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history walk

Winter Garden History and Tasting Tour

history walk

Winter Garden History and Tasting Tour

1 review
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

Winter Garden History and Tasting Tour

history walk

Winter Garden History and Tasting Tour

1 review
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the Crooked Can Brewery, since that is where we're will also finish. Then we drive you just a few blocks to Newton Park on Lake Apopka, where it all began for Winter Garden. You'll be surprised by it's star-studded history and success story. Then we'll visit a small section of the beautiful West Orange Trail, to see an eagle's nest, peacocks, and possibly, African wildlife. Next, we'll stop for some delicious and unique tastings at the Winter Garden Farmer's Market, awarded the best farmer's market in the nation. More tasting and history will follow as we stroll along brick paved streets, exploring the beautiful downtown area. We'll discover the invention which changed agriculture forever, the first "talkie" theater in Central Florida, as well as the most advanced hotel of its day. We'll visit the Winter Garden Heritage museum and learn how the citrus industry built the city and how its decline transformed the city yet again. Along the way, we will taste the local fare at award-winning restaurants. We'll wind up our day at the acclaimed Crooked Can brewery for a beer flight tasting. Wine and coffee are also options here.

Your host

Rick

Rick

I grew up in central Florida, beginning in 1965. My wife, Judi, is a Floridian by birth. We both have the same passions (travel, history, food/wine, and nature); and we have found countless non-touristy treasures in cities and towns across the country. We are both big history buffs, and love to tell others of the rich history of our beautiful home town of Winter Garden. We are foodies and wine lovers. We are big nature enthusiasts who love nature trails and kayaking. In our travels, Judi and I have learned what makes a trip to a city special and memorable. They are: 1. Good local food finds. 2. Rich, fascinating history. 3. Gorgeous scenery. 4. Personable, knowledgeable, fun, interactive hosts. We want you to have a time you will never forget, and we bet you'll be tempted to move to Winter Garden

What's included

Food
Drink from a fresh coconut or pineapple. Taste a slice of local pizza. Sample Thai appetizer plate. Cool down with…
Drinks
Cold bottled water. One beer flight or substitute wine or other beverage.
Tickets
Entrance to Heritage Museum
Transportation
Transportation, depending on number of guests, will be passenger van or car.
Equipment
Binoculars

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Where you'll be

Lake Apopka - 4th largest lake in FL West Orange Trail - scenic walking path Farmer's Market - nationally recognized Hoyle Pounds' store - invented rubber tractor tires Garden Theater - first "talkie" in Central Florida Winter Garden Pizza Co. - Best Casual Dining Edgewater Hotel - opened in 1927 Thai Blossom - Best Thai restaurant Heritage Museum Scoops - old fashioned ice cream Plant Street Market - indoor market Crooked Can - craft brewery

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Sat, Oct 26    From 10:00 to 14:00.
€70 per person
10 of 10 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Florida can be hot in the summer so dress accordingly. We will provide cold water. Transportation is air conditioned, and there will be stops in air-conditioned buildings.
Rick
history walk
Winter Garden History and Tasting Tour
1 review
From €70/person
1 review
From €70/person