Described by some as a small New England village with a European flavor, evidenced by the many quaint shops and restaurants, Winter Park is as beautiful as it is unique. In addition to its town-and-gown relationship with Rollins College, the oldest private college in Florida, the city has developed significant partnerships among area businesses, schools, cultural organizations, civic groups, and neighborhood associations.
Winter Park is known for its abundance of upscale shopping, restaurants and night life, the historic Hannibal Square district, and Winter Park Village as well as its nationally ranked schools, including Winter Park High School, Rollins College and Valencia Community College.
With four museums, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens and Winter Park Historical Museum, Winter Park is a mecca for those interested in world-class art and rich cultural experiences.
One of the best ways to get acquainted with the city is to take a leisurely boat ride on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tours located at the east end of Morse Boulevard. This one-hour open-air cruise will provide you with breathtaking views of our city’s beautiful homes and expansive chain of lakes as you listen to a narrated history of Winter Park. You can also take a walking tour of the city by picking up a brochure at the Winter Park Historical Museum located at the corner of New York and New England avenues next to the Winter Park Farmers’ Market.