Less than an hour by car from the attractions of Orlando, the lakefront city of Tavares is pleased to share with visitors an entirely different taste of Central Florida. Downtown visitors will find an entertainment district that has an international assortment of restaurants, pubs and music venues. You also will enjoy Wooton Park, home of the Tavares Seaplane Base, the children’s Splash Park and more than 16 major community events each year. Stop by Tavares for lunch, or stay for the weekend and enjoy a seaplane ride, take a boat tour, or maybe glimpse long-gone historical figures on the Séance Ghost Tours. Board the Orange Blossom Cannonball and take a journey back in time on an original 1907 steam engine.