Gardens & Parks
Orlando is known worldwide for its amazing theme parks, but it’s also home to many natural parks that are definitely worth a visit. Explore nature and have a peaceful day at any of these unique parks:
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave.
Leu Gardens offers an incredible variety of beautiful plants, flowers and trees for guests to discover! Bromeliads, azaleas, roses, camellias… you name it, they have it! It’s the perfect setting to take family pictures and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the family.
Leu Gardens is 13 miles away from our hotel, but it offers the most distinguished gardens in Orlando. Guests can explore the gardens by themselves or by joining a 30-minute guided tour that runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leu Gardens is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day, except for Christmas Day and a few other holidays. Last admissions is at 4:30 p.m., so make sure to arrive early to be able to thoroughly explore this enchanting place. Admission costs are as following: $10 for Adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 17 and free admission for children 3 years and younger.
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
3401 S Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL 32835
This neighborhood park is located at just 5 miles from our hotel, and it offers plenty of green area (that is perfect to be explored by bike), a kid’s playground, barbecue spots, stunning lake views and even a small farm where kids can observe chickens, goats, cows, horses and much more! A swimming pool is also available during the summer months.
Park hours differ depending on the season:
November – March: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
April – October: 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Cost: $4 per car or $2 per single-driver car. Free if you walk in or enter by bicycle.
Located right in Downtown Orlando, this is the most well known park in Orlando. Guests can rent swan-shaped paddleboats, relax on the beautiful lawn and witness amazing sights of the Orlando skyline. On Sundays, Lake Eola Park comes alive with a family-friendly farmer’s market that features music, vendors, art and delicious food and drinks that are available for purchase! The park also holds concerts, festivals, fundraising walks and holiday celebrations like fireworks by the lake for New Year’s Eve and 4th of July.