From art and culture to adventurous cuisine, Winter Park has something for everyone – and when you live at The Mayflower, you’re just minutes away from the area’s best-loved destinations.
Whether you’re a lifelong “Winter Parker” or just passing through, summer is a great time to appreciate our city’s natural charms. Our climate gives rise to lush greenery, while the slow-paced, tranquil atmosphere offers a welcome retreat from tourist throngs and packed beaches.
As you explore Winter Park this summer, here are some ideas to keep in mind:
- Head out early. With clearer skies and milder temperatures, morning is the ideal time for outdoor adventures – so botanical gardens, lakeside picnics, or the classic Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour (10 m. – 4 p.m.) are best enjoyed early in the day. Looking for a place to start? Consider the Winter Park Farmers’ Market in Central Park Meadow (Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.) for fresh produce, music, food, and a lively atmosphere.
- Get lunch in town. Downtown Winter Park is a culinary destination, with an ever-shifting array of restaurants, cafés, gastrobars, wine rooms and breweries, chocolatiers, ice cream parlors, creperies, and much more. Choose one of the area’s top-rated establishments, or take a leisurely stroll down Park Avenue and see what strikes your fancy – either way, you’re in for a treat.
- Explore an afternoon of art. As the day warms up, you’ll want to stay in the shade – and fortunately, Winter Park’s dazzling variety of world-class museums offers the perfect diversion. If you’re already downtown, The Morse Museum’s luminous stained-glass exhibits are a must-see – and the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens as well as Rollins Museum of Art are just a few minutes away.
- Take a class or tour. Searching for something new? Summer is a great time to expand your horizons with a new hobby or take a deep dive into a topic you’ve always wanted to know more about – birding, butterflies and Florida’s natural habitat at Mead Botanical Garden technology, culture, and history at Winter Park Public Library, or sculpture and painting at Crealdé School of Art (located right next door to The Mayflower!)
With big-city culture and small-town charm, Winter Park represents the “best of both worlds” … and when you live at The Mayflower, that’s just the beginning. With exceptional amenities, vibrant residents, assured healthcare, and a selection of stylish (and surprisingly affordable) apartments, you can enjoy all the advantages of a Life Plan Community, close to all the opportunities Central Florida is known for.
When you’re ready to live with fewer worries and more freedom, we’ll be ready to welcome you home. To learn more about all the advantages of life at The Mayflower – or to schedule a tour – get in touch or give us a call at 407.672.1620. We look forward to hearing from you!