About Winter Haven

Whether you're in Winter Haven because of the kids (hello, Legoland!) or flying solo, there is something for everyone in this city! Why not visit FlipKey for the perfect Winter Haven vacation rental that you can relax in when you're done exploring?

About Winter Haven

The earliest people known to what is now Winter Haven were the Timucua and the Calusa. In the 1860s, the first settlers came to Winter Haven and it wasn't named Winter Haven until 1885 by P.D. Eycleshimer.

Winter Haven has a myriad of interconnected lakes. Started in 1915 and completed by the early 1920s, be sure to check out the Chain of Lakes!

Winter Haven has a long history which you can find out about at the Museum of Winter Haven.

The second largest city in Polk County, Winter Haven is home to a variety of cultural experiences. Located between Tampa and Orlando, there is plenty to do in this fabulous city!

Whether you want to discover your inner water baby by checking out the watersports Winter Haven has to offer, or you'd rather just relax and enjoy the eclectic food scene, Winter Haven is for everybody!

What to do

Why not start your day off by exploring Downtown Winter Haven? Full of great shops and restaurants, you will really get a feel of Winter Haven here!

When you're done exploring, head on over to The Chain of Lakes so you can take part in a spot of fishing. Too boring? Then there are many watersports you can enjoy, such as jet skiing, water tubing, and boating.

Make sure to check out the fountain in Central Park, which changes its colors during holidays!

Winter Haven holds many events throughout the year. Enjoy local musicians at Pickin in the Park held the first Friday of the month.

Check out the local produce at the Farmer's Market, which is held every Thursday 8 am - 5 pm.

Last but not least, be sure to check out Legoland which is the second-largest Legoland in the world. The kids will be sure to enjoy it!

Top Winter Haven travel tips

Winter Haven enjoys a mild climate throughout most of the year, so you can mostly get away with a light sweater. Be aware of the occasional shower during the summer months, though!

You'll be able to get to Winter Haven quite easily from Orlando. Orlando International Airport is only 45 minutes away. You can also access Winter Haven via Tampa International Airport. However, this is slightly further away.

You can easily get around Winter Haven by bus using the two bus services on offer: Winter Haven Area Transit and Citrus connection.

Winter Haven is the perfect vacation spot as there are so many things to do! Whether you're an art lover or a watersports enthusiast, Winter Haven doesn't turn anybody away. Find the perfect Winter Haven vacation rental FlipKey!