By  Mike Miller  January 12, 2022

There are many things to do in Winter Garden that are fun and don't cost a lot of money, especially if you stay in the downtown area.

You will be close to many fun things to do.  There are movie theaters, many shops and restaurants, and frequent cultural events. 

Plant Street MarketPlant Street Market

PLANT STREET MARKET is a locally owned venue in one of downtown Winter Garden's historic buildings that focuses on natural foods, organic food, and handmade craft objects from the local community.

The market and other attractions are all located along or near West Plant Street, the main street through downtown with its centerpiece being the West Orange Trail.

Crooked Can Brewing CompanyCrooked Can Brewing Company

CROOKED CAN BREWING COMPANY is located in Plant Street Market and produces and serves hand crafted beer.  It's a great place to catch some live music while you do your shopping.

Bridge on West Orange TrailBridge on West Orange Trail

WEST ORANGE TRAIL is a multi-use path that has been built on the former route of the old Orange Belt Railroad.   It is one of the most popular bike trails in Central Florida.

The trail is 22 miles long and begins west of Winter Garden and extends all the way north to Apopka along the south and east sides of Lake Apopka.  There are four main stations along the route with parking lots and restrooms.

One of my favorite things to see on the trail is the butterfly garden.  All features related to the trail have free admission.

Central Florida Railroad MuseumCentral Florida Railroad Museum

CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILROAD MUSEUM is located in the former Tavares and Gulf railroad depot built in 1913.  It contains exhibits showing Central Florida's railroad history.  A interesting collection is of dining car china.  

The building is located in the downtown area included in the National Registry of Historic Places.

Winter Garden Heritage MuseumWinter Garden Heritage Museum

WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE MUSEUM was founded in 1998 and is located in historic downtown Winter Garden.  It displays artifacts from the city's past.  It is located within the former Atlantic Coast Railroad Depot that was built in 1918.

Edgewater HotelEdgewater Hotel

THE HISTORIC EDGEWATER HOTEL opened in 1927 and is in the heart of downtown Winter Garden.  It has been totally restored and the second and third floors have beautifully furnished rooms that are managed in bed and breakfast style.

The ground floor of the building features some popular restaurants including the Chef's Table for fine dining and great food, The Tasting Room, and Thai Blossom.

Winter Garden Farmers MarketWinter Garden Farmers Market

WINTER GARDEN FARMERS MARKET is held every Saturday morning in historic downtown.  Local farmers and vendors display fresh produce and other good from 8am to 1pm.

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