When to Visit Winter Garden, FL
Winter Garden rarely ever sees freezing temperatures, making the winter months from December to February the best time to visit if you're looking for discounted hotel and tickets. High temperatures average around 70 degrees with lows in the lower 50s. Winter months tend to be drier, with more sunny days than wet days.
During December, Winter Garden kicks into holiday mode with the Light Up Winter Garden event with live music, vendors, kids activities, and more. The Winter Garden Christmas Parade is an annual tradition in the city that you don't want to miss. The Winter Garden Blues and BBQ Festival takes place in February and is home to award-winning food and hot blues music.
March and April are wonderful times to visit Winter Garden as far as the weather goes. The days are getting longer, sunnier, and the tourist crowds aren't too thick. Spring Break comes in March and leads to a spike in hotel rates, but the beaches are much busier than this landlocked city. Temperatures are perfect, with highs near 80 degrees and lows near 60.
In March, take in classical tunes produced by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, along the shores of Lake Apopka. In April, set out to Spring Fever in the Garden, a massive, weekend festival celebrating all things spring. The kids will love days filled with fun yet educational activities in the Kidzone and you'll love the entertainment, street food, and plants galore.
From May through August is the area's busiest tourist season. Hotels fill quickly and attractions become packed around Memorial Day and stay that way until mid-August when school resumes. Summer days are hot and humid, with highs normally near 90 degrees and lows in the low 70s. Most of the city's rainfall occurs in summer, with near-daily thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Take part in celebrating the nation at the Winter Garden Party in the Park on July 4th. A fun-filled day starts with a parade and ends with a stunning fireworks display.
Autumn is another great time to visit Winter Garden since tourist numbers decline and temperatures drop to comfortable levels. After Labor Day through November, attractions and hotels aren't as busy and you're more likely to find great deals. Temperatures stay comfortable in the 80s for highs and the 60s and 70s for lows. Monsoon season ends, so rainy days aren't as likely.
Put your costume on and head to HalloweenFest in the downtown area. Enjoy trick-or-treating, delicious food, live entertainment, and haunted happenings. Each fall, dozens of musicians descend on the city for a weekend of frolicking fun at the Winter Garden Music Fest. Three days of live music on two stages is worth seeing.
Hotels With Discounts Near Winter Garden, FL
Military personnel, seniors, and AAA members save up to 10 percent on rooms at Red Roof Inn Orlando West in Ocoee. You'll be less than 10 minutes from Winter Garden and a stone's throw from Turkey Lake Park. Fellow vacationers said the hotel had “excellent rooms for [a] rock bottom price, with free refreshments.” Business travelers enjoy free Wi-Fi, free local and long-distance calls, fax services, and a fridge and microwave.
Military and AAA members enjoy a 10 percent savings at Holiday Inn express Hotel & Suites in Ocoee. You're a short jaunt to Winter Garden and a quick drive to the Holy Land Experience. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat screens with cable programming, and mini-fridge. Get your heart rate up before a relaxing soak in the spa tub. Top off your stay with a free Express Start Breakfast of eggs, sausage and bacon, omelets, and the chain's signature cinnamon rolls.
Best Value Hotels Near Winter Garden, FL
For superior lodging with loads of amenities at a fair price, consider Fairfield Inn & Suites in Ocoee. You'll be less than five miles from downtown Winter Garden and less than 10 miles to Universal Studios attractions. Large suites offer separate living, sleeping, and working areas, as well as private bathrooms. Simple meals and snacks are easy with an on-site grocery store and in-room fridge and microwave. Kick back and relax, watching satellite channels on LCD TVs or surfing the free wired or wireless internet. Take advantage of a free hot breakfast every day.
Fellow travelers have said that the Hampton Inn & Suites in Clermont has “friendly service and a great location.” You'll be less than a 10-minute drive from Winter Garden and a short drive to many Orlando attractions. The hotel's spacious rooms and suites boast microwaves, fridges, free wired and wireless internet, and satellite programming. Enjoy express check-in and check-out and free parking. End your stay on a high note with a hot breakfast, including waffles. No time? Take an On-the-Run breakfast bag for hectic weekday mornings.
Things to Do in Winter Garden, FL
You already know that lodging in this city is near the best of Orlando, but there are several wonderful things to do closer to Winter Garden. Take a day to soak up the sun on Lake Apopka, where you can see gators and native animals. Rent a bike and cycle the West Orange Trail, a 22-mile long nature trail along the path of old railroads. Enjoy a peaceful walk through the Tibet-Butler Preserve, before stopping in the butterfly garden.
Start the weekend off with a walk through the Winter Garden Farmers Market, where you can chat with the locals while perusing local veggies and fruit. Then stop at Crooked Can Brewing for a craft beer or fine wine with lunch, before treating yourself to gourmet treats at Kaebisch Chocolate.
Whether you're looking for a quiet hotel away from Orlando's hustle or you just want to stay in a charming town, Winter Garden, Florida has something for you. Let HotelPlanner help you make the most of your vacation today!
FAQs about hotels in Winter Garden
How much does a cheap hotel in Winter Garden cost per night?
In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Winter Garden can be as cheap as $70.55 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a 3 star hotel in Winter Garden cost per night?
In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Winter Garden has been $111.84 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a luxury hotel in Winter Garden cost?
In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Winter Garden has been $147.38 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
Recent traveler reviews of Winter Garden, FL
Below are reviews of the city of Winter Garden, FL from an actual visitor's perspective.
"Winter Garden has so much to see!"
5.0 / 5
We loved strolling down Winter Garden's town filled with assorted shops of wares and eatery finds that were delicious; from inexpensive to pricey. A lovely historic town with charm and lush foliage beauty!
"Great Location Near Disney"
4.0 / 5
Did not venture out beyond Disney property and hotel area. I liked having Walgreens right across the street and the new Target will be nice
5.0 / 5
We are really not in Winter Garden. we are probably 12-15 miles from the charming downtown area of Winter Garden. Howevever, no complaints since we are better location. Only 6 miles from Celebration, FL (very nice to walk and eat); and Disney. We to Disney Springs(4 miles away from hotel) to eat and watch free live music. It is like being in Epcot without paying. Lots of great food, chocalates, and coffee.
"Close Proximity to Everything! "
5.0 / 5
Very nice and everything is close.
The average traveler rating of the city of Winter Garden, FL shown above is
4.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews