Top 10 Things to do in Winter Garden, Florida (FL)

January 15, 2022 Christa Meece

Winter Garden is a city located 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Orlando in western Orange County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winter Garden's population as of the 2010 census was 34,568.
Restaurants in Winter Garden

1. Panther Lake Golf Course

16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787-6200 +1 407-656-2626
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5.0 based on 17 reviews

Panther Lake Golf Course

This new course is south of Disney. Its diverse vegetation and variety of landscape have been inspired by great golf courses worldwide.

Reviewed By Smitty715

This course is challenging with so many greens protected by bunkers and some elevation throughout. I really like this course because, despite these challenges, it provides you opportunities to make great shots and has forgiving wide fairways. The adjacent Crooked Cat is not as challenging in my opinion but is also a great course to play. Both courses are well maintained and have friendly staff.

2. Jodi's Ski School

13801 Avalon Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787-9749 +1 407-970-5941 [email protected] http://www.jodifisher.com/
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Jodi's Ski School

3. Garden Theatre

160 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3143 +1 407-877-4736 [email protected] http://www.gardentheatre.org/
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5.0 based on 130 reviews

Garden Theatre

Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining through professional entertainment with a community focus. The theatre, which is located in a repurposed vintage movie theatre that reopened 2008, showcases atmospheric theatre in a Mediterranean Revival-style venue. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies, and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden and the surrounding Orlando area.

Reviewed By philipw635 - Leesport, United States

I can’t say that every show at the Garden Theater is great (your personal preference for entertainment may be different from mine) but I will say that the theater and organization are great. I’m from another state but I visit Winter Garden every couple of years. Whenever I plan a visit, the first thing I do is check if anything is playing at the Garden Theater. It is a small, restored building and you get a very personal experience. I have always found the staff to be friendly and the place very clean. It’s not like being in a huge, big city venue. I am always amazed with what they are able to do with the plays they perform as far as scenery & special effects. Very professional. If you are in the area, check what is happening. It’s worth the effort.

4. Our Nation's Creations

426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3014 +1 407-347-9946 https://www.facebook.com/ournationscreations
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Our Nation's Creations

5. West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades

17914 State Road 438, Winter Garden, FL 34787-9103 +1 407-877-0600 [email protected] http://www.orlandobikerental.com/bike_tours.html
Excellent
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5.0 based on 97 reviews

West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades

West Orange Trail Bikes & Blades provides hourly bike rentals along Orlando's West Orange Trail, or daily and weekly bike rentals delivered directly to your hotel or residence. We rent Raleigh Revenio 3.0 road bikes and Raleigh Detour comfort bikes. Come see another side of Florida on Orlando's longest paved trail.

Reviewed By Luci_J_M - Chadds Ford, United States

We have a time share with Disney and we're always looking for alternate things to do besides the theme parks. We always rent a car or have our own so distance isn't necessarily an issue. This was a superb find for a fun, covid-safe family activity and one that we definitely will do again! The staff was very helpful, the bikes and helmets were wiped disinfected between uses, and distance was maintained while checking in and out. We didn't reserve bikes but instead took our chances once we got there. Happily, they had bikes for us but I don't think took many more were left. Next time, I'd probably call to reserve ahead of time. The bikes were well-maintained and were multi-gear (sorry I couldn't remember how many gears but we definitely had enough for the ride). You have a minimum of one hour rental and then are charged with how much you have them out after that. The West Orange Trail itself is very long and the bike shop sits at mile marker zero and then you set off from there. The trail is relatively flat with some small hills, but nothing that the gears on the bike can't help you up with. It is a multi-use trail and we saw more bikers than any other users (walkers, runners, skateboarders). You go through the back of some residential areas so there will be cross streets and most have 4 way stops and we found that the car drivers were very accommodating to the bikers. We went about 7 miles out to the Crown Point station area before we turned around (there is water, a butterfly garden and restrooms and a park). The only squirrelly area was Winter Garden -- there are A LOT of pedestrians there and the path is narrow and right through the town. Frankly, it wasn't obvious to us where the path went (sidewalk or through the middle) so we had to ask for directions of some other bikers. If you're not comfortable on crowded paths loaded with groups of pedestrians, baby strollers, small kids, etc, then turn around here and don't even try to get through. Overall, a great experience and an activity that we will do again.

6. Winter Garden Art Association

127 Sobo 127 South Boyd Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 +1 407-347-7996 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/WinterGardenArtAssociation
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5.0 based on 11 reviews

Winter Garden Art Association

7. Resurrection Catholic Church

1211 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787-4338 http://www.resurrectionwg.org
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5.0 based on 30 reviews

Resurrection Catholic Church

8. Kaebisch Chocolate

50 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3140 +1 407-614-1746 [email protected] http://www.kchoc.com
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5.0 based on 19 reviews

Kaebisch Chocolate

Kaebisch Chocolate offers a exquisite handmade chocolates made with raw material consecrated worldwide in a range of flavors and surprising textures. At Kaebisch you will find the atmosphere of traditional European chocolatiers. An irresistible invitation to assumed chocoholics and gourmets able to recognize the quality and the origin of a fresh chocolate.

9. Escape Goat

1165 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-1900 +1 407-274-2743 [email protected] http://escapegoatroom.com
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5.0 based on 48 reviews

Escape Goat

Escape Goat, Escape room of Winter Garden, is a brand new entertainment experience! Each game is a real life escape room adventure for a small groups. Work together as a team to escape the room before time runs out. It's great for groups of friends, family, or coworkers. You'll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to complete your mission.

Reviewed By Nevinli158 - Sunnyvale, United States

I've done over 150 escape rooms in Seattle, LA, New Orleans, Houston, and the Bay Area. I actively travel and seek out the best escape rooms in the US, so this review is catered specifically to enthusiasts looking for unique, high quality rooms. The Quest - mid 4 / 5. (Rank 36 / 156. A good game, and one we'll happily recommend to travelling enthusiasts. One of the best games in the Orlando area). The Quest is a mostly lock based game where you're on a quest to slay a dragon. There is an (in-character) GM in the room with you at all times to help you out - generally not a fan of this, but our GM was nice and tried to be as unintrusive as possible. The game has a mom and pop feel, and they did a pretty good job with the theming and overall structure of the game. The set was a medieval house (i don't like house themes) with a bunch of interesting custom props, the story had some nice flavor and a good decision point at the end though not much progression throughout the game, and the puzzles had a nice mix, including one more hands-on physical puzzle. Overall a pretty decent room that did most things reasonably well, and worth the trip up. Player Recommendations - Standard recs of bring near the minimum (2-3) for experienced players, and around the middle for beginners (4-5). A good portion of the room is highly parallel so you can bring more if you want. Set - You're in a medieval house full with medievally stuff. This stuff is well themed and appeared to be mostly custom, which evoked the feeling of being in a fantasy world reasonably well. Not a lot of change in scenery, but the props were great. Puzzles - The puzzles were mostly reasonable, and had a decent mix of stuff (and some amount of locks). One puzzle required a bit of scavenger hunting and probably could have used some better cluing, one involved a fun wooden mechanical contraption to get a thing, and there was one fairly complex logic puzzle which was fun to work out. Some of these puzzles Story - You're trying to figure out how to stop a dragon and are on a quest. Each of the tasks during your quest was nicely on theme and had some variety, though this felt more like a bunch of random tasks rather than one coherent quest (which is still fine given that they were going for the parallel structure). Some of the tasks also had a couple of flavor moments which were a nice touch. The ending was also cool, since you get to make a small choice that impacts the ending that you get, which is a fun moment of choice in the game. Personal Stats: Escaped just in time in a group of 2 enthusiasts taking ~3-4 hints. A Fisherman's Tale - mid 3 / 5. (Rank 80 / 156. A decent game, somewhat standard, but one of the better games in the Orlando area). A Fisherman's Tale is a mostly lock based game where you're trying to find a lost treasure. The set was good but a little mundane, the story had a couple of nice moments but not much in the middle, and the puzzles were reasonable but more on the standard side of things (though the final puzzle was neater than most). All in all, this was a decent game but a bit more standard compared to say The Quest. Set - The game is set in a fisherman's shack, and while a fisherman's shack is sort of mundane, they did a pretty good job with making it feel like a shack (including an outdoor area to help with the illusion), which was neat. The space is relatively small (which makes sense since talking with the owners revealed that this was more of a bonus game using some extra space they ahd), but used reasonably well. The props are stuff you'd find in a fisherman's shack, though theres a couple of neat pieces of tech here. Parts of the room had minor touches that Puzzles - The puzzles were decent, but maybe a little less diverse than the Quest. I do remember two fairly interesting puzzles here that felt more involved than your standard puzzles, and that's pretty good given that I've done a lot of these. Story - There's a written intro from the GM, and one or two moments in game that set the groundwork for the story. Not a ton here since the premise isn't too interesting, but maybe just a little more than most games since at least there was a moment near the middle and end where they did try to make it more interactive while most games just phone it in. Personal Stats: Escaped in 50 mins taking 2 hints in a group of 2 enthusiasts.

10. Winter Garden Station Rentals

455 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3153 +1 407-877-7433 [email protected] http://www.wgwheelworks.com
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5.0 based on 10 reviews

Winter Garden Station Rentals

We are a full service bicycle retail store selling, road, mountain, hybrids, comfort and kids bikes. We have a wide range of accessories and equipment available for the whole family. If you already have a bike we provide service and repairs for all types of bikes.

Reviewed By N4545VLcarlosd - Buenos Aires, Argentina

In the beautiful village of Winter Garden; the excellent service and kindness of the staff of the Wheel Works bike shop, which serves this station and whose main location is about 5 blocksin the middle of the Winter Garden center; as well as the indications, recommendations and excellent bicycles that rent, allowed me to fully enjoy the pedaled and landscape of part of the West Orange Trail, without any complication with the bike and enjoying it ad its comfort. I will difenitely repeat on every visit to Orlando no matter the weather; and with as much time us possible to tour the West Orange Trail.

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