A Visit to “Old Florida”

Many of our guests at Sonesta ES Suites Orlando – International Drive plan their visits around the area’s most famous attractions. . . the variety of parks that are just a shuttle ride away!

There is a lot to see and do in the Orlando area outside of the parks, including paying a visit to “Old Florida” in the town of Winter Garden. Located 14 miles from Orlando, Winter Garden offers a charming  downtown that is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Shopping, dining, history, art, and live entertainment are draws for visitors from all over.

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Plan a visit to catch a play, concert, or movie at the historic Garden Theatre, which has been restored from its original glory as a single screen cinema, or add to your itinerary a visit to SoBo Art Gallery to see the latest exhibit.

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Foodies will want to check out Winter Garden’s famous Saturday farmer’s market for the freshest and most colorful local produce and other food items. A visit to Plant Street Market and adjoining Crooked Can Brewing Company offers must-tastes for food and craft beer lovers. Grab your food at the market, and head over to the brewery to enjoy it with a local beer.

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The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation offers walking and biking tours of the area, and their Heritage Museum houses an extensive collection of over 5,000 artifacts documenting the area’s past.

Winter Garden truly offers something for everyone; spend an extra day in Orlando, and come see what this town has to offer!

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