What to do and see in Windermere, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 29, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Windermere is a town in Orange County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 2,462. It is part of the Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Windermere

1. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819-7640 +1 407-363-8000
Excellent
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5 based on 35 reviews

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando vacation, but there is only one place where vacation becomes adventure: Universal Orlando Resort. It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a nighttime entertainment complex. It's the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained - you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D. Now open: the new, heart-warming and hilarious Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. And coming soon: Transformers The Ride-3D. Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company.

Reviewed By Foody4Ldn - London, United Kingdom

This is an excellent addition to universal since we last visited. The kids loved it! Rides are fabulous!!

2. Boca Grande Beach

Main Street, Boca Grande, FL
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4.5 based on 401 reviews

Boca Grande Beach

Reviewed By brief47606 - Englewood, Florida

Simply the best. This beach never disappoints us. We usually bring a picnic lunch and our bikes, and spend the day. It is always a peaceful time because there are so many access points to the beach, that overcrowding does not occur.

3. West Orange 5 Cinema/Theater

Maguire Road, Ocoee, FL 34761, Ocoee, FL 34761 +1 407-877-8855
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

West Orange 5 Cinema/Theater

Reviewed By dave p - Ocoee, Florida

Nice place to go for a quick movie night! Not the greatest or not the worst, just good ole average! Don't forget Twistee Treat across the street after the show.

4. Orlando Lake Tours

Chase Road, Windermere, FL 34786
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 115 reviews

Orlando Lake Tours

Orlando Lake Tours operate daily luxury pontoon boat tours on the stunning Butler Chain of Lakes. Situated within easy reach of Orlando`s main attractions. Our 75 minute tours feature scenic beauty, birds/wildlife and multi-million dollar homes of the rich and famous. Sail with us and escape to the Florida only the locals know and don`t forget to bring your camera. Please note, ALL SEATS must be PRE BOOKED online or by phone.Check our daily schedule for availability. Private Charters available.Celebrate that special occasion with your own private tour. Real estate agents ,show your clients the beautiful lakes and homes.

Reviewed By janejones14 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Well worth the short drive out of the hustle & bustle of Orlando to see a different side of Florida. The lake and scenery is amazing with plenty of wildlife & millionaire homes to see which you wouldn’t normally get to see except from on the water. The boat is great & takes you on a relaxing journey around the lakes and through canals. The guide was very knowledgeable & made the trip interesting & enjoyable. We booked on line which was easy & hassle free. We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend to anyone for a great day out.

5. Winter Garden Farmers Market

104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3418 +1 407-656-4111
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Winter Garden Farmers Market

Reviewed By Courtney K - Cleveland, Ohio

Super cute farmer’s market with lots of local vendors selling their goods. Lots of excellent food choices, come hungry! There was food trucks as well as other vendors selling food items. Most of the vendors accepted credit card. If you’re looking for handmade goods, this...MoreThank you for taking the time to visit and review the Winter Garden Farmers Market Courtney! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

6. Discovery Cove

6000 Discovery Cove Way, Orlando, FL 32821-6000 +1 407-513-4600
Excellent
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5 based on 15 reviews

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is a one-of-a kind experience where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds, play inches from a family of otters and even walk on the Grand Reef floor-all in one day. Between adventures, recharge with unlimited island fare and refreshments. With this all-inclusive experience your family can unwind, explore, learn, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Reviewed By Kevin A - Rockland, Massachusetts

Swim with the Dolphins, enjoy the facilities, and eat well. What more could you ask. You also will receive a 7 day pass to Sea World and the water park Aquatic. (Must be used within 7 days of your stay at Discovery Cove)

7. Crooked Can Brewing Company

426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787-3014 +1 407-395-9520
Excellent
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4.5 based on 237 reviews

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Reviewed By Eatingallover

Very good beers in a great little market. Very good selection of beers excellent atmosphere and design loved the little market it’s located in and the farmers market a couple of blocks away on Saturdays. Worth a visit.

8. Florida Lake Tours

10900 Chase Road, RD Keene Park Ramp, Windermere, FL 34786
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5 based on 15 reviews

Florida Lake Tours

At Florida Lake Tours we offer luxury tours of the Lake Butler Chain. The only lake tour that will take you into an unforgettable journey in the pristine lakes of the Butler Chain of Lakes. Take a break from the ordinary and enjoy the beautiful nature Orlando has to offer. Day tours, sunset cruises and private charters are available! FOR A LIMITED TIME USE CODE 55OFF FOR HUGE SAVINGS!

Reviewed By Jackie H - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Can’t thank Rick our captain and tour guide enough for such an enjoyable tour of the lakes. Chilly, but sunny afternoon, we set off in the stunning and comfortable speedboat, there were 9 guests in total. Rick guided us through the lakes with lots of fun and interesting information. The homes are amazing and got reasonably close without intruding into their privacy. Difficult to imagine you’re only a few miles from the parks. Great value and a must to add to the list of to do’s in the Orlando area. Thank you Rick for making our trip special.

9. Universal's Islands of Adventure

6000 Universal Blvd, Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL 32819-7640 407-363-8000
Excellent
75%
Good
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Universal's Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure features some of the most innovative rides and attractions ever made on seven spectacularly themed islands: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent, Seuss Landing and Port of Entry.

Reviewed By Christa S - Orlando, Florida

I’ve been to Universal Studios years ago when it first opened while attending college at UCF. I have seen the ads and billboards for Islands of Adventure but never went until now. What an incredible park! It had so many lands and themed rides. It was fantastic! My kids are huge Harry Potter fans so Diagon Alley was a must. My kids rode the Flight of the Hippogriff. My teen daughter rode the Harry Potter and Forbidden City ride. She said it was awesome but my son was too short to ride. They both rode the Hogwarts Express train by having a park hopper pass so that was cool. Everything is so realistic and makes the movie come alive. We ate lunch at Three Broomsticks. We had Fish & Chips (ok but not great), Shepherd’s Pie (definitely not great either despite the hype) and a chicken salad. The butter beer was awesome - frozen! We waited for about 45 minutes but the line was pretty quick. It was nice to get in the air conditioning.
My son rode a lot of rides - Spider-Man, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Storm Force Acceleration, One-Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges’, and the Pteranodon Flyers. He was too short for the rip roaring falls. It’s better to do the water rides - when you get really wet- earlier in the day when the sun can dry your clothes. Waiting until the end of the day when the park closes doesn’t dry the clothes and despite the family dryers you’re still wet and cold. Older kids might tolerate it but younger ones get chilly or need a change of clothes and shoes!
Access is good. I rented an electric scooter to get around. They sell out so book in advance! I never could walk the entire park. My joints can’t handle it.
All in all the park is exciting, fun and clean. The staff are pretty nice - they helped us get on rides with my son as he has limited mobility. People have abused assistance in the past so when people really need help they lose out. At least they are compassionate and can understand when someone really needs help. It made our time so much fun. Going to a park through the perspective of someone with limited mobility changes everything. The staff were great and did just enough to make it enjoyable and not make my son get embarrassed to get assistance. Great training! This is a wonderful place! It’s great for kids in the 8-15 year-old range!

10. Florida Ski School

RD Keene Ramp, Windermere, FL 34786
Excellent
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5 based on 14 reviews

Florida Ski School

Franck Desboyaux started skiing at the age of six in the south of France, where he began his professional career. Today, he is still competing all over the world and currently ranked 2nd in the World. He is full time athlete and ski coach. He loves coaching and it makes him proud that everyday he can share his experience and bring new people into his sport. At Florida Ski School, located in Windermere, just minutes from Disney, you will have the full water-ski experience with a world ranked coach and ski among some of Florida's most beautiful multi million dollar mansions within the Lake Butler Chain of Lakes!

Reviewed By dckfree - orlando, fl

Wonderful time learning to ski. Franck is patient and enthusiastic, great coach! Incredible experience!

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