City of Winter Park, Florida

Winter Park is a city in Central Florida just north of downtown Orlando. Downtown Winter Park historic district is one of Central Florida’s best examples of old florida, with oak tree lined, brick-paved shopping streets and several informative museums. It is also home to Rollins College, which is Florida’s oldest college.

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The Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s goal is to provoke thought and communication through having traditional and avant-garde productions. They want their audiences to be enlightened and entertained when watching each production. They also want to challenge attitudes, stereotypes, and preconceived notions that people have about theatre. They are doing this by introducing their audience to contemporary concerns in each production they do. This small theatre usually produces between two to three shows a year. They also produce some musical theatre productions.

Listen to some soothing tunes at 92.7 FM radio. This family-friendly station provides listeners with unique, and relaxing music, news, weather and other content. Everything a family needs to stay informed. 

All Fired Up is a pottery studio located in Winter Park, Florida, that lets you pick and paint your project while studio employees will fire and glaze it. Pieces range in size and price, with a constantly rotating selection of pieces so you can keep coming back for new fun! This studio is perfect for people of all ages and is perfect for groups or parties. One of the aspects that make All Fired Up great for everyone is that it's not a classroom environment--all decisions and artistic choices are up to you! This makes it perfect for each individual to create something unique, or for you to match with each other!

Follow their Facebook page to see current offerings or holiday specialities and to see their "pottery to go" kits! To see their hours or contact information, be sure to check out their website.

Antique Center is a quaint, 4,000 sq. ft. antique shop located in Winter Park. They feature a plethora of art, vintage figures, furniture, and more from several decades and parts of the world. Their Asian antiques are especially unique and beautifully made. They are open Monday through Saturday.

Antiques on the Avenue is owned and operated by Hardy Hudson. He owned the first antique store in Central Florida for 24 years, which he opened in Winter Park, and opened Antiques on the Avenue 7 years ago. Their shop offers a wide variety of art, home furnishings, pottery, and jewelry, along with other unique finds. They buy and appraise antiques, estates, and collectibles, so their inventory is always expanding.

AR Workshop is a DIY studio where you can create trendy home decor pieces from materials like wood, canvas pillows, centerpiece boxes, and much more. Located in Winter Park, it's bringing fun and creativity to Central Florida in a unique way. AR Workshop is perfect for a girls' night, birthday party, date night, or even team-building and offers private bookings for larger events as well. Classes and projects change depending on the time of year and availability, so you're able to keep going back for more fun and exciting projects. They supply all the materials and equipment and show you how to use everything to create the perfect design for your taste! 

Check out their website for current availability and offerings, as well as to find out which location is closest to you. And be sure to follow and support them on Facebook as well, gain inspiration from past projects, and stay up to date on the latest information.

Austin's Coffee specializes in serving coffee and tea with only the most organic ingredients imported from around the world. They pride themselves on working with local farmers to ensure every ingredient they use is natural and environmentally friendly. They also serve treats such as sandwiches, salads, and numerous kinds of pastries. Austin's Coffee features live entertainment ranging from music and films to comedy and art shows.

Founded in 1935, the Bach Festival Society started as a celebration and commemoration of Johann Sebastian Bach as a way to honor his own music as well as his impact on music to come. It currently features over 180 volunteer singers and 50 professional orchestra members. The Bach Festival Society is proud to be the third-oldest continuously operating Bach Festival in the U.S. and the longest-running performing arts organization in Central Florida. 

The Bach Festival Society has offered in-school educational programs, high school festivals, community concerts, and many other outreach events in the Central Florida community including two community choirs. Members of the society must audition to be involved and must re-audition every two years. Many of the singers and orchestra members work as music professionals outside of the society, often as music teachers for various universities. To stay up-to-date or learn more information on the Bach Festival Society, check out their website or follow their Facebook page. 

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen has been serving freshly made, award-winning coffee for almost four decades. Aside from serving coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, they provide breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus. There's even a kids menu for the little ones. A café full of delectable treats, Barnie's CoffeeKitchen aims to offer its customers only the best. 

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts is a venue that supports the arts of all kinds as part venue, part recording studio, and part art gallery. It is open to all ages and aims to promote all different genres of music.

Bolay is a fast-dining restaurant but not fast food. The ingredients are brought in fresh daily to help bring you the fuel you need to power through your day. Each bol (bowl) is 100% gluten free but extremely tasty. Offering four pre-made bols and a wide range of ingredients to craft your own experience over 100 different ways. Bolay is a growing Florida only chain with nearly ten locations statewide. Check their website for the closest location to you.

Bosphorous Restaurant is a Turkish cuisine establishment. The restaurant is a fusion of modern American amenities with Turkish color, style, and finishings. Bosphorous will transport you with a dance of flavors sure to mesmerize your tongue. They strive for authenticity, having a Turkish staff who labor over each dish, making the Halal meats fresh for each order, and only using the freshest vegetables and most authentic ingredients, all imported direct form Turkey.

Boston’s Fish House seafood restaurant is considered one of Central Florida’s most relished landmarks and features New England style seafood. Since 1988, Boston’s Fish House restaurant has served fresh seafood from the Northeastern Seaboard region and presented a laid-back atmosphere of iconic Northeastern flare.

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park is an intimate blackbox theatre in downtown Winter Park. It hosts tons of performing arts events throughout the year.

Busby Antiques and Collectibles offers wonderfully crafted china as well as toys, jewelry, books, and more. Busby himself has been collecting and dealing for over thirty years in Central Florida. They sell primarily online but their antiques can be seen in person at their corporate office in Oviedo. 

Cady Way Park is a small park in the city of Winter Park that caters to children. There is a great playground equipment set for them to run around and play on as well as a swimming pool close by. Parents can watch their kids from the benches or the pavilion that sits close by. 

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Central Park in Winter Park is a wonderfully peaceful place to visit for anyone who wants to get out and enjoy a sunny day. There is plenty of grassy areas for kids to play and laugh in, walkways for those who want to take a stroll, and even a rose garden to enjoy when they are in bloom. With benches for relaxing and fountains to enjoy, this is a great trip outside the house.  

Founded in 1975, the Crealdé School of Art has worked to bring hands-on art experiences to the community and people of Central Florida. It provides comprehensive art instruction, interaction with professional artists, gallery exhibitions, lectures, various activities and events, and outreach programs all in an effort to promote the arts, diversity, and the preservation of cultural heritage. The exhibitions, although changing, all provide some form of education for the visitors to the school, and are free to view. The school also has an outdoor Contemporary Sculpture Garden available for viewing with over 60 pieces of outdoor art and educational panels.

The school offers a variety of classes including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and photography, and offers several workshops throughout the year for these art mediums as well. For more information or to enroll in a class, visit the Crealdé School's website. For the latest information on events, classes, or inspiration, check out their Facebook.

They supply to the fanatical craft brew lovers in Central Florida with some of the best beer you’ve had. Anywhere!

El Potro offers a wide variety of flavorful homemade dishes and is one of Orlando's authentic Mexican restaurants. El Potro owns three locations in Central Florida: Winter Park, Orlando, and Apopka.

Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park is loved by locals for its vegan food. The restaurant only serves food that is 100% vegan. Menu items can also be made gluten-free or soy-free if needed. 

We specialize in residential sales and property management, from condos to single-family homes to luxury estates and everything in between, helping buyers and sellers in Orlando, Winter Park and surrounding areas for over 35 years. 

FitLife Foods is your stop to pick up on-the-go, pre-prepared, health-conscious meals and snacks. All food at FitLife is made from scratch with 100% all-natural ingredients. With 39 original sauces, 13 spice blends, and over 60 food items to choose from, your taste buds will be on an adventure. Go from pumpkin french toast in the morning, to Bayou shrimp and grits at night, topped off with their Fit Fudge Brownie for dessert. Healthy and delicious is what FitLife Foods is all about. They also offer delivery and a free one-on-one health and wellness training program.

Foxtail Coffee serves responsibly roasted coffee beans. They uphold quality and ethical standards by working with farmers world-wide who pay fair wages and are environmentally friendly. Check out one of their 4 locations in Orlando, Florida.

Full Sail University is a college located in Winter Park. It offers online associates, bachelors, and masters degree programs in the fields of entertainment, media, arts, and technology.

Founded in 2007, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a tribute to the past, present, and future contributions of the African American community in Winter Park, Florida. They host a permanent exhibition of over 100 pieces that document the lives, experiences, and contributions of African American society from the Emancipation Proclamation and the 20th century. Working together with the Crealdé School of Art, the Heritage Center works to promote outreach, inclusivity, awareness, cultural preservation, and diversity.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center has something to offer everyone. A permanent gallery featuring the Winter Park community, rotating exhibitions from local and nationally recognized artists, art classes and workshops, outreach programs focusing on heritage and culture, and various other educational programs. Currently, admission for the Heritage Center is free for everyone and classes are offered at various price points. Check out their website for more information or to learn how to register today!

Howell Branch Preserve has a playground for kids but the entirety of the park is fitness based for adults. Sitting on a little more than ten acres of land, Howell Branch Preserve has a walkway for adults who want to exercise. There are even little exercise stations throughout the park to use freely. 

Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautifully tranquil place for a leisurely stroll with a loved one and/or four legged friends. Sitting next to Lake Maitland, the views from this garden are spectacular and it makes for a peaceful afternoon. 

Krungthep is the Thai name for Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, and this tea room brings the incredible flavors of Thailand right to your table. The eatery is tucked away between the busy streets of Winter Park, bringing Thai cuisine and aromatic teas together with a twist. The menu has over 20 tea combinations that can be served hot or iced, fusion “Naked” sandwiches, and mile-high desserts for a crowd-pleasing snack bursting with flavor. Add a little excitement to your afternoon and transport yourself to Thailand with the exotic flavors waiting for you at Krungthep Tea Time.

Krungthep Tea Time is a tea room and sandwich shop that aims to put a Thai twist on its menu options and create a comfortable atmosphere. Besides regular tea and Thai-inspired sandwiches, they also serve sweet and sugary drinks and desserts such as coconut ice cream, a cold glass of lemonade, and tea flavored ice cream. Krungthep Tea Time prides themselves on satisfying their customers with their food, drinks, and a pleasant tea room to unwind or hang out with friends.

La Granja is a Peruvian restaurant franchise with locations spanning from Orlando to Miami.

La Hacienda is a small restaurant and grocery store in the Winter Park area. This restaurant serves some of the most appetizing homemade traditional Mexican food in Orlando. If this restaurant is a little out of your way, try to stop by anyway, you won't regret it!

Lake Baldwin Park is a beautiful shady park with a sandy beach attached. It is one of the only two parks in this area that is dog friendly and where dogs can be off the leash. It is also known for its great scenery and beautiful landscapes.

Legacy Book Publishing is a publishing company that believes in putting an author's needs ahead of their own. Set in Winter Park, Legacy Book Publishing is dedicated to working alongside each author to ensure the flawless outcome of every book they take on. Their primary goal is to help their authors achieve success and their dreams.

Mead Garden is a beautiful place to visit if you have to kill a few hours. There are lovely plants to enjoy as well as a pond with all kinds of wildlife to watch. Be sure to check out the butterfly garden here for an extra treat!

The Messiah Choral Society is a non-profit organization founded over 40 years ago as a choral group for all singers to be able to participate in. Through outreach and "creative collaboration", the Messiah Choral Society works to increase awareness of the various cultural and artistic offerings available throughout Central Florida. They work with local cultural organizations and historical societies to bring continued awareness to these options and events. 

The Messiah Choral Society is open to new singers and members and encourages anyone interested in participating to fill out a registration form. Rehearsals start in September and run until the concert held in mid-November. If you're unable to sing but still wish to be involved, you can apply to be an associate member and help with behind-the-scenes setup and support! Check out their website or Facebook page for updates on rehearsals and events.

Olivier Fleury, Inc. imports 18th and 19th century French and Continental antiques such as armoires, commodes, clocks, tables, and more to the Central Florida area. Along with furniture, they sell fine art and decorative pieces and receive new shipments regularly. Check out their website for upcoming events.

Orange Tree Antiques Mall is one of the most popular antique malls in Florida and received the title "2018 Best of the Best Antique Store" in Orlando. Due to their increase in popularity and their wide variety of decor, knick knacks, and furniture. They now have two adjacent buildings, each with 7,500 sq. ft. of space. Not only do they sell antiques, they also buy and appraise them onsite.   

Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costume offers a wide variety of true vintage and retro clothing, dating from the 1890s to the 1980s. They list their items online as well for those unable to visit the store in person. Orlando Vintage offers purchase and rental options, and has rented clothing out for feature films, TV shows, and theater plays. Mad Men, Men in Black III, and American Gangster are just a few of the productions that have used outfits provided by Orlando Vintage!

In addition to the pieces they offer for everyday wear, they also provide costumes such as mascots, pirates, flappers, and superhero costumes for rental purposes. Scarves, shoes, wigs, jewelry, purses, and other accessories are available for purchase as well in order to complete your entire look! Throughout the year, they may offer various sales and discounted prices--be sure to follow on their Instagram to stay informed and up-to-date on sales and events. 

Orlandough Craft Donuts in Winter Park creates donuts and other specalitity treats, such as cakes. Orlandough is unique because it offers customizable and themed vegan, vegan flourless, flourless, and other donut options. Birthday parties, weddings, and other events can be catered by Orlandough. 

The Parke House Academy values the structured learning approach. We boost high levels of student achievement by providing a curriculum that exhibits elevated academic standards grounded in a strong foundation of reading, writing and mathematics. 

Phelps Park is a great place to take the kids when looking for something cheap and fun to do in the Winter Park area! Parents can sit on the benches while kids play in the grassy areas of the park or the playground equipment!

Rollins College is a top ranked school in the heart of Winter Park, Florida. This beautiful campus sits next to Lake Virginia and among the majestic oaks in a setting like no other. Rollins was founded in 1885 and was the first recognized college in Florida. 

Shady Park is a great place to take kids for a simple afternoon! The playground equipment will keep them busy and the spray ground is super fun when it's working from April to October!

The Soho Juice Company is based out of Florida, located in five different locations. Three of the locations are in Tampa, one is in St. Petersburg and the other is in Winter Park. The restaurant specializes in healthy vegan smoothies, bowls, and other treats.

The Sprouts farmers market is a nice sized store with just about any kind of grocery you may want or need. It's well organized and the employees are sweet to all of their customers! Be sure to check out the bulk section to choose your own nuts and grains. There are some yummy finds here including toffee coated peanuts. 

Tea and Tea's primary focus is tea, serving more than 130 combinations. Their selection ranges from cream tea to fruit tea to oolong tea. Customers can also enjoy a sandwich or pastry on the side, or even opt for a cup of coffee instead. Tea and Tea also hosts open mic nights from time to time, introducing anyone who wants to showcase their talent.

Geneva is a co-educational, college preparatory, day school that is committed to the historic Christian faith but is not associated with any particular church or denomination.

The Glass Knife in Winter Park is a beautiful cafe with donuts, specialty coffee drinks, and other treats. Visitors can sit inside or outside and there is a separate menu for food and drinks.

Purveyors of the most extraordinary hand-crafted goods reclaimed in Indonesia and India by day, and provisioners of boutique wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails by night, the Imperial is a neighborhood bar designed as a living conversation piece. With three locations in Orlando, Winter Park, and Sanford—with Sanford being the only with liquor—there is an adventurous night out within reach of most locals in the Orlando-Sanford metro area. Sit amongst the exotic tables or atop some plush, silk pillows whilst having a drink, or ask your retailer about acquiring a one-of-a-kind piece to start your own conversations at home. 

Try American staples with a gourmand's twist. Drinks, brunch, dinner, and any time in between are catered to here.

For a modern twist on the traditional wine-tasting experience, visit The Wine Room on Park Avenue in quaint downtown Winter Park. The winery offers an endless list of both local and imported wines that are easily dispensed through wine machines to pour the perfect glass of wine at the push of a button. Load up a wine card and swipe to try any wine you’d fancy, including hundreds of wines from different countries and regions. Each wine machine dispenser displays the story behind the ingredients and flavors and helps you experience each sip like you’re right in the vineyard.

The mission of Trinity Preparatory School of Florida is to develop individuals who will excel in college and in life, contribute to their communities, lead in a changing society, and grow spiritually.

Sitting on 66.44 acres of land, Ward Park is an exercise lovers dream! There are baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, and football fields as well bike trails, hiking trails, and an asphalt walking path. There is also playground equipment for children and picnic tables to enjoy the afternoon with friends and family. 

Winter Park Farmer's Market is voted number one in Central Florida and is known for their produce, plants, and various other items. This is the place where community comes together once a week and shares locally made items and produce.

The Winter Park History Museum contains collections that help to preserve the history of Winter Park and its surrounding areas. Check out their website for temporary exhibits, special events, and educational programs.

The Winter Park Playhouse is a professional musical theatre in Winter Park. It is a small intimate stage that hosts musicals and musical revues.

The Winter Park Village is an upscale open-air shopping center with lots of high-end shops and top of the line dining. It also has a Regal Cinemas movie theater so you can catch the latest big hit after you get your shopping done.

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91.5 has been the voice of Rollins College since 1952, and 100% run by students and alumni other than the General Manager. This diversified station covers what people want to hear from rock music to political debates 24/7. Tune in now!

 

Writer’s Block Bookstore is one of Central Florida's best independent book stores. They sell everything from bestsellers to indie books and old classics. You can also find lots of gifts for the book lover in your life.