Here in Central Florida we are insanely lucky to have sunny days most of the year and quaint little towns full of history & things to do. Not only is our warehouse located in Central Florida, but many of our team members call this area home! We’re starting a new blog series titled, “City Spotlights,” to highlight these towns that make Central Florida the place to be. We’ll begin with Winter Park, a hub of culture and entertainment!

 

Brief history:

Chartered in 1887, the city was originally developed as a winter resort for Northerners seeking refuge from harsh winters and looking for a tranquil place to relax. Originating as Lakeview in 1858, Winter Park eventually got its name from a conversation between founders, Loring Chase and Oliver Chapman, who wanted the name to be something about a park in Winter- clever!

City of Winter Park website

 

What to do:

  • Visit a Museum. Winter Park has over twenty to choose from- visit their website for a complete list!
  • Go to an Art festival! The weekend of March 18th, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be hosted on Park Ave. from 9am-6pm!
  • It’s pedestrian friendly so, grab a bike or take a stroll downtown! You can even take a scenic boat tour. (Featured image: Michelle Merril)
  • Visit a Park. With ‘park’ being in the name, you better believe there is a park to visit- more than ten to be exact!
  • Get hitched! With plenty of venues to choose from, there’s a place for everyone- visit their website for a complete list.

 

Venues:

In no particular order, here are a few venues we love to visit in Winter Park!

 

 

Casa Feliz


Photo Cred: Nelson Photography

Featured Products: Clear tent, Gold chiavari chairs, Gold beaded glass charger plates, Tables

 

 

The Alfond Inn


Photo Cred: Vitalic Photo

 

 

Winter Park Farmer’s Market

Photo Cred: Sivan Photography

Featured Products: Mahogany chiavari chairs, Tables, Whiskey barrels

 

 

 

 

Let us know what you think about this new series, and what town we should feature next!

 

 

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