Winter Garden’s Best Destinations To Visit
Plant Street Market
No trip to Winter Garden is complete without a stroll down Plant Street, the lively pedestrian-only avenue lined with restaurants, shops, and entertainment. The Plant Street Market spans two blocks and features an eclectic mix of vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, arts and crafts, and more. It’s the perfect spot to grab a quick bite, peruse local artisan wares, catch free live music performances, or simply soak up the small-town atmosphere. Don’t miss the giant oak tree near the farmers’ market entrance–it’s over 130 years old!
Location: 301 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
West Orange Trail
Stretch your legs on the stunning West Orange Trail, which cuts right through the heart of Winter Garden. This paved recreation path extends 22 miles through Central Florida’s pristine natural habitats and landscapes. Pick up a group bike rental, go for a jog, or stroll along the trail to spot diverse wildlife. The trail’s Midway Depot offers a concession stand, restrooms, and a quaint historical museum inside a restored train depot. No busy roads, just smooth sailing and fresh air!
Location: 17914 Main St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
Embark on an outdoor safari-style adventure at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. This one-way 11-mile route takes visitors through the restored marsh along Lake Apopka, one of the state’s largest lakes. Your charter bus can drop the group off near the entrance, then you’ll slowly traverse the drive spotting a huge variety of birds like herons, egrets, and wild turkeys, as well as alligators, bobcats, river otters, and more. Bring your binoculars and cameras for an unforgettable glimpse of Florida’s wildlife.
Location: 2850 Lust Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
downtown Winter Garden
Get a taste of Winter Garden’s charms with a visit to the lively downtown area. Plant Street is the main focal point, but don’t stop there. Venture down side streets to find art galleries like the Central Florida Watercolor Society Gallery, locally-owned boutiques, cozy cafes, and charming antique and gift shops. Pop into the Winter Garden Heritage Museum to gain insight into the city’s fascinating citrus-growing history. Then grab a craft brew at Crooked Can Brewing Company, and cheers to small-town living!
Location: Downtown Winter Garden Historic District, between Highland & Palmer Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Mead Botanical Garden
Treat your group to the natural beauty of Mead Botanical Garden, a 47-acre urban oasis with beautifully manicured gardens. Take a peaceful stroll on walking trails shaded by ancient oak trees and pass by exotic tropical plants. Mead Botanical Garden also features educational exhibits in the home of botanist Dr. Theodore Mead, who established the gardens in 1937. It’s the ideal setting for everything from family days to corporate picnics!
Location: 1300 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 599-3334