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The Celeste Hotel – Springtime in Winter Park, FL

winter park canal tour

Join us at The Celeste and enjoy the perfection of a Central Florida spring with a visit to nearby Winter Park!

Images from top, left to right: Downtown Winter Park Historic District, Knowles Memorial Chapel, Robert Bruce Barbour House, Albin Polasek House and Studio.

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This historic and eye-catching village is one of the crown jewels in the Greater Orlando area, and you’ll find yourself a mere hop, skip, and a jump away as a guest here at our cosmically themed Tribute Portfolio hotel.

Springtime Pleasures in Winter Park, Florida

Established back in the late 1800s, Winter Park’s celebrated for its rich beauty and architectural heritage. It’s a joy to wander its streets, admiring not only the extensive collection of historic homes, but also the abundance of Spanish moss-draped southern live oaks and camphor laurels.

But the defining natural feature of the city—which boasts more greenspace per capita than any other in Florida—is the Winter Park Chain of Lakes, strung together by canals. A quintessential activity here is taking a boat tour of the lakes, admiring the ornate waterfront mansions and nabbing glimpses of herons, egrets, and alligators.

Other attractions in Winter Park include the smorgasbord of stores, boutiques, and eateries along the main drag of Park Avenue. That thoroughfare’s also home to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art, known for housing the biggest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany pieces in the world. From spectacular jewelry, art glass, and lamps to the stunning chapel interior Tiffany designed for the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition in Chicago, this is impressive stuff indeed.

Visit Winter Park on a Celeste Getaway This Spring

While you’re soaking up the unique ambience and luxury hospitality of The Celeste on the University of Central Florida this spring, make a visit or two to Winter Park part of your to-do list!