When the time comes during your Orlando vacation to step away from the theme parks for some different experiences, visit Winter Park, FL. This city, which immediately neighbors Orlando to the north, is just a short drive from the theme parks and tourist corridor, but it’s an entirely different world.
Winter Park, and particularly the commercial strip of its Park Avenue, is a renowned destination. Park Avenue is Central Florida’s own Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive. The tranquil, pedestrian-friendly area is lined with upscale retail stores, world-class restaurants, beautiful Central Park, luxury boutique inns, and more. The city is also home to a number of excellent cultural institutions.
Museums in Winter Park, FL
At the northern end of the 10-block commercial stretch of Park Avenue is the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which owns the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfory Tifffany artworks. Also nearby is the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on the beautiful campus of Rollins College and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.
Fine Dining in Winter Park, FL
You’ll find many of the Orlando area’s most acclaimed fine dining restaurants in Winter Park. Just a few highly recommended establishments include:
- Prato – For modern twists on classic Italian cuisine
- Luma on Park – For creative American cuisine (and an exceptional wine list)
- The Ravenous Pig – For adventurous American fare
- Hamilton’s Kitchen – For unique Southern fare in the gorgeous Alfond Inn
- Umi – For outstanding sushi and sashimi
Interested in Visiting Winter Park, Florida?
It’s so pleasant strolling along shady, idyllic Park Avenue, shopping at its many upscale stores, watching the kids burn off excess energy in Central Park, and enjoying what’s sure to be some of your vacation’s most pleasurable meals. If you’d like to spend the day seeing the sights and perhaps visiting one or more of the city’s fine museum, let us know. We provide the transportation and make all the arrangements and reservations.