Even if you desire to come simply for an afternoon to escape the crowded amusement park in the middle of a damp Florida summertime, its worth the go to- I would not leave Orlando without visiting Winter Park.

I will provide you some places you should check out to make the very best out of your time there, however short it may be!

If you are coming to Orlando, there is a stop you absolutely need to make: Winter Park. Located 10 minutes from Downtown Orlando, this little European-inspired town will completely charm you with its genuine and charming environment.

Early morning

Fuel up prior to a hectic day in Winter Park. If you want to get a great breakfast, sit on the balcony of Barnies Coffee and Co, get a coffee or a great shake with a tasty acai bowl or avocado toast. I advise it for breakfast, but you can get lunch there. It is an excellent location to start the day- not just is the food scrumptious, but its a cute spot.If you do not want to sit down and wish to get something on the go, get a pastry at the Buttermilk Bakery and a coffee at the Foxtail coffee bar, which is certainly the place to choose all the coffee addicts around here.

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After breakfast, there is one activity that I extremely suggest doing in Winter Park: the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. You may be shocked to learn about the abundant history of Winter Park throughout the tour, and you will be able to have a glance at some celebrities gorgeous houses. Make sure to have some money in your pocket because the location does not accept credit/debit cards.

You can also stroll through the Rollins College Campus. It was recently voted one of the most gorgeous campuses in the US. Check out the 80-acre school and take jaw-dropping images of the distinctly gorgeous Spanish-Mediterranean architecture; you will not regret it.

Via Rollins College

If you are in Winter Park on a Saturday, ensure to examine out the Farmers Market that takes location every Saturday morning. Found on New England Ave, you will have the ability to find all the best local suppliers. I love farmers markets, Winter Parks is among the finest. From vegetables, fruits, plants, soaps, fresh eggs to all kinds of food, you will find everything you need.


This walking and checking out, you will begin to be hungry. Fantastic news for you: Winter Park has lots of amazing dining establishments. I have different recommendations for you; here are a few of my favorite:

When I am craving Italian food, Romas Flavors– This is one of my favorite places to consume. It is such a charming little hole-in-the-wall type location, located in a little street perpendicular to Park Ave (which is the main street in Winter Park). Whatever is fresh, and the owners are very great. Romas Flavors is not a chain, it is just a genuine little family-owned restaurant. And a plus for me is their tasty homemade ice cream.

The Briarpatch– This is the best place for brunch in Winter Park. This location is really busy and in high-demand. Make a booking or come early, because this location is always packed– especially on the weekend.

Prato– This excellent Italian dining establishment lies on Park Ave. The food is scrumptious and the tables on the patio make it an even much better alternative- its a meal with a view. The rustic but modern restaurant has also a terrific bar where you will for sure discover your new preferred beverages. Make sure to try one of the pizzas, considering that they are delicious.


Rifle Paper Co– One of my favorite locations in Winter Park EVER. I can not remain in town and not visit this incredible store. This store is heaven for individuals who like stationery and other very charming stuff (seriously– its got significant Pinterest vibes). The owner, Anna Bond, is from Winter Park and began her now extremely effective store there. Now, her styles are very well understood all over the nation. If you require any welcoming cards, prints, organizers, pens, or are simply looking for a gift come by Rifle Paper Co, this location is an absolute dream!

What a better way to digest than shopping? As soon as again, Winter Park has you covered. Walk down Park Ave and you will find a bunch of different stores: precious jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, stationery, home décor … you will find everything you need, plus some unique fun discovers.

Winter Park is a bit of a foodies paradise. There are plenty of places to eat. Of course, not everybody has the same taste, however I have personally attempted a lot of restaurants in the area (I utilized to work in Winter Park for 3 years) and these are still both my outright preferred spots to have a great supper.

The hotel has fantastic features, particularly the award-winning dining establishment called Hamiltons Kitchen. You will also find a pool and physical fitness. Everyone has the Alfond Innis so friendly; I can guarantee you will have a wonderful time if you remain there.

The Heavy– The Heavy WP is another preferred location of mine. If you are a plant fan and desire to support a regional service, make a stop at the Heavy. You will discover all types of plants, cacti, and other succulents, but likewise products from different local suppliers. Pop-up shops withup and coming food vendors and coffee machine from the location are always happening at The Heavy. Its definitely another fantastic local place you dont desire to miss. I invite you to check out the post I made about this incredible place here

I have an enjoyable fact about this location: when I went to eat there, a couple arrived at the restaurant on a hydroplane. Hillstone is a wonderful location, the food is fantastic, and the view is impressive.

After breakfast, there is one activity that I highly suggest doing in Winter Park: the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour. It is such a cute little hole-in-the-wall type location, situated in a little street perpendicular to Park Ave (which is the main street in Winter Park). Rifle Paper Co– One of my favorite places in Winter Park EVER. Ravenous Pig– One of the most popular places to dine in Winter Park, the foodlovers go-to dining establishment. If you have to choose one location to dine in Winter Park, your searches are over: The Ravenous Pig is the location for you.

Via Alfond Inn.

The Parkview on Park Ave is likewise an actually great place to get a couple of beverages (particularly if you like white wine and craft beers). They also use food.


Ravenous Pig– One of the most popular places to dine in Winter Park, the foodlovers go-to dining establishment. If you have to select one location to dine in Winter Park, your searches are over: The Ravenous Pig is the location for you.

Happy Hour/ Drinks.

I want you an excellent day and remain at Winter Park. Let me know if you take a look at any of the places I mentioned!If you have recommendations of your own, please feel totally free to share them in the comments so I can check them out and possibly update the list.


If you are intending on sleeping around Winter Park, I have the best place for you: The Alfond Inn.This shop hotel opened in 2013 and has actually been acknowledged by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards couple of years as the very best hotel in Florida.What sets this location apart from any other, aside from its beautiful environment and excellent service, is that the The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art is displayed at the hotel. Some Happy HourArt Tours are even offered every very first Wednesday of every month.

You will find a lot of places in Winter Park to have a couple of beverages prior to dinner. You can remain on Park Ave and likewise go to the historic Hannibal Square. You can have a drink at Hannibal on the Square, a lounge connected to the French restaurant, Chef Vincent. Right throughout the street, Dexter also has a big selection of beverages.