Winter Park is a Central Florida suburb located just 30 minutes North of Orlando ’s major theme park attractions. Home to the state’s first four-year college—Rollins College, Winter Park is a quintessential historic college town. With a population of around 29,000 Winter Park maintains an intimate small-town feel, complete with a Saturday Farmer’s Market, a train depot, and a local history museum.
Winter Park is enchanting and quaint, characterized by brick streets and Live Oak trees dripping in Spanish Moss. First established as a winter hub for wealthy northern “snowbirds,” the town has been a second home to many notable names, including the late Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Within easy walking distance of each other are the Morse Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Tiffany Glass, and the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour—the nation’s oldest operating boat tour taking visitors through the intricate canals connecting the Central Florida chain-of-lakes. Other notable attractions include the Bach Festival and the bi-annual Winter Park Art Festival.
About the Author: Kelsey Glennon is a professional dancer and performer from Orlando, FL. She travels the world as an entertainer and enjoys discovering the arts scene wherever she goes. Follow her travels on her travel blog www.wendaway.com.