss it!
Visit: Chamber of Commerce, West Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL; 407-644-8281; winterpark.org