A world of recreation, cultural and historical attractions, and entertainment are just a short drive from Winter Haven. Here are some of our favorite places to go.
- 1. LEGOLAND Florida
Guests won’t need to go out of Winter Haven to visit this world-class attraction, as LEGOLAND Florida is located right within the city. The whole resort covers a total of 150 acres. Spread throughout the whole area are over 50 thrill and family-friendly rides, LEGO-inspired attractions and live shows, as well as the LEGOLAND Water Park.
Located close to LEGOLAND Florida are two accommodations: LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. The former is just a short distance away from LEGOLAND Florida’s gates and offers 152 LEGO-inspired rooms and suites to guests. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is its more tropical sister in a lakefront setting, with 166 rooms and 83 themed bungalows.
Visit LEGOLAND Florida’s official website or visit the theme park at 1 Legoland Way.
- 2. Bok Tower Gardens
Located in nearby Lake Wales, Bok Tower Gardens is a popular contemplative garden registered as a National Historic Landmark. Its most notable feature is its sprawling gardens and its most iconic structure is its Singing Tower. It was opened in 1929 and is estimated to have attracted over 23 million visitors since.
Aside from the garden and the Singing Tower, Bok Tower Gardens is also home to several other attractions. This includes the Carillon, the 1930s manse called Pinewood Estate, the Visitor Center (where one can find the exhibit hall and the Blue Palmetto Cafe), and two hiking trails: Pine Ridge and Preserve.
Because of the beauty of Bok Tower Gardens, it’s become a popular setting for special events, particularly weddings. Bok Tower Gardens offers a variety of wedding, ceremony, and reception packages and already has a large network of vendors and wedding contractors that can help you plan your dream day. This page will give you more information about weddings at Bok Tower Gardens.
Plan your visit by checking out Bok Tower Gardens’ official website.
- 3. Adams Estate
Located in Lake Alfred, a short drive from Winter Haven, Adams Estate is a beautiful and wonderfully preserved historic building, with the grounds now often used for special events (social and corporate), as well as weddings and receptions. The heart of the grounds is the mansion itself, built by one of the founding settlers of Lake Alfred.
In total, Adams Estate occupies over 24 acres of land. Citrus trees are scattered throughout the area, and on three sides Adams Estate is treated to water frontage, making Adams Estate a great setting for various events. For more information, visit their official website.
- 4. Camp Mack’s River Resort
For outdoor recreation, one of the best places to go from Winter Haven is Camp Mack’s River Resort. Located along the banks of Kissimee River, Camp Mack has already established itself as a popular destination for fishing. Hooks and baits aside, Camp Mack offers family-friendly lodging, RV camping facilities, and other amenities that guarantee a great stay. Plan your visit today and check out their official website.
These are just four of our favorite recreation areas in and around Winter Haven. There are more to see in the area. To learn more, including homes for sale in Winter Haven, browse our website or get in touch with us today at 863-875-5583 or getrealestate(at)aol(dotted)com.