Winter Park feels like a trip back into the high life of the 1950′s. Old large Mediterranean houses with beautiful gardens and pools line the several lakes. It’s clear that lots of history has happened in these city limits (including Mister Rogers living there).
In our day in Winter Park today we went to many places that we would love to recommend for your visit to Winter Park; here they are:
Albin Polasek is a Czech sculpture who moved to Winter Park after great success through-out the states. Mr. Polasek bought the property where the museum is today in the 50′s and immediately started to fill the gardens and house with his work and art collection. Today the Museum is a wonderful retreat: a great place to bring a lunch, read a book or just enjoy the beauty of art in Florida.
We have been on three boat rides since we came to Orlando and Winter Park’s boat ride is by far my favorite! We were able to see many of the beautiful houses (some owned by famous residents) built on the lakes in Winter Park along with Florida’s wonderful natural beauty.
Park Plaza Gardens is a unique and hip restaurant on Park Avenue. The menu had a wide variety of choices and we chose a lot of them Our favorites were the corn chowder soup, crab cakes, and the turkey and brie sandwich…they were all just amazingly delicious! One of my favorite restaurants in Orlando and that is saying something!
The Morse Museum wowed us, just down right wowed us. It holds the most comprehensive Tiffany exhibit in the world and it is gorgeous. I have to say that I had no idea how amazing Tiffany glass is until I saw how it used color and layering in the wonderfully complicated patterns today in the museum. It was stunning and a strong recommendation of ours if you are visiting Winter Park.
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