Wedding Venues in Florida - The Alfond Inn at Winter Park, FL

By Kara Franker Since opening in 2013, The Alfond Inn has quickly become one of Florida's most celebrated locales for weddings. Today's brides are looking for unique new alternatives to mark their special day, including a more personalized environment and a place that resonates with their own…

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12 Winter Park Family Activities

Christie Cronan RaisingWhasians.com Winter Park is one of my family’s favorite cities. It’s full of history, charm and travel gems, and offers families some of the best attractions, activities and memories in the Central Florida area…

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Shopping at Winter Park Village

By Janet K. Keeler Winter Park sits in the northern shadow of bustling Orlando but it should not be considered an afterthought for visitors, thanks to its own charms. It’s a small, historic town (pop. 30,000) with world-class Rollins College hugging Lake Virginia and the Morse Museum with its fine…

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Hannibal Square Heritage Center of Winter Park: Pride & Progress

By Shannon Shelton Miller At Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, children in Easter finery stand tall outside their small wood-framed homes, the pride in their appearance evident as they pose for black-and-white photographs, capturing the moment for posterity. In other pictures, young…

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Insider: Discover a Local Secret at Barnie's in Winter Park

By Rachelle Lucas VISIT FLORIDA Food & Dining Insider Rachelle Lucas lets you in on one of her personal favorite hangouts when she's at home — Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Cafe in beautiful downtown Winter Park. This Zagat award winning cafe offers coffee and espresso beverages microroasted on-site…

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Insider: Indulge Your Inner Art Collector in Winter Park

By Ginger Harris Winter Park offers great window shopping all the time, but the Sidewalk Art Festival kicks it up to another level. For one thing, there's the variety. "I'm a painter," says artist David Williams, "right across from me is a ceramicist, on either side of me are photographers — and…

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What to Do in Winter Park, Florida: The Perfect Weekend Itinerary

By Ana Connery Winter Park a city of 25,000 just five miles north of downtown Orlando, has been a tony retreat pretty much since it was first developed in the late 1800s by wealthy northerners who wanted to take advantage of the lakeside setting. That describes the wealth of Winter Park, FL…

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Where to Stay and See Art in Winter Park

By Ginger Harris If you’re shopping for a place to stay in Winter Park, I suggest checking in at the Alfond Inn. The hotel is just minutes from the Winter Park Art Festival, the yearly juried art show that has a huge and prestigious presence in the Sunshine State, as well as the art world. And…

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A Menu of Weekend Pleasures in Winter Park

By Peter Couture Winter Park, just minutes from downtown Orlando, rewards both day-trippers and weekenders. The best way to enjoy either type of visit is to use the menu method: Choose at least one museum, one restaurant and one attraction you must experience, then fill in any blanks as time and…

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